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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

5.5

Inpatient care

Practical class: Exercise as a form of physical therapy. Care of recumbent patients. Physiotherapy techniques. Use of therapeutic exercise. Use of heat, cold and massage. Prevention and management of decubital sores and urine scalding. Environmental enrichment.

Good

1

Treatment of hospitalised medical patients, including critical care patients Monitoring procedures and equipment: subjective and objective assessments. Contents of kennel and cattery accommodation.

Good

Use of urinary catheters Procedures for sterile catheterisation of male and female dogs and cats. Types of urinary catheters available. Maintenance of indwelling catheters. Monitoring urinary output.

Good

5.6

Inpatient care

5.6

Inpatient care

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1

Construction is taught in 5.10. Environmental aspects are taught in 5.11. Enteral feeding is taught in General Nursing, Yr 1

5.6

Inpatient care

Recording observations and treatment given

Routine

completion

of

hospital

records.

Observations

of

patient:

general

Good

1

demeanour, signs vomiting, diarrhea.

of pain, TPR, food and water intake, urination, defaecation, Medication administered. Laboratory tests and results.

    • 5.6

      Inpatient care

    • 5.7

      Inpatient care

Caring and responsible attitude to patients

Overview

Practical class: Monitoring procedures and equipment: subjective and objective assessments. Contents of kennel and cattery accommodation. Types of urinary catheters to include Foley bitch , Jackson cat and Cooks Slippery Sam®. Maintenance of indwelling urinary catheters. Monitoring urinary output. Equipment for observation of patient. Equipment for administering medication – pill popper, pill splitter.

Good

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1

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