Who is this course for?

Is this course for me?

When patients are admitted into the clinic, they are most likely going to be treated with some form of fluid therapy as part of their treatment program.

But do you know your maintenance from your ongoing losses? or your dehydration versus hypovolaemia?

Although we are not able to prescribe this treatment, your role as the veterinary nurse is to ensure that this patient is being monitored appropriately and as the needs of the patient may change that these are discussed with the case vets when required.

But with so many different fluid options out there, it can feel so confusing to know what observations are valuable and how actions can be taken to address any arising problems.

Join Emma in your own 7 HOURS of CPD that will help break down that confusion and empower you to take charge with your patients receiving fluid therapy!

All our courses include small bitesize videos with an accompanying workbook so you don't have to write a single word (unless you want an excuse to get your stationary out 😉)

To learn more about how you can do more with fluid therapy for your patients check out this fabulous comprehensive course.

What will I Learn?

This Course has 4 modules of content and this is a brief overview of what you will learn

  • Types of Fluid Loss

  • Dehydration versus Hypovolaemia

  • Assesment of Fluid Responsiveness

  • Physical parameters for Focussed Assessments

  • Fluid Types

  • Correction of Dehydration and Maintenance Requirements

  • Meet Ongoing Losses

  • Specific Conditions Requiring Fluid Therapy

  • Fluid Therapy Calculations

  • Monitoring the Fluid Therapy Patient

Some important points you need to know.

  • How long is this course and do I get a certificate?

    Upon completion of this 7-Hour on-demand CPD Course, you will receive a certificate to download and keep for your records.

  • How long do I have access to this course?

    Great news is that you have lifetime access with your enrolment, so completely learn at your own pace and no stressful deadlines.

  • What do I get with this course?

    This course comes with a comprehensive course workbook, interactive activities to complete and a 45 question multiple choice quiz at the end to release your CPD accredited certificate for 7 Hours/Credits.

  • How is this course presented?

    Our courses are more than just a webinar.

    You will be taken through easy to digest bitesize chunks of learning, via a series of informative tutor video presented slides.

    Research shows, that online learning knowledge is easier to retain and absorb if video content is used rather than just audio, which is easier to just switch off from and become distracted. This way you can have a human connection to your tutor which is so important.

    So that's what we do...

Emma Annis Bsc (Hons), RVN, PGCE, VNCertECC

Instructor Bio:

Senior RVN CPD Speaker and Lecturer

Emma Annis Bsc (Hons), RVN PGCE VNCertECC

I qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2004 after completing my training at a very busy small animal hospital in Milton Keynes. Since then, I have worked in a variety of practices and nursed a vast array of species including; small animals, large animals, equines, zoo and exotic animals. During my time in practice, I have worked with many students as their clinical coach and really enjoyed watching each student blossom and qualify into superb veterinary nurses.

Prior to qualifying as a veterinary nurse, I undertook an honours degree in Animal Agriculture and a level 3 diploma in Equine Studies.

I worked in the veterinary industry for many years before moving into teaching. I have taught a variety of level 2 and level 3 courses in multiple further education settings. My subjects have been; Animal Management, Animal Nursing, Veterinary Care Assistant, Veterinary Care Support and Veterinary Nursing. I completed my PGCE and qualified as a lecturer in further education in 2015. From 2015 to present I have worked in a mixture of teaching and veterinary nursing roles. During this time, I became increasingly interested in emergency and critical care nursing and went on to complete my certificate in ECC with Vets Now. My interest for ECC nursing has continued since then and I truly believe the basis of it encompasses all aspects of veterinary nursing.

At the start of 2021 I set up my own business as a veterinary nursing tutor and plan to later add canine behaviour consultations to support individuals who wish to work on any behavioural concerns they have with their dogs. I’m currently studying an advanced diploma in canine behaviour.

My drive will always be to ensure every veterinary nurse feels empowered to give the very best they can to each and every patient they interact with. Empowerment comes from education and building knowledge and this in turn can, and often does lead to greater job satisfaction.

Course curriculum

  • 2

    Workbook and Downloadable Resources

    • Fluid Therapy Workbook

    • Downloads

  • 3

    Module 1

    • Module 1; Aims and Objectives

    • Types of Fluid Loss

    • Routes of Fluid Administration

    • Maintaining Intravenous Access

    • Dehydration Versus Hypovolaemia

    • Assessment of Fluid Responsiveness

    • Physical Parameters for Assessing Hydration

    • Module 1 Task

    • Task Video Clip

    • Module 1 Recap

  • 4

    Module 2

    • Module 2; Aims and Objectives

    • Fluid Types

    • Correction of Hypovolaemia

    • Correction of Dehydration & Maintenance Requirements

    • Correction of Electrolyte & Acid Base Derangements

    • Meet Ongoing Losses

    • Module 2 Recap

    • Module 2 Task

  • 5

    Module 3

    • Module 3; Aims and Objectives

    • Metabolic Acidosis

    • Sodium Imbalances

    • Shock

    • Vomiting and Diarrhoea

    • Haemorrhage

    • Burns

    • Renal Disease, Acute and Chronic

    • Toxicity Cases

    • Heat Exhaustion

    • Pancreatitis

    • Cardiac Disease

    • Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)

    • Gastric Dilation and Volvulus (GDV)

    • Module 3; Task

    • Module 3 Recap

  • 6

    Module 4

    • Module 4; Aims and Objectives

    • Quick Task

    • Calculating Maintenance Requirements

    • Add Fluid Deficits

    • Delivering Fluids Over 24 Hours

    • Replacing Ongoing Losses

    • Calculations on how to Delivery Fluids

    • Calculations for Hypovolaemia

    • Calculations for a Bolus Colloid

    • Calculations Task

    • Monitoring the Fluid Therapy Patient

    • Quick Task

    • Module 4 recap and end of course, Thank You!

  • 7

    End of Course Quiz / Assessment

    • End of Course Quiz

Pricing Options.

Choose to pay for the course now, invoice your practice, or in easy to manage instalments. Same course same cost.