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MS059 – ER Crash Course Mini Series

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Price: £327.00

This course is available online. Please see below for more details on how to attend this course via the Internet.

12 months access to recordings and course materials is included. Please note that these are webinar recordings and not live events. Full details on how to access the Mini Series will be emailed to you.

Product Description

  • Join Shailen Jasani MA VetMB DipACVECC MRCVS for three 2-hour online sessions
  • Case examples and videos to illustrate key points – essential practical tips from our expert tutor
  • Comprehensive notes to download
  • Self-assessment quizzes to ‘release’ your 8 hours CPD certification (don’t worry, you can take them more than once if you don’t quite hit the mark first time)
  • Accredited by the Veterinary College of Ireland for 8 CVE credits
  • 12 Months access following purchase to recorded sessions
  • Superb value for money – learn without traffic jams or rota hassles
  • This Mini Series was originally broadcast live in October 2013


Session 1

Boluses of Low Rates – Understanding Fluid Therapy in Shock Versus Dehydration

Hypovolaemia is the most common cause of shock in dogs and cats and can be rapidly fatal if left untreated. Dehydration is also common in veterinary patients but is assessed and treated quite differently. During this session you’ll learn the differences between hypovolaemia and dehydration before going on to look at how both problems are treated with fluid therapy but with a different protocol and approach. How might the fluid therapy that you choose differ between a trauma patient and one that is anorexic with increased gastrointestinal fluid loss?

Key points to be covered:

  • Clinical differences between hypovolaemia and shock versus dehydration – why you need to know?
  • Commonly available parenteral fluids: crystalloids and synthetic colloids and how to use them
  • Your fluids plan and how it differs for reperfusion versus rehydration
Session 2

Assessment and Stabilisation Following Motor Vehicle Trauma

Dogs and especially cats very often get hit by motor vehicles and a rational approach to their management can make the difference between life and death. During this session we’ll discuss your assessment and initial stabilisation of the RTA patient with reference to the core principles covered in the preceding sessions in this emergency medicine series. We will then go on to discuss how you should approach and manage some of the most common injuries suffered following motor vehicle trauma.

Key points to be covered:

  • Assessment of your RTA patients including major body systems and the abdomen
  • Initial stabilisation including fluid therapy for shock and analgesia
  • Rational approach to common thoracic injuries
  • Essential steps to minimising secondary effects of traumatic brain injury in your emergency patients
Session 3

A Couple of Classic Small Animal Emergencies – GDV and Blocked Cats

Not all patients seen as emergencies are suffering from potentially life-threatening problems but some are! Two of the most infamous potentially fatal disorders are canine gastric dilation-volvulus syndrome (GDV) and tomcat urethral obstruction. In this session we’ll discuss the assessment and stabilisation of these patients with reference to the core principles covered in previous sessions in this emergency medicine series. We will also explore each of these emergency disorders in greater depth discussing your rational approach to their management. Do all of your GDV patients need surgery? Is cystocentesis advisable in your blocked cat patients?

The price includes all 3 sessions, notes and quiz – 8 hours of CPD

*No traffic jams, accommodation hassles, pet or childcare, rota clashes, locum fees ……….. just great CPD and a valuable ongoing resource.

*overseas customers will not be charged VAT


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