Nursing the Respiratory Patient – Half Day
Headland House, Chord Business Park, London Road
Having a correctly functioning respiratory system is vital for every single patient’s wellbeing. Anything that negatively affects the animal’s breathing should be treated as a priority.
Respiratory disease, whatever the cause, is a common cause of morbidity in small animal patients, and in extreme cases can lead to patient death. Appropriate management of the acute respiratory patient is critical in improving survival chances.
This course will focus on nursing respiratory patients, looking at examination and stabilisation of the dyspnoeic patient, oxygen supplementation, intubation and tracheostomy in detail. Case studies will be used to look at dealing with specific cases.
Examination and stabilisation of dyspnoeic patients
Oxygen supplementation and intubation
Nursing tracheostomy patients
Thoracocentesis and chest drain placement