9 Feb 2023

Nurses Certificate in Medical Nursing

Swindon

Nurses Certificate in Medical Nursing

Aims

Veterinary medicine has advanced significantly during recent years. This programme has been designed to provide veterinary nurses/technicians/paraprofessionals with the opportunity to access relevant and up-to-date knowledge of small animal nursing of medical cases, and to use this knowledge to improve the treatment given to canine and feline patients in practice.

Objectives

The certificate programme will:

  • Enhance your clinical skills and knowledge
  • Increase your confidence and job satisfaction
  • Enable you to gain an achievable and recognised qualification

Summary

This modular programme is made up of four two-day courses. For those wishing to complete the whole course and sit the exam, you must complete all eight modules within three years. You may take longer to attend all the modules but will not be eligible to sit the final exammination. Modules can be attended in any order, to suit individual preferences, subject to availability.

Electronic and downloadable comprehensive course notes are provided for each module via our online platform Moodle. Refreshments are available throughout the day and lunch is included on all face-to-face modules.

The programme course fees INCLUDE registration with ISVPS and all of the examination and assessment fees.

Delegates will also be provided additional study skills sessions aiding the delegate to develop their reflective skills. This will help them in their clinical assessments and revision of their learning, which can be used within their future career.

Nurses Certificate in Medical Nursing Modules

Anaesthesia
9 Feb 2023 | Swindon

Anaesthesia

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

  • Review acid/base balance, the practical application of blood products and explain when different fluid replacement options should be used. Demonstrate the ability to perform all types of fluid administration calculations.
  • Explain the importance of client consent forms, patient anaesthesia records and be able to complete both correctly.
  • Obtain knowledge of basic through to advanced patient monitoring and the pros and cons of multi-parameter monitoring for specific cases. Describe and explain abnormal capnography and pulse oximetry waveforms and suggest options to improve them.
  • Understand the use of different pre-anaesthetic medication, induction and maintenance agents, explaining the advantages and disadvantages of each in specific cases.
  • Identify different types of endotracheal tubes and their use explaining the advantages and disadvantages of each. Demonstrate the skill of intubating easy & more difficult patients.

Speaker: Nicola Grint BVSc PhD CertVA DVA DiplECVAA MRCVS
Analgesia
10 Feb 2023 | Swindon

Analgesia

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

  • Appreciate the pathophysiology of pain and be able to identify pain in different species using pain scoring methods.
  • Explain the different classes of analgesia, including opioids, NSAIDs, local anaesthetics and other agents and their pharmacology and appreciate their different delivery methods for specific patients using the multi-modal approach.
  • Pre-emptive analgesia theory and practical approaches to achieving it
  • Outline the use of analgesia in medical patients for chronic and palliative use.
  • Describe appropriate analgesic agents for the use of CRI, when and how these should be used/monitored and be able to perform a CRI calculation.
  • Demonstrate different intravenous catheterisation techniques including central venous catheterisation.
  • Be able to place a central venous line

Speaker: Nicola Grint BVSc PhD CertVA DVA DiplECVAA MRCVS
Principles – The Clinic
27 Mar 2023 | Swindon

Principles – The Clinic

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

  • Appreciate the pathophysiology of pain and be able to identify pain in different species using pain scoring methods.
  • Explain the different classes of analgesia, including opioids, NSAIDs, local anaesthetics and other agents and their pharmacology and appreciate their different delivery methods for specific patients using the multi-modal approach.
  • Pre-emptive analgesia theory and practical approaches to achieving it
  • Outline the use of analgesia in medical patients for chronic and palliative use.
  • Describe appropriate analgesic agents for the use of CRI, when and how these should be used/monitored and be able to perform a CRI calculation.
  • Demonstrate different intravenous catheterisation techniques including central venous catheterisation.
  • Be able to place a central venous line

Speaker: Laura Jones (Nee Rosewell) BSc(Hons) DipAVN(Small Animal) ISFMDipFN VTS(SAIM) RVN
Principles – The Patient
28 Mar 2023 | Swindon

Principles – The Patient

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

  • 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.

