Recognising Animal Abuse - Non Accidental Injury - for Veterinary Nurses

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About the course

Unfortunately, in veterinary practice, we are sometimes presented with animals where we suspect the injuries may be a result of non-accidental injury. In this situation would you know what to do?

After discussing some of the causes and statistics around abuse, you will look at practice protocols, decision-making cascades, client confidentiality, reporting cases and much more.

Topics include;

  • Legal responsibilities under the AWA
  • Types of NAI, and signs that may alert you to the situation
  • Other conditions that would come under the heading of NIA e.g. Bestiality; Dog fighting/baiting including badger baiting; Hoarding; Neglect
  • What to do if you see an animal that you suspect is being abused?
  • Practice protocols and decision-making cascades
  • Client confidentiality
  • Recording cases
  • Cross-reporting
  • Report writing
  • Dealing with the aggressive client
  • Case studies

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