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126960| Central CPD| Care of the Hospitalised Patient in General Practice|

Lecturer: Claire Roberts

This course is aimed at veterinary nurses in general practice who are committed to raising the standard of care that they provide their patients.

Our aim is to provide you with the knowledge and enthusiasm which will enable you to bring achievable levels of advanced nursing into general practice and to learn and share ideas with like-minded people.

TOPICS TO BE COVERED INCLUDE:

  • Care plans – what are they, how can we create a working model and how can they help the care we provide our patients
  • Analgesia – pain scoring and implementation
  • Nutrition for the hospitalised patient
  • Specific considerations for the geriatric patient
  • Intensive care nursing in general practice

www.centralcpd.co.uk

www.vet-ecpd.com

 

126959| Central CPD| Old, Confused, Weak and Wobbly? Neurological Conditions in the Senior Dog and Cat|

Lecturer: Dr Clare Rusbridge

Dogs, like humans, are living longer, but also like humans may not always age successfully. Increasingly owners expect good healthcare for their senior pets, which are considered, quite rightly, a member of the family – a dismissive “he’s just getting old” is no longer an acceptable explanation.

This course covers the increasingly common presentation of neurological deficits in the geriatric pet. Starting with a review of the neurological examination and key points in history taking, before moving on to cover the latest updates on treatment of cognitive dysfunction and the correct approach and work-up when presented with ataxia, weakness and seizures in an animal with multiple comorbidities. Case-based examples will be used throughout and delegates are encouraged to bring any appropriate cases for discussion.

Topics to be covered include:

  • A general approach to neurological conditions in the geriatric pet – history taking, neurological examination, considering the comorbidities
  • Cognitive dysfunction – how much can we do to help?
  • Approach to seizures in the older pet
  • Approach to the ataxic older pet – spinal diseases, vestibular and cerebellar disorders
  • Approach to the weak older pet – neuromuscular diseases

www.centralcpd.co.uk

www.vet-ecpd.com

 

126958| Central CPD| Anaesthesia Refresher|

Lecturer: Frances Downing

Feeling stuck in a rut with your anaesthetic protocols? Unsure how to get the most from your new monitoring equipment? You are not alone! This course is designed to give you the knowledge to more confidently manage the more difficult cases requiring anaesthesia that come through the practice doors.

What you will learn:

  • Management of abdominal emergencies and polytrauma patients requiring sedation and anaesthesia
  • Feline anaesthesia – :how to deal with old and grumpy cats!
  • Management of brachycephalic dogs needing general anaesthesia or sedation
  • Monitoring – what the numbers mean and how to get the most from your machine!
  • An update on cardiopulmonary cerebral resuscitation

www.centralcpd.co.uk

www.vet-ecpd.com

 

126955| Central CPD| The Inappetant Cat|

Lecturer: Martha Cannon

Poor appetite is a common presenting condition in cats, with a wide range of potential underlying causes, some easier to identify than others.

This course reviews some of the common but less easily diagnosed causes of inappetence in cats. We will look at the management of chronic diseases that affect appetite, including gastrointestinal disease, chronic kidney disease, pancreatitis and neoplasia. While also covering effective practical techniques, tips and tricks that will allow you to provide these cases with improved nutrition thus improved outcomes.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Identifying the underlying cause of inappetence – recognising nausea, pancreatitis and pain in sick cats
  • Medical management of nausea and inappetence in cats
  • Practical techniques for placing and using feeding tubes
  • Management of feline chronic diseases – including GI disease, chronic kidney disease and neoplasia

www.ccentralcpd.co.uk

www.vet-ecpd.com

 

126956| Multiple Locations| How to Start a Clean Technology Enterprise|

This course will help you develop a successful clean technology start-up and navigate the challenges of starting a business.

You'll learn what it takes to create a cleantech enterprise from both researchers’ and entrepreneurs’ perspectives.

