MS268 – Toxicology for Veterinary Nurses – Nurses

£297.00 (+VAT)

Join Eleanor Haskley Emergency & Critical Care RVN for three 2-hour sessions. Includes 12 months access to all of your course materials.

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  • Join Eleanor Haskey Emergency & Critical Care RVN 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

Approach to the toxicity patient

In session one we will discuss the approach to the toxicity patient. We will look at how best to advise clients who contact the clinic with a concern that their pet has been exposed to a toxin. Getting the correct information over the phone can be challenging, so we will look at the art of telephone triage and what questions to ask in order to make a prompt assessment over the phone. On arrival at the clinic the patient requires triage so that concerns can be swiftly identified and the patient can be stabilised. During this time decontamination will be considered as the first line management of many toxin exposures. This will differ depending on the route of exposure and species so we will discuss different options for managing a range of common situations.

What you’ll learn:

  • List questions that can be used during telephone advice and identify which patients need to be seen urgently at the clinic
  • Discuss the process of triage and how to carry out a secondary survey, in order to prioritise patient concerns
  • Describe which is the most suitable method of decontamination for a variety of different routes of toxin exposure
Session 2

Common toxicities in cats and dogs

In session two we will take a closer look at the top 10 most common toxin exposures in both cats and dogs. We will discuss why the substance is toxic to the patient, the clinical signs which are likely to be observed associated with exposure, the preferred decontamination method and how to support and monitor the patient post exposure

What you’ll learn:

  • List the top 10 common toxicities in cats and dogs
  • Describe how the toxin leads to the patient developing clinical signs
  • Discuss how effectively decontaminate the patient after the toxin exposure and how to supportively manage the patient
Session 3

Nursing the hospitalised toxicity patient

In session three we will conclude of learning by looking at how we can nurse the toxicity patient which requires hospitalisation. In particular, we will focus on the neurotoxicity patient who may end up requiring anaesthesia and seizure management in addition to the patient that has developed an acute kidney injury. We will look at the use of a checklist for the critical patient so that a tailored care plan can be created to help support the patient with their recovery.

What you’ll learn:

  • Discuss the nursing considerations with the patient who has a neurotoxicity
  • Discuss the nursing considerations for the patient with and acute kidney injury secondary to their toxin exposure
  • Create a tailor made treatment and nursing plan for the patient based upon their individual requirements.

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.

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