VIN EMRG102-0619: Getting Thru the Night - How to make it thru the night in ER, Module I

The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format using a webinar platform.

Enrollment is closed.
Presenter: Beth Davidow, DVM, ACVECC
Course Open: June 12-July 6, 2019
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Wednesdays, June 19 and 26, 2019; 9:00-11:00 pm ET (USA)
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Level and Prerequisites: This basic course is geared toward new grads looking for practical guidance as they venture forth into the unpredictable world of veterinary medicine, but can be useful to those already experienced with ER work.
VIN CE Course: Open to Open to ALL recent grads and VIN members. This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 22-33316)

Course Information:
You recently were or soon will be diagnosed with a new condition -- DOCTOR! The transition from NOT doctor to THE doctor is a scary one. You don't know it yet, but you already know a lot and are ready to do this.

You have the knowledge and many of the skills. Transforming that competence into confidence is the next big step in your journey. "Getting Thru the Night" Part I is the first of a series of 3 CE modules offered yearly FREE to New Graduates, thanks to the VIN Foundation. (The VIN Foundation: http://vinfoundation.com is committed to helping you (and all new graduates) feel supported as you journey into and through our profession. As part of this commitment to the new grad, the VIN Foundation is covering your enrollment fee.)

There will be minimal emphasis on pathophysiology and a strong emphasis on diagnostic testing, client management, time management and therapy for various common emergencies. Common mistakes will be highlighted so YOU don't make them and common pitfalls will be mentioned so YOU can avoid them.

Many revelations will be made and many long-held beliefs will be shattered. This will be a whirlwind magical tour through the whimsical world of blood and guts ER stuff! Wear your running shoes! This is the opposite of the Ivory Tower.

Upon completion of this course, you should:
  • Understand and be comfortable with many common ER diseases and their management.
  • Develop more confidence in general ER case management.
Week 1 (Real Time Session June 19, 2019): Common Emergencies Part I
Presenter: Beth Davidow, DVM, ACVECC
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to
  • Obtain vascular access in an emergency situation
  • Formulate a fluid therapy plan, including shock management
  • Discuss and collect finances as well as being able to identify what "do everything, cost is not a concern" means
  • Understand and be comfortable with common ER diseases and their management including:
    • Acute vomiting
    • Heat stroke
    • Seizures
    • Hit by Car
Week 2 (Real Time Session June 26, 2019): Common Emergencies Part II
Presenter: Beth Davidow, DVM, ACVECC
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to
  • Place chest tubes in an emergency situation
  • Used a glucometer for more than just blood glucose testing
  • Understand and be comfortable with common ER diseases and their management including:
    • Urinary obstruction
    • DKA
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Head Trauma
    • Pneumonia
Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required to earn a certificate of completion for the course. To learn more about the requirements for earning a CE certificate, please refer to Receiving Your CE Credit and Course Completion Certificate.

Course Materials: Course materials will be available in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.
Required Textbook(s): There is no required textbook for this course.

About the Presenter:
Beth Davidow is a 1995 graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University. She moved to Seattle, Washington after graduation and worked in a primary care small animal and exotic clinic, volunteered at the Woodland Park Zoo, and then started working in an emergency hospital. She realized she was an adrenaline junkie and started an ECC residency at Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital in Portland, OR, passing boards in 2002. She founded Animal Critical Care and Emergency Services (ACCES) in Seattle in 2003, the ACCES Blood Bank in 2004, and a second hospital location, ACCES- Renton in 2010. The hospitals merged with BluePearl in 2013. She served as BluePearl's inaugural Director of Medical Quality in 2017. Dr. Davidow is the current VP of ACVECC and blogs at vetidealist.com. She has been a consultant on VIN since 2002. Dr. Davidow is married, has 2 kids, a dog, a rabbit and a bearded dragon. When not working, she enjoys gardening, hiking, swimming, and traveling.

Total CE Credit: 4

Tuition: FREE for 2017, 2018 and 2019 graduates
Member $92 ($83 early bird special if enrolled by May 29, 2019)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

The course content, the course transcript, message board and library will be made available to the general VIN membership after the course closes, but VIN members who just can't wait may enroll at the standard course cost.

VIN members and veterinary students who are scheduled to graduate in 2020 or later can access prior years' content FREE by going to www.vin.com/CE and clicking on Getting Thru the Night under Archived Courses or using this direct link: https://beta.vin.com/doc/?id=5374153.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on June 19, 2019 at 5 pm ET (USA) or when the maximum number of participants is reached. Awesome free courses like this fill up quickly, so enroll now!

*NOTE: As space is limited, we request that you enroll in this course only if you will be attending the Real Time Sessions or will be completing the requirements for a CE certificate. If your interest is solely in the course content, the course transcript, message board and library will be available to the general VIN membership directly after the course closes.

*For more information on how online CE works, see the Participant Resource Center.

To Enroll:
  1. Enrollment qualifications: VIN CE courses are open to VIN member and non-member veterinarians. Veterinarians enrolling in a VSPN CE course must be a VIN member. Veterinary support staff must be a VSPN member to enroll in a VSPN CE or a VIN CE course open to VSPN member enrollment.
  2. Each enrollee must be able to receive emails from @vspn.org and @vin.com addresses. Email is our major form of communication with participants; personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
  3. Each person is individually responsible for his/her own registration. To ensure that all information received is secure and correct, please do not enroll for a course on behalf of another individual.
  4. For further assistance call 800-846-0028 ext. 797 or email . Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
Enrollment is closed.

"This program (22-33316) is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 4 CE Credits, with a maximum of 4 CE Credits being available to any individual veterinarian. This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Medical, using the delivery method of Interactive-Distance: (Web-based, Teleconference or Audio-Conference). This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements."

Course withdrawal and refund policy: A complete refund of the paid course price will be issued when your withdrawal request is received prior to the listed start date of the course. If you wish to withdraw after the start date please contact the VIN office 800-846-0028 ext. 797 to discuss eligibility for a pro-rated refund.

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Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Director

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