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This page has been created to try and build and exhaustive list of the tasks carried out by registered veterinary nurses AND veterinary nursing assistants.
Inclusion on this list does NOT imply that the task can be legally performed by a nurse or veterinary nursing assistant, it is currently just a list of things that might be.
In due course, we will categorise the list here according to whether they are Schedule 3 tasks (ie only allowed to be performed by a registered veterinary nurse).
What should be added to the list, please add your suggestion and the category BELOW THE LINE!
SUGGESTIONS HERE PLEASE!
So in my daily tasks as an imaging nurse. I will perform radiographs on a variety of patients. Assist with ultrasound providers, hopefully being trading to undertake FAST scans looking for Free Abdominal Fluid in the future. Undertake CT Scand as requested by veterinary surgeons. Monitor a variety of sedition’s and anaesthetics for a variety of procedures including routine procedures to those that are either acutely or chronically ill. This maybe for diagnostic procedures as well as surgical procedures. Placing IV lines in a variety of patients as previously stated. Obtaining blood samples on a variety of patients. Obtaining ECGs on patients as per the VS request. Using a variety of monitoring equipment and having the ability to notice trends and acting on these irregularities. I shall come up for air at this point. But may add to this
Nick Shackleton thanks - I've added CT and ECG which weren't on the list.
Something in their about educating the wider a public. I frequently visit schools, clubs and host stands at shows. These are all in the name of educating about animal care and improving welfare. Also, careeer days
I’m going to ream off things I do/ have done, not sure if they are already there but scrolling up on a phone is a pain! Of course disregard if they are already on and reword them as you see fit, I’m just typing them as they spill from my brain
Exercising patients in general
An ear for a colleague
An ear for a client
Championing wellness in staff
I am in the process of setting up my own kitty kindergarten classes (socialization) it is now believed that this is just as important as puppy classes, should reduce the amount of stressed fearful cats coming into practice and hopefully through owner education and early socialization, reduce the amount of cats being rehomed/euthanised due to aggression and undesirable behavior. I have after many years of pleading, finally convinced my practice that this is financially beneficial and will bond cat owners to the practice! Hopefully this will become commonplace and other practices throughout the UK.
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