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Nursing the Acute Abdomen – Half Day Course

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Price: £49 (Early bird when booking up until 6 months in advance) - £99

Topcliffe Close, Capitol Park, Tingley,


West Yorkshire


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The acute abdomen, referring to sudden severe abdominal pain, is a common complaint in small animals. It can arise from many causes including gastric dilatation and volvulus (GDV), ruptured splenic mass or an intestinal foreign body for instance; but general anaesthesia is almost always required to diagnose and treat the cause.

During this course you will, with the aid of case studies, look at a variety of considerations including causes, patient preparation and stabilisation, monitoring, nursing support, imaging the abdomen and anaesthesia.

The session will be interactive with several case-based discussions.

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