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Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Paragon Veterinary Referrals CPD provide an ideal opportunity to hear the latest ideas on various small animal topics, to discuss clinical problems and to meet up with colleagues.

New FREE Nursing Skill Club

CPD for the nursing team including student veterinary nurses 

Format of the evening

To start at 7.30pm. Registration from 7.15pm. Aim to end at 9.00pm.

Numbers are strictly limited to 16 delegates per evening, so the environment is relaxed, informal and friendly, providing ample opportunity to engage with our speaker(s) and with our wider team when touring the centre.

Refreshments and biscuits will be provided so you don’t starve, but please bring a sandwich with you if you think you need more food.

FREE CPD Clinical Club evening

Format of the evening

Paragon Clinical Club evenings are designed to appeal to Vets and to Veterinary Nurses.

They run from 7.30pm till 9.30pm and combine I hour of CPD with a 30-minute behind the scenes tour of the facilities at Paragon Referral Centre.

Numbers are strictly limited to 16 delegates per evening, so the environment is relaxed, informal and friendly, providing ample opportunity to engage with our speaker(s) and with our wider team when touring the centre.

A range of topics will be featured, some dedicated specifically for Vets and others for Veterinary Nurses.

  • For Vets, the evening will be centred around several case studies for analysis and discussion 
  • For Veterinary Nurses, the evening will normally be focused around a presentation of around 45 minutes, followed by 15 minutes of questions and discussion. 

Refreshments and biscuits will be provided so you don’t starve, but please bring a sandwich with you if you think you need more food.

To help us keep abreast of your opinions and ongoing professional CPD needs, we will ask you to complete a feedback form before you leave.

Certificates of Attendance of 1 hour of CPD will be available for your records to download from within your members account within 48 hours following the event.

 

Forthcoming CPD Events

Registrations are NOW being taken - Only 6 places available
Clinical Club

Haematology

21 May 2020

The session will look at blood smear evaluations and interpretation of haematology results. We will also cover bone marrow sampling and bone marrow interpretation.

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Registrations are NOW being taken - Only 6 places available
Clinical Club

Biochemistry clinical conundrum

10 June 2020

This CPD will combine revision of the principles of interpreting biochemistry results in dogs and cats along with practical case-based discussions as part of a small group.

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Registrations are NOW being taken - Only 8 places available
Clinical Club

Localising your lameness, how to perform a physical examination

20 July 2020

Lameness localisation is an important part of orthopaedic examination. With some simple tests lameness can be localised to a particular part of a limb. A methodical approach helps with this and will be discussed during the talk.

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Registrations are NOW being taken - Spaces still available
Clinical Club

Orthopaedic Radiology: avoiding the puns and pitfalls

6 August 2020

Review a variety of radiographs

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Registrations are NOW being taken - Spaces still available
Clinical Club

Elbow Dysplasia

24 September 2020

Elbow dysplasia is a common cause of forelimb lameness in dogs. 

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Registrations are NOW being taken - Only 7 places available
Clinical Club

Anaesthesia in brachycephalic patients

14 October 2020

As brachycephalic breeds of dogs and cats become more popular it is important to understand how to optimise anaesthesia and analgesia in these patients to minimise problems in the recovery period.

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Registrations are NOW being taken - Spaces still available
Clinical Club

Lower urinary tract case discussion (for submitted cases) followed by a talk on urolithiasis

22 October 2020

Please submit your challenging lower urinary tract cases from your clinic so we can discuss these as a group. We will consider the pathophysiology, approach to diagnostics, management and which cases would benefit from referral.

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Registrations are NOW being taken - Only 7 places available
Clinical Club

Medical disease of the brachycephalic patient

26 November 2020

The session will cover gastro-oesophageal reflux, hiatal hernia, pyloric stenosis, lung lobe torsions and meningitis of unknown origin.

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Registrations are NOW being taken - Only 9 places available
Nursing Skills Club

Enteral nutrition & Feeding Tube Management

20 April 2020

Nutrition should be considered for every patient entering the veterinary hospital. There is a wide variety of diets, methods and techniques for administering enteral nutrition to patients in a holistic way.

