Essentials of Emergency and Critical Care

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About the course

As emergency and critical care becomes more advanced, new techniques are being introduced into practice. The role of the veterinary nurse is vital to the treatment of critically ill patients; the survival of such patients depends on effective collaboration between veterinary surgeon & nurse.

It is essential that Veterinary Nurses are familiar with procedures and nursing care involved in the management of emergency cases - effective nursing is a vital component in any successfully managed Emergency and Critical Care case. This is an in-depth ECC training session. Start on your first steps of being an ECC nurse and get solid, practical information to use in your practice.

Topics covered will include:

  • Triage & initial assessment of emergency cases
  • Monitoring and treatment of the critical care patient
  • Cardiorespiratory, urinary, neurological and GI systems
  • Specialised techniques, including advanced vascular access
  • Performing effective CPR

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