Emergency and Critical Care Nursing Online

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About the course

About this course

The phone rings and an emergency is on its way down to the clinic. Do you know what you need to do to get ready?

Many nurses find emergency work stressful and overwhelming, but it can be exhilarating and rewarding with a good team and forward thinking. This course is aimed at qualified veterinary nurses who wish to expand and further their knowledge of working with emergency and critical care patients. The course will refresh your knowledge of specific key areas including preparation of the clinic and team, common emergency presentations and how to nurse the hospitalized critical patient. The key elements of each topic will be discussed so that you can take ideas and tips away to implement in your clinic.


Why do this course?


You will increase your confidence in relation to the emergency patient journey. You will review how to set up an emergency service, how to maximize what you already have in your practice, understand the nurses' role in emergency presentations.


Course details:

Course format: An intensive tutor-moderated online learning experience. Resources include a one-hour weekly reading tutorial, shared discussion forums including case-based approaches, self-assessment tasks and supplementary reading
Course length: Six weeks


Eleanor Haskey, BSc VTS(ECC) VPAC A1 RVN 
Head ECC Nurse 
The Royal Veterinary College 

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