Emergency Nursing

Emergency Nursing


Professional Development Course

AVNAT Registration Points: 5


Dive into the fast-paced world of emergency veterinary nursing with our detailed course, designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in emergency situations. This comprehensive program addresses the entire emergency care spectrum, from effective triage over the phone and in the clinic to providing first aid advice to pet owners. Learn how to prepare for the arrival of emergency patients and assist veterinarians in managing these critical cases.

The course covers setting up and maintaining crash carts, a vital component of emergency preparedness, along with training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Topics include the fundamentals of triage, managing shock, and the specifics of handling common abdominal emergencies and trauma cases. Gain crucial insights into handling various types of toxicities, such as snail bait, rodenticide, and chocolate, which are common cases in emergency care.

Additionally, the course delves into managing snake bites, seizuring animals, heat stroke or stress, and paralysis ticks, all common emergencies in veterinary practice. Each topic is designed to enhance your understanding and response capabilities in these high-stress situations, making you a valuable asset in any veterinary emergency team. Enrol now to build your confidence and competence in emergency nursing, preparing you to make a difference in critical moments.



The Australian Veterinary Nurse and Technician (AVNAT) Regulatory Council has allocated 5 AVNAT CPD points to this continuing education activity.

What topics will we cover?

  • Topic 1 – Triage
  • Topic 2 – Arrival at the Clinic
  • Topic 3 – Shock
  • Topic 4 – The Emergency Crash Cart
  • Topic 5 – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Topic 6 – Common Abdominal Emergencies
  • Topic 7 – Trauma
  • Topic 8 – Snail Baits
  • Topic 9 – Rodenticide Toxicity – Anticoagulants
  • Topic 10 – Chocolate Toxicity
  • Topic 11 – Other Toxicities
  • Topic 12 – Snake Bites
  • Topic 13 – Seizuring Animals
  • Topic 14 – Heat Stroke/Stress
  • Topic 15 – Paralysis Ticks


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