Fluid Therapy in Small Animal Practice
For Vet Nurses/Technicians
20 Hours of Structured & Assessed CE | RACE Pending Approval
When Is It?
Start Date: Monday, August 12, 2019
Duration: 4 Weeks
Live Weekly Tutorials: Mondays at 7:30 PM AEST (Sydney Time)
Please Note: These live tutorials are recorded if you are unable to participate in real-time.
Fluid therapy is essential in the management of many small animal diseases, including surgical, medical and emergency conditions. This course will review the essentials you should know about fluid therapy – from fluid dynamics, to creating and monitoring a fluid therapy plan for your patient! That’s not all! We’ll also look at shock, transfusion therapy and fluid therapy in different disease states including gastrointestinal disease, renal failure, heart disease, cesarean and more!
What's in the Course?
This week is all about transfusions! Learn the essentials of transfusion medicine, from blood typing and cross-matching to blood product delivery and monitoring. Know when patients need a transfusion, know how to calculate transfusion blood volumes, how to collect blood from donor dogs and cats safely, and what to do when a transfusion reaction occurs!
The fluid therapy plan encompasses everything from diagnosing and treating shock, to rehydrating the patient and managing their underlying disease. Without a fluid therapy plan, we could end up giving our patient a fluid that is the wrong type, at the wrong rate, or even make our sick patient even more sick. This week we will look at how we can develop a simple and effective fluid plan for every patient we see in hospital, using real cases, such as parvovirus enteritis!
|Printed and Bound Course Book|
|Graded Course Assessment|
|Live and Online Weekly Tutorials|
|Comprehensive Learning Resources|
|Extra Course Resources|
|Protocols For Your Practice|
Dr. Philip Judge
BVSc MVS PG Cert Vet Stud MACVSc (VECC; Medicine of Dogs)
Director: Vet Education Pty Ltd
Consultant in Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
Internationally renowned lecturer and published author
Dedicated to providing you with innovative and exciting online learning!
The cost for this 4-week vet nurse course is only AUD 350. This fee includes a printed and fully bound course book, full access to our website for the duration of the course, including message-board access, and all online tutorials, quiz assessments, marking and advice, and a certificate on successful course completion.
For any queries regarding this course, please do not hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Or call us on +61 7 4755 0090.