Week 1
Broodmares : Dystocia, Caesarean and Post-op Care

  • Define dystocia and recognise the stages of labour
  • Maternal causes of dystocia
  • Surgical and non-surgical interventions
  • Post-operative care of the mare
  • Post op complications and preventative measures

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants should be able to:

  • Know the definition of dystocia and be able to recognise the stages of labour.
  • Understand the causes that can be attributed to the broodmare regarding disease status and/or anatomy
  • Understand when emergency treatment is required and what forms of intervention are recommended.
  • Understand what critical care treatment and monitoring is needed to assist the mare in recovery.

 

Week 2
Neonates :  Post Dystocia Resuscitation and Intensive Care Nursing

  • Foetal causes of dystocia
  • Emergency monitoring and treatment of the foetus in utero
  • Post dystocia neonatal resuscitation
  • Follow up intensive care nursing
  •  Emerging therapies for the post dystocia neonate

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants should be able to:

  • Know the foetal causes of dystocia and understand how they occur
  • Understand how foetal monitoring and treatments can help neonatal survival rates
  • Describe the resuscitation techniques used to revive foals
  • Become familiar with neonatal critical care techniques

 

Week 3
Colic: The Nurse’s Role in the Assessment Workup

  • Diagnostic procedures
  • Laboratory analysis
  • Differential diagnosis – surgical or medical treatment?
  • When colic is not an intestinal condition
  • Preparing the patient for an exploratory laparotomy

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants should be able to:

  • Recognise the signs of colic and the reasons they occur
  • Understand the techniques the nurse can perform to assist in a diagnosis
  • Understand how to perform laboratory tests for colic patients
  • Understand what tasks are carried out to prepare the patient for surgery

 

Week 4
Colic: Emergency Surgery and Post-op Care

  • Preparation of the patient in theatre
  • Anaesthetic risks in the seriously ill colic patient
  • Common surgical conditions of the small and large intestine
  • The immediate recovery period following colic surgery
  • Post op critical care nursing

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants should be able to:

  • Recognise how to prepare a colic patient in the theatre
  • List the common intestinal conditions that require surgical correction
  • Understand the steps required to safely recover a patient from colic surgery
  • Recognise how nurses provide intensive care to the post op colic patient

 

The course will be fully tutored by Bonny Millar and will consist of 10 hours of CPD given in various formats, including tutorials, tasks, case studies, forum discussions and quizzes.

 

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