Alumni Fund projects

'Jerry' helps vet nursing students

Critical Care ManikinsCritical care manikins have been purchased, thanks to Alumni Fund donations   These will provide FdSc Veterinary Nursing students with opportunities to learn critical care techniques.

A 'Critical Care Jerry' is a dog model that is specifically designed to have life-like features of a dog such as jugular blood vessels, a realistic airway, working lungs and an artificial pulse. It also features a broken leg and life-like skin for students to practice administering sutures.

Technician Team Leader for Animal and Equine Sciences, Cat Sanderson, said: "These critical care manikins are great as students obviously cannot practice on real animals either at the University or out on placement. Students on other animal courses will also benefit from them in animal first aid practicals, especially using the artificial pulse, and for practising splinting and bandaging."

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