Clinical Skills

课程标记为"Clinical Skills"

Floor coordinator

How often do you walk into the hospital space and team members are all over the place, everyone is busy being busy and productivity seems ok, but things are missed or delayed at times? Then it might be worth you exploring implementing the Floor Coordinator role. By introducing the Floor Coordinator role in a veterinary clinic, we enhance operational efficiency, patient care, client experience, optimize resource allocation and team wellbeing!  We will discuss what the role is, why it is needed, the benefits, how to effectively and efficiently implement the role and work through some potential hurdles during this process.

Learning Outcomes    

  • Gain an understanding of the floor coordinator role
  • Maximising the use of the role 
  • Implementing the role

CPD Points:

  • 1 AVNAT


Confidence in Nurse Consulting:  Moving to the Next Phase

While your clinical knowledge and technical expertise are solid, you might feel out of your element in the consultation space. How can you develop the confidence necessary to thrive in this area? This workshop provides a step-by-step approach to positioning yourself for success, employing appropriate language and communication techniques, nurturing self-value, and ultimately boosting your confidence.

Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Setting up for success
  • Language and Communication
  • Self Value
  • Developing Confidence

CPD Points:

  • 1 AVNAT


Nursing care and ongoing management of the diabetic patient

This online short course is designed for veterinary nurses seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills in managing diabetic patients. Diabetes mellitus is a common condition in companion animals, and the role of the veterinary nurse is crucial in providing effective care and support. This course will cover essential topics related to the pathophysiology, clinical signs, diagnostics, treatment, nursing care, and nursing consultations for diabetic patients.

Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus in animals.
  • Recognize the clinical signs and risk factors associated with diabetic patients.
  • Learn the essential diagnostic tools and techniques for accurate diabetes diagnosis.
  • Gain knowledge of the various treatment options available and their administration.
  • Develop practical nursing care skills specific to diabetic patients.
  • Improve their communication skills to provide effective nursing consultations to pet owners of diabetic patients.

Capnography – More than just a number

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to capnography, detailing its role in monitoring carbon dioxide levels. The course delves into the intricacies of the respiratory system, the importance of capnography, especially during anaesthesia, and the interpretation of capnograms.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the fundamentals of ventilation and the respiratory system.
  • Grasp how the respiratory system removes carbon dioxide from the body.
  • Recognise the significance of capnography in monitoring patients, particularly under anaesthesia.
  • Identify and differentiate the types of graphs used in capnography.
  • Interpret the phases and distinct parts of the capnogram waveform.

Course Type:

  • Interactive video lessons that should take up to 60 min to complete

Features:

  • You have access to the course for 365 days
  • Complete quiz activities to attain your certificate of achievement

CPD Points:

  • 1 AVNAT CPD point

Patient Assessment: It’s more than the numbers

Patient Assessment is about utilising all 5 of our senses and taking the time to listen to our senses to see the importance of the information gathered in relation to the patient’s condition.

Gathering the vital signs in that moment is the best way to provide appropriate action for the patient.

The main senses in relation to patient assessment are watch and feel.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn the art of performing comprehensive patient assessments
  • Harness the full potential of your senses in the assessment process
  • Grasp the bigger picture and identify trends within the data

Course Type:

  • Interactive video lessons that should take up to 60 min to complete

CPD Points:

  • 1 AVNAT


Tick paralysis

Tick paralysis is a debilitating condition that requires prompt recognition, appropriate treatment, and specialized nursing care. In this comprehensive course, you will gain a solid foundation in understanding Tick Paralysis, its common clinical signs, and the essential steps for preparing to handle Tick Paralysis patients.

Throughout the course, you will delve into the intricate aspects of Tick Paralysis, starting with the recognition of patients affected by this condition. You will learn how to identify the specific symptoms and signs associated with Tick Paralysis, enabling you to swiftly identify affected animals in various settings.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Recognizing the clinical presentation and signs of Tick Paralysis patients.
  • Implementing appropriate treatment strategies for Tick Paralysis patients.
  • Providing specialized nursing care for Tick Paralysis patients, including comfort measures, mobility assistance, and holistic support.
  • By the end of this course, you will have gained the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively support the management and care for Tick Paralysis patients.

Course Type:

  • Interactive video lessons that should take up to 60 min to complete

CPD Points:

  • 1 AVNAT


Feline Renal Disease

Discover essential knowledge about Feline Renal Disease with this comprehensive course. Explore its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options, empowering you to better understand and manage this condition. Gain insights into dietary considerations, lifestyle modifications, and supportive care techniques. Equip yourself with expert guidance to enhance the well-being of cats affected by renal disease.

Throughout this course, you'll delve into the multifaceted aspects of Feline Renal Disease, beginning with an exploration of its underlying causes and risk factors. We'll analyze the intricate interplay between genetic predisposition, age, and environmental factors, enabling you to identify potential triggers and mitigate their impact.

