After our international camp in February, March saw us a little closer to home with Lilu from Galati, Romania. She wanted to learn and develop some nursing skills to help her in her volunteer work with local charity Help Labus and Swiss Charity Susy Utzinger Siftung fur Tiershutz.
Lilu worked with Ruth Osborne to learn about preparation of the animal before surgery, intubation, care of surgical equipment, administering medication via various routes, IV catheterisation, normal physiological parameters and effects of anaesthesia, and monitoring the patient including post surgery.
Lilu was fighting a nasty cold while she was with us but soldiered on regardless and was able to prepare and care for a dog through the whole sterilisation surgery process without assistance.
We hope to see Lilu develop her skills with experience. There is no internationally recognised nursing qualification in Romania and there is a real need for trained nurses so The Veterinary Training Camp was pleased to offer our first scholarship. We look forward to seeing Lilu in action in sterilisation campaigns in the future and look forward to helping her further her knowledge and training.