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Practical Advanced Abdominal Ultrasound

Lecturer: Abby Caine Thursday 1st & Friday 2nd November 2018 This two-day practical course is aimed at vets in general practice who are already comfortable and competent with general abdominal ultrasound and would like to take their skills to the next level. Delegates will learn how to perform a more thorough ultrasound examination of the abdomen, including the peritoneum, lymph nodes, adrenal glands and the pancreas and what changes may be seen in the diseased state. There will be an introduction to the use of 2D and doppler and their use on the greater abdominal vessels, as well as indications and techniques for performing ultrasound-guided biopsies. This course is highly practical and will give delegates the confidence to perform more complex diagnostic abdominal ultrasound in practice on a wide variety of cases. TOPICS TO BE COVERED INCLUDE: The full abdominal ultrasound, including peritoneum and lymph nodes Further examination of the gastrointestinal tract Locating the normal pancreas and the adrenals Examining the great abdominal vessels on 2D and with Doppler How and what to take as biopsies   **If you are unable to bring a dog along, please contact us before booking your place. ** www.centralcpd.co.uk www.vet-ecpd.com

 
Basic Laparoscopy and Laparoscopic Bitch Spay

Lecturer: Philip Lhermette Tuesday 30th & Wednesday 31st October 2018 This course provides a practical introduction to laparoscopy and minimally invasive surgery, with the emphasis on basic laparoscopic techniques that can be performed in first opinion practice. The advantages and disadvantages of minimally invasive procedures will be discussed and there will be a brief overview of instrumentation and instrument handling techniques, followed by a more detailed discussion of laparoscopic principles, the approach to the abdomen and laparoscopic organ biopsies. The use of electrosurgery and other haemostatic techniques in minimally invasive surgery will be covered on day two, followed by detailed instruction on laparoscopic ovariectomy and ovariohysterectomy. TOPICS TO BE COVERED INCLUDE: Detailed explanation and examination of instrumentation Minimally invasive surgery in general practice – profitability Practical skills tests using laparoscopic trainers Cadaver practical – approach to the abdomen, exploratory laparoscopy, organ biopsies, laparoscopic ovariectomy, ovariohysterectomy, gastropexy etc www.centralcpd.co.uk www.vet-ecpd.com

 
Practical Orthopaedics: TPLO Surgery

Lecturers: Georg Haimel and Martin Owen Friday 26th October 2018 This one-day highly practical cadaver-based course focuses on the tibial plateau leveling osteotomy  (TPLO) procedure for the treatment of cranial cruciate disease. The course is aimed at veterinary surgeons that are familiar with basic orthopaedic procedures and the use of implants, including plates and screws. Starting with a review of the relevant surgical anatomy and biomechanics of the TPLO procedure, we will then move on to a detailed discussion of preoperative radiograph assessment and the surgical planning that is required for surgical success. The majority of the day will then consist of wet lab practical cadaver surgery, allowing delegates to implement this knowledge and develop their surgical skills. TOPICS TO BE COVERED INCLUDE: Surgical anatomy Stifle biomechanics Surgical planning and execution of a TPLO procedure TPLO complications and management of them www.centralcpd.co.uk www.vet-ecpd.com

 
Updates in Feline and Canine Medicine

Lecturer: Fiona Adam Frioday 19th October 2018 Want a one-stop-shop to catch up on new things in small animal medicine in recent years? Then this is the CPD day for you!  A useful day if you are returning to small animal practice after a short career break, or just need a quick refresher on what’s cropped up in the past couple of years.  A whistle-stop tour through the up-to-date thinking in endocrinology, nephrology, GI medicine, infectious disease and more. Topics to be covered include: An update on chronic kidney disease management, including the use of SDMA New things in endocrinology – the use of DOCP in hypoadrenocorticism, and new thoughts on the management of Cushings disease “Exotic” (or perhaps not so exotic!) diseases – Babesia in the UK, and an update on diseases we are all increasingly likely to encounter given the popularity of pet passports What’s new in gastrointestinal disease – oral cobalamin supplementation, feline EPI, colitis in cats and much more www.centralcpd.co.uk www.vet-ecpd.com

