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CAVE is committed to providing Veterinary Nurse CPD opportunities that support you in growing your confidence and competence in delivering best practice nursing care for all your patients.

In recognition of our commitment to deliver world-class professional development for veterinary nurses, CAVE has become a Silver Education Partner with the Veterinary Nurses Council of Australia (VNCA). Our entire ACE Program for Nurses has been accredited under the VNCA’s AVNAT scheme, meaning that each attendance earns nurses valuable CPD points towards their required annual professional development points.

     

ACE Network and Learn Session Webinars

ACE Network and Learn Sessions are online at 7:30pm AWST

The ACE Network and Learn Session webinar series is a membership benefit for paid CAVE Member subscriptions

Register Here for CAVE membership

CAVE Membership Prices from only $60 for Nurses and $115 for Vets

Individual ACE Webinars $55.00

Date Topic Presenter

Recording Available

ACE 1: CPR for Nurses: How to apply the RECOVER Guidelines - 1.5 CPD Points

Nurses play a vital role in successful CPR and Dr Corrin Boyd will show you how to apply the RECOVER guidelines to save patients' lives.

Cardiac arrest is fortunately not an everyday occurrence in small animal practice. However, it does happen. When it does, rapid initiation of effective CPR is vital for a good outcome. Many patients with treatable underlying disease can make a full recovery with appropriate treatment. The whole veterinary team must work together to succeed, and veterinary nurses play a crucial role. In human CPR, there is growing evidence that nurse-led CPR has better outcomes.

Effective CPR requires that the whole team rapidly implement best practices. To facilitate this, the RECOVER Initiative has developed comprehensive guidelines for small animal CPR. This webinar will review these guidelines and show how to put them into practice.

Dr Corrin Boyd
Recording Available

ACE 2: Thriving, not just surviving, in the veterinary industry - 1.5 CPD Points

Dr Moore-Jones provides practical, realistic tips not just to maintain your mental resilience through difficult days, but to envision a future that makes you excited about your profession, again.
The veterinary industry is tough, there’s no doubt about that. We often feel overwhelmed, lack enthusiasm for work we used to love, and struggle to imagine a brighter future.
Jess is involved in teaching our students in Animal Welfare and Ethics and is a popular teacher. She knows a lot about leadership and resilience, having been Executive Manager and CEO of multiple animal welfare organisations, including Cat Haven, where she is the Veterinary Services Manager. She brings a wealth of experience and understanding to the challenges and triumphs of being a veterinary nurse, especially at these unprecedented times. This is a unique opportunity to learn new strategies for thriving even in difficult times.

Dr Jess Moore-Jones
Recording Available

ACE 3: Making Difficult Situations in Veterinary Practice Easier - 1.5 CPD Points

This online tutorial is designed to be informative, empowering and interactive and you are encouraged to bring along examples of challenging situations you have encountered.

We will explore and share strategies for improving communication with clients and colleagues, in particular those challenging situations involving financial restraints, stressed and angry clients, and grief.

We will discuss ways to make these situations easier to manage and how to maintain your own wellbeing during challenging clinical situations.
It’s a great foundation for the Communications Skills Workshop that is part of the ACE Clinical Skills Development Day.

Dr Melinda Bell

Recording

Available

ACE 4: Open Wound Management and Decision Making - Tutorial - 1.5 CPD

Join us for an interactive and practical tutorial of exploring how wounds heal, how best to manage them, creative bandaging, and interactive case studies.
The session will

explore the wound healing curve
when to use what bandaging material
bandaging techniques for tricky locations

and we will end with case studies to apply the knowledge we have introduced in the session.
You are welcome to bring pictures of cases you have seen in your clinic and we can discuss them as a group.
During the interactive case studies we will split into groups and discuss a plan for managing the wound at each step.

Dr Carla Appelgrein
Recording Available

ACE 5: Problem solving in Practice – Understanding and managing anaesthetic complications 3: Hypothermia - 1.5 CPD Points

This is part three of the popular and very practical series started by Dr Jen Davis in 2019, looking at the potential complications you may encounter during anaesthesia and how to manage them.
Understanding the physiology behind cardiovascular and respiratory complications and having learned how they can be managed, this live, interactive tutorial will focus on the complication of hypothermia.
The focus will again be on the physiology behind the complication, which paves the way for identifying the best strategies for managing patients experiencing hypothermia.

This will be illustrated with case-based examples and you will be given the opportunity to participate in ‘managing’ these cases.
This is an interactive tutorial format with case discussions. Previous sessions below can be accessed online through CAVE Nurse Membership.

Understanding and managing anaesthetic complications 1: Cardiovascular

Early identification and a good understanding of the physiological and pharmacological causes of anaesthetic complications significantly aids troubleshooting. This session will review monitoring techniques, causes, and management of commonly encountered cardiovascular complications during anaesthesia of cats and dogs, enabling nurses to more easily identify and fix problems.

Understanding and managing anaesthetic complications 2: Respiratory

Early identification and a good understanding of the physiological and pharmacological causes of anaesthetic complications significantly aids troubleshooting. This session will review monitoring techniques, causes, and management of commonly encountered respiratory complications during anaesthesia of cats and dogs, enabling nurses to more easily identify and fix problems.
Dr Jen Davis

Other Nurse CPD

ACE Practical Skills Development Day

Managing Wildlife Cases in your Practice—Understanding the new Biodiversity Conservation Act and Regulations

The National Industry Advisory Group for Veterinary Nurses has allocated 1 point per hour CPD point to the below continuing education recordings

2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 Vet Nurse Recordings available with CAVE Membership

If you have any further enquiries please do not hesitate to contact CAVE on +61 9360 6342 or CAVE@murdoch.edu.au