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Feline Medicine Medley

Excel CPD - Vet Nurse CPD

5 months ago

Date: Monday 29th July, 2024 - Friday 23rd August, 2024
Start time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Duration: 10 hour(s)
Cost: £205

Week 1: Feline Cardiomyopathies

Cardiovascular anatomy and physiology
Common cardiomyopathies affecting cats
Treatment of feline cardiomyopathies
The owners role in monitoring cardiomyopathies

Learning objectives

Describe the normal physiology of the heart
Describe common disease processes which affect the feline heart
Understand the role of diet within feline cardiomyopathies
Discuss various treatment options available for feline cardiomyopathies
Understand the role nurses and owners can play in monitoring these cases

Week 2: Feline Triaditis

Brief review of gastrointestinal, pancreatic and hepatic anatomy and physiology
Pathophysiology of triaditis in the cat (inflammatory bowel disease, pancreatitis and cholangitis)
Advanced imaging and diagnostic techniques
Treatment options available both as an inpatient and an outpatient

Learning objectives

Discuss the disease process of triaditis including the associated clinical signs
Understand how nurses can support patients through advanced imaging (flexible endoscopy / abdominal ultrasound)
Understand how to assist with the collection of pathological samples in these cases
Discuss the long term management of triaditis and the potential for ongoing disease

Week 3: Feline Asthma

Overview of respiratory anatomy and physiology
Predisposed breeds
Computed tomography and bronchoscopy
Treatment of feline asthma

Learning objectives

Describe the clinical pathological changes associated with feline asthma
Discuss advanced imaging techniques that can be utilised in the work up of these cases
Confidently and competently support the general anaesthesia of a cat with respiratory disease
Discharge a patient to owners and confidently discuss the treatment of asthmatic cats

Week 4: Feline Infectious Peritonitis

The pathophysiology of FIP including both ‘wet’ and ‘dry’ forms
Transmission of FIP
Treatment options available for FIP

Learning objectives

Understand the predisposing factors for the development of FIP
Discuss the clinical signs associated with FIP
Indicate the importance of infection control
Identify treatment options and protocols currently available
Advise owners how to limit the potential for disease transmission within households

Tutor: Beth Thomas
Date: 29th July - 23rd August 2024
Cost: £205 +vat
Length: 4 weeks
CPD: 10 hours
Level: Intermediate

Who is it for?

Veterinary Nurses

Number of CPD hours this event can be recorded as

10 hours

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