Diagnostic Sampling and Analysis Techniques for Veterinary Nurses

Sophie McMurrough

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RVNs deal with different types of laboratory samples every day in practice, and it is essential that they are trained in sample collection, handling and quality analysis to prevent degradation of the sample and laboratory error which can lead to inaccurate or delayed diagnosis and treatment. A good knowledge of laboratory values & understanding the importance of some key results can also play a large part in leading to improved patient care.

This learning series with Sophie McMurrough aims to give nurses the skills they need to play an active and engaging role in this rewarding part of practice life.

2 Hours CPD

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  • Description

    Topics covered:

    • Correct sample handling and its importance in reaching a diagnosis
    • Common tests including renal and hepatic analysis
    • Why tests are performed, what they mean and how they can be applied to nursing
    • Microscope set up for in house use
    • Blood smears
    • Fine needle aspirates (FNA's) and punch biopsies
    • Tips and tricks for successful blood sample collection
    • Placement of male dog urinary catheter

  • In association with...

    Northwest Veterinary Specialists

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