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Surgical Skills And Theatre Practice For Veterinary Nurses Online 2024

Royal Veterinary College

4 years ago

Date: Monday 10th June, 2024 - Sunday 21st July, 2024
Start time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Duration: 6 hour(s)
Cost: £390

Key Areas
Theatre practice and the role of the surgical nurse
Preparation of the patient for surgery
Wound management
Basic surgical skills and principles
Instrument identification and suture materials
Practical surgical skills for minor surgery under the Schedule 3 procedures
Post-operative care of the surgical patient
Patient care reports

About this course
Are 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?

Vet nurses

The Speakers

Lyndsay Wade, MRes BSc (Hons) PGCertVetEd RVN FHEATeaching fellow in Veterinary Clinical SkillsThe Royal Veterinary College<br /> Alison Young, DipAVN (Surgery) VTS (Surgery) RVNCardiothoracic Surgery Service Coordinator and Former Head Theatre NurseThe Royal Veterinary College

Number of CPD hours this event can be recorded as

18 hours

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