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EMRG100-0506: Severe Trauma in the Dog: The First 15 Minutes

INSTRUCTOR:
Thomas K. Day, DVM, MS, DACVA, DACVECC

DATES:
May 16 - May 30, 2006
Real-time sessions: Tuesdays, May 16 and 23; 9:30 - 11:30 pm ET (USA)

Course Description
This course will cover primary assessment, fluid therapy, pain management, and secondary assessment in the first 15 minutes of treating a canine severe trauma case.

The following techniques will be discussed: jugular catheterization, jugular cut down, stabilization of fractures and open wounds in the first 15 minutes, techniques to relieve pneumothorax, indications for chest tubes and more.

This course is appropriate for veterinarians who see trauma cases or wish to learn the techniques and also veterinary technicians who help prep these cases.

COURSE OUTLINE:

Week 1 (5/16): Primary Assessment and Fluid Therapy
Primary assessment considers clinical signs of shock and the ABCs of resuscitation
Fluid therapy: What, when and how much? This will cover end-point resuscitation and the fluid types.

Week 2 (5/23): Secondary Assessment and Pain Management
Pain management: This discussion considers the types of drugs that can be used, potential side effects, monitoring, continued pain medication and other issues to be addressed in the first 15 minutes of severe trauma treatment in the dog.

MESSAGE BOARD DISCUSSIONS:
Discussions will begin on the start date of the course and continue for 7 days following the last real-time session.

CE HOURS: 4

TUITION:
Member/$63, Non-Member/$116 by May 2, 2006;
Member/$70, Non-Member/$129 after May 2, 2006
Course open to veterinarians and veterinary staff.
For veterinary technicians interested in the course, please be sure to read the course description and outline carefully to be sure this course is appropriate for your skill level.

Required Textbook:
None

Recommended Textbooks:

Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Medicine by Murtaugh and Kaplan, Mosby, 1992, Chapter 10, Crowe, DT, Triage and Trauma Management

Manual of Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Macintire, Drobatz, Haskins, Saxon, 2005, Lippincott Williams Wilkins, Chapter 1, Approach to the Emergency Patient

Veterinary Clinics of North America Small Animal Practice, Emergency Medicine, 1994

The Veterinary ICU Book, Wingfield, Raffe, Teton NewMedia, 2002, Chapter 6, Emergency Vascular Access and Intravenous Catheterization

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"This program was reviewed and approved by AAVSB's RACE program for continuing education. Please contact the AAVSB's RACE program at race@aavsb.org should you have any comments/suggestions regarding this program's validity or relevance to the veterinary profession."


COURSE WITHDRAWAL AND REFUND POLICY: Withdrawal prior to the listed start date of a course entitles the registrant to a complete refund or a credit toward a future VIN CE course, whichever is preferred. Withdrawal within 1 week after the listed start date (i.e. including no more than one real-time session) entitles the registrant to a credit toward any future VIN CE course. (Does not apply to courses with only one real-time session.) After the first real-time session, a registrant may withdraw due to special circumstances and receive prorated credit towards a future VIN course. These requests will be handled on an individual basis. The amount of the prorated credit will be determined based on 65% of the time remaining in the course at the time of withdrawal. It is not possible to withdraw retroactively.

Note: To ensure rapid handling of your request for withdrawal, we recommend that you call the VIN office at 1-800-700-INFO.


Debbie Friedler
Coordinator
Continual Education Division
Veterinary Information Network
CEonVIN@vin.com

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