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Vet Nurse CPD 2018

Murdoch University’s Centre for Advanced Veterinary Education (CAVE) invites veterinary nurses to join us for our Vet Nurse CPD Series in 2018.

CAVE will hold a series of 3 evening presentations with the aim to consolidate current knowledge, expand understanding and improve confidence in everyday practice.

Each evening provides participants with the opportunity to engage and network with likeminded individuals who share a passion for promoting best practice initiatives in animal care and wellbeing.

The National Industry Advisory Group for Veterinary Nurses has allocated 1 point per hour CPD point to this continuing education activity

Veterinary nurses who are CAVE Members receive up to 20% discount off the full rate for each evening. A further discount applied to veterinary nurses who are CAVE Members and register for all three opportunities as outlined below:

Veterinary Nurse CPD offerings will run on Wednesday evenings at Murdoch University in 2018.

Date Topic Presenter
30th May Stabilising the Emergency Patient - moving from the “Help! What do I do?” to the “OK, I’ve got this.”
Stabilizing emergency patients can be a challenge to stabilize, as often you don’t know what’s going on and need to try to stop them dying for long enough to allow you to work out what’s going on. There are some fundamentals that apply to all patients, so in this session we’ll look at what these are, why they’re important, and how they can be applied to different emergency accessions.

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Dr Jill Griffiths

27th June Approach to pruritus in the dog and cat
Pruritus is a common problem in dogs and cats and a frequent source of frustration for owners. The veterinary nurse often has to answer questions from owners and provide advice and reassurance about strategies to
reduce itching until the patient can visit the veterinary clinic. This lecture will cover the common causes of itching in dogs and cats and the basic strategies for management

A/Prof  Mandy Burrows

1st August Interpretation of bloods in the emergency situation
Running bloodwork is a daily occurrence in small animal practice, both in the diagnosis of sick pets and as routine screening. Interpretation of bloodwork in the emergency context will be discussed, including some case studies and discussion about the types of tests currently being used.

Dr Corrin Boyd

These evening presentations cover a variety of topics and aimed to provide participants with opportunity to advance current knowledge through practical and up-to-date approaches as well as tips and solutions for veterinary nursing. 

Price Structure

Registration for the Nurse CPD Series will be available soon

Attendees who are CAVE Members receive 20% off the full rate for each evening with an additional discount offered to those CAVE Members who register for all 3 evenings.

Topic CAVE Member Rate Regular Rate
Understanding Basic Bloods $44.00 $55.00
Preparing yourself and your workplace for a disaster in the veterinary context $44.00 $55.00
Drug Calculations $44.00 $55.00
All 3 Nurse CPD opportunities (additional discount for CAVE Members only) $125.00 $165.00
  • All prices inclusive of GST
  • Catering: Light supper, tea, coffee and cool drinks supplied
  • Attendees receive a printed copy of the presentation lecture slides for which registration is aligned.
  • Attendees receive a printed certificate of attendance upon registration for the evening

Structure for evening presentations
7.00 pm – Registration and light refreshments
7.30 pm - Presentation

To stay informed with our CPD offerings click here

Campus Map: http://maps.murdoch.edu.au/location/12602008

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