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UCD Diploma in Veterinary Nursing

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

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Heading

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

Level of knowledge required

Year tau ht

Notes

5.10

Inpatient care

Management and construction details of facilities for keeping companion animals as in-patients Factors to consider when choosing location for a veterinary premises. Ideal properties of materials used in construction of inpatient facilities. Considering the needs of the animal using inpatient facilities.

Overview

1

    • 5.10

      Inpatient care

    • 5.11

      Inpatient care

5.11

Inpatient care

Security

The hospital environment - cleaning Importance of physical cleaning before chemical disinfection. Procedure cleaning kennels (including isolation kennels), kitchen and exercise runs.

for

The hospital environment - ventilation

Purpose

of

ventilation.

Types

of

ventilation

system;

active

and

passive.

Overview

1

Good

1

Good

1

This is taught in Reception Duties, Yr 1

Problems ventilation.

associated

with

inadequate

ventilation

or

excessive/draughty

5.11

Inpatient care

The hospital environment - lighting Problems associated with inadequate or excessive lighting

Good

1

5.11

Inpatient care

The hospital environment - bedding Types of bedding available for small animals.

Factors affecting choice of

Good

1

1

5.11

Overview

5.11

Inpatient care

The hospital environment - heating Ideal temperature range for dogs, cats, very young/old

heating systems.

bedding material. Frequency of cleaning/changing bedding

1

This is taught in Health & Safety, Yr 1

animals.

Types of

Good

Inpatient care

The hospital environment - waste disposal Disposal of soiled bedding and other hospital waste.

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