Nursing the Renal Patient (Half Day)
Topcliffe Close, Capitol Park, Tingley
Renal disease in dogs and cats is a very serious condition. Caught early, it responds well to treatment. Left untreated, the disease progresses to a bleaker outlook. The role of the veterinary nurse is vitally important in the supportive treatment of both the disease, the patient and the owner. This course will give nurses a good understanding of the disease processes and therapeutic options for its treatment. We further cover the nursing care and laboratory techniques used in the treatment of the renal failure.
Fluid therapy for the renal failure
Blood pressure measurement and the management of hypertension
Urine protein:creatinine ratio
Urine culture (by cystocentesis if possible)