The ultimate test of emergency care is readiness, triage, assessment, resuscitation skills, and teamwork. This can be the difference between life and death.
The essence of emergency medicine is treating the most life-threatening problems first, with the most vital organ systems (respiratory, cardiovascular, central nervous systems) prioritised. The emergency patient’s status is rapidly changing and frequently requires intensive monitoring and re-evaluation. It is important to anticipate complications and initiate management procedures for early detection, while fundamentally minimising patient risk and not endangering the patient to achieve a diagnosis. There is less tolerance for error in the critical patient.
This 1-day seminar will cover key areas of emergency and critical care that are essential to have a sound knowledge of when you are treating your next critical patient. A practical blood transfusions run down will leave you feeling confident performing dog and cat transfusions in general practice. A new spin on CPR will be covered to give you a clear and simple thought process about the reversible causes of cardiopulmonary arrest. This allows you to make lifesaving decisions and interventions during CPR to give your patient the best chance of a successful outcome. The latest knowledge and research about the treatment of tick paralysis and snake envenomation cases will be shared and much much more!
Lectures will be focused on being interactive with case scenarios and videos aiming to consolidate and summarise all the facets involved in emergency and critical care practice. This case-based interactive seminar will cover common and uncommon scenarios from severe traumas to the unknown toxicological emergency that presents unannounced.
Ellie Leister was great, easy to understand and had a wealth of knowledge to answer all our questions. A very practical talk that will help guide my future clinical decisions.
Crystal McClay, Korumburra Vet Clinic
The presenter was great, interactive with both evidence-based and practice supported, answered questions, touched on topics when asked. My vet nurses loved the privilege of attending, and gained a different perspectives than me, but it will elevate the standards of our practice in some areas. A really positive and informative day!
Kim Barrett, Launceston Veterinary Clinic