Webinar Plus: Haematology for Veterinary Nurses

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About the course

About this course

Would you like to be able to provide invaluable nurse support to cases that require haematologic assessment in your practice?

Blood smear examination is essential for the reliable and safe use of in-house hematology analyzers in the veterinary practice.  Veterinary nurses can provide an invaluable benefit to the veterinary practice by being able to perform an efficient blood smear examination, which can validate the in-house analysis and detect key abnormalities (that the machines can’t), and flag potential need for expert review.

This course is aiming to help veterinary nurses to develop the necessary skills to prepare high-quality blood smears, perform optimal staining, to best set up the microscope for blood smear examination, and to carry out a systematic, highly efficient (3-5 min) blood smear examination.


Why do this course? 

You will develop invaluable skills that will maximize the value of hematological assessments in your patients as well as an understanding the pros and cons of the in-house vs external lab. Furthermore, you will explore specific nursing considerations for hematological patients.


Course details

Course format: A mixture of one hour weekly webinars (which can be viewed live and/or as recorded versions throughout the course), tasks for making and staining bloods smears and setting up the microscope with feedback from the tutors, computer-based blood smear examinations with online case assessments, supplementary reading material and tutor-moderated online discussion forums.
Course length: Four weeks

The webinars will run on the following dates from 12.00pm to 2.00pm GMT including a 30-minute registration and familiarisation period prior to the commencement of the lecture.

Webinar dates:
Monday 11th June
Monday 18th June
Monday 25th June
Monday 2nd July


Balazs Szladovits, DVM DipACVP FHEA MRCVS 
Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pathology 
The Royal Veterinary College 

Barbara Glanemann, DrMedVet DipECVIM PGCVetEd FHEA MRCVS 
Lecturer in Small Animal Medicine 
The Royal Veterinary College 

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