Understanding the early signs and symptoms of Feline Renal Disease is crucial for prompt diagnosis and intervention. You'll learn how to recognize the subtle indicators of renal dysfunction, such as increased thirst, frequent urination, weight loss, and changes in appetite. We'll delve into the diagnostic tools and techniques employed to assess kidney function, including blood tests, urinalysis, and imaging studies, empowering you to make informed decisions and develop appropriate treatment plans.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the causes, symptoms, and diagnosis of Feline Renal Disease.
  • Explore various treatment options and their effectiveness.
  • Gain insights into dietary adjustments and lifestyle modifications to support affected cats.
  • Learn about the importance of regular monitoring and supportive care techniques.

CPD Points: 

  • 1 AVNAT


Post Anaesthesia Standards of Care

Post-anaesthesia standards of care are essential to ensure the safe recovery of animals from anaesthesia. Proper post-anaesthesia care can prevent complications and promote a successful outcome. This includes monitoring the animal’s vital signs, maintaining a stable body temperature, managing pain, and providing appropriate support and nutrition. It is important for veterinary practices to establish and adhere to strict post-anaesthesia standards of care to ensure the highest level of safety and comfort for animals under their care. By providing proper post-anaesthesia care, veterinary practices can also improve client satisfaction and trust in their services.

In this course, we will explore the goals of recovery, what as a minimum should be monitored, how to reduce complications, post-anaesthesia abnormalities and how to set your team up for success moving forward with consistency and a high standard of care.

Learning outcomes:

  • Goals of recovery
  • Monitoring parameters
  • Reducing post-anaesthesia complications
  • Patient recovery

Course Content:

  • Interactive video with quiz questions
  • Certificate of Completion

CPD Points:

  • 1 AVNAT CPD


Anaesthesia with Co-morbidities and Increased Risk

This course will give you the confidence to approach those tricky anaesthetics that you tend to avoid. Whether the patient is young or old, brachycephalic or has an underlying medical condition, you will gain a good understanding of the additional considerations required for these patients to help ensure a smooth anaesthetic and good outcomes.

Learning Outcomes

In this course you will learn about:

  • How to handle complex anaesthetics with confidence
  • Equipment preparation and general considerations for patients of different ages and sizes
  • Anaesthetic management of patients with cardiovascular and respiratory diseases
  • Special considerations for obese patients and those undergoing dental procedures
  • How medical conditions like renal disease, diabetes and hyperadrenocorticism can affect anaesthesia
  • Requirements for specific emergency procedures such as urinary tract obstruction, caesareans and GDV surgery
  • The additional considerations required for complex cases

Course details:

  • 6 x interactive video with quiz questions
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Access: 
    • If access is via a subscription then you have access for the duration of the subscription
    • If individually purchased, you have access to the course for 365 days 
CPD Points: 
  • 2 AVNAT NIAG

Telephone Triage Skills

The aim of telephone triage is to determine the urgency and necessary care level of a patient and provide advice to that client. For every phone call answered, it is our job, as the triage nurse or client care representative to seek to understand what state of emergency the patient is (or is not) in and provide the best care possible. The challenge for us in Veterinary Medicine, is that we are not speaking to the patient, but rather an interpreter of the patient. Therefore our telephone triage technique matters.

Course Type:

  • Interactive video lessons that should take up to 1 hour to complete
Features:
  • Access to the course is either:
    • If you bought access to the stand-alone course, then you have access for 365 days
    • If as part of a subscription, you have access for th e duration of an active subscription  
  • Complete quiz activities to attain your certificate of achievement

CPD Points:

  • 1 AVNAT CPD point

Anaesthetic Monitoring

Course outline

Understand how to monitor anaesthesia, what to monitor pre-, peri- and post-operatively and the importance of recording trends throughout anaesthesia. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Preparation for anaesthesia, patient evaluation and risk classification 
  • What and how to monitor anaesthesia
  • Anaesthetic complications

Course detail:

  • Self paced lessons that should take up to 6 hours to complete 
  • Features: 
    • If access is via a subscription then you have access fro the duration of the subscription
    • If individually purchased, you have access to the course for 365 days 
    • Includes downloadable resources 
    • Complete a quiz to attain your certificate of achievement 
  • CPD Points: 
    • 6 AVNAT NIAG 

Assessing Canine Patient Behaviour

You will learn about a variety of canine body languages and behaviours exhibited by them, how to nurse the nervous and anxious canine, and how to carefully and correctly nurse an aggressive canine patient.

Learning Outcomes

  • Body language and Behaviours
  • Nervous/Anxious Canine Patients
  • Aggressive Canine Patients

Course Content: 1 x video and course quiz. Certificate of Completion.

Course Type: 

  • Videocast lessons that should take up to 1 hour to complete 
  • Access:
    • You have access to the course for 365 days with individual purchase of course
    • If you have a subscription, you have access to the course for the life of your subscription
  • Includes downloadable resources 
  • Complete a quiz to attain your certificate of achievement 
CPD Points: 

1 AVNAT | 1 AVA VetEd


Assessing Feline Patient Behaviour

This course will cover feline behaviours and how to read their body language, instruction for nursing the nervous or anxious feline patient, and ways to nurse an aggressive feline patient.

