This course is designed for all practitioners who want to maximize their use of fluid therapy; and for those who want to take the next step to developing skills in critical care medicine.
Fluid therapy is used daily in our practice. It is one of the cheapest treatments we offer, resulting in dramatic improvements in our patients. However, indications for fluid therapy use, other than rehydration, is often overlooked.
As well as developing skills in critical care medicine, this course will help you develop an understanding of why electrolyte and acid-base balance is so important in our critical patients, and how we can manage these abnormalities with fluid therapy. In the final module, we will delve into transfusion medicine so you will be more confident in managing the next acutely anaemic patient.
This was a satisfying course for an old practitioner - I have relearned my fluid therapy approach and can feel more confident in my choices.
Beth Campbell (2019)
By successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
- Understand the physiology/pathophysiology of fluid dynamics in health and disease
- Understand indications and contraindications of different fluid types, in order to practice safe fluid therapy
- Be able to manage electrolyte disturbances in the critically ill patient
- Develop a detailed understanding of transfusion therapy in the dog and cat.
- Applied physiology
- Electrolytes and Blood Gas
- Fluid Therapy
- Blood Transfusions
What is a TimeOnline?
Flexible and accessible online CPD
TimeOnline is quality online education delivered by veterinary experts in short, manageable timeframes.
Build in-demand skills in key clinical areas. Engage with your tutor/s and other participants through an active discussion forum. The programs are further enhanced by concise core notes, video presentations, case studies, images, useful links and interactive quizzes to test your knowledge and round out the program. Earn 10-20 CPD points with completion of each TimeOnline course.
Who should enrol?
This course is suitable for qualified veterinarians. Veterinary students are welcome to enrol.
Veterinary nurses with a special interest in the topic are welcome to enrol in this course. Please be aware that the course is designed for qualified veterinarians and you should consider this in light of your knowledge and experience before you register.
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