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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

 
Knowing yourself and others - CPD from SFG Knowing yourself and others - CPD from SFG

As a veterinary surgeon in practice we are in a position of leadership whether we realize it or not. Often we can get frustrated with others during a busy working day and we too can be frustrating to team members without being aware of it. This seminar really looks at you in depth and focuses on personal preferences from how we like to do things, process information, make decisions and live life. Using Myers Briggs profiling the day explains how we can tailor our approach to maximize communication and how, by knowing ourselves, and others better, we can have greater understanding and empathy, achieving positive outcomes with reduced stress. Course content looks at; • What we mean by preferences • How the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) works • The MBTI tool • What it means in practice • How to really benefit when communicating day to day We offer three other courses as part of our new graduate programme Subsidised Pricing The market value of all 4 modules is £3500. However for St Francis and Vetswest members the following subsidised costs will apply: Business Academy members - £200+VAT per module Non-Business Academy members - £250+VAT per module Should you wish to book all 4 sessions at the same time you will receive an additional £100 discount off the total booking. To find out more, to enrol for this course or to enquire about ALL the benefits of becoming an St Francis Group member, click the VIST MY WEBSITE link This is what some of our delegates think of our courses: “…one of the most useful days of management CPD I have ever attended” Practice Partner “Great day - very helpful, brilliant information” Practice Manager “Really positive and reinvigorated for return to work” Receptionist

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The business of practice & dealing with challenges The business of practice & dealing with challenges

First and foremost veterinary practice is a business, which needs to operate in a profitable way in order to remain viable. This seminar gives an overview of what the business is all about, the key issues and goals that are paramount to success and where the vets fit into the equation. The morning looks at the basics of practice business and how to get to where we need to go. The afternoon session focuses on some of the challenges faced in busy practice and gives guidance on how to deal with difficult and demanding clients and delicate situations. The course content focuses on; • The cost of business • Strategic planning • Key performance indicators • Complaint handling • Difficult people and situations • Anger management • Delicate discussions We offer three other courses as part of our new graduate programme Subsidised Pricing The market value of all 4 modules is £3500. However for St Francis and Vetswest members the following subsidised costs will apply: Business Academy members - £200+VAT per module Non-Business Academy members - £250+VAT per module Should you wish to book all 4 sessions at the same time you will receive an additional £100 discount off the total booking. To find out more, to enrol for this course or to enquire about ALL the benefits of becoming an St Francis Group member, click the VIST MY WEBSITE link This is what some of our delegates think of our courses: “…one of the most useful days of management CPD I have ever attended” Practice Partner “Great day - very helpful, brilliant information” Practice Manager “Really positive and reinvigorated for return to work” Receptionist

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SFG CPD - Insights into marketing in practice SFG CPD - Insights into marketing in practice

From the minute the doors open until well after we have all gone home practices are using sales and marketing in everything that they do. This session takes the myths out of marketing and looks at practice specific examples of what we need to do as a team in order for the business to thrive and how to become an active contributor towards the process. On the day we will workshop through a dummy practice looking at the areas that need focus and going through the 7 p’s of marketing. The session concentrates on; • Playing to practice strengths and where you fit in • Assessing future challenges and developing strategies to progress • Making the most of what we have • How marketing affects our daily lives • Taking the “sell” out of selling We offer three other courses as part of our new graduate programme Subsidised Pricing The market value of all 4 modules is £3500. However for St Francis and Vetswest members the following subsidised costs will apply: Business Academy members - £200+VAT per module Non-Business Academy members - £250+VAT per module Should you wish to book all 4 sessions at the same time you will receive an additional £100 discount off the total booking. To find out more, to enrol for this course or to enquire about ALL the benefits of becoming an St Francis Group member, click the VIST MY WEBSITE link This is what some of our delegates think of our courses: “…one of the most useful days of management CPD I have ever attended” Practice Partner “Great day - very helpful, brilliant information” Practice Manager “Really positive and reinvigorated for return to work” Receptionist

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 CPD with St Francis - Managing Motivation CPD with St Francis - Managing Motivation