 
Practical Echocardiography – Two Day Course

Lecturer: Joao Loureiro Monday 8th & Tuesday 9th October 2018 This highly practical course aims to give delegates the confidence to perform diagnostic echocardiography in practice. At the end of the two days, candidates should feel confident to achieve the standard echocardiographic views on the right and left side, perform M-mode and Doppler studies in a variety of dogs. Examples of echocardiographic changes seen with common diseases such as valvular endocardiosis, dilated cardiomyopathy and feline cardiomyopathies will be reviewed and examples of congenital diseases such as pulmonic stenosis, patent ductus arteriosus, and ventricular septal defects will also be discussed. Topics to be covered include: How to set up your ultrasound machine to get the best image Standard echocardiographic views and useful measurements to make a diagnosis Learn how to use Doppler echocardiography Identify the typical echocardiographic changes seen in common acquired and congenital cardiac disease   **Please contact us before booking if you are unable to bring a dog with you on the course ** www.centralcpd.co.uk www.vet-ecpd.com

 
Practical Medical Oncology in General Practice

Lecturer: Rob Foale Wednesday 3rd October 2018 This one-day course will provide colleagues in general practice with an up to date review of how to approach and practice medical oncology, predominantly in dogs but with reference to feline oncology where appropriate. Starting with the optimal clinical approach to patients with neoplasia, how to reach an accurate diagnosis and the importance of clinical staging.  This interactive course will move on to cover the diagnosis and currently recommended treatment protocols for lymphoma, leukaemia, myeloma, mast cell tumours and more enabling delegates to not only treat this cases effectively in general practice but also work with referral centres to optimise results. Full lecture notes will be provided and clinical case examples will be used to illustrate relevant points whenever possible. Topics to be covered include: Accurate diagnosis and clinical staging Paraneoplastic syndromes – their use as clues, common pitfalls and their treatments The safe use of cytotoxics in practice Diagnosis and updated treatment protocols for lymphoma, leukaemia, myeloma, mast cell tumours Tyrosine kinase inhibitors – what are they and how should we use them? Anti-angiogenic metronomic chemotherapy – is there a role for this in veterinary practice? www.centralcpd.co.uk www.vet-ecpd.com

 
Practical Abdominal Ultrasound – The Basics

Lecturer: Abby Caine Thursday 27th & Friday 28th September 2018 This two-day practical course will cover machine set up, which probe to use and how to optimise the image to make sure you can get the best out of your machine in practice. Body systems covered will include the liver and gallbladder, spleen, GI tract and urogenital tract, learning how to recognise what is normal and how to classify any abnormalities noted. Delegates will learn how to achieve standard views of the abdomen, which measurements are useful to take and what they mean when making a diagnosis. This course will give delegates the confidence to perform diagnostic abdominal ultrasound in practice on a wide variety of cases. TOPICS TO BE COVERED INCLUDE: The ultrasound machine – how to use the machine to its best effect Familiarising yourself with the normal in order to recognise the abnormal Imaging the liver, gallbladder, spleen, GI tract and urogenital tract Useful measurements to take, how to take them and what they mean As we aim to keep group numbers small and the course has a large practical element, we would ask delegates to bring along an appropriate dog to scan so that we can scan a broad range of cases and give the dogs time out as needed. **If you are unable to bring a dog along, please contact us before booking your place.** www.centralcpd.co.uk www.vet-ecpd.com

