august, 2024

12augAll Day20sepApproach to the Emergency Patientconfirmed runningOnlineCPD Type:Tutored CPDSubject:Emergency & Critical CareCPD Hours:15 hoursCost:£255Length:6 weeksAVNAT points:15

Course Details

 

Week 1

Patient Assessment and Triage
The concept of triage
Preparedness
Primary survey
Secondary Survey
Emergency history

 

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

Understand the triage process and how it can be utilised to prioritise emergency care
Describe how to make their team and environment prepared for when the emergency patient arrives
List how to carry out a primary survey during the initial assessment of the patient
Explain how to carry out a secondary survey assessment in order to list their concerns with the patient
Discuss how to communicate with the client including telephone advice, informed consent and emergency history

Week 2

Shock
Classify shock
Emergency database
Blood pressure
Oxygen therapy
The use of multiparameter monitors

 

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

Identify a patient with shock and classify which type of shock they have
Explain which parameters may be tested during an emergency database and how these can help to identify shock in the emergency room
Understand the physiology of perfusion and ways in which blood pressure can be monitored in the emergency patient
List the different ways that oxygen therapy can be delivered to the emergency patient
Understand the uses and limitations of multiparameter monitors and their role in monitoring perfusion trends

Week 3

Fluid Therapy
Patient assessment
Identifying a fluid deficit or change in volume
What fluids are available
Managing a change in content
Identifying a change in fluid distribution

 

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

Explain how to assess the patient’s fluid status using clinical exam and blood work
Discuss how to create a fluid plan to treat a fluid deficit such as hypovolaemia or dehydration
List what fluid options are available and which fluid might be preferred in which situation
Understand how fluid selection or the fluid plan can be altered to account for an electrolyte abnormality
Describe how to manage the patient with fluid overload or peripheral oedema

Week 4

Neurological Emergencies
Neurological assessment
Coma scoring
Raised intracranial pressure
Seizures

 

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

Describe how to perform a neurological assessment of an emergency patient
Describe how to perform a coma score and understand how these may be used in neurological patients
Understand methods of identifying raised intracranial pressure and the physiology behind this
Recognise a seizuring patient and understand their management, from initial presentation and stabilisation of mild seizures through to the management of a patient in status epilepticus

Week 5

Approach to the Trauma Patient
Assessment of wounds
Wound management
Management of fractures
Other injuries associated with trauma
Analgesia

 

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

Identify different wounds based on the patient history and appearance of the wound
Understand the principles of wound management and common techniques used to flush and debride wounds
Describe how to identify and manage fractures in the trauma patient
List other common injuries associated with trauma and how these should be managed
Implement an analgesia plan for the trauma patient based on pain assessment

Week 6

Common Toxicities
Common toxins seen in emergency practice
Renal toxins
Hepatotoxins
Anticoagulants
Neurotoxins

 

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

Describe the different ways toxins can enter the body
List the most common renal toxins and understand the treatment of these patients
List the most common hepatotoxins and understand the different treatments for each of these
Understand the physiological effects of anticoagulant ingestion and the treatment of these patients
Identify the most common neurotoxins seen in practice and understand the treatment of these patients

 

The course will be fully tutored by Elle Haskey and Katie Gray and will consist of 15 hours of CPD given in various formats, including tutorials, tasks, case studies, forum discussions and quizzes.  This course is tutored for 6 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

August 12 (Monday) - September 20 (Friday)

Location

Online

Speakers for this event

  • Elle Haskey

    Elle Haskey

    BSc(hons), VTS(ECC) VPAC A1, RVN

    HEAD EMERGENCY AND CRITICAL CARE NURSE, ROYAL VETERINARY COLLEGE

    BSc(hons), VTS(ECC) VPAC A1, RVN

  • Katie Gray

    Katie Gray

    Dip AVN, RVN

    SENIOR EMERGENCY AND CRITICAL CARE NURSE, ROYAL VETERINARY COLLEGE

    Dip AVN, RVN

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