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Thoracic Surgery

  • Excel CPD
  • Louise O’Dwyer MBA BSc(Hons) VTS (ECC) VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia ) DipAVN(Surgical) DipAVN(Medical) RVN
  • 05/09/2017 - 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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  • Tel no: 01455 202182
  • Email : michelle@excelcpd.co.uk
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Price: £200 +vat

Hinckley Road




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Course summary

This course aims to cover all aspects of nursing care in the management of the patient undergoing thoracic surgery from pre-operative evaluation and stabilisation through to advanced monitoring techniques post operatively. We will also look at the surgical nursing required during surgery itself and how to assist the veterinary surgeon when scrubbed in.

Specific areas to be covered

Anaesthesia protocols and patient preparation for surgery

Surgical approaches to the thoracic cavity and the role of the scrub nurse during surgery

Understand placement and management of thoracic drains including continuous and intermittent drainage

Post-operative nursing considerations including recovery from anaesthesia, advanced monitoring parameters and analgesic protocols

Understand commonly used analgesic agents and know how to effectively perform pain scoring in practice.

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