Tutored Online CPD

Introduction to Nursing Exotic Patients (Oct 2024)

$531.00 Ex VAT


Start
:  14th October 2024
CPD:    15 hours (UK), 15 points (AUS, NZ) over 6 / 8 weeks
Level:  Introduction / Intermediate

Description

This course is aimed at nurses working in general practice

 

The aim of this course is to introduce veterinary nurses to exotics in practice. The emphasis will be placed on examination and handling techniques as well as essentials of anaesthesia, imaging techniques, and making the veterinary visit as stress-free as possible for pets. This will enable exotics and small mammals to be incorporated into any small animal practice with standard facilities.

 

Week 1

The Rabbit Consultation
  • Handling, examination and history taking
  • Preventative care
  • Making your clinic rabbit friendly

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

 

  • Appreciate the importance of stress reduction in rabbits, including during hospitalisation and examination
  • Understand essentials of preventive care of rabbits
  • Understand handling and therapeutic techniques in rabbits

Learning materials this week:
(released on Monday morning for on demand learning until the course ends – approximate timings)

  • Pre-recorded tutorial with John = 45 minutes
  • Further reading = 60 minutes
  • Forum discussion topic = 10 minutes
  • Multiple choice questions quiz = 10 minutes

Week 2

Anaesthesia of Small Furries
  • Basic anaesthesia
  • Reducing stress around anaesthesia

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

 

  • Describe a holistic approach to stress reduction in the peri-anaesthetic period to improve anaesthetic success rates
  • Prepare a patient for anaesthesia
  • Understand how to provide airway support for rabbits

Learning materials this week:
(released on Monday morning for on demand learning until the course ends – approximate timings)

  • Pre-recorded tutorial with John = 40 minutes
  • Further reading = 60 minutes
  • Written task (anaesthetic plan) = 30 minutes (to be submitted before 5pm Friday week 6)
  • Multiple choice questions quiz = 10 minutes

Week 3

Examination of Parrots
  • Handling and examination of parrots
  • Basic husbandry of parrots
  • Routine grooming techniques

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

 

  • Achieve safe handling techniques for parrots
  • Understand the basic husbandry of pet parrots and how this relates to disease
  • Appreciate and apply the techniques of beak, nail and wing trimming and understand how issues with these adnexa may reflect systemic disease

Learning materials this week:
(released on Monday morning for on demand learning until the course ends – approximate timings)

  • Pre-recorded tutorial with John = 50 minutes
  • Further reading = 60 minutes
  • Forum discussion topic = 10 minutes
  • Multiple choice questions quiz = 10 minutes

Week 4

Avian Anaesthesia and Imaging
  • Basic anaesthesia techniques
  • Introduction to avian radiography and ultrasound

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

 

  • Appreciate basic anaesthetic techniques, including induction and intubation, to improve anaesthetic success rates
  • Take a well-positioned radiograph and interpret the image
  • Understand the indications for ultrasonography in birds

Learning materials this week:
(released on Monday morning for on demand learning until the course ends – approximate timings)

  • Pre-recorded tutorials with John = 40 minutes
  • Further reading = 60 minutes
  • Forum discussion topic = 10 minutes
  • Multiple choice questions quiz = 10 minutes

Week 5

Reptile Examination Techniques
  • Handling
  • Examination techniques
  • History taking, including the husbandry review

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

 

  • Achieve safe handling techniques of reptiles – snakes, lizards and chelonia
  • Perform a basic examination of these species
  • Appreciate the role of husbandry in reptile disease and how to conduct a full husbandry review

Learning materials this week:
(released on Monday morning for on demand learning until the course ends – approximate timings)

  • Pre-recorded tutorials with John = 35 minutes
  • Further reading = 60 minutes
  • Forum discussion topic = 10 minutes
  • Multiple choice questions quiz = 10 minutes

Week 6

Reptile Anaesthesia, Imaging and Hospitalisation
  • Basic anaesthesia techniques
  • Introduction to reptile radiography and ultrasound
  • Hospitalisation requirements for reptile species

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

 

  • Appreciate basic anaesthetic techniques, including the importance of ventilation and when to use it
  • Take a well-positioned radiograph
  • Perform ultrasonography in reptiles
  • Understand the hospitalisation needs of reptile species

Learning materials this week:
(released on Monday morning for on demand learning until the course ends – approximate timings)

  • Pre-recorded tutorial with John = 40 minutes
  • Further reading = 60 minutes
  • Written task (anaesthetic plan and checklist) = 60 minutes (to be submitted before 5pm Friday week 6)
  • Multiple choice questions quiz = 10 minutes

This course will be fully tutored by John Chitty 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

6 reviews for Introduction to Nursing Exotic Patients (Oct 2024)

  1. Jessica Kingdom

    I really enjoyed how the 6 weeks had a structure into the various exotic species we may encounter in practice. The weeks had a clear structure and provided a range of information and resources in order to complete the CPD and tasks provided.

    Rated: Introduction level
    (Newly qualified <2 years - UK)

  2. Nicole Bichard

    4/5 as I found the information and tutorials very useful but without putting my knowledge to use physically yet I am unable to fully take it inn yet so this will be more up to me but had there been maybe a little something extra at the end that was more of a back and forth communication I may have had more of it retained immediately.

    Rated: Introduction / intermediate level
    (Newly qualified <2 years - UK)

  3. Jennifer Cairns

    I found this a great introduction into exotics. It gives me knowledge that can help me as a vet nurse but also support the vets as well

    Rated: Introduction level
    (Newly qualified <2 years - UK)

  4. Lana Thompson

    I enjoyed learning online within my own time and ease, with very little stress and pressure. There is still the ability to ask questions if you are unsure. I found it quite informative information and the ability to share and apply within practice to colleagues.

    Rated: Introduction level
    (Newly qualified <2 years - UK)

  5. Sophie Oliver

    As someone who has done little work with exotics, this was a very informative and interesting course, and a great starting point for anyone wishing to pursue an interest in a variety of exotic species. I would definitely recommend this course!

    Rated: Introduction level
    (Qualified RVN in general practice <5 years - UK)

  6. Lucy Griffiths

    Really well put together, interactive and informative.

    Rated: Intermediate level
    (Qualified RVN in general practice <5 years - UK)

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Speaker

John Chitty BVetMed, Cert ZooMed, CBiol, MRSB, MRCVS
RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Zoological Medicine, Anton Vets

 

John qualified from the RVC in 1990 and gained the RCVS Certificate in Zoological Medicine in 2000. He is director of a small animal and exotics practice in Hampshire, with an exotics and zoo caseload.  John is the editor and author of four texts on avian, rabbit and tortoise medicine, and the author of various book chapters and papers. He is also secretary of the European Association of Avian Veterinarians and the 2017/18 president of the BSAVA

CPD Hours

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.

AVNAT

Australia and New Zealand 

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.

 

Information

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’

Levels

This course has been listed as ‘Introduction / 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

Pawprints

You will earn 255 Pawprint Points (£25.50 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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Invoice

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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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