Nurses Certificate Programme in Emergency and Critical Care nursing

Emergency cases can be some of the most challenging and rewarding patients to deal with in practice.
This programme will increase your knowledge and confidence enabling you to act swiftly and calmly resulting in a positive impact on the clinical outcome of your emergency patients. 

The programme is a collaboration between AniCura Continuing Education (ACE) and Improve, intended to give tools suitable for you who wish to develop your skills and improve in all different areas of ECC. If you  are a qualified nurse the programme entitles you to sit an examination. A Nurse Certificate in ECC (NCert E&CC) will be awarded the candidates passing the examination.

The Nurses Certificate in ECC programme covers key emergency and critical care areas such as triage, monitoring and stabilisation, surgical emergency procedures, fluid therapy in the emregency patient and more. The programme will increase confidence in this vital area of veterinary nursing. 

The lecturers are from the UK and all are ECC specialists with a strong driving force to share their knowledge to others. Read more about them in the attachment"Lecturers". 

The target group for this course are qualified AniCura nurses with practical and theoretical experience of ECC but wish to deepen their knowledge and develop their skills.

The course language is English.

Travel arrangements for the on-site modules (18-19 April 2024, 27-28 Nov 2024) have to be arranged by each participant. 

We will be staying at Novarello Hotel Resort & Spa - Novara, about 1 hour from Milano, Italy. Please note that AniCura Group covers the cost of training, lunch and dinner during these days and also accommodation. Travel to and from Italy is to be covered by your clinic. More information about the accomodation (location etc.) is found under the subpage 'Accommodation' so please read that thoroughly. 

We strongly recommend flying into Milan Malpensa Airport as it the closest airport and we will be organizing transfers from this airport to the hotel.

The Nurses Certificate in ECC programme is built on 9 different modules. 4 modules will be conducted on-site in Novara, Milan. Four modules will be live streamed online. The dates for the different modules are:

Module 1 - Triage, Monitoring & Stabilisation
18 April 2024 (09:30)
On-site, face-to-face

Module 2 - Fluid Therapy in the Emergency Patient
19 April 2024 (09:30)
On-site, face-to-face

Module 3 - Surgical emergency procedures
24 April 2024 (09:30)
Live stream, online

Module 4 - Analgesia and Anaesthesia
24 May 2024 (09:30)
Live stream, online

Module 5 - Emergency and Critical Care in Exotic patients
21 Jun 2024 (09:30)
Live stream, online

Module 6 - Nursing the critical patient
26 Jul 2024 (09:30)
Live stream, online

Module 7 - Medical emergencies
20 Sep 2024 (09:30)
Live stream, online

Module 8 - Diagnostic Imaging and the trauma patient
27 Nov 2024 (09:30)
On-site, face-to-face

Module 9 - CPR and Key practical skills

28 Nov 2024 (09:30)
On-site, face-to-face

Nurses attending the ECC programme will receive:
- A defined course syllabus with learning objectives for each taught module
- Access to a learning management system for pre- and post- module questions and self-reflections, course notes library, discussion forums and other study resources
- A dedicated programme lecturer to provide course support
- Reading lists relevant to each module and extra information sources given by the module lecturer. These may include textbook chapters, journals, papers or web-based material.

For detailed learning objectives see details for each module in the enclosed document "Learning objectives".  

The value of the whole programme is EUR 2800 excl VAT. Included is lectures of all ten modules, course notes, online support and the certificate examination (first exam). If a re-examination is needed this will be invoiced the clinic/delegate. It is only possible to register for the whole programme.

Costs for AniCurians will be handled internally so this means, programme value will be covered by AniCura. If you have any questions, read our FAQs or contact your practice manager or

However, if late cancellation/no-show without justification will incur in a cost. The sum for the total programm will be invoiced to the clinic in case of no-show or late cancellation according to the attached “General terms”. See "General Terms and Conditions"

Places are filled on a 'first come, first served' basis. 

For "General Terms and Conditions", see attachment.

To sign up to the programme start by selecting quantity in the booking option below. Secondly you fill in your personal details, email address and answer the questions. Thirdly select payment by card and fill in requested information. To finalise your booking press the button "Book" at the end. Confirm your registration by pressing the button "Confirm" in the pop-up window. Within a few minutes you will receive a booking confirmation to your email, follow the link in the email to complete your booking. When you have done that you will receive another email with a receipt for the event. Once you have received the receipt for the event, you are registered. If you have any questions about this you are more than welcome to contact us at

At AniCura we work actively to take responsibility for the environment. We also aim to provide course notes digitally whenever possible. Thus we save on the environment. Thank you in advance!

Please contact if you have any questions.

About this course

Strada Provinciale 9, 20060 Granozzo con Monticello, 20060, Novara


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