Surgical Emergencies (May 2022)

£200.00

4 week course (10 hours CPD), starting 2nd May 2022

 

Description

Week 1

Approach to the Caesarean Patient

  • Brief overview of parturition
  • Complications of parturition
  • Caesarian section

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

  • Explain complications that might occur in parturition
  • Explain the reasons for intervening in these cases in order to perform a C section
  • Understand nursing of the caesarean patient

 

Week 2

The GDV Patient

  • Physiology of GDV
  • Diagnosis
  • Stabilisation of the GDV
  • Anaesthesia considerations
  • Post-operative nursing

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

  • Understand the physiology of a GDV and list some of the common risk factors associated with this condition
  • Describe how a GDV is diagnosed and which tests can help us to identify this
    condition in the emergency patient
  • List the common stabilisation techniques in the emergency patient including
    management of shock and commonly used gastric decompression techniques
  • Discuss anaesthesia considerations and how to make the patient a safe candidate for surgery
  • Describe the nursing considerations for the post-operative GDV case and the factors which need to be included in the care plan of the hospitalised patient

 

Week 3

Nursing the Septic Abdomen Patient

  • What is SIRS / sepsis
  • Recognising sepsis
  • The use of diagnostic tools in the veterinary practice to help recognise a septic abdomen
  • Nursing management of a septic abdomen

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

  • Describe SIRS and sepsis and the difference between them
  • Understand how to recognise sepsis in veterinary patients
  • List the different tests we have available in practice that can be used to help identify a septic abdomen
  • Explain how patients with a septic abdomen can best be nursed in practice, pre-, peri and post operatively

 

Week 4

Haemoabdomen

  • Physiology of haemoabdomen
  • Diagnosis
  • Stabilisation of the haemoabdomen
  • Anaesthesia considerations
  • Post-operative nursing

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

  • Understand the physiology of a haemoabdomen and list some of the common causes associated with this condition
  • Describe how a haemoabdomen is diagnosed and which tests can help us to identify this condition in the emergency patient
  • List the common stabilisation techniques in the emergency patient including
    management of shock
  • Discuss anaesthesia considerations and how to make the patient a safe candidate for surgery
  • Describe the nursing considerations for the post-operative haemoabdomen case and the factors which need to be included in the care plan of the hospitalised patient

The course will be fully tutored by Elle Haskey and Katie Gray, and will consist of 10 hours of CPD given in various formats, including tutorials, tasks, case studies, forum discussions and quizzes.

 

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Elle Haskey

BSc(hons), VTS(ECC) VPAC A1, RVN

HEAD EMERGENCY AND CRITICAL CARE NURSE, ROYAL VETERINARY COLLEGE

Eleanor graduated in 2008 from the University of Bristol with an honours degree in Veterinary Nursing and Practice Administration. She worked as a branch head nurse in a mixed practice in the Midlands for 2 years before returning to the University of Bristol as senior ICU nurse, where she was responsible for the day to day running of the intensive care unit, triaging and assessing emergencies and providing care for critical patients. In 2014 Eleanor transferred to the emergency and critical care centre at the Royal Veterinary College.  Eleanor gained the VTS(ECC) qualification in 2012, and she particularly enjoys trauma, seizures, ventilator cases and haematological disorders

 

Katie Gray

Dip AVN, RVN

SENIOR EMERGENCY AND CRITICAL CARE NURSE, ROYAL VETERINARY COLLEGE

Katie is currently appointed as Senior Emergency and Critical Care Nurse at the Royal Veterinary College where she has been since late 2012. Katie’s favourite cases are those who are critically unwell in ICU, especially septic patients and those on mechanical ventilation. Katie is on the BSAVA Metropolitan Committee organising CPD throughout London and is currently working towards her PG Cert in Veterinary Education at the RVC. In her spare time, Katie enjoys gardening with help from her two spaniels, Flo and Martha, and her rescue cat Hendricks.

 

This online course is worth 10 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.

Upon purchase you will be registered to attend the course, for 4 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 weekly, 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 in that format.   Furthermore, all the course material (excluding the interactive discussion forum) 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.

 

After 6 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