Caring for the respiratory patient
Nursing a patient with respiratory issues can be difficult, but with careful handling, appropriate medication and oxygen delivery, you can ease the patient. When it comes to monitoring these patient, this often involves diligent monitoring of oxygenation and ventilation which includes auscultation of lung fields by nurses. Full nursing consideration for these patients will be discussed.
Stablisiation of the emergency patient
Emergency patient can come in many forms, different species, different conditions, some medical issues, some trauma. This is what makes nursing emergency patients so exciting, but once you have triaged and assessed the patient- what do you do now?! In this session you will receive a full run down of how to nurse these patients.
Belinda has been working in veterinary nursing for over twenty five years.
For the past year Belinda has been employed as Director of nursing at CVS, leading a team of over 1800 veterinary nurses.
She previously has worked in most areas of the veterinary nursing, including working at the Royal Veterinary College, Queen Mother Hospital for 16 years employed as Senior nurse of the emergency & critical care department and also a clinical educator. Here she taught undergraduate and post graduate veterinary nurses. Also while at RVC she achieved the RCVS diploma in advanced surgical nursing, the American veterinary technician specialist qualification in emergency and critical care, became a member of the academy of veterinary emergency and critical care technician specialist and also gained a post graduate diploma in veterinary education.
Belinda is an author of two book chapters in veterinary nursing; she is also a well renowned national and international speaker on veterinary nursings.