Nurses Certificate in Emergency and Critical Care Nursing

NCert (E&CC)

Emergency cases can be some of the most challenging and rewarding patients to deal with in practice.

This programme will increase your knowledge and confidence enabling you to act swiftly and calmly resulting in a positive impact on the clinical outcome of your emergency patients. The final module will enable you to practise some of the techniques in the safe environment of our excellently equipped practical facilities.

Your journey through our Certificate programme

Timings, assessment and learning support

The individual courses are held within a face to face training environment, giving you the opportunity to meet like-minded people and share experiences.

You can start on a Nurse Certificate programme at any time in the year and choose to study over a period of one to three years towards the exam or opt to attend the individual modules. If you are working towards the Certificate, you will need to attend all taught modules and register for the multiple-choice question exam with ISVPS.

Access Requirements:

In order to attain the NCert qualification you must be able to prove your eligibility by either uploading your veterinary nursing qualification certificate or RCVS/VCI number to Improve once you have booked onto your programme of study. 

You can attend the modules if you are a student, or not in practice and enrolled with the RCVS; however, you will not be able to attain the NCert qualification.

Course timings:

09.00    Registration
09.30    Course Starts
17.00    Course Finishes

Venue: Swindon
Start date: 9 December 2021

Nurses Certificate in Emergency and Critical Care Nursing
9 Dec 2021
8 Jul 2022
p
8 Day Course
Swindon
Richard A. Saunders, Thomas Towey, David MacKenzie, Amy Homer, Elle Haskey
£2,495.00 + VAT

Route to a Nurses Certificate

 

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What do our customers think of our training?

The course was fantastic, the speakers were great, full of knowledge and used a variety of teaching and learning aids. I have developed new skills, techniques and become more confident in taking these back to use in practice straight away, thus helping with patient anaesthesia and pain relief. Read more... Georgina Little

RVN NCert(A&CC)

I thoroughly enjoyed the course and the practical skills of the day. The course was very helpful with my job and found it to be the best so far. The practical side of this course was brilliant and I found this really helped my skills. Read more... Ellie Parry

RVN

Triage, Monitoring & Stabilisation
9 Dec 2021 | Swindon
  1. Triage, monitoring, and stabilisation.

At the end of this module delegate should be able to:​​​​​​

1.1 Describe the triage process and explain how it benefits patients

1.2 Classify the principles and practical aspects of critical patient monitoring

1.3 Define the perfusion parameters and explain how these can be used to identify hypoperfusion and to monitor a patient’s response to treatment.

1.4 Implement the various mechanisms to assess perfusion and of monitoring of clinical parameters and be able to interpret their readings including ECG abnormalities.

1.5 Recognise dyspnoeic patients and be able to assess them for their degree of respiratory impairment.

1.6 Discuss the causes of respiratory disease and state the various oxygen supplementation techniques

1.7 Discuss the collection of arterial and venous blood samples for blood gas analysis and be able to explain their importance.


Speaker: Elle Haskey RVN BSc(hons) PGCert FHEA VTS(ECC) VPAC A1
Fluid Therapy in the Emergency Patient
10 Dec 2021 | Swindon

Fluid Therapy in the Emergency Patient.

At the end of this module delegates should be able to:

2.1 Define the difference between hypovolaemia and dehydration and how they are treated using fluid therapy.

2.2 Recognise the importance of electrolytes and their role in homeostasis.

2.3 Describe the different types of intravenous fluids including crystalloids, colloids, and blood products.

2.4 Recognise the different types of shock: hypovolaemic, maldistributed, septic, cardiogenic.

2.5 Solve administration calculations for the correct administration: Constant Rate Infusions (CRI’s), Crystalloids, Colloids, and Blood products.

2.6 Describe the importance of how blood transfusions should be safely administered and describe the contraindications of blood transfusions, and their associated adverse reactions.


Speaker: Elle Haskey RVN BSc(hons) PGCert FHEA VTS(ECC) VPAC A1
Diagnostic imaging and the Trauma patient
3 Feb 2022 | Swindon

Diagnostic imaging and the Trauma patient

At the end of this module delegate should be able to:

7.1 State the priorities for stabilising and treating traumatic wounds and fractures on initial presentation, and be able to implement effective assessment, lavage, and debridement of wounds.

