Fluid Therapy

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Professional Development Course

AVNAT Registration Points: 5

Non-Accredited

Fluid therapy is an integral part of the modern veterinary clinic. This subject will teach students about the various fluids available, when to use them, and how to monitor patients receiving fluid therapy. Students will also learn about osmosis, and how to calculate correct fluid rates.
Delivered over 13 topics ranging from water and electrolyte balance in the body, to administration of fluids and monitoring your patients, this course will ensure you are well equipped to assist the veterinarians and provide excellent nursing care to all patients receiving fluid therapy.

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This course has been accredited for 5 points under the AVNAT Scheme.

What topics will we cover?

  • TOPIC 1 – Water & Electrolyte Balance in the Body
  • TOPIC 2 – Crystalloids & Colloids
  • TOPIC 3 – Fluid Therapy Administration
  • TOPIC 4 – Intravenous Catheterisation
  • TOPIC 5 – Intravenous Catheter Placement
  • TOPIC 6 – Catheterisation Complications
  • TOPIC 7 – Other Catheterisation Routes & Methods
  • TOPIC 8 – Assessing Hydration
  • TOPIC 9 – Calculating Fluid Requirements
  • TOPIC 10 – Monitoring Fluid Therapy
  • TOPIC 11 – Blood Products & Transfusion
  • TOPIC 12 – Electrolyte & Glucose Imbalances
  • TOPIC 13 – Acid-base Balance