february, 2022

07feb(feb 7)9:00 pm18mar(mar 18)5:00 pmCanine and Feline Endocrine NursingOnlineCPD Type:Tutored CPDSubject:MedicineCPD Hours:15 hoursCost:£250 *Will run when 4 more delegates book

Course Details

Nurses at both general practice and referral level will commonly nurse patients with endocrine disease throughout their career. Understanding the basic concepts of endocrinology means nurses can apply knowledge to their care in order to better support their patients.

Having an understanding of the pathophysiology of common endocrine diseases, as well as the tests performed means that we can become a useful support in clinical decision making, which subsequently improves job satisfaction and allows us to nurse to our full potential.

Each week we will look at a different endocrine disease in the cat or the dog. Following the course you will have refreshed your underpinning knowledge of the endocrine system in the canine and feline patient to include the chemical messenger and feedback systems, the types of endocrine diseases commonly affecting our patients, the tests we use and how these diseases impact our nursing care.

 

Week 1
Canine Hypothyroidism

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

Name the 3 types of cell that contribute to the endocrine function of the pancreas

Name the two main types of insulin used in cats and dogs

Describe the reason the dogs become diabetic

Describe the reason cats become diabetic

Explain some differences in the nursing considerations you would give cats compared to dogs and why

 

Week 2
Canine and Feline Diabetes

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

Name the 3 types of cell that contribute to the endocrine function of the pancreas

Name the two main types of insulin used in cats and dogs

Describe the reason the dogs become diabetic

Describe the reason cats become diabetic

Explain some differences in the nursing considerations you would give cats compared to dogs and why

 

Week 3
Feline Acromegaly

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

Identify 3 major hormones that are lost when you remove the anterior pituitary gland

Explain how Feline Hypersomatotropism occurs

Discuss how excess growth hormone results in Acromegaly

Explain the nursing considerations for a hypophysectomy patient

Explain the support that a client might need for a cat with FeHS

 

Week 4
Feline Hyperthyroidism

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

Discuss the clinical signs that a hyperthyroid cat might present with

Explain the effects of too much thyroid hormone on the body

Demonstrate an understanding of the treatment options available for the disease in order to support the client with the hyperthyroid cat

Describe the most commonly used test to diagnose feline hyperthyroidism and what that test is measuring

Explain the difference between free T4 and Total T4

 

Week 5
Canine Hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing’s Disease)

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

Explain the reasons why canine hyperadrenocorticism (HAC) occur

Identify the clinical signs associated with a canine HAC patient

Discuss some of the common tests available for HAC and the reasons for their use

Identify 3 main forms of treatment for the canine HAC patient

Demonstrate an understanding of the nursing considerations for the patient with HAC

 

Week 6
Canine Hypoadrenocorticism (Addison’s Disease)

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

Explain the causes of Canine Hypoadrenocorticism

Identify some of the clinical signs that a patient may present with and why

Discuss the treatment options available to the client with the Hypoadrenocorticism pet

Demonstrate an understanding of the nursing considerations for a canine with hypoadrenocorticism

Name some of the tests that a vet may ask you to carry out on the suspected Hypoadrenocorticism patient and discuss why they may be required

 

The course will be fully tutored by Gina Parkes and will consist of 15 hours of CPD given in various formats, including tutorials, tasks, case scenarios, forum discussions and quizzes.

 

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Time

February 7 (Monday) 9:00 pm - March 18 (Friday) 5:00 pm

Location

Online

Speaker

Gina ParkesDipAVN(Small Animal), AFHEA, RVN Head Medicine Nurse, Royal Veterinary College

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