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Vetstream Ltd have announced the arrival of a very comprehensive range of CPD/CE eLearning Modules on soft tissue surgery and surgical oncology on Vetacademy from Professor John Berg DVM DACVS, from Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.  Available as 42 individual topics, or in 7 ready-to-go and discounted bundles, the online CPD/CE is presented by Prof. Berg in the form of detailed video and audio modules. Each module is accompanied by a quiz enabling learners to check their understanding and if they achieve the required pass mark, will be provided with a printable certificate to prove their achievement for CPD/CE Records.The...

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Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is indicated for any patient that is unresponsive or apnoeic or if a pulse cannot be identified in the patient. The success rate of CPR to return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) is between 30-45%, however discharge from hospital is <5%.  A full cycle of Basic Life Support is 2 minutes long and focuses on ABC: Airway, breathing and circulation.  Airway: visualize airway and place endotracheal tube.  Breathing: ventilate with oxygen at 10 breaths per minute. Ventilation can be achieved with an anaesthetic circuit although an ambu bag is preferred.  Circulation: with patient in lateral recumbency, begin cardiac compressions at...

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Tackling the misinformed client and winning them over.   So, I find myself sat here after listening to a piece on LBC recently as I am now ‘of age’. The article was explaining why there has been a surge in measles in the USA (300 cases in January 2019 alone) and why it is of such a concern. Partly to blame is social media allowing a lay person to convince other lay people not to vaccinate their children with MMR due to the link with autism (cheers Dr Mr Wakefield). Unfortunately there is an international cohort who believe that vaccines...

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Saving Starfish An old man was walking along a beach when he noticed a young woman off in the distance. As he got closer, he noticed that the woman was collecting starfish that had washed up on the beach and tossing them, one by one, back into the ocean. “Excuse me, young lady, but what are you doing?” the old man asked. “All these starfish have been washed up by the tide. If I don’t throw them back they will die”, she replied. “But there are hundreds and hundreds of starfish on the beach,” the old man said. “You can’t...

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In the late 1990’s American Traumatologist Charles Figley realised through his work supporting staff who cared for traumatised people and animals that, as a result of vicarious trauma (our inability to effectively differentiate between trauma that has happened to us and that which we witness), these staff were showing the same symptoms as those they cared for. He called this this compassion fatigue. 

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