VIN SAIM403-0719: Diagnosis and Management of Ketoacidosis

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

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Presenter: Sherri Wilson, DVM, ACVIM SAIM
Course Open: July 17-August 10, 2019
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Wednesdays, July 24 and 31, 2019; 9:00-11:00 pm ET (USA)
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Level and Prerequisites: This basic course will be open to veterinarians actively interested in the diagnosis and management of diabetic ketoacidosis.
VIN CE Course: Open to veterinarians. This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 22-36073)

Course Information:
Diabetic ketoacidosis is a life-threatening complication in diabetic dogs and cats. To be able to effectively reverse the severe metabolic aberrations that result, it is necessary to identify underlying disease(s) that have triggered DKA and immediately set up a treatment protocol to stabilize the most life-threatening consequences of the DKA. Then, plans must be made for effective monitoring of your interventions. There are expected and predictable findings in DKA, but also unexpected complications that must be quickly identified and responded to. This course will equip you in dealing with the expected and unexpected, in order to create a successful outcome.

Week 1 (Real Time Session July 24, 2019): Diagnosis of Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Dogs and Cats
Presenter: Sherri Wilson, DVM, ACVIM SAIM
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to
  • educate owners how to recognize what circumstances can lead to DKA and when their pet needs hospitalization
  • identify the difference between a 'healthy' ketotic animal and an animal sick with DKA
  • identify the major metabolic aberrations in DKA
Week 2 (Real Time Session July 31, 2019): Management and Prevention of DKA
Presenter: Sherri Wilson, DVM, ACVIM SAIM
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to
  • set up the initial treatment protocol in a DKA patient
  • identify which parameters need to be monitored and how often they should be monitored
  • identify when an animal is sufficiently recovered to be discharged
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:
Sherri Wilson began her training in endocrinology as a student at UC Davis. During her residency, also at UC Davis, she was mentored by Dr. Ed Feldman, gaining an appreciation from him for the power of logical thinking about clinical cases. Dr. Sherri Wilson has been in small animal private practice as an internal medicine specialist for 3 decades. She has consulted for VIN since 1995, working full-time for VIN for the past 10 years, primarily answering endocrine questions. One of Dr. Wilson's own dogs was diabetic for many years, which opened her eyes to the challenges owners face in having a diabetic pet.

Total CE Credit: 4

Tuition: Member $92 ($83 early bird special if enrolled by July 3, 2019)
Non-Member $169 ($152 early bird special if enrolled by July 3, 2019)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on 24, 2019 at 5 pm ET (USA) or when the maximum number of participants is reached.

*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.
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"This program (22-36073) 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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