Surgery

Courses tagged with "Surgery"

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 
    • 3 AVA VetEd

Category: Clinical Skills

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 | 1 AVA VetEd

Category: Clinical Skills

Constant Rate Infusions

Constant Rate infusions or CRIs are becoming an increasing mode of drug delivery in veterinary practice. It is important that vets and nurse have a solid understanding of the use of CRIs, including the methods of delivery via both syringe drivers and fluid pumps as well as determining accurate drug dosing and calculations

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

Category: Clinical Skills

Gloving and Gowning

Understand the gloving and gowning process, including maintaining asceptic technique, the difference between open, closed and plunge gloving. Includes video demonstration on gloving and gowning.

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 | 1 AVA VetEd
Category: Clinical Skills

Instrument Care Tips

Learn the important skills of instrument cleaning, correct storage and instrument lubrication.

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 | 1 AVA VetEd
Category: Clinical Skills

Medical Maths

Learn the invaluable skill of determining drug calculations, anesthetic flow rates and fluids calculations.

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 | 1 AVA VetEd
Category: Clinical Skills

New Thoughts on Patient Preparation

Learn about hand scrubbing and preparing yourself for surgery, reducing the instance of surgical site infections and different techniques in patient preparation.

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 | 0.5 NZVNA AVNP
Category: Clinical Skills

Oxygen Therapy

Gain knowledge on relevant anatomy and physiology of respiratory system, how to undertake a respiratory assessment and deliver oxygen therapy and learn about upper and lower respiratory tract disorders.

Course Type:
Short Course. Self paced lessons that should take up to 6 hours 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:
6 AVNAT | 3 AVA VetEd

Category: Clinical Skills

Pain Identification And Management

Learn how to identify pain types and signs of pain, understand commonly used drugs and patient considerations when managing pain.

Course Type:
Videocast lessons that should take up to 3 hours 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:
3 AVNAT | 3 AVA VetEd | 3 NZVNA AVNP
Category: Clinical Skills

Patient & Theatre Preparation

Discover a variety of techniques for patient and theatre preparation including the positioning, clipping and skin preparation of your patients and how to maintain asepsis.

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 | 1 AVA VetEd

Category: Clinical Skills

Placing ECG Leads

Recognise and understand the equipment in your practice. Learn how to place ECG leads, dots and crocodile clips and practical tips and tricks on taking the trace.

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 | 1 AVA VetEd | 0.5 NZVNA AVNP
Category: Clinical Skills

Prepare for Radiography

The course gives a comprehensive understanding of the preparation for radiography. It covers parts and functions of the radiographic machine, preparation of the room, equipment and the patient. It uses 60 minutes of interactive lessons.

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

Category: Clinical Skills

Preparing The Patient To Go Home

Learn the basics of preparing a patient for returning home. How and when to undertake catheter removal, cleaning/grooming the patient, and what to get ready before discharge.

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 | 1 AVA VetEd
Category: Clinical Skills

Radiography: X-ray Machine Settings

This course covers factors that contribute to good quality exposures; KiloVolts, milliAmperage, time and Field Focal Distance and how each will affect the final image; Applying appropriate collimation.

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

Category: Clinical Skills

Surgical Instruments: Names and uses

Surgical instruments have a bewildering array of names and purposes. This course will explain common surgical instruments and how they are used using extensive video demonstration and discussion of common general surgical instruments.

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

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

CPD Points:
1 AVNAT

Category: Clinical Skills

Surgical Preparation for Non-Routine Procedures

When preparing for non-routine surgical procedures an understanding of causes of potential infection and asepsis is essential for positive surgical outcomes. In this session participants will gain an understanding of factors affecting infection, types of disinfectants and choosing which one for different procedures and how to prepare patients and the surgical site for procedures such as orthopaedics, anal, ocular, aural, paw and open wound surgery.

This course is suited to veterinary nurses and technicians that are preparing patients for non-routine procedures.

  • Factors influencing infection and poorer outcomes
  • Types of disinfectants and their uses
  • Techniques and tips for preparing non-routine surgical procedures
  • Clipping and scrubbing for limb, anal, ocular, aural and paw surgery
  • Draping of surgical sites

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 CPD point

Category: Clinical Skills

Surgical Preparation in the Emergency Setting

Getting the phone call and realising that you are going to have to perform emergency surgery on a patient can be stressful. As a veterinary nurse it is your role to ensure that all of the equipment is ready for initial diagnosis, stabilisation and subsequent surgery as well as supporting for and caring for the patient during this time. This course will cover how to recognise and assess emergency patients, prepare for their arrival and ensure you have all equipment ready to take them to theatre. By the end of this course you will be confident the next time you get that call!

Learning Outcomes: 

  • How to recognise an emergency surgical patient
  • How to stabilise patients prior to emergency surgery
  • How to prepare for emergency surgery

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

Category: Clinical Skills

Testing Anaesthetic Machine For Leaks

Uncover how to test the anaesthetic machine for leaks, when to test and why using our practice 10 point check list.

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 | 1 AVA VetEd
Category: Clinical Skills

The Endoscope - Let's Look Inside

Endoscopes are one of the more complicated and expensive pieces of equipment in our practices and many nurses are unsure about the set-up, cleaning and support required during these procedures. Become confident in how your endoscope works and how to look after both your patient and equipment during this course.

In this course you will learn:

  • How and endoscope works
  • How to prepare and monitor the patient
  • Cleaning procedures

Course Type:

  • Interactive video lessons that should take up to 1 hour 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

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

Category: Clinical Skills

The GDV Patient

Discover what Gastric Dilatation Volvulus is, specific nursing care methods and considerations to understand, and how working as a team can help towards a successful treatment outcome.

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

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

CPD Points:
1 AVNAT

Category: Clinical Skills