Diagnosing Kidney Disease – Acute or Chronic?
Animals presenting with renal compromise can display a variety of different clinical signs. A full clinical history can be very enlightening, but you need to ask the right questions. Diagnostics such as urine sampling and blood tests will help the veterinary surgeon towards a diagnosis. As Veterinary nurses you do need to understand the diagnosis process in order to help the client with understanding and why we run certain tests. Sediment analysis of urine samples can prove to be very useful in determining renal function.
The webinar will concentrate on the diagnostics involved in these cases such as urinalysis, the importance of sediment examination, blood tests and blood pressure monitoring.
This webinar has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval.
Recording from 3 March 2021
Nicola Ackerman PGCert BSc(Hons) RVN CertSAN CertVNECC VTS(Nutrition)
Nicola works as the Head Medical Nurse at Plymouth Veterinary Group, UK. Nicola has written for many veterinary publications and textbooks, and is the editor for Aspinall’s Complete Textbook of Veterinary Nursing and is on the editorial board of The Veterinary Nurse. Nicola a past winner of the BVNA / Blue Cross award for animal welfare and the College of Animal Welfare Professional Development Award. Nicola is currently studying for a Master’s degree in Advanced Veterinary Nursing with Glasgow University.