28 Mar 2020

Medical Nursing: Principles – The Clinic & Principles - The Patient



Day 1 - Principles – The Clinic
Occupational health and safety in veterinary hospitals is an important topic often overlooked. This module will cover the basis of the importance of preventing physical, chemical and zoonotic hazards by giving a fresh insight into the significance of infection control. By the end of the day, you will also be familiar with the correct equipment and consumables required for medical procedures.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss how hospital layout affects the running of a clinic in relation to infection control and the importance of specific patient areas on patient recovery.
  • Understand how hospital-acquired infections are obtained and spread, as well as the different types of infection.
  • Distinguish between the terms of disinfection and sterilization and how these techniques are implemented within the hospital setting.
  • Gain knowledge of the importance of the appropriate selection and use of medical equipment for specific diagnostic procedures and patient monitoring.
  • Explain how to store, maintain and prepare the above equipment.
  • Appreciate the importance of hospital Health & Safety.
  • Be able to identify potential risks and hazards within the medical setting and have the knowledge of how to reduce these risks.
  • Includes a practical session on hand preparation.

Day 2 - Principles – The Patient

By the end of this module you will be familiar with the patient preparation required for a wide variety of medical procedures in order to make a diagnosis. This module will also give you the ability to confidently nurse a patient with complex medical needs as well as understanding the importance of maintaining client care and clinical governance.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the importance of daily patient assessment and record keeping of the medical patient via charting systems. Be able to outline physical examination techniques and explain their relevance.
  • Outline the importance of the specific nursing requirements of inpatients with specific pathophysiology and life stage. Be able to explain the importance of nursing care plans and their use.
  • Obtain knowledge of the role of nutrition in the medical patient, identifying the advantages and disadvantages of both enteral and parenteral administration and how to manage these cases within the clinic.
  • Select the appropriate patient preparation technique and positioning required for specific medical procedures.
  • Identify medical diseases and procedures that result in an outpatient assessment and the significance of outpatient monitoring.
  • Become familiar with identifying medical complications and consolidate your knowledge of how to minimise them.
  • Explain the set up and maintenance of endoscopes and when they are most useful as part of a diagnostic work-up
  • Appreciate the importance of clinical governance & client communication within the veterinary clinic.
  • Includes case discussion and nutritional calculations


Comprehensive course notes, refreshments and lunch on each day.

Booking Options

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Payment Terms & Conditions

  1. Payment for the course can be paid by credit card or bank transfer.
  2. Please contact us for pricing relating to corporate veterinary groups and multiple booking discounts.
  3. Full details regarding the course cancellation procedure can be found here: https://www.improveinternational.com/uk/terms-and-conditions/

Registration Information

  1. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first served basis.
  2. Where all available places are full, applicants will be offered first refusal for the next available date.
  3. Confirmation and enrolment details will then be sent to confirm your booking.

Available Dates

Future dates for this course are being developed. If you would like to know when this course becomes available, please fill click below to register your interest.


Improve International was established in 1998 by a group of veterinary surgeons from across the UK. We run Continuous Professional Development training for veterinary professionals to help develop the skills and knowledge required in practice. Our programmes utilise a combination of review lectures, case-based discussion and, where applicable, hands-on practical sessions. We are an international organisation with offices in the UK and Portugal.


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