COVID-19 Preparedness for veterinary practices

Only R 500.00 (incl VAT)

4 CPD Points

Introduction

Healthcare workers are placed at the frontline in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Man’s best friend however requires its own frontline to be ready for its needs. How does COVID-19 impact the field of veterinary medicine, including daily veterinary practices, interaction with client and their pets, possible ‘mechanical’ transmission between pets and people and the question of whether there may or may not be zoonotic transmission between veterinary staff, owners and pets. How should you prepare your practice to be safe for yourself, your staff, man’s best friend and pet lovers? This course aims to equip you with the necessary tools to prepare you to join the fight in stopping the spread of COVID-19 while ensuring that animals and pets alike are still receiving the veterinary care they require.

Course Highlights

  • General
  • Welcome
  • Orientation
  • Module 1: Overview of COVID-19
  • Module 2: Basics of SARS-CoV-2
  • Module 3: Personal Protective Equipment
  • Module 4: Setting up your veterinary practice to be COVID-19 ready
  • Module 5: Telemedicine and your Veterinary practice

Who Should Enrol

Registered Veterinarians

Course Design

Online Course

Course Content

The following study units are included in this short course:

  • Overview of COVID-19
  • Basics of SARS-CoV-2
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Setting up your veterinary practice to be COVID-19 ready
  • The use of teleconsultation
  • COVID-19 and zoonotic and or mechanical transmission
  • Veterinary medicine and COVID-19 going forward
  • Relevant Veterinary COVID-19 information reference sources

Course Highlights

This course aims to equip you with the necessary tools to prepare you to join the fight in stopping the spread of COVID-19 while ensuring that animals and pets alike are still receiving the veterinary care they require.

Learning Outcomes

On achieving this course, a learner will be able to:

  • Implement infection control measures in line with preventing the spread of COVID-19 within your practice
  • Understand SARS-CoV-2
  • Apply correct use of personal protective equipment
  • Understand the use of tele-consultations and tele-medicine in the context of veterinary medicine
  • Implement owner educational sources regarding COVID-19 and their pets
  • Implement measures to safeguard staff and owners alike
  • Access veterinary Important COVID-19 information in real-time as new scientific information becomes available  

Assessment

Users will be assessed by means of a multiple choice questionnaire

Accreditation

South African Veterinary Council (SAVC)

4 CPD Points

AC/0157/20

 

Certification

Users need to pass the assessment with 80%