This seminar explores what motivates and how, as leaders of the business we can create a motivated team. The day covers the following; • What motivates people - understanding where motivation comes from and how to tune into what motivates individuals to get the most out of a team dynamic. • How leaders can influence their outcomes - explores why some people are great and will sacrifice for others and how we can influence and create like minded team members • The science behind motivation - takes a look at the biology behind it all and demonstrates what we need to do in order to meet our business goals effectively. • The strengths in play - examines what our strengths are as individuals and within our business and how they can really help us progress and explores the issues that can occur if those strengths are overused, giving guidance on getting it right. • Visualising objectives - works with a number of tools to help you communicate your objectives effectively. • Five fat factors of motivation - gives you a framework to ensure your team can be inspired to reach their goal. • Finally there will be a section on how to progress with your practice team and guidance on running sessions with the team back in practice to make practical use of the information from the workshop, with a number of practical helpful tools for you to download and use after this seminar. Business Academy courses are for St Francis Group members. To find out more, to enrol for this course or to enquire about ALL the benefits of becoming an St Francis Group member, click the VIST MY WEBSITE link This is what some of our Business Academy delegates think of our courses: “…one of the most useful days of management CPD I have ever attended” Practice Partner “Great day - very helpful, brilliant information” Practice Manager “Really positive and reinvigorated for return to...

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Animal Nursing Assistant Distance Learning Course Animal Nursing Assistant Distance Learning Course

We offer the Level 2 Award, Certificate and Diploma for Animal Nursing Assistants via distance learning only. No college attendance necessary. No exams! Flexible study and payment options. To find out more see our website www.sjstrainiing.co.uk or email Sarah Stockwell sjstraining@btinternet.com or call 0845 2570976

 
Improve International. For all your training needs Improve International. For all your training needs

Established by veterinary surgeons in 1998, we are now the largest private provider of the highest quality CPD in the UK. We now also offer CPD in other countries across Europe including Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Training courses are offered at venues across the country, and we train veterinary surgeons, nurses, practice management and reception staff. Our course portfolio includes one-day, two-day, and modular training. Our purpose-built practical facilities enable us to provide outstanding practical training with small group sizes maximising the learning experience. For those who are looking for something a bit different, we can also tailor-make CPD courses to fit the needs of your practice, and come to you to provide them. For more information on any of our training programmes contact enquiries@improve-international.com  or visit our website at www.improvecpd.com

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Vital Spark - Training provider Vital Spark - Training provider

Vital  Spark Training Consultants Ltd. Based in Cambridgshire- covering the whole of the UK Bespoke training from an ex Veterinary Nurse and ex National sales manager of 3 blue chip veterinary pharmaceutical companies. All training is bespoke to the needs of your practice and individuals For more information please see our website :  www.vitalsparkconsultancy.co.uk

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eCPD Respiratory Emergencies

A series of seven videos with Fiona Adam covering the topic of respiratory emergencies. ***The cost of this course (£35 + VAT) also includes unlimited access to vet-ecpd.com for 1 full month, allowing you to view hundreds of hours of certified CPD lectures on a huge variety of topics!** Respiratory distress is a common presenting complaint in small animal practice. Prompt recognition of the localisation of the source of the problem based on history, observation and targeted investigations will ensure the best management for your cases. This series covers some tips to aid prompt and non-invasive diagnoses and looks at the management of some of the more common causes of dyspnoea in cats and dogs: feline asthma, pneumothorax, laryngeal paralysis, BOAS, pneumonia, heart failure and beyond. Topics covered include: How to localise the source of the problem and make a prompt diagnosis in a minimally invasive way Management of common causes of dyspnoea including congestive heart failure, feline asthma, pneumothorax and many more www.vet-ecpd.com www.centralcpd.co.uk

 
eCPD Vet Refresh Modules

Various core videos covering a huge range of different aspects of veterinary skills and medicine such as; Feline Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Practical skills from a whole host of fantastic lecturers equating to over 50 hours of CPD! ***The cost of this course (£35 + VAT) also includes unlimited access to vet-ecpd.com for 1 full month, allowing you to view hundreds of hours of certified CPD lectures on a huge variety of topics!** www.vet-ecpd.com www.centralcpd.co.uk

 
eCPD Funny Walks, Movers & Shakers- Neurology

Funny Walks, Movers & Shakers: The Weird & Wonderful World of Neurology A five part series with Clare Rusbridge exploring small animal neurology. ***The cost of this course (£35 + VAT) also includes unlimited access to vet-ecpd.com for 1 full month, allowing you to view hundreds of hours of certified CPD lectures on a huge variety of topics!** Do you have neuro-phobia or do you want to extend your knowledge of small animal neurology beyond the basics? The advent of the smart phone means that veterinary surgeons are increasingly given movie clips of dogs and cats “doing weird stuff”. This series begins with a refresher on how to perform a neurological examination and then delves into the murky world of twitches, jerks, spasms, scratches and collapses. Topics covered include: -How to confidently perform a neurological exam and interpret the results -Distinguishing a movement disorder from a seizure and how to manage them -Recognising and treating Chiari malformation and syringomyelia -Neuropathic pain and itch www.vet-ecpd.com www.centralcpd.co.uk

