MS217 – Surgical Skills for Nurses Schedule 3 – Nurses

£297.00 (+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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  • Join James McMurrough BVSc CertAVP(SAM) CertAVP(VC) MRCVS for three 2-hour online sessions
  • 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 any device!


Session 1

Surgical vascular access

Vascular access can be challenging particularly in the critical unwell patient. Surgical access techniques allow access to the peripheral and/or central venous system in the collapsed or unwell animal. They can be both live saving and essential in the monitoring and therapy of our patients.

What you’ll learn:

  • Overview of routine vascular access
  • Indications and how to perform cut down techniques
  • Indications for central venous lines (jugular and peripherally placed)
  • Technique and placement of central venous lines
  • Safe use and maintenance of central venous lines
Session 2


The schedule 3 amendment to The Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 allows minor surgery to be undertaken by a veterinary nurse under the delegation and supervision of a veterinary surgeon. This includes simple amputations. This session aims to remove the fear from the removal of ears, toes and tail surgery.

What you’ll learn:

  • Indications, techniques and after care for ;
  • tail amputations
  • ear pinna surgery and amputations
  • toe amputations
Session 3

Biopsies and mass removal

Biopsies can be diagnostics and sometimes even curative. With each lesion the appropriate technique must be considered to increase the chance of both a diagnosis and it’s accuracy. In this session we’ll discuss the various types of biopsy techniques, which one to choose and how to perform them both safely and effectively. Simple mass removal

What you’ll learn:

  • Biopsy techniques and their advantages and disadvantages
  • How to perform diagnostic biopsies (fine needle, punch, core biopsies and incisional biopsies)
  • How to perform excisional biopsies and simple mass removal

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.

Course Feedback :

“Next time we get a traumatic wound case these course notes will help with the treatment!

“I enjoyed it and enjoyed being able to do at my own pace. It’s much easier to do the webinars when I have quiet time at home or in practice.

“I have learnt some new things and refreshed on others that are not used so much in some small animal practices!

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