7.2 Explain the principles and practical aspects of the latest advanced wound dressings

7.3 Identify how urinary trauma presents, and how patients are stabilized prior to surgery

7.4 Describe the pathophysiology of head trauma and their nursing requirements demonstrating the use of the small animal coma scoring scale

7.5 Identify how to deal with thoracic trauma patients, and prioritize their treatment

7.6 Understand the principles of ultrasound imaging and be familiar with how to set up and maintain the ultrasound machine and probes

7.7 Employ the principles of FAST scanning to triage emergency cases and identify specific equipment and materials required for ultrasound-guided procedures.

7.8 Explain the different radiographic techniques available, their pros and cons, and their uses in specific situations

7.9 Evaluate radiographic image quality to ensure diagnostic radiographs are available for interpretation, demonstrating basic film reading and be able to identify radiographic artifacts and faults.


Speaker: David MacKenzie BSc(Hons) MA VetMB PhD CertVC CertAVP(SAM) CertAVP(ECC) PgCert(VPrS) MRCVS
Medical emergencies
4 Feb 2022 | Swindon

Medical Emergencies

At the end of this module you should be able to:

3.1 Describe the measures of caring/treating for a patient presenting with cardiac disease

3.2 Classify the treatment of acute renal failure and the underlying causes of pre, renal and post-renal failure.

3.3 State the pathophysiology of endocrine and metabolic emergencies, including hypoadrenocorticism.

3.4 Discuss common poisons seen in companion animals list antidotes and treatments.

3.5 State the common acute medical gastrointestinal emergencies and discuss their treatment and management

3.6 Describe the pathpathology of a ‘blocked cat’ and the available treatment options including the associated nursing care.

3.7 Classify laboratory sampling techniques, processing, storage, and data recording. Apply knowledge to using the microscope to examine blood smears, urinary sediment, and basic cytology

3.8 Classify the most common neurological emergencies and their initial treatment

3.9 State the most common hematological abnormalities and their treatment

3.10 Discuss the treatment and nursing considerations of a patient with pancreatitis


Speaker: David MacKenzie BSc(Hons) MA VetMB PhD CertVC CertAVP(SAM) CertAVP(ECC) PgCert(VPrS) MRCVS
Surgical emergency procedures
13 Apr 2022 | Swindon

Surgical emergency procedures.

At the end of this module delegates should be able to:

4.1 Describe the correct preparation of the emergency patient for surgery.

4.2 Explain the importance of correct asepsis with preparing patients for Surgery

4.3 Describe the pathophysiology behind gastric dilatation and volvulus, the emergency and surgical treatment options.

4.4 Explain the term septic peritonitis and haemoabdomen, the potential causes and surgical treatment options, discussing the nursing care of these patients

4.6 Discuss the common important clinical signs associated with reproductive and pediatric/neonatal emergencies to include the pre-, intra-, and post-operative cesarean patient.

4.7 Describe the common ophthalmological emergencies, treatment, and nursing care


Speaker: Thomas Towey
Analgesia and Anaesthesia
14 Apr 2022 | Swindon

Analgesia and Anaesthesia

At the end of this module delegates should be able to:

5.1 Identify common complications which can arise related to anaesthesia outcomes

5.2 Describe anaesthesia of patients with respiratory disease

5.3 Discuss the pathophysiology behind various cardiac diseases and how we may modify anaesthesia protocols for the cardiac patient.

5.4 Define the range of analgesics available, including opioids, NSAIDs, and local anaesthetics

5.5 Recognise pain in companion animals and gain confidence in the use of veterinary pain scoring systems.


Speaker: Amy Homer RVN MScVAA GradDipVN NCertACC AFHEA
Emergency and Critical Care in Exotic patients
16 May 2022 | Online

NEW FOR 2021!

Emergency and Critical Care in Exotic patients.

At the end of this module delegates should be able to:

7.1 Demonstrate and explain the importance of the techniques used to triage Rabbits, Guinea pigs, ferrets, small mammals, reptilians, and the avian patient.

7.2 Explain the anaesthesia & analgesia considerations of the emergency conditions of rabbits, ferrets, small mammal, reptilian and avian patients.

7.3 Describe and implement the Critical Care and nursing techniques for the avian, reptilian and small mammal emergency patient

7.4 Sate and explain the effects of the common poisons appliable to the avian patient

7.5 Demonstrate CPR in all exotic patients


Speaker: Richard A. Saunders BSc (Hons) BVSc FRSB CBiol DZooMed (Mammalian) DipECZM(ZHM) MRCVS  RCVS Specialist in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine (Mammalian) European Specialist in Zoological Medicine (ZHM)
Nursing the critical patient
5 Jul 2022 | Swindon

Nursing the critical patient

At the end of this module delegates should be able to:

6.1 Classify the requirements and management of recumbent patients

6.3 State the nutritional requirements of trauma and critical care patients

6.4 Explain the different techniques for administering enteral nutrition to patients including:

• Nasogastric tubes

• Oesophagostomy tubes

• Gastrostomy tube

6.5 Identify and explain the use of Total parenteral and Partial parenteral Nutrition is used

6.6 Understand how to manage a variety of catheters and drains in an aseptic manner including urinary catheters, thoracic drains, and tracheostomy tubes.

