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Emergency and critical care workshops

A veterinary team with emergency and critical care skills improves the quality of care animals receive in an emergency. This course is designed to provide the busy practitioner and nurses treatment options for a variety of emergency and critical care situations.

 Export to Your Calendar 27/09/2017 to 29/09/2017
When: Wednesday 27 - Friday 29 September 2017
Where: Massey University
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui 
New Zealand
Contact: Hannah Schrader
+64 4 495 1140


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Day 2 SOLD OUT. Only day 1 and day 3 available.


Achieving the best outcome for critical patients


About this course

  • Would you like to offer a higher standard of emergency and critical care for your patients and clients?
  • Are you familiar with the latest analgesia and anaesthesia techniques for critical patients?
  • Do you want to learn the latest medical and surgical techniques to help your critical patients recover?

A veterinary team with emergency and critical care skills improves the quality of care animals receive in an emergency. This course is designed to provide the busy practitioner and nurses treatment options for a variety of emergency and critical care situations.

This workshop will give you the confidence to choose and interpret appropriate diagnostic tests, and understand the pathophysiological abnormalities encountered in the critical patient. You will learn practical emergency and supportive care techniques to improve patient outcomes and gain a greater understanding of analgesia and anaesthesia in the critical patient. The course will give you the knowledge needed to create and implement medical and nutritional plans and methods for optimal outcomes.


Date and venue

Wednesday 27 - Friday 29 September 2017, Massey University, Palmerston North


Format

Three day workshop where day one will be for nurses only, day two for vets and nurses, and day three for vets only. Each day will involve theory and hands on wet-lab sessions to practice your newly acquired skills.

Day one – A nurse “boot camp”
Day two – For veterinarians and advanced nurses
Day three – Advanced theory and techniques for veterinarians


Topics

Day 1:
Nurse boot camp and wet-lab topics

  • Venous catheterisation and route options
  • Urinary catheterisation and closed urinary collection systems
  • Fluid plans for dehydration, maintenance and surgery
  • CRIs (drugs, how to calculate, routes of administration)
  • Common analgesia techniques
  • SpO2 and EtCO2
  • +- ECGs

Wet-lab skills

  • Venous catheterisation options
  • Urinary catheterisation and closed urine collection systems
  • Local analgesia blocks
  • CRI calculations

Day 2:
Emergency and critical care wet-lab for vets and advanced nurses topics

  • Respiratory distress
  • analgesia for the trauma patient including epidurals, CRIs and local blocks
  • Anaesthesia for the trauma patient
  • Nutrition for the trauma patient
  • Shock fluid therapy
  • ECGs, blood pressure assessment, SpO2  and EtCO2
  • Venous blood gas evaluation

Wet-lab skills

  • Thoracocentesis
  • Chest tube placement
  • Closed urine collection systems
  • Local blocks
  • Epidurals

Day 3:
Emergency and critical care advanced wet-lab for vets topics

  • Assisted nutrition including naso-oesophageal, gastric, oesophageal and jejunal feeding tubes
  • DIC and coagulopathies
  • Acute electrolyte emergencies
  • Advanced fluid therapy including treating hypoproteinaemia and the third-spacing patient
  • Arterial blood gas (where to obtain, how and evaluation)

Wet-lab skills

  • Naso-oesopahageal, oesophageal, gastric and jejunal feeding tubes with a surgeon
  • Intraosseous fluid therapy, jugular and other central lines
  • Arterial blood sampling

Suitable for

This course is suitable for companion animal veterinarians and vet nurses.


Learning outcomes

By the end of the workshop you will have improved your skills, confidence, and knowledge in diagnostic, medical, and surgical techniques for managing critical patients. You will be able to improve outcomes for your critical patients and their owners.


Tutors

Janelle Wierenga BS, DVM, MPH, Diplomate/Specialist, Senior Lecturer in Emergency and Critical Care, Massey University
Dr. Wierenga is a Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care. This role includes research, teaching and clinical aspects and clinical teaching. Dr. Wierenga graduated from Michigan State University with a DVM in 2003. She then completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Illinois followed by a residency in small animal emergency and critical care at UC Davis, California, USA. She became board-certified as a Diplomate/specialist in small animal emergency and critical care by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Criticial Care in 2008. Dr. Wierenga worked for four years at a private speciality and referral practice in Seattle, Washington, USA before  completing an MPH at the University of Washington in 2014. Her main research interests are Veterinary epidemiology and public health, zoonotic infectious diseases, diseases at the human-animal interface and One Health in which she is pursuing further graduate studies. She is a member of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care and the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society.

Qualifications
Bachelor of Science-Major of Biology - Calvin College (1998)
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine - Michigan State University (2003)
Diplomate/Specialist - American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (2008)
Master of Public Health - University of Washington (2014)

Vicki Walsh BVSc, MANZCVSc, Senior Lecturer in Anaesthesia, Massey University
After completing a three year anaesthetic residency at Massey University at the end of 1998, I took some time out to work in a general veterinary practice and act as the primary anaesthetist for several equine research projects through Massey Equine Research. I returned to Massey University full time in 2001 as a Lecturer and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in anaesthesia in 2008. As the primary anaesthetist at Massey since 2007 I have contributed the majority of teaching of both the veterinary undergraduate program as well as the diploma and more latterly the bachelor of Veterinary Technology qualifications. My time is divided evenly between clinical, teaching and administrative duties. Most of my research inputs therefore involve minimising the morbidity and mortality of anaesthetised research animals and clinical patients.

Qualifications
Bachelor of Veterinary Science - Massey University (1996)
Membership of the Australia and New Zealand College of Veterinary Sciences - Australia and New Zealand College of Veterinary Sciences (1999)


CPD points

Activities in this workshop can be recorded under either continuing veterinary education or collegial learning activity.


Pricing information

*Earlybird rates apply until Thursday 24 August 2017

NZVA members (veterinarians) rates:
Day 2 - Earlybird rate $892 Full rate $1,191
Day 3 - Earlybird rate $892 Full rate $1,191
Day 2 and 3 - Earlybird rate $1,524 Full rate $1,823

Non-members (veterinarians) rates:
Day 2 - Earlybird rate $1,337 Full rate $1,636
Day 3 - Earlybird rate $1,337 Full rate $1,636
Day 2 and 3 - Earlybird rate $2,286 Full rate $2,585

Nurse rate:
Day 1 – Earlybird rate $547 Full rate $846
Day 1 and 2 - Earlybird rate $978 Full rate $1,277

(all prices are NZD and include GST)


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