 
eCPD Case-Based Challenges

A 6 part series on Case-Based Challenges with Jon Wray. ***The cost of this course (£35 + VAT) also includes unlimited access to vet-ecpd.com for 1 full month, allowing you to view hundreds of hours of certified CPD lectures on a huge variety of topics!**   Using clinical case studies this course will provide delegates with systematic protocols for work up of some of the most commonly presented clinical signs- vomiting, diarrhoea, PU/PD and anaemia. A logical approach to diagnostic testing, how to interpret blood results and treatment protocols for common differentials will be demonstrated using interactive case based challenges.   Topics to be covered include: -Interpretation of diagnostic tests -Assessment of blood results -Logical systematic approach for investigation of vomiting diarrhoea, PU/PD and anaemia   www.vet-ecpd.com www.centralcpd.co.uk

 
eCPD An Update on Parasites & Pet Travel

A series of 5 videos on parasites and implications for pet travel by Ian Wright. ***The cost of this course (£35+VAT) also includes unlimited access to vet-ecpd.com for 1 full month, allowing you to view hundreds of hours of certified CPD lectures on a huge variety of topics!** The threats posed to pets and their owners by parasites is growing with increased pet travel, parasite movement and climate change, and nurses are at the forefront of fielding questions and concerns from pet owners about the risks they face. The wide range of parasiticides now on the market means we have never been better armed to deal with the parasites pet cat and dogs carry. The variety of options can be confusing however, and are only useful when combined with effective parasite knowledge and control advice. This series will refresh knowledge about clinically important pet parasites, their treatment and control. How this can be used in practice, both in domestic parasite control programs and also in pet travel clinics will then be discussed with case examples. This series will give delegates the confidence to discuss parasite control, design individual preventative regimes for clients, as well as provide general practical advice on travelling with pets. Topics to be covered include: -An update on pet parasites -An introduction to the important diseases and ways to prevent them -Formulating individual preventative regimes for clients -Pet travel clinics www.vet-ecpd.com www.centralcpd.co.uk

 
eCPD Endocrine Emergencies with Rob Foale

A seven part series on Endocrine Emergencies with Rob Foale. ***The cost of this course also includes unlimited access to vet-ecpd.com for 1 full month, allowing you to view hundreds of hours of certified CPD lectures on a huge variety of topics!** Course synopsis: The signs of an endocrine disease or the signs of an animal under treatment becoming unstable can often be completely missed until a crisis point is reached and an animal arrives in an emergency situation. Recognising that an endocrine disorder may the underlying aetiology is vital for rapid diagnosis, emergency treatment and management. This course will cover the approach to hypocalcaemia and hypoglcaemia including treatment protocols, before moving on to recognizing and treating diabetic ketoacidosis, an addisonian crisis, hypoparathyroidism and an insulinoma. Topics to be covered include: -Approach to hypocalcaemia and hypoglycaemia and treatment protocols -Hypoparathyroidism, insulinoma, DKA and Addisons -Case-based examples to consolidate the theory www.vet-ecpd.com www.centralcpd.co.uk

 
eCPD The Inappetent Cat

A seven part series by Martha Cannon exploring the common causes of inappetence in cats and practical nursing approaches. ***The cost of this course also includes unlimited access to vet-ecpd.com for 1 full month, allowing you to view hundreds of hours of certified CPD lectures on a huge variety of topics!** Poor appetite is a common problem in cats and is a feature of a wide range of diseases and problems. Dehydration, pain and stress can also be very significant contributing factors. Finding ways to overcome inappetence and to encourage good levels of food intake are essential for recovery and the best approach to this will depend on the underlying cause. This video covers the common causes of inappetence in cats and looks at practical nursing approaches to their management: Topics covered include: -Common causes of inappetance- nausea, respiratory compromise, pain, dehydration and stress -Effective ways of managing the causes of inappetance -Tips on methods to try and encourage appetite -Placement and management of the commonly used feeding tubes www.vet-ecpd.com www.centralcpd.co.uk

 
VDS Communications Training VDS Communications Training

The Veterinary Defence Society is holding one-day communications training seminars for all members of the practice team .  The Team Approach Seminars will tackle some of the common problems in practice such as ineffective communication between practice and client.  These seminars take place all over the UK - please ask for more details. Managing Difficult Situations Seminars will focs on dealing with complaints, difficult and emotional clients and help develop the special skills needed to defuse these situations.  These seminars are for veterinary surgeons and other members of the practice team. You can also contact us for a bespoke quote for our In-Practice training and information on our  Graduate Reunions . For further details, contact Marina Baxter c/o the VDS by telephone on 01565 652737, or email: mbaxter@vetdef. co.uk

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CAW Business School - Management Courses CAW Business School - Management Courses

