Emergency and critical care programme bids to boost vets’ confidence

Emergency and critical care programme bids to boost vets’ confidence

Global veterinary CPD specialist Improve International has launched an online Emergency and Critical Care programme aimed at helping vets update their knowledge and increase their confidence in emergency patient management.

The first in a series of ‘Accelerated’ courses from the company, aims to support those starting out on postgraduate learning or experienced professionals keen to refresh their knowledge.

The Accelerated Emergency and Critical Care programme comprises 15 modules covering pathophysiology, diagnosis, management and current treatments. All are delivered weekly, with delegates able to study at their own pace and able to retain access to all modules for a full year.

Improve’s business development director David Babington, MRCVS, said: “The growing interest we are seeing from veterinarians around the world in updating their knowledge as we prepare to emerge into the post-COVID world, was the catalyst for the creation of our new Accelerated online course range.

“The Accelerated Emergency and Critical Care Programme is ideal for veterinarians at all stages of their career. It is an example of the ways we are delivering on our strategy of significantly expanding our e-learning portfolio and harnessing technologies, including video teaching and virtual/augmented reality, to offer a more engaging, affordable, accessible and rich learning experience to veterinary professionals around the world.

Augmented reality teaching

“In addition to the modules, delegates have access to a discussion forum and to four live sessions with Specialists for clinical case discussions. At the end of the course, delegates have the opportunity to undertake a Foundation Certificate from the International School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies (ISVPS).”

The programme was developed by specialist veterinarians, both Fellows and Members of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Emergency and Critical Care, from Improve International’s Australian Partner, the Animal Emergency Service.

One of the world’s leading veterinary training companies, Improve International was founded in 1998 by a group of like-minded vets and has since provided continuing education to more than 20,000 veterinary surgeons and nurses across 20 countries, including the UK, Germany, Spain, the USA, Australia and China.

It also works closely with its awarding partner, the International School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies (ISVPS) and with Harper Adams University in Shropshire, which provides the higher education body validation and quality assurance.