Approach To The Poisoned Patient

25th November 2020 from 20:00


1.5 Hours of CPD for Veterinary Nurses!


Lecture Synopsis:

This presentation will cover the general principles that need to be considered when dealing with a poisoned patient in general practice.  We will learn:

  • Triage
  • Decontamination techniques
  • What products to use and when (and when not to use them!)
  • Species differences
  • Antidotes
  • Nursing after care
  • Poisoning resources

Learning Points:

  1. Appreciation of general principles
  2. What is available to the general practitioner in treating poisoning cases
  3. How nursing support is invaluable to the vet and the patient when treating poisoned patients
  4. Where to go to get further help/information

Speaker - Will Peel BVSc MRCVS

Will graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2009. Following this he worked in small animal referral and general practice, with most of his time spent at the Royal Veterinary College, firstly as an intern specialising in Emergency and Critical Care then moving on to work in their first opinion hospital teaching undergraduates. In 2018 he joined TVM UK, first as a veterinary technical advisor before becoming product manager.

Chair - Kim Rathbone RVN

Kim Rathbone RVN qualified in 2012 and has worked in both referral and first opinion practice, since qualifying she has gained a keen interest in setting up and running nurse clinics. Kim also enjoys dermatology, diagnostic imaging, in patient care and ECC. In April 2020 she started the Vets Now Emergency and Critical Care Certificate in order to further develop her skillset and knowledge. In her spare time she enjoys swimming, reading, walking and socialising with friends. She also has two greedy guinea pigs called Neville and Rodney who are 3 years old now and very pampered.

Host - Charlotte Bullard BSc (Hons) PgCert VetEd FHEA

Charlotte is currently Education Manager for the BVNA, and joined the team in Summer 2019.  Prior to this, she was Programme Manager for an equine veterinary nursing training provider based in Suffolk. She is also currently completing her MSc in Veterinary Education with the Royal Veterinary College. Charlotte’s role with BVNA includes overseeing CPD opportunities for veterinary nurses, developing BVNA’s annual Congress programme, and building a network of FE and HE VN training providers to enable opportunities for collaborative working.

Many thanks to the event sponsor:



Please be aware that, to allow us to provide you with a CPD certificate for the attendance of this event, there are two stages to registration. Once you have registered for this event via our website, within 7-10 days you will receive a link requesting that you complete a very quick and simple second registration form. You must complete this second stage of registration to be provided with access to the webinar.

Webinar Start: 20:00 (late attendees may not be let into the meeting)
Question & Answers: 21:00 (15-30 minutes)