Shock & Fluid Therapy
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.
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.
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
Manage electrolyte disturbances in the critically ill patient
Develop a detailed understanding of transfusion therapy in the dog and cat.
Electrolytes and blood gas
This course includes:
- A set of written notes and photographs within each module
Self-assessed multiple choice quizzes to test your knowledge and understanding
A discussion forum for conversation, debate and information exchange with your peers and tutors
An electronic certificate available for download upon successful completion of the course
The estimated time to complete this course is 10 hours and it will be open for 4 weeks.
|Recent Grad / Part-time Member||$289|
|Non-member / eMember||$578|
The TimeOnline nurse rate is the same as the Recent Grad/Part-time member rate in the table above.
Repeat CPD Participant Discount*
If you have:
- Completed 2 or more Distance Education (DE) courses in the previous 5 years, you are eligible for a 10% discount on future DE courses.
- Participated in a CVE DE, TimeOnline or face-to-face CPD in the past 12 months you are eligible for a 10% discount for further registrations (excluding DE, workshops, the Practical Ultrasound -Intensive Short Course and the Recent Graduate Survival Seminar).
*Discounts are not cumulative. For further information about discount options for multiple registrations at the one event, please read the full Terms & Conditions.
Discounts and nurse registrations can’t be processed online. Please contact the CVE on +61 2 9351 7979 (Monday to Friday, AEST 9am to 5pm) or firstname.lastname@example.org.