Emergency Medicine and Surgery Online Learning Postgraduate Certificate Programme Launched

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September 8, 2021 Animal Health

Global veterinary CPD provider Improve International has launched an online Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) Emergency Medicine and Surgery (EMS) program to provide veterinarians with the knowledge and confidence they need to deal with emergency situations. It also offers a free “Open Session” trial lesson on point-of-care ultrasound on Wednesday, September 22nd.

The 18-month modular EMS program was launched in collaboration with the International School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies (ISVPS) and Harper Adams University and includes key medical and surgical emergency procedures around the major organ systems. Course leader Dr. Ludivine Boiron MSC DVM DACVECC DiplACVECC MRCVS, an American specialist in veterinary emergency and intensive care, consists of 14 online modules, each with nine interactive lessons and two case studies. Three optional practical attendance modules covering emergency ultrasound, surgical techniques, and emergency procedures are also available to delegates.

“Emergency Medicine and Surgery Online Learning Postgraduate Certificate Program launched.”

As with Improve International’s other online learning programs, the modules come with a range of high quality learning techniques, including interactive online lessons, supported by note taking and videos, quizzes and a specialist forum, all hosted on a world-leading online learning program become management platform on. This detailed modular certificate program is an ideal successor for veterinarians who have completed Improve International’s Accelerated Emergency and Critical Care Program. Classes will develop the core competencies taught during the accelerated program and enable veterinarians to become competent and confident providers of emergency care for their patients.

Dr. Ludivine Boiron said, “Dealing with emergencies can frighten veterinarians as they are often dealing with the unknown, while at the same time confronting the fact that their choices in the moment can mean the difference between life and death for their patients . We developed this program in collaboration with experts in the field to give delegates the confidence and skills they need to adopt an ‘ambulance mindset’ and deal with these urgent cases with confidence. “

Dr. Charlotte French, Head of Curriculum and Quality and UK Country Manager for Improve International, added: “The structure of this program offers our delegates a new level of accessibility and convenience while also offering them unique features such as the opportunity to share their knowledge with Colleagues from all over the world. The materials are very interactive and engaging and are a great way to gain knowledge of emergency procedures that can be directly applied in the field. “

To introduce the program, Improve International is holding a free CPD trial session in which Dr. Boiron will discuss point-of-care ultrasound that can revolutionize emergency patient care. The Open Session will also showcase the Improve International learning experience developed by experts in digital education. Register for the session here (link required).

The full EMS program submitted to RACE for approval can also be completed as a face-to-face course. It provides a path to academic qualifications – the General Practitioner Certificate (GPCert) from ISVPS and the Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) from Harper Adams University. Earning a PgC enables delegates to apply to the RCVS for Advanced Practitioner status in the subject.

In addition to EMS, Improve International offers the following online PgC programs:

• cardiology

• Exotic animal practice

• Cat practice

• Ophthalmology

• Small animal medicine

• Small animal surgery

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