A short film made by 4th year BSc RVN, Nancy McLaughlin, has won first prize in a competition held by VetNurse.co.uk and Training Progress.

In the film, Nancy demonstrates how to use the towel wrap restraint method on a cat.

The purpose of the competition was to start a new collection of films designed both to demonstrate veterinary nursing techniques for colleagues and to showcase the talents of veterinary nurses to the public on the peer-reviewed YouTube channel, Brains and Drains.

VetNurse.co.uk Editor Arlo Guthrie said: “We thought Nancy demonstrated and explained the technique really well. Her film also shows how making a demonstration film of this sort is really something almost anyone can do.

“Our aim now is to build our collection of peer-reviewed films by veterinary nurses which not only help students and recently qualified nurses, but also show the vital role that veterinary nurses have in veterinary practice.

Laura Shaw MRCVS, from competition sponsor Training Progress Training Progress said: “Video demonstrations make excellent in-house training resources for practices. We recommend their use to our clients as learning resources on their Training-Progress systems. We really enjoyed Nancy’s entry as it was well explained and engaging.”

Nancy said: “I really enjoyed making this video with my cat Audrey. I hope it is a helpful teaching tool for a skill I use almost daily in practice!"

She added: "I, like others often struggle learning practical skills from written information and think videos are a valuable resource used to see the task in action.” 

If you’d like to make a short film demonstrating a veterinary nursing technique for the YouTube channel, Brains and Drains, email editor@vetnurse.co.uk and we’ll give you some simple guidelines.

Oh, and if you enjoy Nancy's film, be sure to give it a 'like' on YouTube!

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