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Nursing the Dyspnoeic Patient – Half Day

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Price: £99

Topcliffe Close, Capitol Park, Tingley


West Yorkshire


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This half day course is aimed to refresh the basic concepts and introduce new ideas on the pathophysiology, clinical signs, physical examination findings, radiographic and ultrasonographic changes and treatment options of the common thoracic complaints encountered in general practice. The course will focus specifically on the nursing and medical management of the acutely dyspnoeic patient. This will include triage of the patient, rapid assessment, intravenous access techniques, methods of oxygen supplementation, thoracocentesis, thoracic drain placement, pericardiocentesis and imaging techniques.
The following will be covered:
* Pleural effusions
* Pericardial effusions
* Feline lower airway diseases
* Canine lower airway diseases
* Congestive heart failure
* Upper airway obstruction
* Non cardiogenic pulmonary oedema

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