Week 1
The Nurse's Role in Medical Clinics - When, Why and How?

  • Why set up a monitoring clinic?
  • How to set up a monitoring clinic
  • Equipment needed for a monitoring clinic

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

  • Understand the importance of nurses being involved in the long term monitoring of cats with medical diseases
  • Visualise how they would be able to set up this type of clinic in their own practice
  • Feel ready to learn and revise common chronic feline disease and become up to date with the latest evidence

Week 2
Managing Chronic Kidney Disease

  • What is CKD
  • What effects does CKD have on the body
  • How to monitor CKD
  • Treatment aims for CKD
  • IRIS staging

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

  • Understand the pathophysiology of CKD
  • What parameters to monitor in the CKD patient
  • Understand the IRIS staging scheme
  • Understand what treatments are appropriate at which stage of disease
  • Be able to use evidence based medicine to help educate your clients

 

Week 3
Managing Diabetes Mellitus

  • What is diabetes mellitus?
  • How to monitor diabetes mellitus
  • Treatment aims for diabetes mellitus
  • Owner support for cats with diabetes mellitus

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

  • Understand the pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus
  • Understand the difference between cats and dogs with diabetes mellitus
  • Understand how to monitor diabetes mellitus and the importance of blood glucose curves
  • Understand what treatments are available for diabetes mellitus
  • Be able to counsel owners of cats with diabetes mellitus

 

Week 4
Managing Degenerative Joint Disease

  • How prevalent is DJD in cats?
  • How to assess cats for DJD
  • Treatments for DJD
  • How to engage owners in the treatment and monitoring of DJD

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

  • Understand the prevalence of DJD in cats and use that information in the nursing treatment and handling of the cat
  • Be able to assess cats using a variety of methods both in the clinic and at home for DJD
  • Understand the different treatments available for DJD
  • Educate owners about the treatments and how the owner can assess the cat to
    improve compliance

 

The course will be fully tutored by Suzanne Rudd 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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