6.7 Perfect your knowledge of the importance of maintaining effective infection control protocols when dealing with critical patients in order to prevent hospital-acquired infections (HAIs).


Speaker: Elle Haskey RVN BSc(hons) PGCert FHEA VTS(ECC) VPAC A1
CPR and Key practical skills
6 Jul 2022 | Swindon

CPR and Key practical skills

At the end of this module delegates should be able to:

8.1 Discuss the new approach to veterinary CPR and implement effective CPR within a team-practical (dry lab).

8.2 Demonstrate correct suturing techniques relevant to emergency patients including tracheostomy tube placement and thoracic drain placement – wet lab (cadavers)

8.4 Describe and demonstrate the techniques for administering/supplementing oxygen, e.g. placement of nasal oxygen cannulas, transtracheal oxygen administration – wet lab (cadavers)

8.5 Interpret and explain the correct placement of various feeding tubes, e.g., nasogastric, oesophagostomy tubes – wet lab (cadavers)

8.6 Discuss the role of the veterinary nurse and the end-of-life care of a patient.


Speaker: Elle Haskey RVN BSc(hons) PGCert FHEA VTS(ECC) VPAC A1

Venue: Swindon
Start date: 9 December 2021

Nurses Certificate in Emergency and Critical Care Nursing
9 Dec 2021
8 Jul 2022
p
8 Day Course
Swindon
Richard A. Saunders, Thomas Towey, David MacKenzie, Amy Homer, Elle Haskey
£2,495.00 + VAT

Nurses Certificate in Emergency and Critical Care Nursing Pricing

Payments Initial
Payment
Total
Payable
Payment Options All prices exclude VAT
NCert Programme £2,495.00 £0.00 £2,495.00
NCert Programme (Deposit and 12 Monthly Payments) £195.00 £295.00 £2,635.00
NCert Programme (Deposit and Payment in Full) £2,200.00 £295.00 £2,495.00

All NCert programme prices are based on you completing the programme and include ISVPS registration and examination fees.
* If taking the paired modules, there is an additional registration and examination charge, payable to ISVPS, if you wish to eventually complete all the modules and gain the NCert.

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Venue: Swindon
Start date: 9 December 2021

Nurses Certificate in Emergency and Critical Care Nursing
9 Dec 2021
8 Jul 2022
p
8 Day Course
Swindon
Richard A. Saunders, Thomas Towey, David MacKenzie, Amy Homer, Elle Haskey
£2,495.00 + VAT

Route to a Nurses Certificate

 

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In Partnership with

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What do our customers think of our training?

The course was fantastic, the speakers were great, full of knowledge and used a variety of teaching and learning aids. I have developed new skills, techniques and become more confident in taking these back to use in practice straight away, thus helping with patient anaesthesia and pain relief. Read more... Georgina Little

RVN NCert(A&CC)

I thoroughly enjoyed the course and the practical skills of the day. The course was very helpful with my job and found it to be the best so far. The practical side of this course was brilliant and I found this really helped my skills. Read more... Ellie Parry

RVN

Venue: Swindon
Start date: 9 December 2021

Nurses Certificate in Emergency and Critical Care Nursing
9 Dec 2021
8 Jul 2022
p
8 Day Course
Swindon
Richard A. Saunders, Thomas Towey, David MacKenzie, Amy Homer, Elle Haskey
£2,495.00 + VAT

Route to a Nurses Certificate

 

blank

In Partnership with

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What do our customers think of our training?

The course was fantastic, the speakers were great, full of knowledge and used a variety of teaching and learning aids. I have developed new skills, techniques and become more confident in taking these back to use in practice straight away, thus helping with patient anaesthesia and pain relief. Read more... Georgina Little

RVN NCert(A&CC)

I thoroughly enjoyed the course and the practical skills of the day. The course was very helpful with my job and found it to be the best so far. The practical side of this course was brilliant and I found this really helped my skills. Read more... Ellie Parry

RVN