Speaker: Laura Jones (Nee Rosewell) BSc(Hons) DipAVN(Small Animal) ISFMDipFN VTS(SAIM) RVN
Imaging
24 Apr 2023 | Swindon

Imaging

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

  • Explain the different radiographic techniques available, their pros and cons and uses in specific situations
  • Evaluate radiographic image quality to ensure diagnostic radiographs are available for interpretation and improve your basic film reading, identifying radiographic artefacts and faults.
  • Revise contrast studies, becoming familiar with their use and the specific equipment required to perform them
  • Understand the principles of ultrasound imaging and be familiar with how to set up and maintain the ultrasound machine and probes
  • Identify specific equipment and materials required for ultrasound-guided procedures
  • Employ the principles of FAST scanning to triage emergency cases
  • Review advanced imaging (CT/MRI and scintigraphy) and their uses in diagnosis and monitoring medical cases

Speaker: To be confirmed.
Oncology (cohort 1)
25 Apr 2023 | Swindon

Speaker: Owen Davies MA VetMB MVetMed MANZCVS(SAM) DACVIM(Oncology) MRCVS RCVS & American Specialist in Veterinary Oncology
Body Systems
14 Jun 2023 | Swindon

Body Systems

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

  • Appreciate clinical assessment and how it that can be used to narrow down location of a respiratory problem
  • Discuss the common signs of acute and chronic gastrointestinal disease and logical approaches to investigating the underlying causes
  • Explain the typical presentations, treatment and follow up required for a variety of respiratory diseases in small animal practice including feline asthma/bronchitis, chronic canine bronchitis, lungworm, pneumonia and nasal disease.
  • Describe the most common gastrointestinal diseases and how to treat and/or manage them successfully.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the complexities of liver disease in the cat and dog
  • Compare pancreatitis in cats and dogs in relation to presentation and treatment options
  • Recognise the importance of the classification of chronic kidney disease in relation to management and monitoring
  • Become familiar with the diagnostic, therapeutic and monitoring challenges of a variety of endocrine diseases including those associated with the pancreas, adrenal and thyroid glands.

Speaker: Laura Jones (Nee Rosewell) BSc(Hons) DipAVN(Small Animal) ISFMDipFN VTS(SAIM) RVN
Medical Pharmacology
15 Jun 2023 | Swindon

Medical Pharmacology

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

  • Appreciate the challenges involved in getting the best out of laboratory tests including sampling methods and test selection
  • Describe a general approach to all poisoning cases including what resources are available, what diagnostic tests may help and how to treat common toxicities
  • Discuss rational drug use– consider how we protect antibiotic use, other considerations in therapeutic trials in medicine cases and monitoring for side effects
  • Consider traditional UK infectious diseases – how they are diagnosed, managed and treatment options
  • Become familiar with infectious diseases new to the UK and discuss the challenges in diagnosis and treatment of these conditions
  • Describe how antibody testing can be useful in vaccination protocols
  • Be familiar with WSAVA vaccination guidelines

Speaker: Laura Jones (Nee Rosewell) BSc(Hons) DipAVN(Small Animal) ISFMDipFN VTS(SAIM) RVN

Booking Options

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NCert Programme £2,799.00 £0.00 £2,799.00
NCert Programme (Deposit and Direct Debit 8 Monthly Payments) £335.00 £399.00 £3,079.00
NCert Programme (Deposit and Payment in Full) £2,400.00 £399.00 £2,799.00

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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.

Key information

Nurses Certificate in Medical Nursing
9 Feb 2023
15 Jun 2023
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8 Day Course
Swindon
Nicola Grint, Domenico Sainato, Laura Jones (Nee Rosewell), Owen Davies
From £2,799.00 + VAT

ABOUT IMPROVE

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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