C-VA.3 Critical Care and Analgesia

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Course Format: Distance learning, assessment only - encouraging independent, adult-centred, self-directed learning

Enrolment: April - November

Assessment: Case diary with synopsis, critical commentaries and case reports

Timetable: November - March

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£699.00 module fee

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About this course

This module will explore in greater detail the fundamental physiological and pharmacological tenets that underpin current knowledge and clinical practice of pain prevention and management.  This module will also entail a study of the theoretical and practical aspects of the intensive peri-operative care of small animals.  This will require a good understanding of the applied physiology of body fluids and electrolytes and acid base balance.  The ability to assess and treat appropriately fluid and electrolyte and acid base disturbances as well as and understanding and management of blood transfusion in animals.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate that they have had experience of peri-operative care of critically ill patients in the range of species normally encountered in clinical practice.  A general knowledge of current developments in the whole field of critical care will be expected so that relevant aspects of medical peri-operative care may be applied in animals.  Candidates should understand the function of apparatus used in intensive care.


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Associate Professor in Transfusion Medicine and ECC
The Royal Veterinary College