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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

5.12

Diseases

Inflammation Definition of inflammation. Basic understanding of the processes of chemotaxis and phagocytosis. Understanding the functions of complement. Cardinal signs of inflammation. Categorising inflammation according to severity or duration. Causes of acute inflammation. Processes involved in the acute inflammatory response. Causes of chronic inflammation. Processes involved in the chronic inflammatory response. Formation of a granuloma. Treatment of inflammation.

Good

2

5.13

Diseases

Hypersensitivity Definition of hypersensitivity.

Classification of hypersensitivity into four main

types: Type l, Type II, Type III, Type IV (delayed). Causes, processes, signs, diagnosis and treatment of each type of hypersensitivity.

Good

2

Relevant nutritional management is taught in 5.51-5.52

5.14

Toxicology

Poisons Terms used in toxicology: toxin, poison, antidote.

Use of Poison Information

Good

2

Services. Sources plants, reptile bites,

of toxic substances:

insect

stings.

History

medicines, taking and

pesticides, household, important questions in

cases of suspect poisoning. General principles of gastric lavage, adsorbents and cathartics. Possible

therapy, including emesis, sources, modes of action,

clinical signs, diagnosis and warfarin, ethylene glycol,

treatment of common poisons: paraquat, strychnine, organophosphate and carbamate, lead, alpha-

chloralose, metaldehyde.

5.14

Toxicology

5.14

Toxicology

Poisons Possible

sources,

clinical

signs,

diagnosis

and

treatment

of

paracetamol, phenol, petroleum products, carbon monoxide, chocolate.

Poisons Dealing with oiled birds. Reptile bites and insect stings.

NSAIDs,

Overview

2

Overview

2

Reptile bites and insect stings are taught in First Aid, Yr 1

5

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