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UCD Diploma in Veterinary Nursing

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

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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

Notes

5.40

Medical disease

5.40

Medical disease

Common diseases of the circulatory system Brief review of the normal structure and function of heart and blood vessels. Measuring and recording normal heart rate, pulse and blood pressure.

Common diseases of the circulatory system Common congenital abnormalities. Causes of common diseases of the heart. Signs of acute cardiac failure and nursing care of affected animals. Signs of chronic cardiac failure and advising owners on long term management. Procedures used to diagnose cardiac disease: radiography, ultrasonongraphy electrocardiography. Nursing care, medical management and monitoring of the

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This is taught in Anatomy & Physiology, Yr 3 and Surgical Nursing, Yr 2 Relevant nutritional management is taught in 5.51-5.52

patient with circulatory disease

5.41

Medical disease

Common diseases of the alimentary system

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terms:

dysphagia,

anorexia,

pica,

inappetance,

polyphagia,

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megaoesophagus, regurgitation, vomiting, diarrhoea, constipation, tenesmus, melaena

5.41

Medical disease

Common diseases of the alimentary system - stomach Differentiating between vomiting and regurgitation. Causes of vomiting (acute and chronic). Nursing care, medical management and monitoring of vomiting patients.

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Enteral feeding is taught in General Nursing, Yr 1

5.42

Medical disease

Common diseases of the alimentary system - intestines Causes and signs of enteritis (acute and chronic). Causes and signs of colitis (acute and chronic). Peritonitis and abdominocentesis. Nursing care, medical management and monitoring of the patient with enteritis or colitis.

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Relevant nutritional management is taught in 5.51-5.52

5.42

Medical disease

Common diseases of the alimentary system Use of the endoscope in diagnosis.

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