13 May 2021
Feline Friendly Nursing and Handling
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This session will provide an overview of feline friendly nursing and handling, starting from the basics, to advanced cat handling skills. The session will cover:
- The history of the feline and its behavioural traits
- Recognising stress in our feline patients and how this can affect clinical examinations and measurements
- How we as nurses can help reduce the stress levels in our feline patient prior to, on the way to and during visits to the veterinary clinic.
- Various handling techniques, and equipment we can use to assist us.
- Creating and maintaining a feline friendly environment.
- The use of chemical restraint.
- Dealing with aggressive cats.
- Recognising feline body language and facial expressions.
- The history of the feline and why it behaves how it does and how we can apply this knowledge in day to day nursing.
- Reducing stress levels in our feline patients prior to travel, travelling to and during a visit to our veterinary clinic.
- Creating a feline friendly environment and maintain this. Recognising stress in our feline patients.
- Exploring the use of various handling techniques for different medical procedures and discussing the use of equipment that can help us with this.
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