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 Lakeman (Previously Ackerman) PGDip RVN CertSAN CertVNECC VTS(Nutrition)
Nicola works as the Head Medical Nurse at Plymouth Veterinary Group. Nicola graduated from Hartpury College with an honours degree in Equine Science, and subsequently qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2002. Nicola has written for many veterinary publications and textbooks and is the editor of Aspinall’s Complete Textbook of Veterinary Nursing. Nicola is Consultant Editor for The Veterinary Nurse. Nicola has won the BVNA / Blue Cross award for animal welfare, the SQP Veterinary Nurse of the Year and the SQP Nutritional Advisor of the Year. Nicola is currently studying for a Master’s degree in Advanced Veterinary Nursing with Glasgow University.