Nursing the renal patient

Veterinary Nursing | Internal Medicine | 95 mins

Patients with renal disease, both acute and chronic, make up a large percentage of veterinary caseload; it is important that the clinic is educated in gold standard care to increase quality of life for renal patients. This webinar will provide an overview of the pathophysiology of renal deterioration; discussing renal blood flow, glomerular filtration rate, electrolyte balance  and how these changes affect the bigger picture. Using this information this lecture will look at how we can monitor our patients progress or deterioration, utilising diagnostics and treatment options available to the general ER practice, to advocate for a better outcome, as well as palliative care.

Meet the speakers

Chloe Fay


Chloe Fay BSc(Hons) RVN Cert VNECC VTS (ECC) RECOVER BLS & ALS Instructor Chloe qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2012, gained her ECC certificate in 2016, and her VTS (ECC) in 2018. She has a strong background in ECC, having spent 90% of her veterinary career in emergency and critical care positions.  She also has experience in referral nursing and is currently the head of the Priory Emergency Treatment Service (OOH) and referral lead of New Priory Vets in Brighton, who also provide cardio-respiratory and imaging referral services. Her main focus over the years has been her continual learning and progression as an ECC nurse; as well as focusing on the level of care we give to our patients and clients.  Chloe is impassioned about sharing this knowledge through teaching and developing both vets and technicians within her position at her current 24/7 hospital to provide gold standard care. Chloe is on the review board for the RCVS ‘inFOCUS’ veterinary journal and has provided lectures internationally. Chloe is highly experienced and passionate about all aspects of emergency and critical care nursing, but her specific interests include critical care patients including renal and septic patients, and cardio-respiratory patients. When she’s not studying for her Certificate in Anaesthesia or working, Chloe likes to go for long walks on the South Downs with her husband, children and 2kg chihuahua.

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