Week 1
Urinary Catheters

  • Indications for placing urinary catheters
  • Different types of urinary catheters
  • Placement of urinary catheters
  • Urinary catheter management
  • Complications

Learning Outcomes
By the end of the week delegates will be able to:

  • List the indications and contraindications for urinary catheter placement
  • Describe the different urinary catheter options currently for veterinary use
  • Explain how urinary catheters are placed
  • Discuss how to manage urinary catheters in practice
  • Describe the common complications associated with urinary catheters

Week 2
Chest Drains

  • When chest drains are placed
  • Different types of chest drain
  • Different placement techniques
  • Chest drain management
  • Complication

Learning Outcomes
By the end of the week delegates will be able to:

  • List the indications and contraindications for chest drain placement
  • Describe the different chest drain options currently on the veterinary market and their placement technique
  • Explain how to drain the chest drain and what options are available should the patient have a continuous pneumothorax
  • Discuss how to manage the chest drain and how to identify a drain that is ready for removal
  • Describe the common complications associated with chest drains and how to minimise them

Week 3
Tracheostomy Tubes

  • Indications for tracheostomy tube placement
  • Different types of tracheostomy tubes
  • Placement of tracheostomy tubes
  • Management of tracheostomy tubes
  • Complications

Learning Outcomes
By the end of the week delegates will be able to:

  • List the indications and contraindications for placing tracheostomy tubes
  • Understand the different types of tracheostomy tubes available for veterinary use
  • Describe how tracheostomy tubes are placed
  • Explain how to manage tracheostomy tubes in situ
  • Describe the common complications associated with tracheostomy tubes in practice

Week 4
Vascular Access

  • Indications for IV placement
  • Different types of IV catheter
  • Different placement techniques
  • IV catheter management
  • Complications

Learning Outcomes
By the end of the week delegates will be able to:

  • List the indications and contraindications for IV catheter placement
  • Understand the difference between peripheral and central venous catheterisation
  • Describe the different IV catheter options currently on the veterinary market and their placement technique
  • Discuss how to manage IV catheters – both peripheral and central
  • Describe the common complications associated with IV catheters and how to minimise them

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