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Theatre Nursing

Excel CPD - Vet Nurse CPD

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Date: Monday 17th June, 2024 - Friday 12th July, 2024
Start time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Duration: 10 hour(s)
Cost: £205

Week 1 - Preparing for Surgery

Organisation of rooms and equipment in the theatre area
Scheduling and planning surgical caseload
Infection control related to the surgical theatre
Preparation of the patient for surgery

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants should be able to:

Understand the basics of infection control in the operating theatre
Identify the correct order of surgical procedures based on availability of equipment, personnel and rooms
Prepare the patient for a range of procedures, including preparation of skin, eyes and mucous membranes
Develop infection control protocols relating to procedure in their own practice


Week 2 - The Theatre Nurse’s Role

Circulating nurse duties
Preparing the surgical team
Surgical hand preparation
Scrub nurse role

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants should be able to:

Understand the key qualities and requirements for the circulating nurse and scrub nurse roles
Identify the correct products and techniques for an effective surgical hand preparation and be able to demonstrate those
Choose appropriate protocols for the preparation of the surgical team
Correctly position patients for a range of surgical procedures


Week 3 - Instrumentation and Sterilisation

Common surgical instrumentation
Taking care of your instruments and equipment
What happens after surgery!
Cleaning, disinfection, and sterilisation

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants should be able to:

Identify common surgical instruments and understand their use
Develop the skills to take apart and reassemble surgical equipment for the cleaning process
Understand the key sterilisation techniques used in veterinary medicine


Week 4 - Bringing it all Together – Surgical Skills for Nurses

Suture material – what to use and when??
Common suture patterns
Surgical skills
Developing the surgical nurse’s role in practice

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants should be able to:

Identify properties of suture material and understand how that helps guide the choice of which one to use
Demonstrate common surgical suture patterns that could be performed by a veterinary nurse
Understand relevant surgical skills for veterinary nurses and how these can benefit your practice


Tutor: Alison Young
Date: 17th June - 12th July 2024
Cost: £205 +vat
Length: 4 weeks
CPD: 10 hours
Level: Introduction / intermediate

Who is it for?

Veterinary Nurses

Number of CPD hours this event can be recorded as

10 hours

Registration and Booking

Click here to reserve your place


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