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Emergency and Critical Care I, Berne / Switzerland, 25 - 29 July 2016 waiting list open

Course Masters: Prof. Dr. David Spreng DECVS, DACVECC (CH), Dr. Katja Adamik ACVECC (CH)

Lecturers: Dr. Nadja Sigrist DACVECC (CH), Prof. Daniela Gorgas DECVDI (CH), Dr. Diana Henke DECVN (CH), Dr. Cristina Perez DACVIM, DECVIM (CH), Dr. Ariane Schweighauser DACVIM (CH), DVM Rafael Obrador DACVECC (CH), DVM Shannon Axiak DACVAA, ECVAA (CH)


OVERVIEW

This veterinary course in emergency and critical care is organized with the following emphasis: veterinarians that are actively integrated in an emergency service need continuous education and training. This course should give the candidates an introduction into the state of the art of emergency medicine and at the same time it is the first basic part followed by an advanced course for veterinarians involved in ESAVS continuing education.

At the end of the course the student should be able to:

  • Recognize a life threatening problem and prioritize actions
  • Recognize different forms of shock and know how to treat it
  • Assess the needs of fluid therapy and know how to give it
  • Recognize and treat the most common medical and surgical emergencies
  • Have a basic knowledge on cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Use narcotics and analgesics in critically ill patients

    The course is divided in classical lectures, interactive case discussions in small groups, practical labs and surgical exercises.


    TOPICS

  • Triage
  • Respiratory Assessment and stabilization of the patient with respiratory distress
  • Diagnostic Imaging Thorax
  • Chest Trauma
  • Fluid therapy
  • Shock
  • Analgesia and Anesthesia of the Critically Ill
  • Status epilepticus
  • DKA/Hyperglycemia
  • Addisonian crisis
  • IMHA and ITP
  • Paraplegia and Paralysis
  • Head Trauma
  • Aproach to the acute Abdomen
  • Diagnostic Imaging Abdomen
  • GDV
  • Hemoabdomen
  • Cardiac Emergencies
  • Treatment of arrhythmias
  • FLUTD
  • Acute renal failure
  • Toxicology
  • Emergency blood work
  • Heat stroke
  • Dystocia and neonatal resuscitation
  • CPR

    Case Discussions:
  • Respiratory Distress
  • Fluid Therapy

    Practical Labs:
  • IV Access
  • Airway Access
  • Abdominal emergency surgery
  • CPR


    PROGRAM

    Monday, 25 July 2016
    08:45 – 09:00 Welcome
    09:00 – 09:45 Respiratory Assessment
    09:45 – 10:15 Coffee Break
    10:15 – 11:00 Stabilisation of the dyspneic patient
    11:00 – 11:45 Chest Trauma
    11:45 – 13:00 Lunch
    13:00 – 14:00 Diagnostic Imaging Thorax
    14:00 – 14:45 Video session iv / chest
    14:45 – 15:15 Coffee Break
    15:15 – 16:00 Lab: iv / airway access,Venous cut down, chest tube, thoracocentesis
    Evening Welcome Drinks

    Tuesday, 26 July 2016
    08:00 – 09:00 Emergency Facility and Triage
    09:00 – 09:45 Emergency blood work
    09:45 – 10:15 Coffee Break
    10:15 – 11:00 Shock
    11:00 - 11:45 Fluid Therapy
    11:45 – 13:00 Lunch
    13:00 – 14:00 Head trauma
    14:00 – 14:45 Cases: fluid therapy
    14:45 – 15:15 Coffee Break
    15:15 – 17:00 Cases: fluid therapy

    Wednesday, 27 July 2016
    08:00 – 09:00 Congestive heart failure
    09:00 – 09:45 Pericardial effusion
    09:45 – 10:15 Coffee Break
    10:15 – 11:00 Addisonian crisis
    11:00 – 11:45 DKA
    11:45 – 13:00 Lunch
    13:00 – 14:00 FLUTD
    14:00 – 14:45 ARF
    14:45 – 15:15 Coffee Break
    15:15 – 16:00 IMHA and ITP
    16.00 – 17.00 Heat stroke

    Thursday, 28 July 2016
    08:00 – 09:00 Diagnostic approach to the acute abdomen
    09:00 – 09:45 Diagnostic Imaging Abdomen
    09:45 – 10:15 Coffee Break
    10:15 – 11:00 GDV
    11:00 – 11:45 Hemoabdomen
    11:45 – 13:00 Lunch
    13:00 – 14:00 Analgesia of the emergency patient
    14:00 – 14:45 Anesthesia of the emergency patient
    14:45 – 15:15 Coffee Break
    15:15 – 17:00 Lab: Abdominal Emergency Surgery

    Friday, 29 July 2016
    08:00 – 09:00 Paraparesis/ Paraplegia
    09:00 – 09:45 The seizuring patient
    09:45 – 10:15 Coffee Break
    10:15 – 11:00 Toxicology
    11:00 – 11:45 Dystocia/ Neonatal resuscitation
    11:45 – 13:00 Lunch
    13:00 – 14:00 CPCR theory
    14:00 – 14:45 Lab: CPR
    14:45 – 15:15 Coffee Break
    15:15 – 16:00 Case CPR
    16.00 – 17.00 Final Discussion


    SURVEY

    Please support an initiative to assess current trends in volume replacement therapy and the use of colloids in small animals by participating in a short Survey

    It should take only 6-8 minutes to complete and your answers are collected anonymously.


    COURSE LOCATION

    Hotel and Travel Information

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    Please enter for Destination: `Berne`, for Country: `Switzerland` and your travel dates. Then search for hotels near the course address: `Länggasstrasse 124`.


    REGISTRATION

    Tuition fee: EURO 2.190,--
    Early registration: EURO 2.090,-- (deadline for early registration payment: 31st March 2016)

    Manual Registration



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