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RVN Jill Macdonald talks about why we should charge for nurse consultations and clinics, how this may ultimately help us to move forward in the profession, and the simple steps we can take in practice to implement a fee for nurse time.
Veterinary staff are being urged to take feline blood pressure measurements at least once a year in cats older than seven, as recommended by the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM).
RVN Lindsay Radcliffe, who works at Moor Cottage Veterinary Hospital in Berkshire, completed our Practical Infection Control course at the end of last year with the aim to review standards in infection control within her practice, and make improvements and adaption as necessary.
Learning Without Landfill was launched in January 2017 – have you heard about their pledge? Concerned by the high levels of waste created at large events their goal is to engage with the veterinary community to find ways to address the environmental impact conferences have.
They believe we CAN have Learning Without Landfill #LWLpledge – and we do too!
The RCVS have updated their guidance on chapter 11 of the Code of Professional Conduct in order to provide further advice to the professions on how consent should be discussed with clients to ensure informed consent is gained, and to offer clarification on who can gain consent for a procedure, as well as giving additional guidance on consent forms.
The Veterinary Nurse-Client Communication Matrix (VNCCM) will be a consultation communication guidance tool developed specifically for the needs of veterinary nurses. The project, led by Jill Macdonald, has been running over the past two years, and is nearing the completion stages.
ONCORE Online Learning have added a new course to their Anaesthesia Series, entitled ‘Anaesthesia Monitoring – getting the basics right’.
The role of the veterinary nurse as the patient advocate is such a significant one, and nurses are skilled at detecting and monitoring pain, and assessing and promoting the factors affecting quality-of-life.
ONCORE’s Practical Infection Control course has been accredited by AMTRA for 32 CPD points, so if you are an SQP looking to build up your points, then our course will offer you an easy and convenient way to do this.
UK veterinary nurse, Hayley Walters, has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours.