Course Information

Multiple Bookings

If you wish to book more than one person on a course, please download and complete the multiple booking form. Once you have entered your details save and email the PDF to, a member of the Membership Services Team will be in touch within 2 working days for payment details. If anyone has any comments on the process please email

3 September 2019 09:00 - 3 September 2019 17:00

Vet Nurse Merit Award in Surgical Nursing

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Vet Nurse Merit Award in Surgical Nursing

Start date:       
Monday 2nd September 2019
Laura Owen & Hayley Carne

The BSAVA Vet Nurse Merit Awards are a structured CPD course for nurses who have an interest in furthering their knowledge and skills without the commitment of a certificate or diploma
Each award will provide 30 hours CPD and upon completing the work to a passing grade a certificate and badge will be awarded.

The details of the award in Surgical Nursing are as follows.

The online resource which will provide access to webinar recordings, electronic course notes and the platform for the MCQ assessment

The programme of live events will then be as follows.
Each webinar will be recorded so if you cannot make all of the live webinars you will view them again at your leisure

Tuesday 3rd September at 1pm
Triage and Stabilisation of the emergency patient

Monday 16th September at 6pm
Pre-operative patient preparation including analgesia and antibiotics

Tuesday 1 October at 10am
Fluid therapy and use of blood products

Thursday 10th October at 6pm
Good theatre practice

Monday 21st October at 8pm
Surgical instruments and equipment

Saturday 2nd November 9am - 5pm
Practical attendance day – Cambridge University Vet School

The practical day will cover
Optimising the role of the surgical assistant
Suture materials, patterns and knots
Wound management & bandaging
Postoperative care of the neurological/orthopaedic patient

Thursday 7th November at 5pm
Monitoring amd analgesia of the postoperative patient

Monday 18th November at 6pm
Postoperative management of the orthpaedic patient

Thursday 28th November at 6pm
Postoperative management of the neuro patient

Wednesday 4th December at 6pm
Postoperative nutrition & management of tubes and drains

Monday 9th December at 1pm
Use of postoperative antibiotics and surgical site infections

Qualified veterinary nurses interested in surgical nursing


Terms and Conditions: All courses must be paid for in full at the time of booking. Cancellation of a booking must be received in writing. Cancellation will incur a charge of 20% of the registration fee if received more than 30 days before the course, 50% for cancellation between 15-30 days and 100% for cancellation within 14 days of the course. Delegates must telephone 01452 726700 to ensure their cancellation has been received. BSAVA reserves the right to alter the programme or the speaker and/or to impose a surcharge should this become necessary due to unavoidable circumstances. BSAVA reserves the right to cancel a course due to unforeseen circumstances. Registrants should note that the BSAVA member's rate applies only when the person attending the course is a member of the Association. To qualify for the reduced member's rate for courses, non-members must join BSAVA prior to the course.

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