Gastrointestinal Surgery: Preparation and Post Op Care

Australian dollars



Veterinary nurses play an integral role in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with gastrointestinal disease and can greatly impact the outcome of these patients through effective nursing care. This session will cover all aspects of nursing care required for a patient being admitted to hospital for gastrointestinal surgery, including initial stabilisation, diagnostics, surgical support, and post-op care. Veterinary nurses completing this course will be able to confidently support and care for these patients.

Learning Outcomes

  • Triage
  • Initial stabilisation and intravenous fluids
  • Patient preparation and diagnostics
  • Post-operative care, including medications and nursing plans

Course Content:

  • 1 interactive video with quiz questions
  • Certificate of Completion

Allow up to 1 hour to complete


  • You have access to the course for
    • 365 days if course bought individually, or
    • for the duration your subscription is active
  • Complete quiz activities to attain your certificate of achievement

CPD Points:

  • 1 AVNAT CPD point

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