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Wed, 16 Oct


Dartmoor Zoo

ECC for Nurses @ Dartmoor Zoo!

Traumatised Pet or Traumatised Vet Nurse? Master the art of stabilising and managing small animal trauma patients with essential triage and diagnostic techniques. Ensure effective communication and rapid response. This will be a fantastic day in a fantastic venue!

ECC for Nurses @ Dartmoor Zoo!
ECC for Nurses @ Dartmoor Zoo!

Time & Location

16 Oct 2024, 09:00 – 17:00 BST

Dartmoor Zoo, Plymouth PL7 5DG, UK

About the Event

Join Sophie Gilbert BVetMed MRCVS PgC(EMS)

RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Emergency Medicine and Surgery - for this fantastic immersive day, having fun, including a tour round the zoo  all topped off with fantastic food!

Morning Session :

Stabilisation and nursing care of the small animal trauma patient in practice

Traumatic injuries in dogs and cats are uncommon, but these patients will often have life threatening injuries that require rapid stabilisation.  Furthermore, the condition of these patients can change rapidly, so serial monitoring and intensive nursing care is vital for patient welfare and improved outcomes.  We will discuss the principles of triage, stabilisation, and nursing care of the trauma patient in practice.

Patient safety in high – stakes, high – pressure situations  - techniques to cope in a crisis

Mistakes are common in veterinary practice, and even more so in high stakes, high pressure situations such as when dealing with an emergency patient.  We will discuss why mistakes happen, and the principles of ‘crisis resource management’ – what non-technical skills are required for effective teamwork in a crisis situation?

Afternoon session:

Anaesthesia and analgesia of the emergency patient

Critical patients are at increased risk for life threatening complications during anaesthesia and are among some of the most challenging patients to manage, especially in general practice where access to some pharmaceuticals may be restricted due to cost or availability.  We will discuss pain management of the critical patient including use of locoregional analgesia techniques, and the use of CRI’s in practice.  During the second part of the session we will look at common complications that may occur during anaesthesia of the emergency patient and how to identify and address them to take the stress out of the emergency anaesthetic.


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