2019 VetCPD Congress Lecture
Nurses management of the septic patient
Sepsis is a commonly seen condition in critical care patients. This lecture will cover the definition of sepsis and some of the specific causes of the condition. We will cover treatment options, supportive therapies and specific nursing considerations for these patients.
I graduated from the University of Bristol in 2008 with a BSc honours degree in Veterinary Nursing and Practice Administration. I moved to the Midlands where I worked in a mixed practice for 2 years before returning to the University of Bristol as Senior ICU nurse. I spent 4 years back at Bristol where I studied for and gained the VTS(ECC) qualification in 2012. In 2013 I moved to London where I joined the Royal Veterinary College Emergency and Critical Care team where I am now Head ECC nurse. I am responsible for co-managing a team of 30 nurses who work within the emergency room and critical care unit. I have lectured internationally, written several articles and also contributed to book chapters. I am on the editorial committee for The Veterinary Nurse in addition to the committee for AVECCT and BSAVA.