AD118 – Advance25 – Wound Management and Reconstruction

£997.00 (+VAT)

This course commences on 5th April 2022, with the last session taking place on 13th May 2022. The forum will remain open for two weeks after the last session.

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Advance25TM Courses help you to develop your knowledge and clinical skills in a defined area of small animal practice. These fully flexible online courses include tutor support and interaction via an interactive discussion forum you can ask questions and join the discussion at any time, wherever you are in the world. There are no ‘real time’ sessions that you need to be available for, so this course is suitable for you whatever your time zone. All of your course materials are all recorded, and you have full access for a 12 month period. The course runs for a six week period, and you’ll get tutor support for a further 2 weeks in case you need to catch up. After that, you’ll still have full access although the tutor support will end. Complete your learning and get your CPD Certificate for 25 Hours of CPD.

Wound management is a key area of small animal practice. Wounds come in a huge range of shapes, sizes and aetiologies, and their effective management is a reflection of this. For example, traumatic wounds may need to be managed very differently to burns. Healthy surgical wounds may need to be closed differently to oncological wounds.

Join us on this interactive online course and learn how to manage your small animal wounds more effectively. We’ll cover the biology of wound healing and the armoury of management options available to you in your practice. Lots of cases and real life examples will give you highly practical tips that you can use to get better outcomes in your patients.


Session 1 – Skin biology and wound healing

This session will cover the basics of skin biology and wound healing to provide a foundation for clinical decision making in wound management. Essential for getting good outcomes in your small animal patients.


Session 2 – Open wound management and burn management

While open wounds and burns aren’t necessarily surgical cases, their management can be complex. This session will outline the often challenging management of these cases to help optimise your patients’ outcomes in the future.


Session 3 – Primary wound closure and tension-relieving techniques

These are the most simple surgical wound closure techniques but there are so many options available that it can be difficult deciding on the best option. This session will outline these options and their indications to help you make the best decisions.


Session 4 – Local and subdermal plexus flaps and skin grafts

Session 5 – Axial pattern and myocutaneous flaps

Sessions 4 and 5 will focus on the more advanced, potentially higher morbidity reconstruction techniques including local and subdermal plexus flaps, skin grafts and axial pattern flaps. These surgeries can be challenging and time-consuming, with a high complication rate, so a firm understanding of their application is essential.


Session 6 – Principles of oncological surgery and wound reconstruction

This session will provide a brief overview of oncological surgery and the unique challenges it poses when it comes to wound management and reconstruction.

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Tutor:   Barney Dean BVSc PGDip(VCP) CertAVP DipECVS MRCVS


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