Nursing Patients with Pancreatitis

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Category: Nurses Club
Published on: 21.04.2015

Presenter:

Julia Hurley BSc Hons, Grad Dip, RVN
Senior Nurse, Internal Medicine, Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists

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About The Webinar

There is no specific cure for pancreatitis in dogs and cats, and treatment is purely supportive. It can range in severity from a mild subclinical presentation to a severe condition that requires intensive nursing, and staff must have the confidence to deal with this and the ability to recognise when things are changing. In this webinar, Julia Hurley examines closely the vital role nurses have to play in treating patients with pancreatitis. She reviews the clinical signs to look out for, and the best diagnostic tests to use in practice, before looking at the importance of good communication and observation to ensure that patients receive appropriate nursing care. Nutrition, fluid therapy, analgesia, pain scoring and feeding tubes – all key to the nursing management of pancreatitis – are also discussed in detail.

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