UCD Diploma in Veterinary Nursing
Medical Nursing, Inpatient Care & Hospital Management (Small Animal)
Details of topics which are covered in lectures and practical classes or revised by students
Level of knowledge required
Year tau ht
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.
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.
Relevant nutritional management is taught in 5.51-5.52
Poisons Terms used in toxicology: toxin, poison, antidote.
Use of Poison Information
Services. Sources plants, reptile bites,
of toxic substances:
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-
paracetamol, phenol, petroleum products, carbon monoxide, chocolate.
Poisons Dealing with oiled birds. Reptile bites and insect stings.
Reptile bites and insect stings are taught in First Aid, Yr 1