The Septic Patient


eCPD Tutorial – unlimited lifetime access!



Course Summary

This 40 minute eCPD tutorial will give veterinary nurses a better understanding of sepsis. Sepsis, severe sepsis and septic shock are common causes of morbidity and mortality in veterinary patients. It is important that as nurses we can recognise that a patient may be becoming septic and know when these patient’s show deterioration in clinical signs. What makes them special is that they only stand a chance of recovery if they receive early and aggressive intervention and first class dedicated nursing care which can be extremely rewarding.

Course Tutor

Samantha McMillan  BSc (Hons), VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia), DipAVN (Medical), RVN


Attendance Certificate

This tutorial is worth 40 minutes CPD.


Course Notes

Course notes written by Samantha McMillan are included with this tutorial.


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’.


This eCPD tutorial is worth 40 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.



Samantha McMillan

BSc (Hons), VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia), DipAVN (Medical), RVN


Sam spent 12 years working in several university and referral hospitals, where she gained the DipAVN in 2006 and VTS (Anesthesia) in 2007.  In 2014 Sam joined Anglia Ruskin University as lecturer in Advanced Veterinary Nursing and Course Leader for the BSc(Hons) in Veterinary Nursing before beginning her PhD research full-time in 2016. Sam’s main interests include anaesthesia and surgical nursing with particular interests in patient safety in anaesthesia, surgery and recovery, infection control and acute and chronic pain.

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