An introduction to emergency medicine with particular emphasis on treating cats.
Much of what we do in veterinary emergency medicine is extrapolated from human medicine and while we learn more about the unique pathophysiology of disease and responses to treatment in cats, evidence for emergency treatment in cats is scarce.
This course will present the latest evidence based approach to feline emergency, combined with tutors personal experience treating cats in the emergency setting, and will get you up to speed in the key areas needed to provide effective emergency care to cats. The course covers triage, shock and fluid therapy, as well as treatment of common toxicities. The unique aspects of caring for cats in the emergency and critical care settings will also be addressed.
On completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Confidently assess a cat that is presented as an emergency, perform emergency database blood tests and monitor emergency treatment
Confidently recognise the clinical signs of shock in the cat and apply their newly developed knowledge of the pathophysiology of shock to guide treatment.
Understand the clinical implications of the numbers generated by the monitoring equipment and know when intervention is required to treat deviations from normal in your patients
Provide emergency treatment to a cat with a suspected intoxication
Triage of the feline patient, emergency database blood tests and their interpretation
Shock and fluid therapy in cats including transfusion medicine
Feline critical care: analgesia, assisted nutrition techniques, urinary catheter care, oxygen therapy
Toxicities: paracetamol, permethrin, lilies and snake bites and their treatment
This program 1147-29639 was reviewed and approved by the AAVSB RACE program for 10 hours of continuing education. Participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Please contact the AAVSB RACE program if you have any comments/concerns regarding this program’s validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.
This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Category One: Scientific using the delivery method of Non-Interactive-Distance.
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|Recent Grad / Part-time Member||$289|
|Non-member / eMember||$578|