You'll learn how to:

  • identify the skills required to solve environmental challenges through new venture creation
  • develop specific tools to take a clean tech idea from concept to reality
  • understand the dynamics of clean tech business growth (e.g. funding, marketing, networking)

You'll be immersed in the world of London’s cleantech start-ups, and be taught by some of the most exciting cleantech entrepreneurs around.

After the course, you’ll be able to become a member of Fast Forward 2030, a network of young entrepreneurs who pursue UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), curated by the Institute for Global Prosperity.

126957| Multiple Locations| How to Start a Clean Technology Enterprise|

This course will help you develop a successful clean technology start-up and navigate the challenges of starting a business.

You'll learn what it takes to create a cleantech enterprise from both researchers’ and entrepreneurs’ perspectives.

You'll learn how to:

  • identify the skills required to solve environmental challenges through new venture creation
  • develop specific tools to take a clean tech idea from concept to reality
  • understand the dynamics of clean tech business growth (e.g. funding, marketing, networking)

You'll be immersed in the world of London’s cleantech start-ups, and be taught by some of the most exciting cleantech entrepreneurs around.

After the course, you’ll be able to become a member of Fast Forward 2030, a network of young entrepreneurs who pursue UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), curated by the Institute for Global Prosperity.

126954| Central CPD| Practical Advanced Abdominal Ultrasound- Two-Day Course|

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

 

126951| Multiple Locations| How to Use Research Insights to Grow Your Enterprise: Quantitative, Qualitative, Design-Led and Entrepreneurial Methods|

On this three-day course you'll learn how to generate, commission and use research insights to grow your business, and make positive change in the world.

You’ll learn how to carry out fast, precisely-targeted and cost-effective research to design innovative services and products, and to measure the success of your enterprise.

At the end of the course you will be able to use:

  • entrepreneurial methods
  • rapid quantitative and qualitative social research
  • design-led methods

You'll have access to a variety of insight tools and case studies of enterprises that successfully used qualitative and quantitative research.

You'll also benefit from personal insights from award-winning ‘millenipreneurs’ in their early twenties and experienced research and innovation staff who will help you conduct DIY research and commission professional insights.

After the course, you'll be able to become a member of Fast Forward 2030, a network of young entrepreneurs who pursue the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), curated by the Institute for Global Prosperity.

126952| Multiple Locations| How to Use Research Insights to Grow Your Enterprise: Quantitative, Qualitative, Design-Led and Entrepreneurial Methods|

On this three-day course you'll learn how to generate, commission and use research insights to grow your business, and make positive change in the world.

You’ll learn how to carry out fast, precisely-targeted and cost-effective research to design innovative services and products, and to measure the success of your enterprise.

At the end of the course you will be able to use:

  • entrepreneurial methods
  • rapid quantitative and qualitative social research
  • design-led methods

You'll have access to a variety of insight tools and case studies of enterprises that successfully used qualitative and quantitative research.

You'll also benefit from personal insights from award-winning ‘millenipreneurs’ in their early twenties and experienced research and innovation staff who will help you conduct DIY research and commission professional insights.

After the course, you'll be able to become a member of Fast Forward 2030, a network of young entrepreneurs who pursue the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), curated by the Institute for Global Prosperity.

126953| Multiple Locations| How to Use Research Insights to Grow Your Enterprise: Quantitative, Qualitative, Design-Led and Entrepreneurial Methods|

On this three-day course you'll learn how to generate, commission and use research insights to grow your business, and make positive change in the world.

You’ll learn how to carry out fast, precisely-targeted and cost-effective research to design innovative services and products, and to measure the success of your enterprise.

At the end of the course you will be able to use:

  • entrepreneurial methods
  • rapid quantitative and qualitative social research
  • design-led methods

You'll have access to a variety of insight tools and case studies of enterprises that successfully used qualitative and quantitative research.

You'll also benefit from personal insights from award-winning ‘millenipreneurs’ in their early twenties and experienced research and innovation staff who will help you conduct DIY research and commission professional insights.

After the course, you'll be able to become a member of Fast Forward 2030, a network of young entrepreneurs who pursue the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), curated by the Institute for Global Prosperity.

