ECC for Nurses
This course is available online. Please see below for more details on how to attend this course via the Internet.
About this course
A 6 part series, Shailen Jasani will cover some key emergency medicine topics with particular emphasis on the essential role of the veterinary nurse. The course will start with a discussion of how to triage the emergency patient, the indications and appropriate use of fluid therapy, and the importance of pain management and providing a multimodal approach to analgesia. Finally the course will foray into canine and feline poisoning before ending with a classic small animal emergency – the blocked cat!
Topics to be covered include:
-Assessment of emergency patients – major body system examination (triage)
– Differences between hypovolaemia and dehydration
– Different types of parenteral fluids and their appropriate use
– Pharmacological and non-pharmacological pain management
– Poisons: telephone communication, general approach and management of specific poisons
– Blocked cats