28 SEPTEMBER - 15 OKTOBER 2020. online - i samarbete med anicura

First Aid for Emergency Vets - online course

Kursen är godkänd för tillgodoräknande som kurs inom specialistutbildningen i hundens och kattens sjukdomar, steg 1.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Updated skills in emergency medicine are as important for veterinarians working in smaller clinic as for veterinarians at large referral small animal hospitals. This course aims at giving participants knowledge and confidence to take care of most common emergencies in small animal practice. Case discussions, demonstrations and practical blood gas analysis will aim to apply theoretical knowledge on clinical cases.

This online course will be provided in three modules, one module per week. Each module consists of recorded lectures, quizzes, course material, live lectures and seminars. A detailed schedule will be provided at course start.

TARGET AUDIENCE

Veterinarians in small animal practice

COURSE CONTENTS

Module 1

  • Who is first? And who is next? Triage and initial management of the acute patient.
  • Patients come with owners! Communication in an emergency setting.
  • Shock - recognition, treatment and further work up.
  • Fluid therapy for the acute patient - what do we give? And how much and how fast?
  • Reading the bubbles: Blood gas and electrolytes.
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis - Why hyperglycemia is not your main problem.

Module 2

  • Dyspnea: Approach to the dyspneic patient - Diagnostics including T-FAST, thoracocentesis, oxygen treatment. Part 1
  • Intoxications - What are the more common poisonings in small animal practice and how do we deal with them? Part 1
  • The real deal of emergency medicine - CPR.
  • Case discussions and blood gas analysis exercises

Module 3

  • Dyspnea: Approach to the dyspneic patient - Diagnostics including T-FAST, thoracocentesis, oxygen treatment. Part 2
  • Intoxications - What are the more common poisonings in small animal practice and how do we deal with them? Part 2
  • Heart or lungs? Common causes of dyspnea.
  • The acute abdomen - step by step work up to the most common abdominal emergencies.
  • Case discussions and more
PRACTICAL INFORMATION

This course will only run online. Course language is English. Register by following the link in the right margin. You will receive an email with a confirmation and practical information when you register. Please read our cancellation policy (in Swedish only).

LECTURER

Laura J. Ruys, DVM, PhD, Dipl. AVCECC
Laura Ruys graduated in 1998 at the Utrecht University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. In 2000 she did an internship at the same University. After this internship, she worked in the Emergency Clinic for Animals Amsterdam, now part of the Medical Center for Animals, for 12 years. In 2007 she started her residency Emergency and Critical Care in Bern, Amsterdam, Utrecht and Guelph (Canada) and became a boarded specialist in 2012.
In 2013 and 2014 she worked as a criticalist in Tierklinik Dr. Krauss in Dusseldorf, Germany. In 2015 she returned to the Netherlands and has since worked in the Anicura Veterinary Referral Center Dordrecht as head of the department Emergency and Critical Care.


Emelie Pettersson, DVM, BVSc, MSc
Emelie Pettersson graduated from The University of Melbourne with a veterinary degree in 2008. After working six months in mixed practice in Sweden she returned to Australia to work as an emergency and critical care veterinarian at the Animal Emergency Centre, a state of the art intensive care animal hospital in Melbourne. She returned to Sweden in 2012 and commenced work at Specialistdjursjukhuset Strömsholm where she was the head clinician in the emergency department. In 2014 Emelie finished a Master of Science from The University of Edinburgh that she studied parallel to her clinical work. In 2015 Emelie commenced employment at the University Animal Hospital at SLU in Uppsala and she is currently doing a PhD at that same University.

 

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