How do you make a team that is greater than the sum of its parts? CAW’s new Business School offers an accredited Level 3 Certificate in Leadership and Management. This is aimed at the Head Nurses, Practice Managers, and the Senior Veterinary Surgeons of the veterinary world who are looking to make their team work like a fine watch. You may feel like a born leader, but it’s something that can be learned! Leading a team or managing a practice is the single biggest challenge that exists in the veterinary profession. Individually, you and the members of your veterinary team are likely enormously capable. In fact, quite often you’re so good, you’re taken and placed in the position of ‘team leader’, ‘head nurse’, ‘practice manager’, or ‘senior veterinary surgeon’. Contact us for more information at 01480 422 060, or email admin@caw.ac.uk!

 
eCPD Cardio-basics: Everything but the Echo

A series of 6 videos presented by Jon Wray. ***The cost of this course also includes unlimited access to vet-ecpd.com for 1 full month, allowing you to view hundreds of hours of certified CPD lectures on a huge variety of topics!** Frustrated by cardiac patients? Troublesome ECGs? Problems with radiographic interpretation? Although echocardiography is an incredibly useful tool in defining the aetiology of cardiac disease, its use is complicated and requires very frequent performance in order to gain the requisite skills. Furthermore the basics of a good history and physical examination, and interpretation of thoracic radiographs and ECGs are more useful in determining the basic questions– does this patient have cardiac disease and how bad is it? This series of videos, comprising a mixture of case-based examples, quizzes and teaching aims to concentrate on the basics with a common-sense approach to practical cardiology. Topics to be covered include: -Taking a thorough history for cardiac patients -ECGS- a whistle-stop tour -Radiographic interpretation for cardiac patients -Case-based examples to consolidate theory www.vet-ecpd.com www.centralcpd.co.uk

 
eCPD Nursing the Geriatric Patient

A 6 part series with Claire Roberts from Synergy CPD. ***The cost of this course also includes unlimited access to vet-ecpd.com for 1 full month, allowing you to view hundreds of hours of certified CPD lectures on a huge variety of topics!*** This series of videos is aimed at veterinary nurses who want to provide their senior patients with the best care possible. Old age is not a disease in itself, but it is a time when many disease processes occur. The following topics will be covered: -The implementation of geriatric screening in practice, what is involved and why is it so important -Anaesthetic considerations for the senior patient -How multi modal anaesthesia can help your senior patients, focusing on a dental protocol and introducing the concept of local anaesthesia techniques -Treatment and management of the hyperthyroid patient -Treatment and management of polyuria and polydipsia -Blood pressure monitoring, how to do it correctly and why it is so important -Treatment and management of chronic pain www.vet-ecpd.com www.centralcpd.co.uk

 
eCPD Feline Ophthalmology

A series of 6 videos with Sally Turner. ***The cost of this course also includes unlimited access to vet-ecpd.com for 1 full month, allowing you to view hundreds of hours of certified CPD lectures on a huge variety of topics!** Feline ophthalmology presents its own unique challenges compared to their canine counterparts, including the role systemic disease and viruses can play in many ophthalmic diseases. This series will start with hints and tips on how to get the most from your ophthalmic exam, then move on to discussing common ophthalmological presentations in cats, how to perform a logical work-up, what treatment options are available and what to do when they don’t work! Case-based discussions with plenty of images will ensure that you go back to practice confident to tackle the next ophthalmology cases that come through the door. Topics to be covered include: -Examining cats’ eyes – tips to get the most from your ophthalmoscope! -Feline Herpes Virus -Key points in feline ulcers -Non-ulcerative corneal problems in cats -Uveitis in cats -Things that go wrong in the fundus www.vet-ecpd.com www.centralcpd.co.uk

 
eCPD ECC for Nurses

***The cost of this course also includes unlimited access to vet-ecpd.com for 1 full month, allowing you to view hundreds of hours of certified CPD lectures on a huge variety of topics!** In this 6 part series, Shailen Jasani will cover some key emergency medicine topics with particular emphasis on the essential role of the veterinary nurse. The course will start with a discussion of how to triage the emergency patient, the indications and appropriate use of fluid therapy, and the importance of pain management and providing a multimodal approach to analgesia. Finally the course will foray into canine and feline poisoning before ending with a classic small animal emergency – the blocked cat! Topics to be covered include: -Assessment of emergency patients – major body system examination (triage) – Differences between hypovolaemia and dehydration – Different types of parenteral fluids and their appropriate use – Pharmacological and non-pharmacological pain management – Poisons: telephone communication, general approach and management of specific poisons – Blocked cats www.vet-ecpd.com www.centralcpd.co.uk