 
Practical Clinical Pathology for Vets

Practical Clinical Pathology for Vets: How to use that microscope and get a diagnosis! Thursday 20th September 2018 Lecturer: Roger Powell Frustrated by waiting for results from the lab? Wondering whether those results from your in-house analyser can be trusted? In an emergency setting, prompt clinical diagnosis is essential for starting appropriate therapy, but you can be left waiting more than 24 hours for results from an external laboratory. This highly practical course will give you the skills you need to use in-house microscopy to gain a useful diagnosis faster and thus start appropriate therapy as soon as possible. Using real case based examples and dedicating a large proportion of the day to wet lab and microscopy sessions, this course will cover accurate interpretation of blood smears, a standardised approach to urinalysis as well as how to get diagnostic cytology samples and when to interpret them. Common errors and pitfalls will also be covered along with fundamental microscope set up. TOPICS TO BE COVERED INCLUDE: Microscope set up – brief overview of how to use it effectively Haematology – making and staining diagnostic smears, with recognition of artefacts to check analyser results Urinalysis – staining, sediment exam and identification of bacteria Cytology – top tips for sampling and making diagnostic smears for staining, interpretation of ear samples and common skin masses, as well as accurately diagnosing pyothorax and septic peritonitis Case-based interpretation of biochemistry results from your analyser – what does that result mean? www.centralcpd.co.uk www.vet-ecpd.com

 
Optimising Emotional Development in Puppies

Optimising Emotional Development in Puppies – The Role of the Veterinary Practice Monday 17th September 2018 Lecturer: Sarah Heath This one-day CPD course will discuss emotional development in puppies and consider ways in which veterinary practices can play a role in optimising the process in their patients. The importance of appropriate advice for breeders and new owners will be covered and advice given as to how to present this information in an effective way. The specific issue of neutering will be explored and the potential benefits and pitfalls of surgical neutering in relation to behaviour will be discussed. The aim of this course is to encourage general practitioners to make the most of their unique level of contact with breeders and new owners in order to optimise emotional development in their canine patients. Emotionally stable dogs will live more successfully in a domestic environment and therefore be able to stay in their homes and remain patients of the practice for a lifetime. TOPICS TO BE COVERED INCLUDE: Optimising the emotional development of puppies in order to avoid later behavioural problems Appropriate advice for breeders – leading to more emotionally stable litters Pre-purchase clinics for new owners – advising on smooth transition from breeder to new home and beyond Neutering and influence on behaviour – when is it a good idea and when not? www.centralcpd.co.uk www.vet-ecpd.com

 
Dental Radiography for Nurses

Lecturer: Rachel Perry Thursday 13th Septemeber 2018 Dental radiography is at a tipping point in veterinary practice as more and more practices rightly acknowledge its importance and make worthwhile investments. All veterinary practices providing small animal dental services should have access to and use dental radiography on a routine basis. Nurses can become actively involved in, and highly proficient at generating diagnostic full mouth dental radiographs of cats and dogs. This ensures detection of all relevant pathology in the pets’ mouth that might otherwise be missed and allows vets to ascertain an accurate diagnosis and then perform the correct treatment. TOPICS TO BE COVERED INCLUDE: Why  do we take dental radiographs? How  do we generate diagnostic dental radiographs? When  do we take dental radiographs? Parallel and bisecting angle techniques Is it diagnostic? If not, what went wrong? ***Special Offer*** **** Book both a vet nurse and a vet from the same practice on this course and Dental Radiography and Radiology Course and pay only £490 + VAT for both*** www.centralcpd.co.uk www.vet-ecpd.com

 
Dental Radiography and Radiology

Wednesday 12th September 2018 Lecturer: Rachel Perry Dental radiography is one of the most important tools available to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of dental diseases. It is estimated that as much as 70% of pathology can be missed without its use. This practical one-day course is designed to cover all aspects of dental radiography and radiology in the cat and dog. Diagnostic assessment of the oral cavity, oral radiography techniques, radiographic interpretation and oral pathology are all covered in lecture and group discussion format, with practical sessions on positioning and radiographic interpretation. Delegates are encouraged to bring along any dental radiographs for discussion if they would like. Topics to be covered include: Oral radiography techniques and how to position your patient Radiographic interpretation Practical sessions to consolidate theory ***SPECIAL OFFER*** **Book both a vet and a vet nurse from the same practice on this course and our Dental Radiography for Nurses Course and pay only £490 + VAT for both** www.centralcpd.co.uk www.vet-ecpd.com

