Lou Northway CertVNECC, NCert(Anaesth), RVN, qualified as a VN in 2009, and has worked in various first opinion practices and a referral hospital. Her main interests are anaesthesia, analgesia, emergency and critical care nursing, and quality improvement (QI).
In 2019, Lou was awarded the RCVS inspiration award for her ongoing ability to inspire and enthuse others in practice, and further afield. She also became an RCVS Knowledge champion.
Lou is clinical nurse lead at her practice, responsible for reviewing clinical standards, implementing QI practices and training the team in her areas of interest. She is a BVNA council member and part of the VN Futures career progression working group.
Through her social media blog, “Lou The Vet Nurse”, which has more than 15,000 followers, she shares CPD, hints and tips with fellow nurses, and blogs about her life as an RVN.
Cardiology anaesthesia: updates in small animal patients
Lou Northway walks readers through the stages of, and considerations around, anaesthetising cats and dogs with cardiac conditions.