Practical Skills in Critical Care for Vets
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Practical Skills in Critical Care for Vets

This one-day workshop will provide you with an understanding of the common systems derangements in emergency and critically ill patients, and how to appropriately manage them.

When: 15 June 2019
Where: Unitec
Mount Albert
Auckland, Auckland  1025
New Zealand
Contact: Erin Dowler
0800 524 883

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About the course

Many people dread the phone call signalling the arrival of a hit-by-car animal. After attending this course, you will feel a lot more confident in your approach to these patients, and less like hiding under the desk! The cadaver practical session will cover the placement of urinary catheters, central venous catheters, tracheostomy tubes, oesophagostomy feeding tubes and thoracic drains. Not only will these procedures be demonstrated, but you will have a chance to practice them yourself, working in groups of no more than three participants per cadaver.

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Learning outcomes

  • Assess an animal with multiple trauma – what are the priorities in these cases, and what comes next

  • Develop appropriate fluid therapy plans for patients in the different types of shock, for hypovolaemic patients, and for ongoing maintenance

  • The emergency database – know what tests to run and how to interpret them, including blood gases


Trudi McAlees BSc, BVSc, MANZCVS (Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Emergency Medicine and Critical Care), FANZCVS (Emergency Medicine and Critical Care)


$895.00 ex. GST as earlybird price - available until 3 May 19

$1,095.00 ex. GST after 3 May 19

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