Nutrition and Cancer

Abstract

This lecture focuses on nutrition for cancer patients and so is ideal for any vet nurse who nurses patients suffering with cancer in veterinary practice.  

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Cancer and Wellness Clinics

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This lecture is for Vet Nurses holding cancer and wellness clinics, or for those who plan to hold them.  It discusses in detail such clinics and how best to run them.

 

 

 

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Nursing the Portosystemic Shunt Patient

Abstract

This lecture takes a detailed look at nursing portosystemic shunt patients. It discusses presenting clinical signs of portosystemic shunt, and the diagnosis of it, and the medical and surgical options for treatment.  It then focuses on surgical treatment in detail, going through surgical preperation and anaesthesia, the surgery itself, and post operative nursing care.

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Nursing Care of the Dyspnoeic Cat

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This lecture focuses on the nursing care of dyspnoeic cats in practice and gives practical advice on the best approach in nursing them. It begins by looking at symptoms of respiratory distress, and then discusses monitoring of the cat and interventions needed as well as the importance of minimising stress. It then discusses respiratory effort and how recognition of the different types of inspiration and expiration and effort involved can give valuable information to the veterinary team as to the cause of the distress. It then also discusses thoracocentesis and thoracic drains.

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Nursing Management Strategies for Canine Osteoarthritis Cases

Abstract

This lecture looks at different aspects of nursing involved in canine osteoarthritis cases, such as nurse clinics, weight management and exercise advice, and monitoring the patients progress.  It looks at surgical and medical management options and concludes with a case study of a Total Hip Replacement case.

Learning Outcomes

  • An understanding of osteoarthritis and different options available for treatment
  • An understanding of nursing management strategies and the importance of the nurses role in osteoarthritis cases
  • The confidence to advise clients on the different aspects of care involved in helping their dog with osteoarthritis
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