 
Schedule 3 Surgical Procedures for Nurses

Lecturer: Paul Aldridge Thursday 5th July 2018 Schedule 3 of the Veterinary Surgeons Act allows registered veterinary nurses to perform acts of minor surgery under veterinary supervision. This highly practical course aims to give an introduction to the typical procedures covered under this legislation, allowing delegates to gain confidence in their surgical skills in a relaxed setting. The initial management of traumatic wounds will be covered, along with the decision making process of why, when, and how we close these wounds. Some specific procedures will also be outlined and performed. Topics to be covered include: • Initial management of traumatic wounds – lavage and debridement • Suture material selection, suture patterns, and instrumentation • Suturing skills – how to close traumatic wounds • Surgical drains – why we use them & how we place them • Ear and tail injuries – management and amputation www.centralcpd.co.uk www.vet-ecpd.com

 
Local Anaesthetic Blocks in Dogs and Cats

Lecturers: Heide Kloppel & Frances Downing Wednesday 4th July 2018 The use of local anaesthetic drugs as part of a multimodal approach to analgesia is commonplace in human medicine; they reduce the time patients spend in hospital, accelerate recovery and improve patient satisfaction.  Peripheral nerve blocks can be quick, simple and inexpensive to perform.  Despite this, local anaesthetics are still relatively underused by the veterinary profession. This course will cover how and when to use common peripheral nerve blocks in limbs and the head in dogs and cats; this will involve hands-on practical sessions.  There will also be some case-based discussion and an opportunity for delegates to discuss their own experiences. TOPICS TO BE COVERED INCLUDE: How to perform common peripheral nerve blocks for use in orthopaedic, soft tissue and dental procedures How and when to perform a lumbosacral epidural nerve block Revision of how local anesthetic drugs work, including the complications and contraindications associated with their use Case-based discussion – when to use the nerve blocks you’ve learnt www.centralcpd.co.uk www.vet-ecpd.com

 
Small Animal Minimally Invasive Surgery – Practi

Lecturer: Elise Robertson Wednesday 27th & Thursday 28th June 2018 This two-day laparoscopy course is designed for clinicians in general practice with basic skills or no previous experience in rigid endoscopy. An overview of selection and care of the instruments required for everyday procedures in both dogs and cats will give delegates the knowledge to invest in the correct equipment for their practice caseload. We will then move on to the diagnostic and basic surgical procedures that can be performed with these minimally invasive techniques in both species, including ovariectomy, ovariohysterectomy and organ biopsy. Short lecture-based sessions covering indications, complications and basic theoretical outlines of procedures will be followed by practical dry lab sessions with laparoscopic trainers and practical cadaver-based sessions, allowing delegates to gain the practical skills needed to perform these minimally invasive surgeries back in practice. TOPICS TO BE COVERED INCLUDE: Selection, handling and care of rigid endoscopes and equipment, including how to set up and operate the ‘endoscopy imaging chain’ Cleaning and storage of endoscopic equipment What can be done minimally invasively in general practice? Indications, procedures and techniques in: Approach to the abdomen Laparoscopic organ biopsy Laparoscopic ovariectomy/ovariohysterectomy Laparoscopic cryptorchidectomy, gastropexy, cystoscopy Discussion of cases www.centralcpd.co.uk www.vet-ecpd.com

