Surgical Skills And Theatre Practice For Veterinary Nurses
Royal Veterinary College
Date: Monday 7th June, 2021 - Sunday 18th July, 2021
Start time: 1:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Duration: 6 hour(s)
Key AreasTheatre practice and the role of the surgical nursePreparation of the patient for surgeryWound managementBasic surgical skills and principlesInstrument identification and suture materialsPractical surgical skills for minor surgery under the Schedule 3 proceduresPost-operative care of the surgical patientPatient care reportsAbout this courseAre you up-to-date with current surgical nursing practices? Would you like to improve your surgical skills?Nurses have a key role in preparing patients for surgery as well as caring for them in the post-operative period. This course will refresh your knowledge on surgical nursing practices; from patient and theatre preparation to postoperative care, it will also cover key surgical principles in the context of Schedule 3 nursing techniques. Emphasis will be placed on the inter-professional practice of the veterinary team working toward a common goal. Topics will be fully discussed using forums for us all to learn from each other and to allow you to develop methods that can be practically applied.Why do this course?This course is aimed at veterinary nurses keen to build on their existing surgical knowledge, giving you the confidence to develop your practical skills. It will discuss how the surgical nurse is fundamental to the efficient flow of patients through theatre and if there is evidence to support methods and protocols that are commonly used. In addition, you will be provided with a Suture tutor kit containing a fake skin pad, suture material and instruments to practice skin closure using a variety of suture patterns.
Who is it for?
Lyndsay Wade, MRes BSc (Hons) PGCertVetEd RVN FHEATeaching fellow in Veterinary Clinical SkillsThe Royal Veterinary CollegeAlison Young, DipAVN (Surgery) VTS (Surgery) RVNCardiothoracic Surgery Service Coordinator and Former Head Theatre NurseThe Royal Veterinary College
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