Webinar Plus: Fundamentals of emergency medicine: Part 1

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About the course

About this course

Would you like to get more confident in dealing with emergency cases?

This online course will cover a wide breadth of topics that will be of value to any small animal practitioner that sees emergency cases. In this first part of this course, (part 2 Webinar Plus: Fundamentals of emergency medicine: Part 2 is running January 2019) the focus will be on dealing with broad concepts and techniques that will be applicable to a wide range of cases. There will be a particular focus within the course on practical techniques and tips that you will be able to apply within your clinic.

The course is suitable for first opinion practitioners, those starting out on emergency duty, those looking to solidify their core emergency skill and vets returning to practice after career breaks.

Skills learnt will include:

  • How to triage emergency patients
  • Types of shock and their clinical signs
  • Emergency fluid therapy planning
  • Localisation of respiratory distress
  • Methods of oxygen delivery
  • How and when to perform thoracocentesis
  • What are AFAST and TFAST and when to use them
  • How to perform abdominocentesis
  • Indications for emergency abdominal surgery

Why do this course?
Whether you are a first opinion practitioner, starting out on emergency duty, looking to solidify your core emergency skills or are returning to practice after a career break, this course will help make you a more confident emergency clinician.

Course details
Course format: A mixture of two-hour weekly webinars (which can be viewed live and/or as recorded versions throughout the course), online case assessment exercises, supplementary reading material and tutor-moderated online discussion forums
Course length: Four weeks
Relevant to CertAVP modules: Emergency and Critical Care (C-ECC.1, 2 and 3)

The webinars will run on the following dates from 12.00pm to 2.00pm GMT including a 30 minute registration and familiarisation period prior to the commencement of the lecture.

Webinar dates:
Monday 14th May
Monday 21st May
Wednesday 30th May
Monday 4th June


Lecturer in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care 
The Royal Veterinary College 

Lindsay Kellett-Gregory, BSc BVetMed DipACVECC FHEA MRCVS 
Lecturer in Emergency and Critical Care 
The Royal Veterinary College 

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