This subject contains a 7 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.
Students will be required to attend patients afterhours in the Veterinary Clinical Hospital for regular treatments, clinical observations and care.
The rotation begins on a Monday evening at 5pm on the first day of the rotation, and finishes at 8am the following Monday. Students are required to attend afternoon rounds at the VCC so that they can be fully informed of the condition of each hospitalised case and advised of their responsibilities for the night. The CR1 student responsible for each case will ensure that all medication required for overnight management of each patient is ready before they depart at the end of the day, and that clear instructions for overnight monitoring and treatment are provided. There are always more than two students rostered together and staff attend when required.
Student responsibilities during this rotation are:
1. Provide afterhours care (6pm to 8am) of intensive patients at the VCC under direction from attending clinicians.
2. Attend rounds at the VCC at 5pm and 8.30am.
3. Sleep / rest during the day.