6 Oct 2022

Nursing the Neonatal and Paediatric Patient


Nursing the Neonatal and Paediatric Patient


Neonatal survival in both the canine and feline patient can be improved by effective neonatal care and the appropriate management of the bitch/queen pre-and post-partum. This course will look further into the differences in the bitch and queen's reproductive cycles, parturition process and the management of parturition complications. It will also give an insight into the appropriate management of neonatal and paediatric patients, including congenital disorders, neonatal/paediatric emergencies and anaesthesia.


A brief overview of the learning objectives:

  • Describe the variances of the reproductive cycle between the bitch and queen

  • Recognise the requirements of the pregnant patient

  • Explain the normal parturition process of the bitch and queen

  • Discuss potential complications during parturition leading to dystocia

  • Discuss the management of the caesarean patient and possible complications

  • Demonstrate immediate post-partum resuscitation

  • Explain the requirements of the neonatal patient to include:

- Husbandry

- Immunity

- Nutrition

- Weaning

  • State the most common neonatal/paediatric congenital disorders/defects and their management

  • Management of the neonatal and paediatric emergency patient to include neonatal isoerythrolysis

  • Identify anaesthesia and fluid therapy considerations of the neonatal and paediatric patient


Includes comprehensive course notes, refreshments and lunch on the day.

Nursing the Neonatal and Paediatric Patient Modules

Nursing the Neonatal and Paediatric Patient
6 Oct 2022 | Sheffield

Speaker: Thomas Towey BVMS CertAVP(ECC) MRCVS Advanced Practitioner in Emergency & Critical Care

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Key information

Nursing the Neonatal and Paediatric Patient
6 Oct 2022
1 Day Course
09:00 Registration
09:30 Course starts
17:00 Course finishes
6 CPD hours
Thomas Towey
From £429.00 + VAT