Veterinary

Popular feline-focused webinars

A series of feline-specific webinars have hit the mark with its target audience of veterinary nurses and technicians. The webinars, run by the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM), have attracted, on average, 500 views per webinar – a combination of attendees on the day and post-event downloads.

The monthly webinars, supported by Royal Canin, are part of ISFM’s drive to provide high quality information to the veterinary nursing community. The webinars are offered free by ISFM to any nurse who signs up to its ISFM Nurse and Technician Membership, which is also free to join.

There have been ten webinars in the series so far, covering a range of topics from blood transfusions to managing the pressures of work as a veterinary nurse. The most popular topic – nursing and management of the anorexic patient – has been listened to a staggering 965 times. All webinars are an hour long and can be listened to again at any time by members.

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ISFM nursing membership also provides members with the free online monthly publication, Feline Focus. The June issue is a 50-page special on the recognition and management of pain in cats.

In the nine months since its launch, just under 5,000 nursing members from 52 different countries have joined the ISFM membership scheme. For full details of the forthcoming webinars and how nurses and technicians can join ISFM, visit http://www.icatcare.org/nurses.

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