Emergency and critical care nursing online

Key Information

CPD Hours: 18 hours

Course Length: Six weeks

Course Format: An intensive tutor-moderated online learning experience. Resources include a one hour weekly reading tutorial, electronic course notes, shared discussion forums including case-based approaches, self-assessment tasks and supplementary reading

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27 Sep - 07 Nov 21

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Elle was the perfect tutor for this course – her knowledge is superior and webinars were really easy to follow. I learnt something every week and going back to basics with some things was useful too.

Course Information

Key Areas
  • Introduction to the emergency team
  • Triage and patient assessment
  • Approach to the collapsed patient
  • Approach to the respiratory patient
  • Approach to the trauma patient
  • Critical care nursing
About this course

The phone rings and an emergency is on its way down to the clinic. Are you and the team prepared?

Many nurses find emergency work stressful and overwhelming, but it can be exhilarating and rewarding with a good team and forward thinking. This course is aimed at qualified veterinary nurses who wish to expand and further their knowledge of working with emergency and critical care patients. The course will refresh your knowledge of specific key areas including preparation of the clinic and team, common emergency presentations and how to nurse the hospitalised critical patient. The key elements of each topic will be discussed so that you can take ideas and tips away to implement in your clinic.

Why do this course? 
You will increase your confidence in relation to the emergency patient journey. You will review considerations for how to set up an emergency service, how to maximize what you already have in your practice, understand the nurse’s role in emergency presentations and key issues relevant to nursing the critical patient.



Eleanor Haskey, BSc VTS (ECC) VPAC A1 PGCertVetEd FHEA RVN
Head ECC Nurse
The Royal Veterinary College