Maintenance of Tubes and Drains (for nurses)
This lecture will look at the maintanance requirements of commonly (and some less commonly) placed tubes, catheters and drains in veterinary practice. We will look at aspects such as the importance of aseptic technique, cleaning technique and patency checks. What to do if things go wrong will also be covered. Devices to be covered include: Feeding tubes (nasogastric, oesophagostomy, gastrostomy), Nasal oxygen catheters, Tracheostomy tubes, Chest drains (including trochar and seldinger drains), Abdominal drains, e.g. Jackson Pratt drains, Venous catheters including peripheral and central catheters, Arterial catheters.
In case you have missed this webinar, you have the opportunity to watch a recorded version here.
Louise O’Dwyer DMS BSc (Hons) VTS (ECC) DipAVN (Medical & Surgical) RVN
Louise O’Dwyer has worked at PetMedics, the UKs largest emergency clinic for the past 12 years and is currently Clinical Director. Louise holds both the Medical and Surgical Advanced Diploma in Veterinary Nursing as well as being a board certified veterinary technician specialist in Emergency and Critical Care. In 2012 Louise gained her MBA and is currently a part time PhD student at Manchester Metropolitan University looking at resistant bacteria in veterinary practice and their relevance in biofilms.
Louise contributes regularly to veterinary nursing articles, sitting on the editorial board of the Veterinary Nurse journal. Louise is the author of ‘Wound Management for the Veterinary Nurse and Technician’ and the forthcoming ‘Practical Techniques in Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Nursing’.
Louise lectures regularly in the UK and internationally on a range of topics.