Nursing the Feline and Canine Diabetic Patient

Course Date:
Monday 7th December 2020
Course Time:
10.00am - 5.30pm
Available Spaces:
£195.00 + VAT
The Clinical Skills Lab,
204a Manor Place,
London. SE17 3BN

Feline and canine diabetes is something as veterinary professionals we see within practice on a regular basis. These cases may present as an acute emergency, requiring intensive nursing care or be diagnosed from consultations, such as obesity clinics. To help owners manage their pets’ condition it is vital that we understand the physiology of diabetes mellitus and how to manage it both in the short and long term, whether as an in-patient or through out-patient care. This interactive one-day course will give nurses the confidence to both nurse these patients and give reliable client advice in the practice setting.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Acute emergency intensive nursing of the diabetic ketoacidotic (DKA) patient
  • Initial treatment regimes for DKA
  • Diagnosis of cases and blood work
  • Long term treatment: insulin & diet
  • Monitoring of long-term cases – how to maximise quality of life


Some feedback about this course...

"The course was explained passionately, clearly and packed with useful up to date information. We were given a whole booklet of excellent information. There was plenty of opportunity to ask questions." - Nursing the Medical Patient February 2019
"Lecturer was very good on all the technical information as well as being approachable and amenable." - Nursing the Medical Patient February 2019
"I thought Nicki was an excellent speaker, the course was engaging and all areas covered in the appropriate depth." - Nursing the Medical Patient February 2019