The Collapsed Patient

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About the course

The causes of collapse in emergency patients can vary greatly, from hypovolaemia to sepsis, and immune mediated disease to hypothermia.  This full day course will look at a variety of these different presentations, from their presenting signs, to their ongoing nursing requirements.

Specific areas to be covered:

•  Understand the pathophysiology behind commonly encountered immune mediated diseases

•  Understand the different types of shock,  including hypovolaemic shock and its treatment

•  Understand hypothermia and hyperthermia and the widespread effects on patients

•  Gain knowledge about sepsis, why it happens and how we treat and nurse these patients

•  Understanding chest drain placement and maintenance


Louise O'Dwyer MBA, BSc(Hons), VTS (ECC), VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia), DipAVN(Medical & Surgical), RVN

Clinical Support Manager, Vets Now

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