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RVN CertVNECC

Sam Buss

Since qualifying in 2013, Sam has worked in a variety of different environments including general practice, referral hospital and wildlife rescues. After developing a keen passion in emergency and critical care, in particular emergency surgery, Sam completed the Vets Now Certificate in ECC in 2015 and has spent the past 3 years working in dedicated Out-of-Hours emergency practice.

Who is this course for?

For RVN’s in First Opinion Practice and SVN’s, who want to extend their existing knowledge and build their skills in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Nursing

What Will I Learn?

Emergency situations are relatively commonplace in first opinion practice however, the general consensus is that, this is an area may Veterinary Nurses feel least confident in. 

 

Even if you only see an emergency every couple of months, it is an area where confidence is essential and the quick decisions made can make all the difference in the patients’ outcome.

 

Emergency cases, is an area where Nurses skills can be truly utilised and have an immediate impact on the patient’s survival.

 

This course will primarily be focussing on the most common emergencies seen in first opinion practice as well as other useful areas of emergency nursing. 

  • Triage

  • The Pathophysiology of Shock

  • The Crash Trolley and Emergency Pharmacology

  • ECG Basics

  • Cardiovascular Emergencies

  • Respiratory Emergencies

  • Gastrointestinal Emergencies

  • Neurological Emergencies

  • Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD)

  • Ophthalmological Emergencies

  • Common Toxicities

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Don't just take our word for it...

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Emergency and Critical Care

Jo wynn

Realised how much I really did know which gave me great confidence but it also taught me loads of little "note book" tips to keep to hand. Really enjoyed the...

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Realised how much I really did know which gave me great confidence but it also taught me loads of little "note book" tips to keep to hand. Really enjoyed the course. Have encouraged others in the practice to do it. Have kept a copy of the course notes at work for all to use.

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Jade Digby

This course was really really good. Ihad great detail and was good to refresh my mind on some stuff we dont do all the time. I would highly recommend.

This course was really really good. Ihad great detail and was good to refresh my mind on some stuff we dont do all the time. I would highly recommend.

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Course Introduction and Downloadable Content

  • 2

    Module 1: ECC - Back to Basics.

    • Unit 1: What is Triage?

    • Unit 2: The Pathopysiology of Shock.

    • Unit 3: The Crash Trolley & Emergency Pharmacology

    • Unit 4: Echocardiogram Basics (ECG).

  • 3

    Module 2: Common Emergencies in First Opinion Practice.

    • Module 2 Introduction.

    • Unit 1: Cardiovascular Emergencies.

    • Unit 2: Thromboembolism.

    • Unit 3: Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM)

    • Unit 4: Respiratory Emergencies.

    • Unit 5: Gastrointestinal Tract Emergencies.

    • Unit 6: Neurological Emergencies

    • Unit 8: Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD).

    • Unit 9: Opthalmological Emergencies.

    • Module 2 Conclusion.

  • 4

    Module 3: Common Toxicites and CPR.

    • Module 3 Introduction.

    • Unit 1: Common Toxicities.

    • Unit 2: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

  • 5

    End of Course Multiple Choice Questions and Conclusion.

    • The Emergency Patient: ECC Nursing in First Opinion Practice, end of course Quiz.

    • Course Conclusion.