RCVS Knowledge
Knowledge Awards 2020: Post-operative hypothermia audit, Samantha Thompson

Knowledge Awards 2020: Post-operative hypothermia audit, Samantha Thompson

August 20, 2020

Samantha Thompson, RVN and Post-Registration Programme Manager for the Linnaeus Group, discusses her post-operative hypothermia audit and how the team used the results to make changes within practice. 

 

The case example was awarded Highly Commended in the Knowledge Awards 2020.

The written case example can be read here, and the transcript can be read here

 

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If you would like to contact Sam about her audit, her Facebook page can be found at facebook.com/evolutionVNdevelopment/
COVID-19 mythbuster: What’s the difference between Feline Coronavirus and SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)? Alan Radford

COVID-19 mythbuster: What’s the difference between Feline Coronavirus and SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)? Alan Radford

July 10, 2020

Alan Radford, Professor in Veterinary Health Informatics at the University of Liverpool and RCVS Knowledge Quality Improvement Advisor, discusses the difference between Feline Coronavirus and SARS-CoV-2.

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For more free COVID-19 resources for veterinary professionals, visit: rcvsknowledge.org/covid-19

The Knowledge Sessions: Implementation Science - what can veterinary medicine learn from human medicine?

The Knowledge Sessions: Implementation Science - what can veterinary medicine learn from human medicine?

July 6, 2020

How can we express evidence in a way that means people will engage with it and understand it? How do team dynamics and individual context influence whether evidence is used appropriately and fully? What can we learn from the experience in human medicine?

These questions and more are explored in this roundtable discussion featuring:

  • Trish Greenhalgh, Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford
  • Dr Zoe Belshaw, internal medicine specialist, Centre for Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine at the University of Nottingham/PDSA
  • Dr Louise Buckley, RVN and Lecturer, University of Edinburgh/Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
  • Laura Playforth, Veterinary Surgeon, Vice-Chair of RCVS Knowledge Quality Improvement Advisory Board and Professional Standards Director at Vets Now
  • Adewole Adekola and Imogen Schofield: Veterinary Surgeons and PhD students at the Royal Veterinary College

Download the transcript from the RCVS Knowledge website.

The Knowledge Sessions bring together specialists from across the industry to examine the landscape, propose potential approaches to complex problems, and provide practical advice on a range of subjects.

COVID-19 mythbuster: Can cats transfer COVID-19 to other animals, and is there a risk of zoonosis? Sarah Caddy

COVID-19 mythbuster: Can cats transfer COVID-19 to other animals, and is there a risk of zoonosis? Sarah Caddy

July 3, 2020

Dr Sarah Caddy VetMB PhD DipACVM MRCVS: Virologist at University of Cambridge provides the latest evidence and advice regarding the potential for cats to transfer COVID-19 to other animals, and the risk of zoonosis.

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For more free COVID-19 resources for veterinary professionals, visit rcvsknowledge.org/covid-19.

COVID-19 mythbuster: Should the kennel cough vaccine be given? Sarah Caddy

COVID-19 mythbuster: Should the kennel cough vaccine be given? Sarah Caddy

July 1, 2020

Dr Sarah Caddy VetMB PhD DipACVM MRCVS: Virologist at University of Cambridge provides the latest evidence and advice regarding the use of kennel cough vaccine in relation to humans that may be immunosuppressed due to COVID-19 infection.

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For more free COVID-19 resources for veterinary professionals, visit rcvsknowledge.org/covid-19.

Management of feline chronic kidney disease - Sarah Caney and Paul Pollard

Management of feline chronic kidney disease - Sarah Caney and Paul Pollard

June 26, 2020

A presentation on the management of feline chronic kidney disease produced by RCVS Knowledge for BSAVA Congress 2020 by:

  • Sarah Caney BVSc PhD DSAM(Feline) MRCVS, RCVS specialist in feline medicine, and
  • Paul Pollard MVB CertAVP(VC) PG Dip Vet Ed FHEA MRCVS, First opinion practitioner, responsible for student learning on first opinion rotation at the Royal Veterinary College in Camden.

Download the transcript and presentation from the RCVS Knowledge website.

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Infection control Part 5: Auditing - Pam Mosedale and Tim Nuttall

Infection control Part 5: Auditing - Pam Mosedale and Tim Nuttall

June 4, 2020

Part 5 in our infection control series focuses on the use of audits in veterinary practice, and the role of auditing in benchmarking and monitoring infections and progress. It is delivered by:

- Pam Mosedale: Chair of the RCVS Knowledge Quality Improvement Advisory Board, Lead Practice Standards Scheme Assessor (RCVS) and Bella Moss Clinical Advisor

- Dr Tim Nuttall: Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh; RCVS Knowledge Infection Control Advisor and Bella Moss Clinical Advisor

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

CPD: 1 hour

Infection control Part 4: Disinfectant types - Sairéad Wild

Infection control Part 4: Disinfectant types - Sairéad Wild

June 2, 2020

This guide to disinfectant types for veterinary professionals is Part 4 in our infection control series.

- Sairéad Wild BSc (Hons), PgDip, RVN. RCVS Knowledge Infection Control Working Party; Course Director: University College West Anglia, Access to Veterinary Science; Lecturer: Veterinary Nursing (Higher Education)

- Pam Mosedale: Chair of the RCVS Knowledge Quality Improvement Advisory Board, Lead Practice Standards Scheme Assessor (RCVS) and Bella Moss Clinical Advisor

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

CPD: 25 mins

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