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Details of topics which are covered in lectures and practical classes or revised by students

Level of knowledge required

Year tau ht

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5.37

Medical disease

Common diseases of the endocrine system Causes, signs and treatment of: diabetes mellitus, diabetes insipidus. Management of patients with diabetes mellitus: monitoring urine and blood glucose levels and fructosamine, administration of insulin, exercise regimes,

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2

Relevant nutritional management is taught in 5.51-5.52

UCD Diploma in Veterinary Nursing

Medical Nursing, Inpatient Care & Hospital Management (Small Animal)

Nursing care,

signs and treatment of insulin overdose and feeding regimes. medical management and monitoring of the patient with diabetes

.

5.38

Medical disease

Common diseases of the endocrine system Causes, signs and treatment of: Cushing’s disease, Addison’s disease, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, hyperparathyroidism. Nursing care, medical management and monitoring of the patient with endocrine disease

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5.38

Medical disease

Common diseases of the endocrine system Tests available for confirmation of endocrine disorders: water deprivation tests, ACTH stimulation test, low dose dexamethasone suppression test, endogenous ACTH measurement (special sample handling).

Overview

2

5.39

Medical disease

Common diseases of the respiratory system

Brief review of the Upper respiratory

structure system.

and function of Recognising

the normal respiratory system. clinical signs and advising owners

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2

regarding: sinusitis, rhinitis, epistaxis, sneezing and laryngitis Lower respiratory system. Common causes of coughing (acute Pulmonary and extra-pulmonary causes of respiratory failure.

and chronic). Assisting the

veterinary surgeon in performing: diagnostic bronchioalveolar lavage (BAL), transtracheal wash.

tests:

thoracocentesis,

Nursing care, medical management and monitoring of the patient with respiratory disease

5.39

Medical disease

Common diseases of the respiratory system First aid treatment in the event of acute airway obstruction

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This is taught in First Aid, Yr 2.

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