 
Practical Nursing of the Cancer Patient

Practical Nursing of the Cancer Patient – Making a Difference Monday 25th June 2018 Lecturer: Linda Ryan Cancer is a common cause of death and illness in older pets. Up to one-in-four cats and dogs over eight years old will die from it, and many more pets live with chronic cancer conditions. Therefore veterinary nurses in all types of practice are seeing cancer patients daily. Whether or not they consider themselves be oncology nurses: everyone is an oncology nurse! VNs are perfectly placed to provide key aspects of patient care, as well as being the primary liaison between veterinary surgeons and the pet’s family. This hands-on course, involving practical sessions, will give you the skills and confidence to tackle these rewarding cases. The session will begin with a brief overview of oncology diagnostics and treatment protocols before moving on to cover the safe administration of chemotherapy. We will also discuss the other key elements of oncology nursing: pain management, nutritional needs of cancer patients, management of treatment side-effects, owner support, maintenance of quality of life and the human-animal bond.   TOPICS TO BE COVERED INCLUDE: Cancer diagnostics and treatment options Chemotherapy administration and care of cancer patients both as inpatients and outpatients. Chemotherapy safety – including practical session on gowning, gloving and safety protocols Owner advice and education Palliative care options – managing pain, assessment of quality of life, nutrition and dealing with “the whole patient”, including concurrent conditions Oncology nurse clinics – wellness clinics aimed at ensuring long-term quality of life. www.centralcpd.co.uk www.vet-ecpd.com

 
Lymphoma CHOPing: Case-based Investigation.....

Lymphoma CHOPing: Case-based Investigation and Treatments Friday 22nd June 2018 Lecturers: Roger Powell & Mark Goodfellow Lymphoma is one of the commonest small animal neoplasms but it can often require a multi-disciplinary approach to diagnose and a patient-specific choice of therapy because lymphoma is, in fact, a group of related but distinct diseases.  Understanding the differences between different lymphoma types allows for a more specific diagnosis, better monitoring of treatment and selection of targeted therapy. This maximises the opportunity to choose a well-tolerated protocol and achieve an extended period of good quality of life. This interactive course, uniquely co-lectured by both a specialist clinical pathologist and oncologist, will provide an initial brief overview of lymphoma followed by specific case-based discussion on how to investigate, diagnose and then treat many of the various common types of lymphoma faced in practice.  Each case will be extensively illustrated with images to run through the diagnosis and management, whilst allowing time for chatting about caveats or specifics that should be borne in mind when talking to owners. The course will give delegates the confidence to accurately diagnose and successfully manage these cases once back in practice. Topics to be covered include: Clinical presentation of lymphoma Up to date targeted therapeutic protocols Accurate diagnosis and clinical pathology Case-based discussion – including alimentary lymphoma, cervical masses, extranodal, generalised lymphadenopathy and specific organomegaly www.centralcpd.co.uk www.vet-ecpd.com

 
Diseases of the Canine Cornea and Ocular Surface

Diseases of the Canine Cornea and Ocular Surface – The Long and the Short of it Tuesday 19th June 2018 Lecturer: Georgina Fricker With the current popularity of brachycephalic breeds in the UK, practitioners are increasingly encountering canine corneal and ocular surface conditions. Using case-based discussion this highly interactive course aims to provide practitioners with confidence in approaching common disorders of the canine cornea and pre-corneal tear film. It will provide delegates with tools for discussion of these conditions and the treatment options available to owners. Starting off with an overview of the ophthalmic examination and top tips for sampling of the eye, this course will then move on to cover the diagnostic approach and treatment options for various corneal conditions including traumatic injuries, corneal opacities, corneal masses, dry eye and keratitis, to name a few. Specific conditions affecting brachycephalic breeds and an approach to their management will also be explored. Topics to be covered include: Top tips for examination and sampling of the eye Corneal ulceration and traumatic injuries Non-ulcerative keratitis Macroblepharon and exposure keratitis Corneal opacities and masses Dry eye – what are the options? Approach to the wet eye Brachycephalic ophthalmology – including nasal fold trichiasis, medial entropion, pigmentary keratitis www.centralcpd.co.uk www.vet-ecpd.com