Learning Outcomes

  • Recognising cat behaviours
  • Common behavioural problems

Course Content: 1 x video and course quiz. Certificate of Completion.

Course Type:

  • Videocast lessons that should take up to 1 hour to complete 
  • Access:
    • You have access to the course for 365 days with individual course purchase
    • If you have a course subscription, you have access to the course for the duration of the subscription 
  • Includes downloadable resources 
  • Complete a quiz to attain your certificate of achievement  
CPD Points:  

1 AVNAT

Bandaging and Wound Care

When applied appropriately, bandages promote healing, protect a wound, absorb exudate, can be used to relieve pressure and provide immobilisation or support. Learn about the stages of wound healing, what can promote or inhibit that process and how to use bandages to gain the optimal outcome.

Course Type:
Interactive lessons that should take up to 1 hour to complete

Features:
You have access to the course for 365 days
Complete interactive lessons to attain your certificate of achievement

CPD Points:
1 AVNAT Point

Basic Fluid Therapy

Fluid therapy is one of the most frequently used treatments in veterinary care. Understand the basics of fluid therapy, and learn about the types of fluids used in patient care, goals of fluid therapy and how to accurately calculate fluid therapy rates.

Course Type:
Videocast lessons that should take up to 1 hour to complete

Features:
You have access to the course for 365 days
Includes downloadable resources
Complete a quiz to attain your certificate of achievement

CPD Points:
1 AVNAT

Being a Patient Advocate

You are the eyes and ears of your patient. Learn how to decide the right patient plan and treatment goals, and how you can be an advocate for your patient.

Course Type:
Videocast lessons that should take up to 1 hour to complete

Features:
You have access to the course for 365 days
Includes downloadable resources
Complete a quiz to attain your certificate of achievement

CPD Points:
1 AVNAT

Blood Pressure Monitoring

Blood Pressure Monitoring is one of the best and easiest ways to assess the peripheral perfusion of your patient! But where the skill comes into this is being able to best utilise the wonderful technology available to get consistent, reliable measurements in a varied patient setting.

Course Overview:

  • What is Blood Pressure?
  • What is normal?
  • Oscillometric vs Doppler
  • How to get accuracy in your readings through Cuff Selection and placement
  • Setting up for Success now and in the future
  • Caring for your Blood Pressure Machine

Course Type:

  • Interactive video lessons that should take up to 1 hour to complete

Features:

  • You will have access as part of an active ProSkills Course Subscription
  • You have access to the course for 365 days with individual course purchase
  • Complete quiz activities to attain your certificate of achievement

CPD Points:

  • 1 AVNAT CPD Point

Blood Transfusions

Learn about managing blood transfusions for dogs and cats covering donor selection, collection, cross-matching, administration, and monitoring. This course includes downloadable course notes.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Anaemia; Regenerative/Non-Regenerative
  • Types of Blood Products, Use and Storage
  • Blood Collection; Donor Selection Criteria
  • Blood Types, Cross Matching, Typing, Xeno-transfusions
  • Product Preparation, Administration, Rate Calculations
  • Monitoring, Transfusion Reactions

Course Type:

  • Interactive video lessons that should take up to 2 hours to complete

Features:

  • You will have access as part of an active ProSkills Course Subscription
  • You have access to the course for 365 days with individual course purchase
  • Complete quiz activities to attain your certificate of achievement

CPD Points:

  • 2 AVNAT CPD Points

Cardiovascular Disease

Having a good understanding of the cardiovascular system and potential diseases and defects that can occur is essential for all veterinary professionals. The role the cardiovascular system has an effect in all functions of the body and is often a common problem seen in practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • Anatomy and function of the heart
  • Heart disease and abnormalities
  • Performing a cardiovascular assessment
  • Treatment and nursing care

Course Type:

  • Interactive video lessons that should take up to 2 hours to complete

Features:

  • You will have access as part of an active ProSkills Course Subscription
  • You have access to the course for 365 days with individual course purchase
  • Complete quiz activities to attain your certificate of achievement

CPD Points:

  • 2 AVNAT CPD Points

Cat Friendly Hospitalisation

The “Cat Friendly Hospitalisation” course is a beginner's introduction on how to implement cat friendly practices, in relation to the hospitalisation of patients. The course particularly focusses on the set up of the hospital ward and enclosure.

In this course you will learn:

  • The meaning of “Cat Friendly”
  • Understanding basic feline behaviour and instincts
  • Tips for hospital admission and transfer to the cat ward
  • Cat ward design and considerations
  • Enclosure design and considerations
  • How to furnish the hospital cage to cater to feline needs

Course Type:

  • Interactive video lessons that should take up to 1 hour to complete

Features:

  • Complete quiz activities to attain your certificate of achievement

CPD Points:

  • 1 AVNAT CPD point

This course is available as part of a ProSkills Short Course Month-to-month Subscription or can be purchased individually from the ProSkills shop