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Registrations are NOW being taken - Spaces still available
Nursing Skills Club

Maintaining and using urinary catheters

11 May 2020

Nurses have a crucial role to play in the placement, maintenance and monitoring of indwelling urinary catheters placed in hospitalised patients. Correct cleaning, handling and monitoring are essential skills. 

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Registrations are NOW being taken - Only 9 places available
Nursing Skills Club

How to perform CPR

5 June 2020

CPR is something we should all be confident in, and when such a situation arises, act quickly and efficiently. This talk will discuss some scenarios which may lead to a crash situation and demonstrate how to provide effective CPR. 

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Registrations are NOW being taken - Spaces still available
Nursing Skills Club

Endoscope Care Master Class

13 August 2020

Endoscopic procedures require extensive Veterinary Nurse involvement.  This CPD will cover how to set up for procedures, how nurses can assist the Veterinary Surgeon and how to clean, maintain and care for different types of endoscopes within the veterinary practice.

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Registrations are NOW being taken - Spaces still available
Nursing Skills Club

Instrument Workshop

10 September 2020

This workshop will cover different types of instruments and what they are used for. The do's and dont's of instrument care to avoid upsetting your surgeons! How to correctly package and sterilise instruments.

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Registrations are NOW being taken - Only 8 places available
Nursing Skills Club

Radiography interpretation for Nurses

15 October 2020

It’s just different shades of grey! What stifle effusion?! How to interpret radio graphs and impress your vets! After this session hopefully you will be able to interpret X-rays with confidence.

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Registrations are NOW being taken - Only 8 places available
Nursing Skills Club

Dealing with anaesthetic problems

14 December 2020

When things go wrong under anaesthesia you need to act quickly. We will run through a few common and not so common anaesthetic problems to work out how to problem solve quickly and manage problems effectively.

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Registrations are NOW being taken - Spaces still available
Reception Team

Enhance the support you give to bereaved pet owners

25 June 2020

To cover the bereavement process and ways of reframing the situation, Managing the client expectation and ensuing they have a positive outcome in a sad situation.

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Attend Future Events

If you are interested in the next event we would be delighted to see you. To ensure you don't miss an event, sign up to receive email notifications when each event is arranged – but be sure to book early, as places are strictly limited!

To book just click on the links under Forthcoming CPD Events below.

We hope that you will be able to join us and enjoy free CPD in a relaxed atmosphere and pleasant surroundings. Discussion and questions are welcomed during each event.

 

CPD Registration Process

By registering as a Paragon Veterinary Professional Member, you will be able to register to attend Paragon CPD events with the click of a button. The new system will allow you to manage all your Paragon CPD events from within your account, view forthcoming and previously attended events, download CPD attendance certificates, and cancel an event if necessary, all quickly and easily with the minimum of fuss.

Not a member yet?  Sign up here »

 

Previous FREE Evening CPD Meetings

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Clinical Club
Soft Tissue Surgery

Soft Tissue Sarcoma

12 February 2020

Oncology Series - What's new in Oncology - Talk taken by Rodney Ayl - Oncology Specialist - Soft Tissue Sarcoma

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Nursing Skills Club
Nursing

Tracheostomy Tube Management

4 February 2020

Tracheostomy tube management for the nursing team...

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Reception Team

CPD for the Reception Team - Managing Client Expectations

28 January 2020

Why you should be comfortable and confident when asking for money and why we don’t...

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Clinical Club
Oncology

Mast Cell Tumours

22 January 2020

The first of our Vets mini series of talks on oncology by Specialist Rodney Ayl will tackle the issue of mast cell tumours…

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Nursing Skills Club
Nursing

Ear Cytology

14 January 2020

Ear cytology for the nursing team...

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Clinical Club
Internal Medicine

Endocrine Case discussion followed by a talk on hypothyroidism

5 March 2020

Discussion to go through Endocrine cases from your clinic. Discussing various cases and how to manage them. Talk taken by our Internal Medicine Clinician, Andrea Holmes

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