The Do's and Don'ts of Chemotherapy in Small Animal Practice

 
  

Programme fact file

Programme title: The Do's and Don'ts of Chemotherapy in Small Animal Practice
Qualification: CPD hours 
Start date: Wednesday 8 November 2017
Duration: 1 day 
Maximum places available: 25
Fees: £295
10% discount for online bookings (£265.50)
20% discount for alumni/associate practice online bookings (£236)
Available on weekends/evenings: No 

Programme overview

Course description

This practical lecture based course offers a guide to the safe handling of chemotherapy in veterinary practice. The course will cover general principles of the use of chemotherapy and describe the chemotherapy drugs and protocols most commonly used to treat cancer patients in general practice. The delegates will learn step-by-step the correct technique for the safe preparation and administration of chemotherapy drugs in order to avoid or minimise adverse effects and achieve the best outcome in terms of survival and quality of life. A full lecture will be dedicated to the very important topic of health and safety of handling cytotoxic drugs in veterinary practice.

Course code: VCPDDDCP

Speaker

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Dr Chiara Penzo DVM PhD Dip.ECVIM-CA (Oncology) MRCVS

 

Programme detail

Topics covered

  • How chemotherapy works and when to use it
  • Details of the chemotherapy drugs and protocols most commonly used in general practice
  • Correct technique of preparation and administration of chemotherapy drugs
  • Health and safety of the use of chemotherapy drugs
  • Adverse effects and complications (included prevention and treatment)

Learning objectives

  • Knowledge of the indications and administration techniques of chemotherapy agents most commonly used in general practice
  • Correct assessment and monitoring of the veterinary chemotherapy patient
  • Prevention, recognition and treatment of potential adverse effects and/or complications
  • Understanding of health and safety issues and correct standard operating procedure to maximise safety in the practice and for the client

Required delegate attributes

This course is designed for veterinary surgeons with all levels of experience. It will provide invaluable experience for those who are not familiar with the use of chemotherapy and those veterinary surgeons wanting to gain further knowledge. The course would also be of value to those veterinary surgeons undertaking further professional qualifications in small animal medicine.

Location

About Sutton Bonington Campus

Map and directions

Campus/Address

The University of Nottingham,
Sutton Bonington Campus,
Sutton Bonington,
Leicestershire,
LE12 5RD
UK

Accommodation

About Sutton Bonington

 

Contact

Ruth Readyhoof (CPD Officer) 
t:   +44 (0) 115 951 6647 
 
 
 

Veterinary CPD Education Centre

School of Veterinary Medicine and Science
University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
Leicestershire, LE12 5RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 6647
email: veterinary-cpd@nottingham.ac.uk