Introduction to TPLO & BONUS Local Nerve Blocks
Double pass = vet + nurse registration
To progress in orthopaedics, you want personalised advice from experienced surgeons and theatre nurses. This workshop offers hands-on training in TPLO for the whole veterinary care team. Vets receive detailed instruction in digital TPLO planning and will perform the full procedure at least twice. Theatre nurses train in perioperative care, anaesthesia & analgesia, and duties of the scrubbed-in surgical assistant.
BONUS: all participants will train in ultrasound-guided local nerve block techniques.
Vets: to get the most from this course, you’ll be a registered veterinary surgeon with some experience in orthopaedics. You might already perform simple fracture repairs or stifle stabilisation, and be familiar with basic orthopaedic instruments.
Nurses and techs: this course is suitable if you work in a clinical role in general practice or a referral hospital, or you are ready for career advancement in surgical nursing.
WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR?
For nurses and techs, this course is where your everyday preoperative and anaesthesia skills take the leap into orthopaedic nursing. Not only will you attend hands-on sessions on patient preparation and anaesthesia – you’ll also scrub, gown and glove, and be formally introduced to the duties of the orthopaedic surgical assistant.
Our goal is to teach the whole surgical team what you want to know, and what you need to know!
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn TPLO from a whole team of educators who are invested in your success. You’ll love meeting our experienced teaching staff, and you’ll enjoy the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of our workshops.
WHY JOIN A VETPRAC WORKSHOP?
Get equipped with the theory and skills you need to before you can offer TPLO in practice.
This is your tribe. Spend some quality time with people who understand what you do each day.
You’ll be nourished with healthy food, sweet treats & caffeine, so you can get on with learning new skills.
Hands on experience
It’s all about time on the tools. We prioritise your opportunities to perform procedures in real time, learning the skills with specialist guidance on tap.
Get feedback on your technique & refine your approach throughout the workshop. Start with good habits, & improve with time.
TPLO surgery & case management for veterinary professionals
- Case management for veterinary surgeons & theatre nurses
- Surgical planning with digital software
- Full procedural guidance
We prioritise your hands-on & practical learning
Surgeons will perform not one, but two full TPLO procedures at this workshop, with their own postoperative radiographs, personalised critique and surgical debrief. This course is suitable for vets who have performed lateral stabilisation procedures, basic orthopaedic fracture repairs, or have assisted with TPLO.
Veterinary nurses and technicians have their own dedicated stream. The course covers radiographic positioning, perioperative care, theatre preparation, analgesia, orthopaedic instruments and scrubbing in as a surgical assistant. This course gives you the tools to develop an efficient surgical workflow with patient care as a priority.
TRAINING FOR THE WHOLE CLINICAL TEAM
- Two full TPLO procedures
- Technical imaging
- Digital TPLO planning software
- Local nerve blocks
- Tips for new players
- Avoiding & treating TPLO complications
- Personalised procedural feedback
Nurses & techs
- Local nerve blocks
- Radiographic positioning
- Instrument knowledge & care
- Infection control
- Scrubbing in
- CRIs for pain management
- Monitoring anaesthesia
Workshop Schedule Coming Soon
Local nerve blocks
Nurse & technician stream
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What our participants say…
“Educational, practical, friendly, encouraging, very positive experience. Enthusiasm +++ Great theory & practical components. Great lineup of educators & great support staff who made all aspects run smoothly. All involved adapted to make everything work and be delivered as advised – great course with the amount of content covered and took questions as the workshop progressed.”
“Reasonably comprehensive and focussed enough to do the technique. Challenging at times but worthwhile. Provided a variety of information to improve handling of cruciate disease, not just the one technique.”
“This TPLO course has been well prepared, presented and executed. The hands-on approach and instructors were terrific – all being very helpful and wanting us to improve our skills and technique. It exceeded my expectations!”
“Brian’s instruction is clear, concise and practical. With the lessons from this workshop combined with my background knowledge in orthopedics, I can definitely move forward with confidence in performing TPLOs. Thank you!”
Your Questions Answered
Are group discounts available?
Absolutely! Work together, learn together, we say. If 3 or more participants register from the same clinic under the same booking, you’ll receive a 5% discount at checkout when you book on our website.
Will I get CPD points and a CPD certificate?
Of course! Each participant will receive a CPD certificate via email. We do this after you’ve provided feedback and the workshop is complete.
What kind of learning materials are included?
Generally, you can choose printed course notes, a digital copy on USB, or both. Everyone gets a digital copy of the procedure guide.
What happens if I pay and then later can’t attend?
See the terms and conditions tab on our website for full details. In a nutshell, refunds are provided for cancellations made in writing up to 45 days prior to the workshop. Cancellations made inside 45 days incur a 30% administration fee, and cancellations made inside 7 days before a workshop are not refundable.
Can I pay in instalments, or do you offer payment plans?
We understand that sometimes, things happen. If you’re experiencing financial strain but you need to complete some continuing education, please email us at [email protected] for a confidential discussion.
What happens if the workshop is cancelled?
If VetPrac cancels any workshops, we will refund your course fees in full. However, VetPrac will not be responsible for any travel, accommodation or any other expenses incurred by you.
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