Increased Intracranial pressure and nursing care.

Increased Intracranial pressure (ICP) can have dire consequences if the patient is not managed carefully. Sadly it can be often seen in both first opinion and referral settings and even with excellent interventions can still have a poor outcome.

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Human Factors, should we be considering these more?

On Tuesday I travelled to a Royal Society of Medicine event in London to attend a very interesting CPD day. This day was titled ‘Human Factors in Patient Safety: Comparative lessons from human and animal healthcare’ It was joint collaboration between Vet Led, Med Led and the RSM.

What would be your first thoughts if you saw this as a course title?

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A quick guide to seizures in cats and dogs

In order to help us understand seizures it’s important to answer some quick questions first

What is a seizure?

A seizure is an involuntary change in behaviour or neurological status due to the abnormal activity of central nervous system (CNS) neurons.

What does the CNS consist of?

Brain and spinal cord.

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