Test your knowledge! How would you fix this cat’s leg?

Date added: 1st October 2014   How would you describe the fracture? What is your fracture assessment score? And what are your options for your action plan? Have a good look then check the answer! Click here for the answer!      

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The $64,000 question! When should you treat an arrhythmia?

Date added: 29th September 2014   The following extract is taken from the information provided by European & RCVS Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Medicine Dr Kit Sturgess in September’s Small Animal Practice Club webinar ‘Arrhythmias and Anti-Arrhythmic Drug Therapy’. Arrhythmias are more common in small animal practice than is often appreciated, probably due to…

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OUCH! Current concepts and techniques for open wound management

Date added: 24th September 2014   The next webinar for Nurses Club is ‘“Ouch!” Wounds – Current Concepts and Techniques’ with RCVS & European Recognised Specialist in Soft Tissue Surgery, Catherine Sturgeon. Open wound management can initially appear very daunting. The injury and wound bed may be extensive and there are so many products available…

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Find out what to do when the liver ‘goes critical’

Date added: 23rd September 2014   In the next webinar for Emergency and Critical Care Club, RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Medicine Dr Kit Sturgess considers a rational approach to diagnosis and management when the liver ‘goes critical’. Acute liver disease can be life threatening and requires rapid diagnosis and intervention. This webinar is aimed…

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Hone your inpatient nursing skills in this free webinar!

Date added: 17th September 2014   Whether it’s post-op care, or nursing a critical patient, the quality of care given to an inpatient has a direct effect on comfort, mortality, risk of hospital acquired infection, length of hospital stay and ultimately prognosis. Paying close attention to detail, and knowing what needs to be taken care…

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Does it matter what you say?

Date added: 16th September 2014   How much of your message is conveyed by the actual words that you use in a consultation? Try these questions….. 1. In Mehrabian’s communication model, what percentage of the message is conveyed by the actual words spoken? a) 10% b) 33% c) 55% d) 7% 2. Which of the…

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Why might lateral suture stabilisation for CCL rupture fail?

Date added: 2nd September 2014   In the next webinar for Orthopaedic Club, Orthopaedic Specialist Jon Dyce reviews 50 dogs referred to The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center for investigation of poor recovery after lateral suture stabilisation (LSS) for cranial cruciate ligament rupture. Monofilament nylon with crimp was the most commonly used lateral suture…

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Get help with urinary tract trauma

Date added: 28th August 2014   In the next webinar for Emergency Club, ‘Trauma and the Urinary Tract’, Soft Tissue Surgery Specialist Catherine Sturgeon will take you on a guided tour through the upper and lower urinary tract and will explain how different traumatic events such as a road traffic accident or an iatrogenic injury…

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The ‘Nolan’ approach to multimodal analgesia

Date added: 26th August 2014   In the latest Nurses Club webinar ‘Analgesia – No Pain, A Lot to Gain’, anaesthesia specialist Briony Alderson tells us how she thinks about acute pain – with the help of the Nolan Sisters! We need to think about hitting the pain pathway in as many places as we…

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Have you heard about the ‘Cat in a Box’ technique to help with taking radiographs?

Date added: 20th August 2014   The following extract is taken from the information provided by Small Animal Surgery Specialist Aidan McAlinden in the free webinar ‘Trauma – Spotting the Silent Killers’. When investigating thoracic trauma patients, radiography is useful, but is not part of the emergency assessment. Animals may well decompensate due to the…

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