IMHA What Nurses Need to Know.
This webinar will explore the condition IMHA, an immune mediated disease that presents relatively commonly in the canine species. Together we shall explore both the pathophysiology of immune disease and the clinical manifestation of anaemia. Patient presentation and diagnostic modalities will be discussed in relation to the condition, alongside important sampling considerations and challenges. Available treatments will be introduced and deliberated including the mainstay of immunosuppression therapy. The role of the RVN including specific nursing considerations will be discussed to enable the highest levels of patient care and owner support.
Recording from 26 January 2023
Pg Cert Vet Ed, BSc (Hons), DTLLS, FHEA, RVN
I qualified as a VN in early 2001 whilst working at a small animal practice in North-West London. Later that year I became both an assessor and internal verifier and in 2003 took on the role as head nurse at the practice.
I have a keen interest in feline internal medicine, veterinary oncology and domestic animal behaviour. In 2005 I gained the Improve International Nurses Certificate in Animal Behaviour and in 2007 the Improve International Nurses Certificate in Advanced Anaesthesia.
I worked as a nurse, assessor and internal verifier in practice until 2008 when I left to pursue a career in the education sector, gaining my Diploma in Teaching (DTLLS).
In 2014 I completed the top-up BSc in Veterinary Nursing, gaining first class honours.
Whilst lecturing in veterinary nursing at an FE college, I continued to locum in various practices and in 2015 returned full time to practice as a medicine and oncology nurse at the RVC Queen Mother Hospital for Animals. In 2016 I also took on the role of clinical educator at the QMHA.