Flexi Online CPD

Maintaining Best Practice in Theatre – 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

Infection Control
  • Aims of infection control
  • Risk factors
  • Impact of the environment
  • Cleaning techniques
  • Bacterial monitoring within the environment

Module 2

Maintenance and Care of Instruments
  • Instrument cleaning
  • Instrument maintenance
  • Sterilisation methods and sterility indicators

Module 3

Patient Care and Theatre Organisation
  • Hypothermia and the effect on surgical site infections
  • Hand hygiene
  • Draping techniques
  • Scrubbing techniques
  • Theatre attire

Module 4

Staff Development and Organisation
  • Nursing roles
  • Methods of organisation
  • Staff training and development


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: Sept 2022 (converted from a tutored course)

5 reviews for Maintaining Best Practice in Theatre – Flexi CPD

  1. Julia Smith

    The course is comprehensive, relevant, informative and easy to understand.

    Rated: Intermediate level
    (Qualified RVN in general practice >5 years – UK)

  2. Amber Rogers

    Well structured & informative course. Reinforced protocols already in place within our Practice & highlighted areas that we could improve & modify. The flexible nature of the course allowed me to learn at my own convenience, which was particularly advantageous for balancing other commitments.

    Rated: Intermediate level
    (Qualified RVN in general practice >5 years – UK)

  3. Rachel Conaghan

    Useful refresher with some new information

    Rated: Intermediate level
    (Qualified RVN in general practice >5 years – UK)

  4. Charlotte Smith

    very useful refresher on theatre practice and safety

    Rated: Introduction level
    (Qualified RVN in general practice >5 years – UK)

  5. Caitlin Geldard

    Excellent course with great resources

    Rated: Intermediate level
    (Qualified RVN in general practice >5 years – UK)

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Louise Dale VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia), A1 Assessor, RVN
University of Liverpool


Louise qualified as a RVN in 2002 with the PDSA in Batley Leeds.  She then worked in mixed practice for a while before returning to small animals at Oakbeck veterinary Hospital in Harrogate.  Louise then took on a Head Nurse position at Ashland’s Veterinary Centre in Ilkley, where she stayed for 4 years and became an A1 Assessor, completed a supervisory certificate and gained a certificate in animal behaviour.


In 2007, Louise started teaching at Rotherham College as a lecturer in animal care where she completed a level 4 qualification in PTTLS.  In 2009 Louise accepted the full time post of senior surgical nurse at Liverpool University.  Louise completed an NVQ level 3 in Leadership and Management and also her VTS qualification in Anaesthesia and Analgesia.


Louise  managed a team of eight theatre staff and organised the day to day running of the theatre at Leahurst Small Animal Teaching Hospital for several years, before being promoted to the clinical manager of the Equine department in 2022.


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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Debit or credit card is the preferred payment method

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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