Who is this course for?

Is this course for me?

This course is perfect for newly qualified RVN’s, SVN’s, If you are returning to clinical practice after a break or Nurses moving to a busier or referral practice to refresh the basics.

Veterinary nurses play an extremely important role in the recovery process of patients and the in-patient care you give must be based on an understanding of the disease process and the ultimate aims of the treatment regimes.

It is a key duty which separates our role from that of a vet – veterinary nurses are responsible for providing the necessary care to look after patients, whether they are hospitalised or in for a routine procedure.

This course will cover how to nurse hospitalised patients with general techniques and tips used in medical nursing and relates them to some of the most common conditions we see in practice. So, you and your team can provide a high standard of care to both patients, and their owner.

The aim of this course is to assist you in further developing your in-patient medical nursing skills, with a focus on practical application of new skills and understanding which can be applied immediately back in practice.

Throughout, there will be questions for you to answer, which may require further research or encourage you to work through them with your clinical team.

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 😉)

What you will learn!

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

  • The ideal small animal ward and environmental considerations.

  • Having a conversation with the pet owner and getting to know your patient.

  • Interpreting behaviour.

  • Pain scoring, the why's and hows.

  • Special senses: Nursing deaf and blind patients.

  • Back to basics: TPR, MM and CRT

  • Fluid therapy and nutrition: Gold standard techniques.

  • Intravenous and urinary catheter gold standard care.

  • Tracheostomy tube gold standard care.

  • Nursing considerations for common conditions with case studies and much more...

Some important points you need to know.

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

    Upon completion of this 5-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 35 question multiple choice quiz at the end to release your CPD accredited certificate for 5-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...


BSc (Hons) RVN

Beth Lee

I graduated from Harper Adams University with a BSc (Hons) degree in Veterinary Nursing and Practice Management. Since, I have worked in a first opinion practice in Derbyshire where I am a clinical coach and also provide a Pet Bereavement service. During university I also worked in an out of hours clinic. I am particularly passionate about in-patient care and nurse clinics so hope to complete a certificate in these areas in the future. I also work with the VN Futures Action Group as a school ambassador, where we aim to raise awareness of the veterinary nursing profession amongst secondary school children. Outside of work, I enjoy travelling, reading, and going to the gym.

Course curriculum

  • 2

    Workbook & Downloadable Content

    • Workbook & Downloadable Content

  • 3

    Module 1; The Ideal Small Animal Ward

  • 4

    Module 2; Understanding your Patient

  • 5

    Module 3; Gold Standard Techniques for Nursing In-Patients

    • Small Animal In-Patient Medical Nursing Module 3 Introduction

    • Unit 1; Back to basics

    • Small Animal In-Patient Medical Nursing Module 3 Task 1

    • Unit 2; Normal Values

    • Small Animal In-Patient Medical Nursing Module 3 Task 2

    • Unit 3; Considering deficits & losses

    • Small Animal In-Patient Medical Nursing Module 3 Task 3

    • Unit 4; Fluid Therapy

    • Small Animal In-Patient Medical Nursing Module 3 Task 4

    • Unit 5; Nutritional Requirements

    • Small Animal In-Patient Medical Nursing Module 3 Task 5

    • Calculating resting energy requirements

    • Small Animal In-Patient Medical Nursing Module 3 Task 6

    • Unit 6; Intravenous catheter care

    • Small Animal In-Patient Medical Nursing Module 3 Task 7

    • Unit 7; Maintenance of a patent airway

    • Small Animal In-Patient Medical Nursing Module 3 Task 8

    • Unit 8; Patient comfort / Asepsis

  • 6

    Module 4; Nursing Considerations for Common Conditions

    • Module 4: Nursing considerations for common conditions

    • End of Course

  • 7

    End of Course Quiz

    • Untitled quiz

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