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Anaesthesia for patients with endocrine disease

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

Category: Nurses Club

The endocrine system is largely concerned with regulating normal homeostasis. Any endocrine disorder will have an impact on anaesthesia, and it is important to be aware of the changes that occur when such conditions are present, and how the perianaesthetic period can be affected. Stabilisation of the patient prior to…

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Published on: 16.10.2018
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Dealing with Pet Obesity: Beyond Counting Calories

Presenter: Marge Chandler
DVM MS MANZCVS DACVN DACVIM MRCVS

Category: Nurses Club

A common perception is that obese pets are overfed and under-exercised due to owner indulgence or ignorance. Certainly, over-eating without increased activity can result in weight gain; however, this is an over-simplification of the cause of obesity. In spite of living in similar environments some humans and some pets remain…

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Published on: 18.09.2018
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Feline Blood Transfusions - Why, When and How?

Presenter: Suzanne Rudd
Dip AVN Med RVN

Category: Nurses Club

Giving a cat a whole blood transfusion may not be an everyday procedure in most practices. However when this necessary, blood is often needed in an emergency. With no feline blood banks being available in the UK, obtaining feline blood quickly can be challenging and so it is important for…

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Published on: 20.08.2018
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Die another Day

Presenter: Miguel Martinez Ldo Vet Cert VA Dip ECVAA MRVCS
European Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia

Category: Nurses Club

This webinar covers the most up to date guidelines in veterinary cardiopulmonary resuscitation including recommendations on training and analysis of how CPR is performed as well as evidence based advice on basic life support (chest compressions. airway management and ventilation) and advance life support (monitoring, useful drugs and post-CPR care).…

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Published on: 20.07.2018
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Problem solving in anaesthesia – how to recognise and solve intra-operative anaesthesia problems

Presenter: Briony Alderson BVSc CertVA DipECVAA MRCVS
RCVS Specialist & European Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia

Category: Nurses Club

This webinar is aimed at helping to improve problem solving during anaesthesia in general practice. Anaesthesia causes physiological derangements in animals (even when done well) and this webinar aims to go through recognising some of the common problems during and associated with anaesthesia in general practice. It will provide some…

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Published on: 18.06.2018
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Nursing patients with IMHA and IMTP

Presenter: Julia Hurley
Bsc HonsGrad DipRVN

Category: Nurses Club

In this webinar we will firstly look at the differences between Primary and Secondary Immune Mediated disease and discuss their causes. We will look at breed disposition and the diagnostic techniques involved in the diagnosis of disease and the treatment options that are available. We will then go on to…

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Published on: 16.05.2018
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Fading Kitten Syndrome

Presenter: Danielle Gunn-Moore BSc BVM&S PhD FHEA MACVSc MRCVS
RCVS Specialist in Feline Medicine

Category: Nurses Club

Kittens may ‘fade’ and die for very many reasons. Mortality is highest in the first week of life (typically >90% of all kitten mortality), after which it declines, only to rises again just after weaning. Pre-weaning losses usually result from non-infectious causes while infectious causes are more prevalent post-weaning. This…

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Published on: 17.04.2018
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Anaesthesia for Head Injuries

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

Category: Nurses Club

Anaesthesia of patients with head injuries brings specific challenges, as any disruption to brain activity can affect the anaesthetic process. In addition, drugs may behave differently in these patients. It is important to have a basic understanding of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, in order to be aware of any problems that…

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Published on: 20.03.2018
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Nursing priorities in the critical in-patient

Presenter: Lindsay Kellett-Gregory BSc(Hons) BVetMed(Hons) DACVECC DECVECC FHEA MRCVS
RCVS Recognised Specialist in Emergency & Critical Care
Lecturer in Emergency & Critical Care

Category: Nurses Club

Critically ill veterinary patients present unique challenges in their management and nursing requirements. They are typically highly dynamic, and are frequently subject to rapid changes in their clinical condition that require immediate recognition and care. These patients therefore require continual assessment as to their requirements and priorities at any given…

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Published on: 20.02.2018
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Fluid therapy - when, which and how?

Presenter: Donna Mace RVN

Category: Nurses Club

The purpose of this webinar is to refresh the knowledge of both qualified and student nurses on how to provide effective intravenous fluid therapy and the clinical reasons for our choices. The aim is to ensure that nurses understand why patients are on fluids, why they are on the fluid…

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Published on: 23.01.2018
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