Module title: Veterinary Nursing Practice 1

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: VET07103
Module leader: Kate Acton
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Animal and Plant Science
Prerequisites

N/A


Description of module content:

The aim of this module is to gain practical experience within a clinical environment whilst as a student veterinary nurse under the supervision of a mentor (clinical coach). The module is structured to address RCVS day one skills and RCVS Day One Competences for veterinary nurses contained within the clinical skills tool. As a first year module content includes sections 1- 4 & 8 of the RCVS day one skills; legislation affecting practice; communication; handling and restraint; nursing care and infection control. Content may vary depending on veterinary practice with further sections of the day one skills tool available to you if deemed appropriate for your stage of training/veterinary practice protocols. This may include section 5 and elements of laboratory work, or section 7 dispensing. The module is designed to encourage self-reflection of performance and to ensure you are aware of personal and professional limits. The skills log engages you in direct, active work-based learning that includes recording and reflecting on experiences whilst also considering measures to improve performance and competence – essential competencies of a veterinary nurse. The module also provides you with the opportunity to obtain clinical hour requirements for professional registration.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO 1: Develop an awareness of the operational requirements of a veterinary practice and legislation related to a veterinary business.
LO 2: Refer to the legal and professional framework that governs veterinary nursing within daily duties.
LO 3: Acquire knowledge of and skills in nursing support required for hospitalised patients in accordance with best practice and due regard to animal welfare.
LO 4: Gain an appreciation of working effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team in the delivery of services.
LO 5: Gain an awareness of the delivery of nursing care and management in the interests of the patient and with regard to resources available.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - COOPER, B MULLINEAUX, E AND TURNER L (2011) BSAVA TEXTBOOK OF VETERINARY NURSING: BSAVA, 5th ed. - ISBN: 9781905319268
Core - PULLEN, S AND GRAY, C (2006) ETHICS, LAW AND THE VETERINARY NURSE: BUTTERWORTH-HEINEMANN, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9780750688444
Core - HOWATSON-JONES, L (2013) REFLECTIVE PRACTICE IN NURSING, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9781446270851
Core - RCVS CODE OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT FOR VETERINARY NURSES AND ASSOCIATED GUIDANCE NOTES - HTTP://WWW.RCVS.ORG.UK/ADVICE-AND-GUIDANCE/CODE-OF-PROFESSIONAL-CONDUCT-FOR-VETERINARY-NURSES/
Core - LANTRA NATIONAL OCCUPATIONAL STANDARDS FOR VETERINARY NURSES AND AUXILIARY SERVICES - WWW.LANTRA.CO.UK
Recommended - MULLINEAUX, E AND JONES, M (2007) BSAVA MANUAL OF PRACTICAL VETERINARY NURSING: BSAVA, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9780905214917
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