Nursing the Acute Abdomen – Half Day Course
Topcliffe Close, Capitol Park, Tingley,
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.