This course is an introductory approach to nursing skills, tips and tricks that experienced RVNs can share with you to support you as you transition into your new role or return to your veterinary career, following some time away from the profession.
This veterinary thought exchange online tutored course takes a different approach towards supporting both the newly qualified and returning to practice Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVNs). This course is also appropriate for anyone working in a support role within veterinary practice (Animal Care Assistants). This course has been carefully created to provide a completely holistic approach to CPD for RVNs. The course is also underpinned by a real-time discussion forum where you can ask any of your nursing questions while you are working your way through the lessons.
There are a variety of amazing speakers on this course from across the veterinary profession, including Carl Bradbrook (Zeropain Philosophy – Anaesthesia), Laura Rosewell (Nursing Clinics), Fiona Marjoram (Hills Pet Nutrition UK), Jon Hall (Bandaging & wounds), Ashley Wemple (ECC), Mairi Frame (Diagnostic Imaging), Hayley Walters (Pain recognition and management) Wendy Irvine (Exotics) and Scott Kilpatrick (Laboratory 101).
This course will take approximately 12 hours to complete and will provide you with a completion certificate at the end of the course and the course will run over 12 weeks.
Lesson 1 – Emergency & Critical Care… (Part 1)
Lesson 2 – Emergency & Critical Care… (Part 2)
Lesson 3 – Nursing Clinics… You have to be in it, to win it
Lesson 4 – Anaesthesia… What is happening to my patient & what does it mean?
Lesson 5 – Nutrition in Practice… Nutritional requirements for cats and dogs
Lesson 6 – Nutrition in Practice… Approach to Clinical Nutritional Management
Lesson 7 – Pain… How to recognise, measure and manage it
Lesson 8 – Understanding nursing challenges in exotic pet species
Lesson 9 – Responding to commonly encountered exotic pet emergencies
Lesson 10 – Laboratory 101… Why do we do that test and what will it tell us?
Lesson 11 – Bandaging and Wounds
Lesson 12 – Diagnostic Imaging… Positioning, Positioning, Positioning