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Significant event audit: Alice Bird, Animal Health Trust

Significant event audit: Alice Bird, Animal Health Trust

March 20, 2020

Alice Bird, Senior Clinician in Anaesthesia at the Animal Health Trust, talks through the significant event audit of a postoperative complication that occurred in equine practice, including how a blame culture was avoided, lessons learned and resultant processes put in place.

The session formed part of the RCVS Knowledge Equine Roadshow recorded at Ashbrook Equine Hospital in 2019, sponsored by the Horserace Betting Levy Board and accredited by the British Equine Veterinary Association.

Download the accompanying presentation and full transcript from the RCVS Knowledge website.

CPD: 40 mins

The Knowledge Sessions: The life-saving value of checklists

The Knowledge Sessions: The life-saving value of checklists

February 28, 2020

Checklists have been used in aviation and human medicine for decades, given their proven power to reduce avoidable errors and significant events.

Amanda Boag (Clinical Director at Vets Now, RCVS Knowledge Trustee and Vice-President of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons) discusses the state of play with checklists in the veterinary industry, why checklists are liberating rather than constraining, and how a simple piece of paper can save lives.

Download the full transcript, the accompanying presentation and RCVS Knowledge's new Surgical Safety Checklist Manual from the RCVS Knowledge website.

This podcast is part of the Knowledge Sessions, a resource that brings together specialists from across the veterinary industry to examine the landscape, propose potential approaches to complex problems, and provide practical advice on a range of subjects.

Jacqueline Oi Ping Tong - In canine acute diarrhoea with no identifiable cause, does daily oral probiotic improve the clinical outcomes?

Jacqueline Oi Ping Tong - In canine acute diarrhoea with no identifiable cause, does daily oral probiotic improve the clinical outcomes?

February 26, 2020

In this Audio Summary, Jacqueline looks at the evidence around whether a daily probiotic supplement improves clinical outcomes in dogs with diarrhoea. Read the full Knowledge Summary here.

Audio Summaries are a free resource that enables vets and vet nurses to access and digest relevant and up-to-date evidence quicker and easier! A time-saving way to make better and faster evidence-based decisions.

The Knowledge Sessions: Research in Practice - A beginner’s guide

The Knowledge Sessions: Research in Practice - A beginner’s guide

January 30, 2020

Doing research as a veterinary practitioner is easier and more rewarding than you think. But what kind of research can you do? What are the benefits of doing research in practice, and what skills and resources do you need? Where do you get started, and what kind of impact can you make?

Dr Marnie Brennan, Dr Zoe Belshaw and Hannah Doit from the University of Nottingham’s Centre for Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine provide an approachable step-by-step guide, with tips on making research in practice useful and fulfilling, and some inspiring examples.

Download the full transcript and the references from the RCVS Knowledge website.

This podcast is part of the Knowledge Sessions, a resource that brings together specialists from across the veterinary industry to examine the landscape, propose potential approaches to complex problems, and provide practical advice on a range of subjects.

Vitória Souza - Can vaccinating sheep reduce the occurrence of caseous lymphadenitis?

Vitória Souza - Can vaccinating sheep reduce the occurrence of caseous lymphadenitis?

January 22, 2020

In this Audio Summary, Vitória looks at the evidence around whether sheep vaccinated against caseous lymphadenitis (CLA) are less likely to develop the disease when compared to unvaccinated sheep. Read the full Knowledge Summary here.

Audio Summaries are a free resource that enables vets and vet nurses to access and digest relevant and up-to-date evidence quicker and easier! A time-saving way to make better and faster evidence-based decisions.

The Knowledge Sessions: What if the dog could speak?

The Knowledge Sessions: What if the dog could speak?

December 17, 2019

This roundtable discussion looks at the controversial area of patient values and ethics in evidence-based veterinary medicine. What are patient values and do they matter? How does animal sentience affect the notion of informed consent? Who should have the final say in potential treatment?

Peter Cockcroft, Editor-in-chief of Veterinary Evidence, chairs this fascinating and wide-ranging podcast recorded last year featuring experts in the field: Carol Gray, David Mills, Siobhan Mullan, Francoise Wemelsfelder and James Yeates.

Download the full transcript.

This podcast is part of the Knowledge Sessions, a resource that brings together specialists from across the veterinary industry to examine the landscape, propose potential approaches to complex problems, and provide practical advice on a range of subjects.

Honoria Brown - Can changes in hoof wall temperature and digital pulse pressure be used to predict laminitis onset?

Honoria Brown - Can changes in hoof wall temperature and digital pulse pressure be used to predict laminitis onset?

December 16, 2019

In this Audio Summary, Honoria looks at the evidence around whether changes in hoof wall temperature and digital pulse pressure can be used to predict laminitis onset. Read the full Knowledge Summary here.

Audio Summaries are a free resource that enables vets and vet nurses to access and digest relevant and up-to-date evidence quicker and easier! A time-saving way to make better and faster evidence-based decisions.

 
 
The Knowledge Sessions: Antimicrobial resistance

The Knowledge Sessions: Antimicrobial resistance

November 22, 2019

For World Antibiotic Awareness Week, UK Chief Vet Christine Middlemiss chairs a roundtable discussion on challenges presented by antimicrobial resistance and ways to tackle it, with guests Ian Battersby (Davies Veterinary Specialists/Mission Rabies), Steve Howard (PDSA), Kristen Reyher (Bristol Veterinary School) and David Singleton (Small Animal Veterinary Surveillance Network).

This podcast is the first of 'The Knowledge Sessions', a series of discussions with leading experts on hot topics in evidence-based veterinary medicine.

Download the full transcript from the RCVS Knowledge website.