 
Practical Oral and Dental Trauma

Lecturer: Rachel Perry Wednesday 13th & Thursday 14th May 2018 Cats and dogs commonly sustain traumatic dentoalveolar injuries (TDI).  This course will provide the general practitioner with knowledge of the commonly encountered injuries and optimal management of these patients will be covered in detail. There will be a highly practical component, with a chance to practise; oesophagostomy placement, nerve blocks, mylohyoid intubation, and symphyseal separation cerclage. In addition, the materials for non-invasive jaw fracture repair will be discussed, including; acid etch, acrylic, wire and dental composites. Delegates will be able to practice maxillomandibular fixation techniques, as well as placement of wire and acrylic tooth-borne splints for jaw fractures. TOPICS TO BE COVERED INCLUDE: Overview and diagnosis of traumatic dentoalveolar injuries Oesophagostomy feeding tube placement and mylohyoid intubation Materials used in non-invasive jaw fracture repair Maxillomandibular fixation Jaw fracture stabilisation using acrylic and wire www.centralcpd.co.uk www.vet-ecpd.com

 
Case-based Approach to Cardiovascular Emergencies

Friday 8th June 2018 Lecturer: Jon Wray Palpitations? Weak at the knees? Feeling faint or in need of resuscitation? If the thought of dealing with cardiac emergencies makes you feel any of these, this one-day course with case-based examples aims to give you the confidence to be calm in the face of cardiac catastrophe. Topics to be covered include: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation Pericardial effusion Congestive heart failure The arrhythmic dog and cat Syncope and collapse in dogs Feline aortic thromboembolism www.centralcpd.co.uk www.vet-ecpd.com

 
Endocrinology Day

Lecturer: Fiona Adam Monday 21st May 2018 Too many hormones, or not enough! Endocrinopathies can be challenging to diagnose, with variable clinical presentations and imprecise diagnostic tests leading to the possibility of missed or incorrect diagnoses.  During this CPD day, you will become more comfortable and confident in diagnosing and managing a range of endocrine disorders including hyperadrenocorticism, hypoadrenocorticism, thyroid, pituitary and parathyroid disorders. Topics to be covered include: Hyperadrenocorticism – an update on diagnostics and treatment monitoring Hypoadrenocorticism – getting to grips with DOCP Hyperthyroidism – medication, surgery, I-131, diet – which is best? Conn’s syndrome Hypercalcaemia with focus on idiopathic hypercalcaemia of cats and primary hyperparathyroidism in dogs Acromegaly – when should I test and what comes next? www.centralcpd.co.uk www.vet-ecpd.com

 
Critical Nursing of the Trauma Patient

Wednesday 16th May 2018 Lecturer: Paul Aldridge Trauma patients commonly present to us as emergencies; the nature of their injuries dictates prompt triage, stabilisation and then often surgical intervention. This course is suitable for all veterinary nurses and aims to outline a systematic approach from initial assessment of major body systems at triage, to stabilisation of dyspnoea and ‘shock’, through to the specific management of certain presentations once stable. TOPICS TO BE COVERED INCLUDE: Triage and assessment of major body systems Stabilising the dyspnoeic patient Shock – how to recognise and treat it Initial wound management – debride and lavage Haemoabdomen patients – what’s different about fluids Diaphragmatic rupture – anaesthesia and surgery www.centralcpd.co.uk www.vet-ecpd.com

 
Emergency Surgery

Lecturer: Paul Aldridge Monday 14th & Tuesday 15th May 2018 Performing an unfamiliar technique in an emergency situation is stressful for all concerned! This course aims to give hands-on experience in performing the surgical techniques necessary to deal with common emergency presentations. It is suitable for all vets in practice. We will outline why, when, and how to employ the techniques; putting them into context within the stabilization and treatment of these often challenging, but rewarding cases. TOPICS TO BE COVERED INCLUDE: Tracheostomy Thoracocentesis and chest drain placement GDV surgery and gastropexy techniques Haemoabdomen – splenectomy, and what if it’s not the spleen? Diaphragmatic hernia Urethrotomy, urethrostomy and cystotomy www.centralcpd.co.uk www.vet-ecpd.com

