Online CPD for Vet Nurses

Imaging (*NEW* - Jul 2023)

£250.00

 

Start:  3rd July 2023

CPD:   15 hours (UK), 15 points (AUS, NZ) over 6 / 8 weeks 

Level:  Intermediate

 

Description

 

Week 1
Radiation Physics and Safety

 

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

  • Understand the properties of x-rays
  • Explain how an x-ray tube works
  • Explain how digital x-ray systems work
  • Explain the risks of working with radiation
  • Explain the principles of radiation protection and how this is implemented in veterinary practice

Week 2
Radiographic Anatomy and Physiology in Small Animal Patients

 

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

  • Understand the normal radiographic anatomy of the thorax
  • Understand the normal radiographic anatomy of the abdomen
  • Understand the normal radiographic anatomy of the spine
  • Understand the normal radiographic anatomy of the thoracic limb
  • Understand the normal radiographic anatomy of the pelvis and pelvic limbs

Week 3
Radiographic Techniques (Positioning and Contrast Studies)

 

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

  • Understand and implement the optimum positioning for thoracic radiographs
  • Understand and implement the optimum positioning for abdominal radiographs
  • Understand and implement the optimum positioning for spinal radiographs
  • Understand and implement the optimum positioning for pelvic
  • Understand and implement the optimum positioning for thoracic limb radiographs
  • Understand and implement the optimum positioning for pelvic limb radiographs
  • Explain specialised orthopaedic views (TTA / TPLO / stressed / flexed / extended)
  • Understand contrast media and its usage
  • Describe contrast and dynamic studies (IVU / retrograde urethrocystogram/angiography)

Week 4
MRI and CT – Physics and Safety

 

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

  • Describe the basic principles of how CT Works
  • Describe the basic principles of how MRI Works
  • Explain safety concerns when working with CT
  • Explain safety concerns when working with MRI
  • Compare differences between CT and MRI

Week 5
MRI Techniques and Acquisition

 

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

  • Understand how to position small animal patients for spinal imaging
  • Understand how to position small animal patients for brain imaging
  • Explain which sequences are commonly utilised in small animal imaging
  • Understand commonly seen MRI artefacts

Week 6
CT Techniques and Acquisition

 

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

  • Understand how to position small animal patients for commonly performed CT studies (Spine / Thorax / Abdomen / Elbow)
  • Explain which reconstruction algorithms can be utilised and when
  • Understand commonly seen CT artefacts

This course will be fully tutored by Ash Moors 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.

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Ash Moors

FdSc, GradDipVN, PGCertVedEd, FHEA, RVN

VETERINARY RADIOGRAPHER
ROYAL VETERINARY COLLEGE

Ash graduated from the Royal Veterinary College with an FdSc in Veterinary Nursing in 2010, and worked in first opinion Practice in Dorset with access to low field MRI and digital radiography systems. He returned to the RVC in 2012, undertaking the Graduate Diploma in Clinical and Professional Veterinary Nursing whilst continuing to work in first opinion practice, choosing to undertake the surgical nursing and diagnostic imaging elective modules, which further developed his interest in radiography. During this period he built and coded a custom image storage system for the practice he worked at, allowing query and retrieval of digital imaging studies.

 

Since 2016 Ash has worked at the RVC Queen Mother Hospital for Animals as a veterinary radiographer, working exclusively in the radiology department and performing a range of diagnostic imaging studies, including fluoroscopy, CT and MRI. He is also currently VNA administrator, overseeing a system of interconnected storage and viewing platforms that serve all clinical imaging equipment across the RVC’s various hospitals.

 

This online course is worth 15 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.

 

The Australian Veterinary Nurse and Technician (AVNAT) Regulatory Council has allocated 15 AVNAT CPD points to this continuing education activity.

 

This course is also recognised by the New Zealand Veterinary Nursing Association (NZVNA) as providing 15 CPD points.

 

Upon purchase you will be registered to attend the course, for 6 weeks from the start date.  The course will consist of various interactive tasks and lessons, including quizzes, case studies, forum discussions and further reading material.

 

The course is fully tutored, with new material will be provided each Monday morning, but the onus will be on the individual delegate to ensure that all tasks are fully complete.  The certificate will only be issued at the end of the course when all tasks have been accomplished.  Fewer CPD hours will be awarded at the the end of the course if there are unfinished tasks or there has been no contribution to the discussion forum, for example.

 

The course is fully flexible, and there are no weekly ‘deadlines’ – the lessons and tasks may be completed whenever is convenient for each delegate, and any live lessons with be recorded and made available later that same day.   Furthermore, all the course material will be available for a further 2 weeks, to allow delegates the opportunity to catch up on missed lessons and tasks, or to take the opportunity to delve further into the suggested reading texts.  Please note however, that the course will not be tutored by the speaker during these final two weeks, but the time spent will count towards your CPD hours.

 

After 8 weeks, the course will be complete and there will be no further opportunity to gain the certificate or CPD hours, however, you will have unlimited lifetime access to the tutorials, further reading and quizzes for future reference.  If you make any personal notes during the course using the ‘take notes’ app, these will be saved, along with your certificate and CPD record for permanent access in ‘My CPD’.

 

For some further information about our Online Tutored CPD courses – please read our PDF guide to Online Tutored CPD

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:

 

  • Introduction – maybe most suitable for qualified nurses in general practice approaching a new topic or looking for a refresher course.
  • Intermediate – maybe most suitable for qualified nurses in general practice along with referral / specialist nurses looking for a refresher course
  • Advanced – maybe most suitable for referral / specialist nurses and highly experienced qualified nurses in general practice.

You will earn 250 Pawprint Points (£25 website credit) when you purchase this course

 

Our loyalty scheme rewards you with 10% in website credit to spend on future courses.  Choose pay with Pawprint Points during checkout.

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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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