126948| Multiple Locations| How to Build an Impactful Business Model: Solving Global Challenges through Local Entrepreneurial Action|

This short course will help you build and grow a business that addresses complex societal and environmental problems.

Interest in entrepreneurship is growing in parallel with the urgent need for radically sustainable and inclusive businesses. How can we address complex and societal challenges through entrepreneurial action? How do we think beyond ordinary business models and devise broader strategies for entrepreneurial and organisational action? And how can we move from mere ideas and models to implementing enterprises that can help the world achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030?

This course will inspire you and provide you with key frameworks and strategies for entrepreneurship. 

You'll learn how to:

  • unpack the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • identify where change can happen 
  • find partners for your enterprise 
  • use practical entrepreneurial methods

You'll have access to case studies of successful enterprises as well as key practical and academic resources.

You'll also benefit from personal insights from award-winning young entrepreneurs who have pursued SDGs through enterprise in their early twenties and now teach on this course.

You'll be encouraged to think beyond ordinary business models and devise entrepreneurial strategies for social and environmental good.

By the end of the course you'll have a joint action plan for setting up and growing an innovative enterprise. You’ll also be able to become a member of Fast Forward 2030, a network of young entrepreneurs who pursue SDGs, curated by the Institute for Global Prosperity.

126949| Multiple Locations| How to Build an Impactful Business Model: Solving Global Challenges through Local Entrepreneurial Action|

This short course will help you build and grow a business that addresses complex societal and environmental problems.

Interest in entrepreneurship is growing in parallel with the urgent need for radically sustainable and inclusive businesses. How can we address complex and societal challenges through entrepreneurial action? How do we think beyond ordinary business models and devise broader strategies for entrepreneurial and organisational action? And how can we move from mere ideas and models to implementing enterprises that can help the world achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030?

This course will inspire you and provide you with key frameworks and strategies for entrepreneurship. 

You'll learn how to:

  • unpack the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • identify where change can happen 
  • find partners for your enterprise 
  • use practical entrepreneurial methods

You'll have access to case studies of successful enterprises as well as key practical and academic resources.

You'll also benefit from personal insights from award-winning young entrepreneurs who have pursued SDGs through enterprise in their early twenties and now teach on this course.

You'll be encouraged to think beyond ordinary business models and devise entrepreneurial strategies for social and environmental good.

By the end of the course you'll have a joint action plan for setting up and growing an innovative enterprise. You’ll also be able to become a member of Fast Forward 2030, a network of young entrepreneurs who pursue SDGs, curated by the Institute for Global Prosperity.

126950| Multiple Locations| How to Build an Impactful Business Model: Solving Global Challenges through Local Entrepreneurial Action|

This short course will help you build and grow a business that addresses complex societal and environmental problems.

Interest in entrepreneurship is growing in parallel with the urgent need for radically sustainable and inclusive businesses. How can we address complex and societal challenges through entrepreneurial action? How do we think beyond ordinary business models and devise broader strategies for entrepreneurial and organisational action? And how can we move from mere ideas and models to implementing enterprises that can help the world achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030?

This course will inspire you and provide you with key frameworks and strategies for entrepreneurship. 

You'll learn how to:

  • unpack the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • identify where change can happen 
  • find partners for your enterprise 
  • use practical entrepreneurial methods

You'll have access to case studies of successful enterprises as well as key practical and academic resources.

You'll also benefit from personal insights from award-winning young entrepreneurs who have pursued SDGs through enterprise in their early twenties and now teach on this course.

You'll be encouraged to think beyond ordinary business models and devise entrepreneurial strategies for social and environmental good.

By the end of the course you'll have a joint action plan for setting up and growing an innovative enterprise. You’ll also be able to become a member of Fast Forward 2030, a network of young entrepreneurs who pursue SDGs, curated by the Institute for Global Prosperity.

