Tutored Online CPD

Anaesthesia, Analgesia and Critical Care for Rabbits (Sept 2024)

£205.00 Ex VAT

Confirmed Running
Start: 
30th September 2024
CPD:    10 hours (UK), 10 points (AUS, NZ) over 4 / 6 weeks
Level:  Intermediate

 

Description

This course is aimed at nurses working in general practice

 

Week 1

Making Rabbit Anaesthesia Safer
  • Pre-op advice for clients
  • ASA grading – what increases the risk?
  • Monitoring under general anaesthesia
  • Post-operative care

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

 

  • Recap rabbit anaesthesia and how you can help build up your confidence, including pre op, intra op and post op care
  • Identify signs to be monitoring under anaesthesia – including CO2, SPO2, reflexes, HR, RR and BP readings
  • Use the ASA grading system, to look at why rabbits may be at a higher risk, compared with dogs and cats when placed under GA
  • Understand the options for intubation and maintaining an airway

Learning materials this week:
(released on Monday morning for on demand learning until the course ends – approximate timings)

  • Pre-recorded tutorial with Claire = 50 minutes
  • Further reading = 60 minutes
  • Forum discussion topic = 15 minutes
  • Multiple choice questions quiz = 10 minutes

Week 2

Analgesia – Taking the Pain Away
  • The signs of pain
  • Causes of pain
  • Knock on effects of uncontrolled pain
  • Analgesia options

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

 

  • Identify the signs that rabbits show when in pain – these can be easily missed!
  • Learn how to use with the ‘Rabbit Grimace Scale’ in conjunction with clinical signs
  • Appreciate the secondary problems that pain can lead to, when it is not managed correctly
  • Know what analgesia options can be used in rabbits

Learning materials this week:
(released on Monday morning for on demand learning until the course ends – approximate timings)

  • Pre-recorded tutorial with Claire = 60 minutes
  • Further reading = 60 minutes
  • Forum discussion topic = 15 minutes
  • Multiple choice questions quiz = 10 minutes

Week 3

Preparing for an Emergency
  • Preparation at the practice
  • Triaging rabbits
  • Obtaining a capsule history
  • Assessment
  • Managing owner expectations

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

 

  • Appreciate that when the phone rings it is important to be prepared for the emergency rabbit case. Know what to do and what equipment to set up to be ready
  • Understand how to triage rabbits and when continuing to do so may be detrimental
  • Obtain a quick and useful history from the owner to enable treatment to commence
  • Conduct a full assessment of the rabbit – from head to toe
  • Communicate with clients, managing their expectations and keeping them informed

Learning materials this week:
(released on Monday morning for on demand learning until the course ends – approximate timings)

  • Pre-recorded tutorial with Claire = 50 minutes
  • Further reading = 60 minutes
  • Written task (client resource or clinical case scenario) = 60 minutes (to be submitted before 5pm Friday week 4)
  • Multiple choice questions quiz = 10 minutes

Week 4

Critical Care – Keeping them Alive!
  • What is and what isn’t an emergency
  • What to do when faced with a rabbit emergency
  • Stabilisation and oxygen therapy

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

 

  • Identify rabbit emergencies – they are not always obvious, and knowing what is and what isn’t an emergency is important
  • Understand the health conditions which are emergencies in rabbits, including gastrointestinal stasis/blockages, flystrike, liver lobe torsion and respiratory distress
  • Achieve the important goal of keeping stress to a minimum
  • Identify the signs of improvement and deterioration

Learning materials this week:
(released on Monday morning for on demand learning until the course ends – approximate timings)

  • Pre-recorded tutorial with Claire = 50 minutes
  • Further reading = 60 minutes
  • Forum discussion topic = 15 minutes
  • Multiple choice questions quiz = 10 minutes

 

The course will be fully tutored by Claire Speight and will consist of 10 hours of CPD given in various formats, including tutorials, tasks, case studies, forum discussions and quizzes.  This course is tutored for 4 weeks, followed by a two week extension of untutored ‘catch up’ time, before the course officially ends.

