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neon

Vet Nurse Student Needing Help

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Hello,

I am a current Veterinary Nursing student and I need some help from any Vets/Vet nurses out there :)

I have an assignment on Pyometra surgery and am having difficulties finding the required information. I noticed someone else posted on here last year with the exact same problem, but unfortunately the answers were only given via pm. So if anyone could help me it would be greatly appreciated!!!

The questions I need to anser are:

1/ What surgical instruments are used during a regular pyo surgery? Any specialised instruments?

2/ What drugs for anaesthesia are usually used? pre-med etc...

3/ What is the length of hospital stay on a routine pyo surgery?

4/ What are the roles of the Vet nurse during the surgery?

I have to use only Australian references and most I have found are UK or USA based. Even my text book is from the UK, so it makes it hard. Thank you in advance to anyone willing to help me :)

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It is your job to find out the answers. You are the one studying, or do we get a mark at the end of it? :laugh:

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lol, depends on my mark in the end :D

Trust me, I have drivin myself nuts looking for the specific info. All I can find is take home info etc. Found an awesome site which explained the surgery etc but I cant use it as its from the USA, so I cant reference it :( such a pain!

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Surely a quick search or a call to a vet would get your answers?

Role of vet nurse in surgery - you haven't studied that yet?

ETA: If you look up what Pyometra is and the surgical way of dealing with it, some of the answers are obvious if you know your routine surgeries such as specialised instruments

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Thanks Staff'n'Toller :) muchly appreciated.

Apparently I asked for critisism...not help. Ohwell. And to answer your statement...no we havent been taught specialised instruments yet, otherwise I wouldnt be asking. Also its not a quick search as I was searching for 2 hours last night. Yes I can find fact sheets on take home care or a real basic run through, but nothing specific.

Please not respond if your just going to be negative, is that too much to ask?

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I'm no vet nurse or vet but a quick search for me bought up info about the surgery being fairly similar to desexing when caught in the early stages? Was an Australian link and top result on the page.

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OK first search pyometra and find out the surgery that is performed, then search for that surgery (it is routine and easy to find information about if you haven't studied it yet) - that should tell you the specialised instrument at least, probably the anaesthetic and premed as well.

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dont worry about it people. Seriously. The student who wrote on here last year...including really basic questions which were easy to answer got nothing but help. No smart asses trying to make a point. I think.....actually thats a really great way to talk to a vast selection of people in the industry all at the same time... well I was wrong. I know what Im looking for in my searches...you dont, so please dont try and make it sound easy, as you dont even know what your looking for.

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Good luck with your assignment and don't take any offence to some who post negative comments. :D

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Good luck with your assignment and don't take any offence to some who post negative comments. :D

Thank you :)

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FFS beat up the newbie, much? :mad

If the info is so easy to find then post your links and help the poor person.

Let me know if you need any other info, neon.

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Unfortunately its just the forum world. I dont normally involve myself in forums because they are riddled with people just wanting to put their 2 cents in, even when its not asked for. Oh well, lesson learnt...again

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FFS beat up the newbie, much? :mad

If the info is so easy to find then post your links and help the poor person.

Let me know if you need any other info, neon.

Thank you so much!!! Good to see there are SOME decent people on here :)

Made me feel like I was being lazy and just wanted the answers given to me. I dont work like that! I gather heaps of info from all different sources and then pick the best info for my work and always give credit where its due.

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Just adding my 2c- usually these assignments are also designed to teach you how to do the research. Follow Kaviks advice so that you learn how to do effective searches.

I quite often do a fair amount of searching just to come up with the right search terms to find out what I want. So focus on what terminology you are using- more technical terms plugged into google scholar will give you different results to lay terms in a normal google search.

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Good luck Neon. I'm not a vet nurse so I can't help.

I'm sorry you got the reaction you did. Probably would have taken less time to answer some of your questions rather than respond in such a sarcastic and childish way.

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Unfortunately the surgical name is Pyometra surgery so it doesnt section off the technical searches from your general jo blow searching because his bitch has it...if you know what I mean. Have been tempted to change my disease/surgery as I seem to be getting no further into the actual surgical procedures..specific.

I guess Im just getting frustrated. I have searched periodicals, medical papers, and everything relevent is not Australian. So frustrating to find exactly what I need to know and have to ignore it as its not from the right country

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Sorry neon, it's actually generally great around here so stick around hey. :)

I understand what it's like when you're a 'junior' in a Vet Clinic, often there's no-one with enough time to help and it can be a bit intimidating to ask. Particularly if you're only there part-time.

For some reason the curriculum is and has always been set out in a way that you need to know full sets of surgical instruments before you might have even been let loose in surgery. :laugh: Seems bizarre.

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Unfortunately the surgical name is Pyometra surgery so it doesnt section off the technical searches from your general jo blow searching because his bitch has it...if you know what I mean. Have been tempted to change my disease/surgery as I seem to be getting no further into the actual surgical procedures..specific.

I guess Im just getting frustrated. I have searched periodicals, medical papers, and everything relevent is not Australian. So frustrating to find exactly what I need to know and have to ignore it as its not from the right country

Did you look at my links? All the information is in them apart from the role of the vet nurse :)

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