Following requests for some CPD from RVNs in the South West of the UK via our Bandaging Angels Facebook page, Veterinary Wound Library Bandaging Angel for the South West, Shelly Jefferies RVN NCertPT, is holding a CPD Day entitled ‘Wound Worries, Bandaging Breakdown and Dressing Dissection’ at Paignton Zoo on Tuesday 7th May 2019, which is open to both veterinary nurses and Veterinary Surgeons.
The aim of this CPD day is to update delegates on the latest in wound management, dressing selection and bandaging techniques.
The following areas will be covered:
Time: 9.00am - 3.00pm
Cost: £99 (+VAT) VWL Members, £149 (+VAT) Non-VWL Members
Price includes refreshments and lunch, printed notes, CPD Certificate, and free entry to the zoo after!
Further information and a full agenda can be found here
CLICK HERE for our online booking form to reserve your place!
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This will be an invaluable day for any clinician who has faced prolonged healing post lumpectomy, frustrating wounds over joints, and those unsure if they should refer or give it a go.
The Veterinary Wound Library is excited to announce a recent further 2 additions to our team of Bandaging Angels and would like to extend a very warm welcome to Fiona Garrard RVN PTTLS Cert and Zara Clephane RVN.
Following completion of the Delving Deeper Into Wounds Certificate (Accredited by Lantra), which VWL deliver in association with BVNA (British Veterinary Nursing Association), both Fiona and Emma approached Georgie about joining the team to help in educating other veterinary nurses and Veterinary Surgeons in 'Best Practice' of Wound Management whilst also fulfilling their passion for wounds.
Fiona visited Vets4pets Burscough last week to provide her first full day of in-house CPD covering both wound management and bandaging techniques and said the experience was awesome! Fiona extends her thanks to the practice team who made her feel so welcome and relaxed on her debut as a Bandaging Angel!
DON'T FORGET - If your Bandaging Nightmares are keeping you awake, we CAN help!
The Veterinary Wound Library Bandaging Angels are a team of specially trained nurses who come to your practice when it suits your team. Your Angel will help you review your practice and help you overcome your bandaging demons and dressing dilemmas.
Our CPD also include a year’s membership of the Veterinary Wound library providing your team with specialist clinical support for any issue you have in the future - and all for JUST £575 + VAT.
To book your CPD visit: www.vetwoundlibrary.com
We are VERY excited to announce that our Bandaging Angels are extending their wings into the 'Exotic' sector with new recruits Matthew (Matt) Rendle RVN and Samantha (Sam) Ashfield RVN.
We expect that many of you will already have heard of or know Matt due to his 25 years experience of nursing exotic species, after qualifying in 1992 at a mixed and exotics practice in Watford, and during this time he has lectured at numerous veterinary nursing events on many aspects of nursing exotic species from elephants to caecilians!
After promotion to Senior Theatre Nurse in 1994 Matt left this practice in 2003 to pursue his interest in zoo and wildlife nursing at the Zoological Society of London and has since left (April 2017) to look for new challenges within exotic and wildlife nursing.
Matt is passionate about veterinary nursing and is keen to try and promote the profession and is now an elected member of the RCVS VN Council as well as the current chair of the Association of Zoo and Exotic Veterinary Nurses (AZEVN).
Sam started her nursing career in small animal practice in 1997 in Sutton Coldfield, qualifying as an RVN in 2003. Gaining her certificate in nursing exotic species in 2010 she moved to Manor Vets, Edgbaston in 2011 to work as an exotic veterinary nurse. Sam gained further exotic nursing experience through volunteering at ZSL London Zoo and at a local falconry centre.
In August 2015 Sam started her dream job at Twycross Zoo as a Veterinary Nurse. She has a diploma in Herpetology and birds of prey and has recently completed the 'Delving Deeper into Wounds' certificate, where she gained valuable knowledge in managing wounds in a zoo environment. Sam is currently working toward a reptile care and first aid certificate and the advanced programme in veterinary nursing of zoo animals.
In celebration of developing the VWL Bandaging Angels team to include Exotic Angels we thought it was only right to organise a full day of Exotic wound management which Matt and Sam will be presenting at, along with the hugely experienced and knowledgeable Dr Neil Forbes BVetMed, FRCVS, Recgonised Specialist Zoo and Wildlife (Avian).
Open to both veterinary nurses and Vets, the day will consist of a mix of lectures and two practical sessions which will provide you with a chance to get 'hands on' with Bumblefoot and Chelonia Shell Traumas which are commonly seen within practice.
Being held at Twycross Zoo on Saturday 24th November 2018 we are offering a discounted price of £125 + VAT to VWL Members (non-members price £175 + VAT) which includes course notes, lunch and refreshments, CPD Certificate, plus free entry to the zoo should you wish to look around during lunch or at the end of the day. Spaces are limited so book now to avoid disappointment! For further details and to book click here: https://www.vetwoundlibrary.com/events--cpd.html
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