MS116 – Surgical Skills for Nurses Mini Series

£227.00 (+VAT)

12 months access to recordings and course materials is included. Please note that these are webinar recordings and not live events. Full details on how to access the Mini Series will be emailed to you.

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This Mini Series will look at how, as a veterinary nurse, you can acquire and refine your surgical skills and put them into practice. From the initial approach to managing traumatic wounds, through suturing, to post-operative management, this online course will outline the necessary skills to ensure the optimum outcome for your patients.

  • Join Paul Aldridge BVSc CertSAS MRCVS for three 2-hour online sessions and enhance the work you do in your practice
  • Comprehensive notes to downloaded
  • Self-assessment quizzes to ‘release’ your 8 hours CPD certification (don’t worry, you can take them more than once if you don’t quite hit the mark first time)
  • A whole year’s access to recorded sessions for reviewing key points
  • Superb value for money – learn without travelling
  • Watch the recordings on your iPad!
  • This Mini Series was originally broadcast live in July 2016.



Session 1

Surgical Asepsis and Wound Management

Surgical asepsis is essential to reduce the risk of surgical site infections; consideration needs to be given to all aspects including personnel, patient preparation, the operative field, instruments and the theatre environment. Traumatic wounds need appropriate management before suturing; impediments to healing such as bacterial contamination, foreign material, and necrotic tissue need to be removed before closure should be considered.

What you’ll learn:

  • How to prepare the surgical patient
  • Hand hygiene and scrubbing up
  • Correct draping and theatre protocols
  • Initial treatment of traumatic wounds
  • Wound lavage and debridement
Session 2

Suturing: Why, When and How?

There is a bewildering array of suture materials available, but all materials are not suitable for every indication. We’ll explore the selection of suture material most appropriate to the wound being closed, along with how to plan and perform wound closure.

What you’ll learn:

  • Suture materials; what’s available
  • How to select appropriate suture materials
  • Common suture patterns and their indications
  • How to plan and perform wound closure
Session 3

Wound Closure Considerations and Post-operative Care

Some wounds will require more surgical management than just suturing; used correctly, surgical drains can reduce the risk of post-operative complications such as seromas. Once the patient has recovered from anaesthesia, correct post-operative management will lead to improved recovery, shorter hospital stays, and an improved overall result.

What you’ll learn:

  • Indications and use of surgical drains
  • Techniques to avoid wound tension
  • Post-operative dressings
  • Post-operative care of the surgical patient



The price includes all 3 sessions, notes and quiz – 8 hours of CPD


*No traffic jams, accommodation hassles, pet or childcare, rota clashes, locum fees ……….. just great CPD and a valuable ongoing resource.


*overseas customers will not be charged VAT

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