Flexi Online CPD

Bleeding Nightmare! – Flexi CPD

£155.00 Ex VAT

Type:  Flexi CPD (converted from a tutored course)
Start:  On-demand / Unlimited Lifetime Access
CPD:    8 hours (UK), 8 points (AUS, NZ)
Level:  Intermediate




This CPD course is aimed at vet nurses in general practice 


Module 1

Overview of the Bleeding Patient
  • Physiology of coagulation
  • Regenerative and non-regenerative anaemia
  • Factors affecting coagulation ability in our patients

Module 2

Blood Transfusions
  • Identifying patients needing a transfusion
  • Blood products
  • Blood typing
  • Blood donations – donor selection, donation procedure and processing blood products
  • Administration of blood products
  • Transfusion reactions

Module 3

Primary Coagulation Disorders
  • Platelet disorders (IMTP/DIC)
  • Diagnosis of primary coagulation disorders
  • Thrombosis
  • Treatment and management of patients with coagulation disorders

Module 4

Secondary Coagulation Disorders
  • Congenital coagulation disorders
  • Acquired coagulation disorders
  • Treatment of coagulation disorders
  • Nursing considerations
  • Plasma transfusions


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

Release date: Feb 2023 (converted from a tutored course)

1 review for Bleeding Nightmare! – Flexi CPD

  1. Daria Bukowska

    Really good CPD, lots of useful information included and very well relayed!

    Rated: Introduction / Intermediate / Advanced
    (Qualified RVN in general practice <5 years - UK)

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Eleanor Haskey BSc(hons), VTS(ECC) VPAC A1, RVN
Senior ECC Nurse, Royal Veterinary College


Eleanor graduated in 2008 from the University of Bristol with an honours degree in Veterinary Nursing and Practice Administration. She worked as a branch head nurse in a mixed practice in the Midlands for 2 years before returning to the University of Bristol as senior ICU nurse, where she was responsible for the day to day running of the intensive care unit, triaging and assessing emergencies and providing care for critical patients. In 2014 Eleanor transferred to the emergency and critical care centre at the Royal Veterinary College.  Eleanor gained the VTS(ECC) qualification in 2012, and she particularly enjoys trauma, seizures, ventilator cases and haematological disorders


Katy Gray PGCert VE, DipAVN, RVN, FHEA, MNCS
The Ralph Veterinary Referral Hospital


After registering as an RVN in 2012, Katie worked as both a surgery nurse and then an emergency and critical care nurse at the Royal Veterinary College referral hospital, where she spent 6 years as a senior ECC nurse. During her time there, she completed the Advanced Nursing Diploma, a Post Graduate Certificate in Veterinary Education, and the Blue Cross Bereavement Certificate. Katie regularly lectures for VNs, both in the UK and internationally; and has written a few articles, including her own research into sepsis recognition. Since 2019, Katie has been working towards the Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, and in Spring 2022 started working in a supportive role at The Ralph Veterinary Referral Hospital. Outside of work Katie volunteers for StreetVet, and she is on the Veterinary Critical Care Nurse Committee which is part of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses.


Upon purchase you will be immediately registered to attend the course, with unlimited lifetime access.  The course will consist of four modules, where each module provides 2 hours of CPD, in the form of a tutorial, a quiz and also a selection of further reading journals, articles or book chapters.


The course is completely flexible, where all the learning resources are provided immediately – it is designed for you to complete one module per week, but it is completely up to you, how and when you decide to complete the course. You have unlimited lifetime access to all the supportive learning materials, and once you have completed the whole course, a certificate will be automatically generated.


Looking for some further information? – please have a look at our Flexi Online CPD Courses – PDF Guide

CPD Hours

This online course is worth 8 hours of CPD.


A certificate will be available from the ‘My Courses’ section, for you to download and print, once you have completed the course.  A permanent record of your total CPD hours will also be recorded in your account section.


Australia and New Zealand 

The Australian Veterinary Nurse and Technician (AVNAT) Regulatory Council has allocated 8 AVNAT CPD points to this continuing education activity.


This course is also recognised by the New Zealand Veterinary Nursing Association (NZVNA) as providing 8 CPD points.



This course has been listed as ‘Intermediate’ level


All of our courses are aimed at veterinary nurses in general practice, but everyone who works in the veterinary profession is very welcome to attend, whether you are a clinical receptionist, veterinary surgeon, student nurse or have been a qualified nurse for over 20 years!


The courses are not formally assessed for skill level, so the following CPD levels are just a rough guide to help you decide if a course may be more or less suitable:


– maybe most suitable for qualified nurses in general practice approaching a new topic or looking for a refresher course

– maybe most suitable for qualified nurses in general practice along with referral / specialist nurses looking for a refresher course

– maybe most suitable for referral / specialist nurses and highly experienced qualified nurses in general practice


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Please ask your practice manager or accounts department to visit the website, register an account in their own name, and during checkout, complete the ‘delegate name’ and ‘delegate email’ sections with your personal details.  We will then register you a personal account on your behalf, and transfer the course booking over to your new personal account.  We will of course email you all the information you need to access this new account and your CPD course.


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