• » Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Fluid Therapy

    Programme Title  Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Fluid Therapy
    CAO Code  Not available via CAO
    LYIT internal code  
    Duration  6 weeks
    Standard Code Places:  16
    National Framework Level  6
    Award Type  Minor
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    Is this the course for you?
    This Special purpose award in Advanced Veterinary Fluid Therapy will provide the veterinary nurse with advanced skills in fluid therapy during the ‘care’ process. It will provide them with the knowledge of various fluids available, when to use them and how to monitor patients receiving fluid therapy.  This course has been approved by the Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI) and students who complete it would be eligible for 200 CVE credits.
    Minimum entry requirements
    • Veterinary Nurses registered with the Veterinary Council of Ireland.
    • Veterinary Nurses registered with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
    • Holders of a BSc or BSc Honours in Veterinary Nursing or related discipline.
    Those applicants who do not have the entry requirements as outlined above may gain entry on the grounds of Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL).This involves the individual assessment of a Portfolio of Evidenceto support the claimed prior learning.
    What will I study?
    YearModulesNo of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1  Advanced Veterinary Fluid Therapy  10  6
    Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
    1. Critique nursing considerations for patients affected by dehydration and/or blood loss.
    2. Examine rationales for fluid administration.
    3. Critique best practice in the selection and maintenance of equipment associated with the nursing care of these patients.
    4. Critically analyse best practice management of patients during fluid administration.
    5. Calculate the dosage and timing of fluid administration in various conditions.
    6. Critique rationales for fluid selection, blood collection and storage.
    7. Evaluate routes of administration

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