Course details

Two day workshop


Vet Nurses

Triaging and emergency patient care are essential skills all veterinary nurses should learn. Day 1 of this workshop is designed to give the emergency nurse a strong grounding in all areas of emergency veterinary nursing, with a practical focus on understanding CPR and performing high quality basic life support in teams.

Key learning areas:

  • Triaging including the phone and in hospital triage, the primary and secondary assessment and assigning the triage category using a triage acuity system in emergency patients
  • The main shock classifications and the emergency treatment and stabilisation of patients presenting in shock
  • IV fluid therapy and resuscitation, and the different methods of venous access in the emergency patient
  • Monitoring and monitoring equipment for the emergency and critical patient
  • The intubation process in emergency patients
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation with special emphasis on basic life support
  • Facilitator


    Marcia Fletcher

    Dip VN (Distinction), Registered Veterinary Nurse Specialist, Senior Veterinary Anaesthetic Technician & RECOVER CPR Instructor, VTS in Anaesthesia & Analgesia

Christchurch Vet Courses

Our Christchurch VTC provides a safe and supportive learning environment where individuals can learn, practice and ask questions in a small group environment. Our state-of-the-art facilities feature high-tech seminar rooms and specialised wet-lab areas, ensuring a hands-on experience that’s second to none.

Join our community of veterinary professionals and embark on a journey of growth and excellence together.