 
Consultation Skills for Veterinary Nurses

Lecturer: Nicola Ackerman Wednesday 2nd May 2018 Consultation skills are vital skills for a veterinary nurse to master. This highly interactive course will cover everything that you need to know about nurse consultations, covering the diverse range of consultation types which you may be required to participate in in your practice: surgical admissions, discharge of patients and many more. This course will give delegates the tools and confidence to go back to their practices and take on fresh roles. TOPICS TO BE COVERED INCLUDE: Models for consultations: using a consultation model to give your consultation structure and flow and also helping you keep to time. Clinical coaches will need to cover these for their SVNs Communication skills required to convey the issues that need covering How to perform a clinical examination Promotion of nurse clinics and consults – making them a success How to find your clients and get them in the door www.centralcpd.co.uk www.vet-ecpd.com

 
Getting To Grips With Gut Disease

Lecturer: Isuru Gajanayake Are you fed up with diarrhoea? Frustrated by regurgitation? Don’t know which diet to feed for IBD? Gastrointestinal signs, such as vomiting, diarrhoea, weight loss and inappetence are a very common reason for veterinary visits, but these conditions can still be very frustrating to manage. In this full-day course, case-based material will be used to discuss the diagnostic approach to common gut disorders seen in general practice. The treatment plan for these cases will also be discussed, with a particular focus on nutrition. This course will be suitable for both experienced practitioners and those who want to improve their knowledge of gastroenterology. Topics to be covered include: Investigation of chronic enteropathies – including use of newly available diagnostics Management of chronic enteropathies – using dietary and medical therapy Causes and management of regurgitation Nutritional approach to food intolerances Management of pancreatitis in dogs and cats www.centralcpd.co.uk www.vet-ecpd.com

 
Practical Abdominal Surgery

Thursday 26th & Friday 27th April 2018 Lecturer: Nick Bacon This two-day course will cover common abdominal conditions and surgeries through a step-by-step practical approach. Topics will include biopsy techniques of all the major abdominal organs, surgery of the gastro-intestines including resection-anastomosis, pexy techniques and omentalisation/serosal patching, cystotomy and cystectomy, cholecystectomy and partial liver lobectomy. The goal is to make this course as practical as possible; numbers are limited to maximise individual teaching time in the lab, allowing delegates of mixed ability to all benefit from a tailor-made program. TOPICS TO BE COVERED: – Biopsy technique of all major abdominal organs – Surgery of the gastro-intestinal system – Cadaver-based practical sessions www.centralcpd.co.uk www.vet-ecpd.com

 
Practical Clinical Pathology for Nurses

Thursday 19th April 2018 Lecturer: Roger Powell Correct and appropriate sample handling and analysis can be key in the diagnosis of many diseases frequently encountered in practice. In the busy veterinary clinic, vet nurses play an important role in the preparation of different types of samples for external labs as well in the often under-utilised skill of in-house analysis. This highly practical day will give vet nurses the skills to be able to make diagnostic blood smears or check cytology slides by feeling confident with microscopy. It will introduce standardised urine analysis to maximise the amount of information only 1ml of urine can provide. It will also highlight some of the common pitfalls in haematology, illustrated with case examples and identification of how to avoid them. Topics to be covered include: Microscopy – care and getting the most out of your microscope How to make, stain and examine diagnostic blood smears Standardised urinalysis In vitro sampling – what to use and when How to spot errors and artifacts. Wet prep: hands-on microscopy. Case-based examples and illustrations www.centralcpd.co.uk www.vet-ecpd.com

