Emergency Patient Online

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About the course

Key Areas

  • The “shocked” patient
  • The approach and stabilisation of the trauma patient
  • The dyspnoeic emergency – assessment and stabilisation
  • A rational approach to fluid therapy in the emergency patient
  • The “acute” abdomen
  • Bleeding emergencies and transfusion therapy
  • Nutritional support of hospitalised patients
  • Sepsis and new advances in management of critically ill patients

About this course

Emergencies are common in all practices, not just after hours!

Emergency cases can be some of the most fun and rewarding patients seen in veterinary practice. However, they can also be some of the more challenging and stressful patients to treat. This course will provide practitioners with a rational and logical approach to the assessment of the emergency patient.

Why do this course?
You will learn diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to common emergency and trauma cases to increase your confidence and reduce your stress levels.

Course details
Course format: An intensive tutor-moderated learning experience. Course resources include course notes, videos, case assessments, self-assessment quizzes and discussion forums in which participants review and discuss cases with their colleagues and the tutor 
Course length: Six weeks
Relevant to CertAVP modules: Emergency and Critical Care (C-ECC.1, 2 and 3)

 

Tutors

Dan Chan, DVM DipACVECC DipECVECC DipACVN FHEA MRCVS 
Professor of Emergency Critical Care Medicine and Clinical Nutrition 
The Royal Veterinary College 

Dominic Barfield, BSc BVSc MVetMed DipACVECC DipECVECC FHEA MRCVS 
Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care 
The Royal Veterinary College 

Karen Humm, MA VetMB MSc CertVA DipACVECC DipECVECC FHEA MRCVS 
Senior Lecturer in Emergency and Critical Care 
The Royal Veterinary College 

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