126947| Central CPD| 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

 

126946| Central CPD| Practical Orthopaedics: TPLO Surgery|

Lecturers: Georg Haimel and Martin Owen

 

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

 

126945| Central CPD| Updates in Feline and Canine Medicine|

Lecturer: Fiona Adam

Friday 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

 

126944| Central CPD| Practical Echocardiography – Two Day Course October 2018|

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

 

126943| Central CPD| Practical Medical Oncology in General Practice|

Lecturer: Rob Foale

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

126942| Central CPD| 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.cenytralcpd.co.uk

www.vet-ecpd.com

 

 

126941| Central CPD| Practical Clinical Pathology for Vets: How to use that microscope and get a diagnosis!|

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

 

126923| Central CPD| Optimising Emotional Development in Puppies – The Role of the Veterinary Practice|

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

126922| The Health Professions Acupuncture Group| HePAG Acupuncture Foundation Course - Peterborough - August 2018|

This course is divided equally between direct contact time and self-directed learning. It is designed to offer participants a level of knowledge, skill and understanding that will allow them to practice acupuncture in a safe and appropriate manner, in a clinical setting.

The course provides a Western medical approach to acupuncture - grounded in current research evidence rather than in traditional Chinese philosophical thinking. This course does not cover the traditional Chinese medical approach to acupuncture, except where Western scientific theory and evidence can be used to explain concepts of traditional Chinese medicine (e.g. fascial planes and meridians).

Participants will be encouraged to critically evaluate their own clinical practice and where appropriate, challenge the current evidence base. This course is designed to provide participants with a rationale for using acupuncture as an adjunctive treatment for the management of common musculoskeletal pain conditions. Topics covered include the laboratory and radiological research which is used to explain the mechanism of acupuncture analgesia; current evidence from acupuncture clinical trials research; and the non-specific "placebo" effects associated with acupuncture analgesia. In addition to needling classical acupuncture points, participants will be introduced to the concept of myofascial trigger points, and the use of acupuncture needling for pain associated with myofascial trigger points.

Sports Therapists

  • Having obtained a BSc in Sports Therapy.
  • Working towards a BSc in Sports Therapy, having successfully completed level 4
  • Having obtained a Level 4 Certificate in Sports Therapy / Massage

 

Osteopaths

  • Current membership of the General Osteopathic Council (effectively having a BSc in Osteopathy)
  • Working towards a BSc in Osteopathy, having successfully completed level 4

 

Chiropractors

  • Current membership of the General Chiropractic Council (effectively having a BSc in Chiropractic)
  • Working towards a BSc in Chiropractic, having successfully completed level 4

 

Students must:

  • Be able to practise acupuncture in a clinical setting between the course parts
  • Give the tutor informed consent to receive repetitive needling (with particular regard to being or trying to become pregnant).
  • Be able to treat three separate patients in a safe and legal environment for their case studies.
  • Attend all 6 days of the course

LIMITED TIME OFFER!

We are currently running an offer on the price of our acupuncture course, for a limited time only you can save £80! The standard course price is £575, but during this promotional period you will pay just £495*, which includes one year’s HePAG membership, entitling you to discounts and much more.

Terms and Conditions apply

*Limited time only

126921| Central CPD| Dental Radiography for Nurses|

Lecturer: Rachel Perry

 

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

 

126920| Central CPD| Dental Radiography and Radiology for Vets|

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

 

126919| Central CPD| Schedule 3 Surgical Procedures for Nurses|

Lecturer: Paul Aldridge

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

 

126918| Central CPD| Local Anaesthetic Blocks in Dogs and Cats|

Lecturers: Heide Kloppel & Frances Downing

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

 

126917| Central CPD| Small Animal Minimally Invasive Surgery – Practical Laparoscopy|

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

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126916| Central CPD| Practical Nursing of the Cancer Patient – Making a Difference|

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.

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126915| Central CPD| Lymphoma CHOPing: Case-based Investigation and Treatments|

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

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126914| Central CPD| Diseases of the Canine Cornea and Ocular Surface – The Long and the Short of it|

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

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