eCPD Tutorials

Parenteral Fluid Therapy

£10.00 Ex VAT

eCPD Tutorial 
Start:  On-demand / Unlimited Lifetime Access
CPD:    60 minutes (UK), 1 point (AUS, NZ)
Level:  Intermediate



Course Summary

This 60 minute eCPD tutorial discusses parenteral fluid therapy – which is possibly the most commonly used drug therapy in veterinary patients.  In order to be able to use this therapy most effectively and safely, it is essential to understand the differences between the common types of fluid available – crystalloids and synthetic colloids – and how best to use them. Hypovolaemia and dehydration are the two most common indications for parenteral fluid therapy but the fluid plan differs significantly when treating these two problems and this is described in detail in this webcast.  Before listening to this webcast, it would be ideal to first find out more about the differences between hypovolaemia and dehydration by listening to the webcast entitled ‘Hypovolaemia, Shock and Dehydration’.

Course Tutor

Shailen Jasani MA, VetMB, MRCVS, DipACVECC
The Ralph

Course Length

The course is worth 60 minutes of CPD for UK delegates and 1 AVNAT point  for Australian and New Zealand delegates


The course is provided with unlimited lifetime access for on-demand learning

Course Notes

Unfortunately, course notes are not available with this tutorial

Release date: Dec 2011


Shailen Jasani MA, VetMB, MRCVS, DipACVECC
The Ralph


Shailen graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1999 and after three years in primary care general veterinary practice commenced a career in Emergency and Critical Care (ECC). Since then he has spent time working in both the referral and the primary care sectors as a primary clinician and as a clinical trainer, supervisor and mentor for numerous colleagues.  Since July 2014, Shailen has been working on The Ralph while focusing also on providing ECC education to primary care colleagues in various formats.


Upon purchase, the tutorial will be immediately available to view from ‘My Courses’ (along with your course notes, if available). Every eCPD tutorial now comes with lifelong access, so you can view the tutorial as may times as you like, with no time limits!


If you make any personal notes during the tutorial using ‘take notes’, these will be saved, along with your certificate and CPD record for permanent access in ‘My Courses’.


Australia and New Zealand 

The Australian Veterinary Nurse and Technician (AVNAT) Regulatory Council has allocated 1 AVNAT CPD point to this continuing education activity.


This course is also recognised by the New Zealand Veterinary Nursing Association (NZVNA) as providing 1 CPD point.



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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