Nurses Club Archive

Don’t stop the beat; ECG interpretation

Presenter: Chloe Fay
BSc(Hons) RVN Cert VNECC VTS (ECC) RECOVER BLS & ALS Instructor

Category: Nurses Club

This course will summarise how to effectively record ECG's in practice, how to identify normal traces, and why it is important to recognise abnormalities. This webinar will also address the conduction system and how this relates to the ECG trace, and identifies examples of abnormal traces, and common arrhythmia's that…

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Published on: 16.11.2022
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Practice essentials for administering chemotherapy – what you need to know

Presenter: Nicola Read
MSc Advanced Veterinary Nursing, PgCert Oncology Nursing, PgCert VetEd, DipAVN(Med), RVN,

Category: Nurses Club

It has been reported that over 70% of veterinary practices are using cytotoxic medication as more and more of our clients are wanting to pursue chemotherapy treatment when their companion is diagnosed with cancer. The clinical management of these cases requires appropriate measures to handle these treatments and the patients…

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Published on: 19.10.2022
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Anaesthetic for High Risk Patients

Presenter: Chloe Fay
BSc (Hons) RVN CertVN ECC VTS (ECC)

Category: Nurses Club

The veterinary nurse can play a key role in the success of anaesthetics in high risk patients. Recognising ASA grades, supporting the patient in the pre and postoperative stages and monitoring for any changes to the patient whilst under general anaesthetic are crucial in reducing the morbidity and mortality in…

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Published on: 14.09.2022
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Cushings and Addisons Part 2

Presenter: Kelly Druce
PGCert Vet
ED BSC (HONS) DTILLS FHEA RVN

Category: Nurses Club

Hypoadrenocorticism (hAC) is considered a rare endocrinopathy in dogs yet with over 12million pet dogs in the UK alone, it is now well recognised and presents familiarly to practitioners. Underpinning knowledge of the disease and its presenting signs is essential if it is to be considered as a differential diagnosis…

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Published on: 25.08.2022
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Cushings and Addisons Part 1

Presenter: Kelly Druce
Medicine RVN

Category: Nurses Club

Hyperadrenocorticism (HAC) is one of the most common endocrinopathy’s seen in dogs and is generally referred to as Cushings disease. The disease can present in both spontaneous (adrenal or pituitary dependent) and iatrogenic forms. This webinar will explore the condition thoroughly, looking at disease development, signalment, clinical signs and diagnostic…

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Published on: 14.07.2022
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Diabetes mellitus in the dog

Presenter: Julia Hurley
BA RVN GradDip VN (Medicine)

Category: Nurses Club

The topic we will be discussing will be Diabetes mellitus in the dog. We will begin the presentation by looking at a classification of what Diabetes mellitus is and will look at the pathophysiology of the disease. We will then look in turn at causes, signalment, clinical history of patients…

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Published on: 14.06.2022
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Clinical Genetics Essentials for Nurses - what you can (and can't) achieve with clinical and direct-to-owner testing

Presenter: Dr Eleanor Raffan
BVM&S CertSAM PhD DipECVIM-CA
European Specialist in Small Animal Medicine

Category: Nurses Club

Genetic diseases are common in companion animals and many genetic tests are available. This webinar will take an overview of genetic testing in dogs (mainly) and cats, discussing what and how we test, outlining how and we to use (or not use) genetic tests which are out there.

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Published on: 12.05.2022
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The process of malignancy, understanding the pattern of neoplastic disease

Presenter: Nicola Read, MSc Advanced Veterinary Nursing, PgCert Oncology Nursing, PgCert VetEd, DipAVN(Med), RVN

Category: Nurses Club

Cancer is not a single or simplistic disease, it can arise in nearly any part of the body as it renews, develops or replenishes itself, but have you asked yourself if you know how and why this happens? This webinar will explain the transformation of normal cells to cancerous cells,…

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Published on: 12.04.2022
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Update on Anaesthetic Equipment

Presenter: Denise Prisk
DipAVN (Surgical), VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia), LTCL, LCGI, RVN

Category: Nurses Club

Anaesthetic equipment has changed significantly over the years and there is now a variety of machines and breathing systems available for small animal anaesthesia. It is necessary that veterinary nurses who are involved in the care of anaesthetised patients are familiar with the various types of equipment that are currently…

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Published on: 15.03.2022
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Post-op physiotherapy : what can we do in the early days?

Presenter: Mathilde Granger, DVM, Dip A.Phys, MRCVS

Category: Nurses Club

In the immediate post-operative period, physiotherapy treatments aim at managing pain, controlling and guiding inflammation towards normal healing, and promoting early weight bearing. Proprioception training should also start as early as possible, and should continue throughout the rehabilitation program. In this presentation, we will see how physiotherapy techniques such as…

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Published on: 14.02.2022
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Understanding Blood Pressure

Presenter: Chloe Fay
BSc (Hons) RVN CertVNECC VTS (ECC)

Category: Nurses Club

‘Monitoring blood pressure is a vital tool, highlighting patient care and response to treatment, indication of volume status and helpful with the diagnosis and status of many disease processes. It is an important part of patient care; therefore, routine monitoring should be implemented with the help of protocols to assist…

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Published on: 12.01.2022
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