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Online CPD Mini Module - Small Animal Veterinary Nursing

University of Liverpool

1 month ago

Date: Monday 30th October, 2023 - Sunday 3rd December, 2023
Start time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Duration: 25 hour(s)
Cost: £420

Our new Nursing Online CPD mini-module has been developed for and aimed towards veterinary nurses. This 100% online module will run over four weeks, with a different topic being covered each week, and will provide you with 25 hours of CPD

The course will be taught and tutored by veterinary nurses from the University of Liverpool referral hospital teams, with input from veterinary specialists. The module will provide four weeks of teaching, with a break week in the middle to allow time to catch up.

The online teaching material will be in the form of online lectures, readings, interactive discussion boards, live Zoom sessions with course tutors and speakers and weekly MCQ tests designed to help support your learning. You also have access to the university of Liverpool online library and access to tutors and peers, making learning fun and interactive.

There are two tracks you can take- The first two weeks are the same for everyone, and then you can choose the medicine/oncology track or the surgery/emergency care.

Week 1: 30 October 2023

Sympathetic anaesthesia

When anaesthesia causes your heart to race…

Find out what to worry about and how to fix it in this mini module series, dedicated to recognising and treating some common anaesthesia related complications.

Speaker: Liza Ebeck RVN NCert Anaesth. AVLM

Common Arrhythmias and when to intervene
Blood pressure monitoring and Hypotension - including hypovolaemia and how to treat it
Speaker: Laura Ayton RVN VNMA (ECC&A)

The abnormal capnogram, including recognising ventilation issues and how to respond
spo2 trace abnormalities – why the trace might be poor and what should be done about it
Speaker: Louise Dale RVN VTS analgesia and anaesthesia

How can drugs affect your anaesthetic and what to do about it
Sedation drugs and summary of key features

Week 2: 06 November 2023

What is pain, and what can we do? NO PLAN? No Problem!

Speaker: Ashleigh Thurston BSc(Hons) VN RVN

The Pain Pathway This lecture aims to follow the journey from nociception through to perception and introduce the concept of multimodal analgesia.
NO PLAN - Multimodal Analgesia in Acute Pain This lecture aims to discuss different analgesic groups, where on the pain pathway they aim to act and the RVNs role in analgesic plans for patients using the ‘NOPLAN’ acronym.
Local Anaesthetic Techniques in General Practice This lecture aims to cover local anaesthetic techniques that are easy to implement into daily surgical practice including: dental blocks, local blocks for neutering surgery, surgery of the distal limb.
Speaker: Dr Jenny Bowen-Smith BSc (hons) BVetMed (hons) BSAVA PGCertSAECC FHEA MRCVS

Chronic Pain Management - The RVNs role and adjunctive therapies

Week 3: Break Week

Week 4: 20 November 2023

Medicine: Nursing the gastrointestinal patient

Speaker: Lisa Kehoe FdSc RVN CertVNECC DipAVN

Aetiology of gastrointestinal signs, treatment options, nutrition and nursing considerations
‘Flash - saviour of the glucose curve!’ - covering the placement, monitoring and interpretation of a FreeStyle Libre
Surgery: Advanced nursing of the surgical patient

Presented by the Small Animal Teaching Hospital Nursing team, with support from the SATH Specialist Vets.

Speaker: Anna Willians

The importance of theatre barrier apparel and avoiding surgical site infections
Speaker: Elizabeth Brown

Sometimes it`s the little things that make a big difference – Tips and tricks for a smooth recovery: Surgical patients
Speaker: Pamela Heron

Cleaning and preparing surgical instruments for use
Speaker: Lauren Ellis

Prepping the surgical patient

Week 5: 27 November 2023

Medicine: Confident nursing of the oncology patient

Speaker: Ella Barlow

Chemotherapy health and safety, administration and what to do when things go wrong
Speaker: Paula Wynne, Oncology Service Nurse at the Small Animal Teaching Hospital

Paraneoplastic conditions and their nursing care
Common feline cancers - presentation, staging and treatment
Speaker: Nina Vigevani

Common canine cancers - presentation, staging and treatment
Surgery: Advanced nursing of the critical patient

Presented by the Small Animal Teaching Hospital Nursing team, with support from the SATH Specialist Vets.

Start date: 30 October 2023

Cost: £420

Who is it for?

Our new Nursing Online CPD mini-module has been developed for and aimed towards veterinary nurses.

Number of CPD hours this event can be recorded as

25 hours

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