eCPD Case Studies

Understanding Lactate – Case Study

£20.00 Ex VAT

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



Course Summary

Lactate is a common laboratory parameter that is measured in the emergency patient. Have you ever wondered what it is and where it comes from? In this eCPD case study for vet nurses, we have a 12 minute tutorial, where we will discuss just that, along with how to treat it and why it matters. There is also a case based scenario quiz to test your knowledge and further reading articles.


The course involves a short eCPD tutorial, a quiz and further reading articles.

Course Tutor

Maddie Enderby ISFMDipFN CertVNECC FdSc RVN
ICU Nurse, Paragon Veterinary Referrals

Course Length

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


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

Release date: Mar 2024


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Maddie Enderby ISFMDipFN CertVNECC FdSc RVN
ICU Nurse, Paragon Veterinary Referrals


Maddie qualified from Harper Adams University in 2014 with a foundation degree in Veterinary Nursing. She worked at Calder Vets in Dewsbury after graduating and then moved to Paragon Referrals when it opened in 2018. She has completed extra qualifications in both Feline Nursing and Emergency and critical care. She currently works in the hospitals ICU and enjoys looking after the critical patients she meets there.


Upon purchase, the case study will be immediately available to view from ‘My Courses’. Every eCPD case study now comes with lifelong access, so you can view the learning materials 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’.

CPD Hours

This online course 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 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 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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