Pericardial Effusions



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Course Summary

This 60 minute eCPD tutorial is an ‘all you need to know’ lecture of pericardial effusions, covering pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment (including pericardiocentesis) and specific nursing considerations.


Course Tutor

James McMurrough BVSc, CertAVP (Small Animal Medicine), MRCVS


Attendance Certificate

This tutorial is worth 60 minutes of CPD.


Course Notes

Course notes to accompany this tutorial are included.



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Course notes to accompany this tutorial, written by James McMurrough, are included to download or print.  Course notes will be available in your ‘My Courses’ section for 7 days following purchase of this eCPD tutorial.


Upon purchase, the tutorial will be immediately available to view from ‘My Courses’ (along with your course notes, if available).  The tutorial will be available to view for 7 days, and will be automatically deleted after this time. Please ensure you have watched the tutorial and printed the course notes before your course expires.

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’.



This eCPD tutorial is worth 60 minutes of CPD.

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



James McMurrough

BVSc, CertAVP (Small Animal Medicine), MRCVS


James graduated from the University of Bristol in 2008 and took a position at the UK’s busiest out-of-hours practice (PetMedics) the same year. He gained the CertAVP(Small Animal Medicine) in 2012, and has recently gained his cardiology certificate. James currently works at Vets4Pets Manchester, mainly dealing with emergency and referral internal medicine, oncology and cardiology cases. His particular areas of interest are cardiology, gastroenterology and respiratory tract medicine.


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