september, 2024

30sepAll Day25octAnaesthesia, Analgesia and Critical Care for Rabbitsconfirmed runningOnlineCPD Type:Tutored CPDSubject:ExoticsCPD Hours:10 hoursCost:£205Length:4 weeksAVNAT points:10

Course Details

 

Week 1

Making Rabbit Anaesthesia Safer
Pre-op advice for clients
ASA grading – what increases the risk?
Monitoring under general anaesthesia
Post-operative care

 

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

Recap rabbit anaesthesia and how you can help build up your confidence, including pre op, intra op and post op care
Identify signs to be monitoring under anaesthesia – including CO2, SPO2, reflexes, HR, RR and BP readings
Use the ASA grading system, to look at why rabbits may be at a higher risk, compared with dogs and cats when placed under GA
Understand the options for intubation and maintaining an airway

Week 2

Analgesia – Taking the Pain Away
The signs of pain
Causes of pain
Knock on effects of uncontrolled pain
Analgesia options

 

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

Identify the signs that rabbits show when in pain – these can be easily missed!
Learn how to use with the ‘Rabbit Grimace Scale’ in conjunction with clinical signs
Appreciate the secondary problems that pain can lead to, when it is not managed correctly
Know what analgesia options can be used in rabbits

Week 3

Preparing for an Emergency
Preparation at the practice
Triaging rabbits
Obtaining a capsule history
Assessment
Managing owner expectations

 

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

Appreciate that when the phone rings it is important to be prepared for the emergency rabbit case. Know what to do and what equipment to set up to be ready
Understand how to triage rabbits and when continuing to do so may be detrimental
Obtain a quick and useful history from the owner to enable treatment to commence
Conduct a full assessment of the rabbit – from head to toe
Communicate with clients, managing their expectations and keeping them informed

Week 4

Critical Care – Keeping them Alive!
What is and what isn’t an emergency
What to do when faced with a rabbit emergency
Stabilisation and oxygen therapy

 

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

Identify rabbit emergencies – they are not always obvious, and knowing what is and what isn’t an emergency is important
Understand the health conditions which are emergencies in rabbits, including gastrointestinal stasis/blockages, flystrike, liver lobe torsion and respiratory distress
Achieve the important goal of keeping stress to a minimum
Identify the signs of improvement and deterioration

 

The course will be fully tutored by Claire Speight and will consist of 10 hours of CPD given in various formats, including tutorials, tasks, case studies, forum discussions and quizzes.  This course is tutored for 4 weeks, followed by a two week extension of untutored ‘catch up’ time, before the course officially ends.

 

 All delegates will then have unlimited lifetime access to the learning material for future reference

Time

September 30 (Monday) - October 25 (Friday)

Location

Online

Speaker

Claire SpeightA1 Clinical Coach, C&G Cert Nursing Exotic Species, RVN Senior Nurse, Kettering Vets4Pets

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