july, 2024

01julAll Day31Renal and Urinary Tract Conditionsconfirmed runningOnlineCPD Type:Flexi CPDSubject:MedicineCPD Hours:8 hoursCost:£155Length:4 modulesAVNAT points:8

Course Details

Module 1

Acute Kidney Injury
Describe the functional anatomy of the kidney
Understand and assess the origin of azotaemia in dogs and cats
Break down the terminology and pathophysiology of an acute kidney injury
Appreciate the clinical signs and tips on differentiating between AKI and CKD renal biomarkers and the importance of urinalysis for assessing renal function
Understand the nursing care that accompanies an AKI patient, including ins and outs, fluid therapy and the importance of bodyweight
Design a treatment plan for an AKI patient, including an in depth understanding of why we perform each task

Module 2

The Blocked Cat
Understand predisposing factors to the blocked feline patient
Recognise the most common clinical signs and presentation of these cases
Understand and be able to perform the initial diagnostic procedures commonly performed
Recognise the hyperkalaemic patient and understand the treatment required
Demonstrate an understanding of the treatment options available for these cases
Identify different types of urinary catheters used in feline patients
Explain the nursing considerations of these patients

Module 3

Chronic Kidney Disease
Understand the difference between CKD and AKI
Discuss the clinical signs, why they manifest and what we can do to provide supportive treatment to the CKD patient
Talk about the laboratory findings including electrolytes and how/when we should intervene
Break down urinalysis and what it can tell us
Understand the pathology behind hypertension in CKD patients, the side effects and how to achieve accurate measurements
Identify useful nurse clinic tips for CKD patients

Module 4

Laboratory Diagnostics in Renal and Urinary Patients
Recognise the common haematological, biochemical and electrolyte changes seen in patients with renal disease
Understand the International Renal Interest Society (IRIS) staging for chronic kidney disease
Explain the three key components of a urinalysis
Describe the classifications of proteinuria and understand possible underlying causes
Identify urinary crystals via microscopy
Understand external laboratory diagnostics to include: symmetric dimethylarginine and urine culture
Localise azotaemia in canine and feline patients


The course will be available immediately following purchase, with unlimited lifetime access and will provide a total of 8 hours CPD (UK), or 8 points (Australia and New Zealand).

Release date: July 2024 (converted from a tutored course)


july 1 (Monday) - 31 (Wednesday)



Speakers for this event

  • Charlotte Fennell

    Charlotte Fennell

    BSc (Hons), CertVNECC, RVN, VTS (SAIM)

    Senior Internal Medicine Nurse, Southfields Veterinary Specialists

    BSc (Hons), CertVNECC, RVN, VTS (SAIM)

  • Sophie McMurrough

    Sophie McMurrough


    Head Medicine Nurse, Northwest Veterinary Specialists