 

 All delegates will then have unlimited lifetime access to the learning material for future reference

20 reviews for Anaesthesia, Analgesia and Critical Care for Rabbits (Sept 2024)

  1. Alice Brett

    I found the tutorials a good bite size to manage each week, they were clear and easy to follow, not too overwhelming but also very informative.

    Rated: Introduction / Intermediate level
    (Qualified RVN in general practice >5 years – UK)

  2. hHollie Taylor-Vine

    really good information, up to date with knowledge, good information to be able to pass back to colleagues

    Rated: Introduction / Intermediate / Advanced level
    (Qualified RVN in general practice <5 years - UK)

  3. Isobel Lavin

    Useful and informative

    Rated: Introduction level
    (Newly qualified <2 years - UK)

  4. Lisa Owen

    Found the course really interesting and informative, giving lots of materials for extra reading and opportunity for supported learning through the course duration.

    Rated: Intermediate level
    (Qualified RVN in general practice >5 years – UK)

  5. Jessica Parker

    Includes lots of important information which has increased my knowledge with rabbits that I can’t wait to take back to practice.

    Rated: Introduction level
    (Qualified RVN in general practice <5 years - UK)

  6. chelsea glassey

    an enjoyable course filled with knowledge

    Rated: Intermediate level
    (Qualified RVN in general practice <5 years - UK)

  7. Amy Ozenbrook

    Very knowledgeable and plenty learnt!

    Rated: Introduction / Intermediate / Advanced level

  8. Emily Pierpoint

    Very indepth course that includes a variety of different medications and dosages for rabbits

    Rated: Intermediate / Advanced level

  9. Laura Roadley

    This course was great. I appreciated the range of activities and the ability to complete everything at your own pace. Claire was also enthusiastic and knowledgeable.

    Rated: Introduction level

  10. Olivia Noad

    Ideal for nurses with limited experience with rabbit anaesthesia and nursing

    Rated: Introduction level

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Speaker

Claire Speight A1 Clinical Coach, C&G Cert Nursing Exotic Species, RVN
Kettering Vets4Pets

 

Qualifying as a veterinary nurse in 2007, Claire has always had an interest in rabbit nursing. She gained the City and Guilds veterinary nursing of exotic species certificate in 2009, and has worked as an A1 assessor and now a clinical coach within her practice.  Claire currently works in Kettering as a Senior Nurse in a practice with a high rabbit caseload, and also frequently lectures on rabbits to both veterinary professionals and owners. Claire has and continues to be a regular contributor to several publications including; LAPIS, Pet Gazette, Veterinary Nursing Journal, and Veterinary Nursing Times, and is also the editor of ‘Rabbiting On’ – the Rabbit Welfare Association’s quarterly magazine.

CPD Hours

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.

AVNAT

Australia and New Zealand 

The Australian Veterinary Nurse and Technician (AVNAT) Regulatory Council has allocated 10 AVNAT CPD points to this continuing education activity.

 

This course is also recognised by the New Zealand Veterinary Nursing Association (NZVNA) as providing 10 CPD points.

 

Information

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 each Monday morning, 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 later that same day.   Furthermore, all the course material 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, but the time spent will count towards your CPD hours

 

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

Levels

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:

 

Introduction
– maybe most suitable for qualified nurses in general practice approaching a new topic or looking for a refresher course

Intermediate
– maybe most suitable for qualified nurses in general practice along with referral / specialist nurses looking for a refresher course

Advanced
– maybe most suitable for referral / specialist nurses and highly experienced qualified nurses in general practice

Pawprints

You will earn 205 Pawprint Points (£20.50 website credit) when you purchase this course

 

Our loyalty scheme rewards you with 10% in website credit to spend on future courses.  Choose pay with Pawprint Points during checkout.

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Invoice

Debit or credit card is the preferred payment method

Please ask your practice manager or accounts department to visit the website, register an account in their own name, and during checkout, complete the ‘delegate name’ and ‘delegate email’ sections with your personal details.  We will then register you a personal account on your behalf, and transfer the course booking over to your new personal account.  We will of course email you all the information you need to access this new account and your CPD course.

 

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