 
Practical Orthopaedics: Hindlimb Fracture Repair

Lecturer: Georg Haimel Supported by: Veterinary Orthopaedics Tuesday 17th April 2018 This highly practical course will cover the most common hindlimb fractures seen in practice, giving delegates the confidence to successfully manage them surgically. Surgical approaches, surgical planning, potential complications and fracture reduction techniques will be introduced in short theory-based lectures prior to each practical session. This will allow delegates to gain an understanding of the basic surgical principles involved before moving on to spend the majority of the day practicing techniques in cadaver-based practical session. TOPICS TO BE COVERED INCLUDE: Supracondylar fractures of the distal femur Tibial tuberosity fractures Femoral shaft fractures Comminuted and butterfly fragment tibial fractures *****Special Offer***** Book both the forelimb and hindlimb fracture repair courses for only £949 (+VAT) www.centralcpd.co.uk www.vet-ecpd.com

 
Practical Orthopaedics: Forelimb Fracture Repair

Lecturer: Georg Haimel Supported by: Veterinary Orthopaedics Monday 16th April 2018 This highly practical course will cover the most common forelimb fractures seen in practice, giving delegates the confidence to successfully manage them surgically. Surgical approaches, surgical planning, potential complications and fracture reduction techniques will be introduced in short theory-based lectures prior to each practical session. This will allow delegates to gain an understanding of the basic surgical principles involved before moving on to spend the majority of the day practicing techniques in cadaver-based practical sessions. TOPICS TO BE COVERED INCLUDE: Transverse radius and ulnar shaft fractures Lateral condylar fractures of the humerus Metacarpal Fractures *****Special Offer***** Book both the forelimb and hindlimb fracture repair courses for only £949 (+VAT) www.centralcpd.co.uk www.vet-ecpd.com

 
Two-Day Practical Orthopaedics Course

Two-Day Practical Orthopaedics Course- Forelimb and Hindlimb Fracture Repair Monday 16th & Tuesday 17th April 2018 Lecturer: Georg Haimel Supported by: Veterinary Orthopaedics This two day strongly practical cadaver based course will introduce delegates to the basic surgical and orthopaedic principles of management of some of the most common fractures affecting the forelimb and hindlimb in dogs and cats. Each practical cadaver session will be complemented by a theoretical introduction and review of the surgical considerations required in order to achieve successful fracture repairs. Day one will cover transverse radius and ulnar shaft fractures, lateral condylar fractures of the humerus and olecranon fractures. Day two will cover supracondylar fracture of the distal femur, tibial tuberosity fracture, femoral shaft fracture repair, and comminuted or butterfly fragment tibial fracture. TOPICS TO BE COVERED INCLUDE: Surgical approaches Fracture reduction techniques Useful tips and techniques required for dealing with fractures of the forelimb and hindlimb that are commonly encountered in small animal practice www.centralcpd.co.uk www.vet-ecpd.com

 
Practical Rigid Endoscopy

Lecturer: Philip Lhermette In Association With: Storz Friday 23rd March 2018 This practical course provides an introduction to rigid endoscopy including an overview of rhinoscopy, urethrocystoscopy, otoscopy, thoracoscopy, laparoscopy and minimally invasive surgery. There will be a brief overview of instrumentation and techniques in human surgery before moving onto the range of minimally invasive techniques performed in veterinary surgery including the advantages and disadvantages of these techniques. Basic instrumentation required for your practice caseload will be covered in detail as well as care, cleaning and sterilisation of it. The day will also include a discussion of the benefits of incorporating minimally invasive surgery into your repertoire, both financially and clinically. Theory-based lecture sessions will be followed by a practical dry lab session with laparoscopic trainers enabling delegates to practice techniques already discussed and become familiar with the appropriate instrumentation. TOPICS TO BE COVERED INCLUDE: Introduction to minimally invasive surgery The multipurpose endoscope Minimally invasive alternatives to open surgery Instrumentation – selection Instrumentation – care and sterilisation Incorporating minimally invasive surgery into general practice – profitability Skills Lab – Dry lab practical session Detailed explanation and examination of instrumentation Practical skills tests using laparoscopic trainers www.centralcpd.co.uk www.vet-ecpd.com