Pain Management at Home

Abstract

This lecture looks at the reasons for treating patients at home and the advantages and disadvantages of choosing pain management at home.  It takes a detailed look at pain, the effects of pain, and pain management strategies, such as pharmacological options, monitoring & home nursing.

Learning Outcomes

  • An understanding of pain and its effects
  • An understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of managing pain in the home
  • A detailed knowledge of pain management strategies that can be implemented in the home
  • Confidence in advising clients in the best ways of managing their pets pain at home
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Nutritional Support for the Critical Patient

Abstract

This full length lecture takes a detailed look at the role of nutrition in emergency and critical patients and looks at the different options available for providing nutritional support for these patients. It discusses when to consider tube feeding, nutritional assessment of patients, and the actual placement of tubes.  It also discuss diet choice and calculating how much to feed.

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Nursing the Parvo-virus Patient – a Nurses Role

Abstract

This CPD veterinary nursing course lecture takes a detailed look at nursing the parvo-virus patient and the nurses role in providing excellent nursing care in parvo-virus cases.  By discussing considerations such as TLC, comfort and hygiene, fluid therapy, medications, nutrition provision and patient monitoring, the veterinary nursing CPD lecture examines the requirements for nursing the parvo-virus patients and gives an interesting guide to providing high standards of nursing care.

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Nursing the Post-Op GDV Patient

Abstract

This veterinary nursing CPD lecture provides a very detailed and informative look at nursing the post – op GDV patient.  It goes through monitoring of the patient, nursing plans for the patient, pain scoring of the patient, medications, nutrition and complications that may occur and how to manage them.  As such the veterinary nursing CPD lecture gives an interesting and detailed overview of care required for post-op GDV nursing and how to sucessfully provide appropriate care for them. The lecture is longer than most due to its detailed content and provides and hour and a half veterinary nursing CPD time.

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Nursing the Patient with Heart Failure

This Veterinary nursing CPD module looks in-depth at nursing of the patient with heart failure.  Practical nursing considerations of canine and feline patients with heart failure are considered at length and the lecture provides a detailed look at the subject.

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