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Online CPD Mini Module - Small Animal Veterinary Nursing

University of Liverpool

9 months ago

Date: Monday 19th February, 2024 - Sunday 24th March, 2024
Start time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Duration: 25 hour(s)
Cost: £420

Our new Nursing Online CPD mini-modules have been developed for and aimed towards veterinary nurses. These 100% online modules 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.
Candidates can choose between a ‘medicine’ stream or a ‘surgery’ stream, with the first two weeks being common to all candidates before separating into the two different disciplines.
Course content:
Medicine stream
Surgery stream
Sympathetic anaesthesia
Sympathetic anaesthesia
Break week
Break week
Nursing the gastrointestinal patient
Advanced nursing of the surgical patient
Confident Nursing of the Oncology Patient
Advanced nursing of the critical patient

Week 1: 19 February 2024
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: 26 February 2024
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: 11 March 2024
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: 18 March 2024
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: 19 February 2024
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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