Emergency Medicine Distance Education with Trudi Mcalees and Sandra Forsyth

Emergency Medicine Distance Education with Trudi Mcalees and Sandra Forsyth   |   Course - Postgraduate

Posted by Centre for Veterinary Education
Veterinary Science Conference Centre, Sydney, 2006, NSW, AU


01-Feb-2020 - 30-Nov-2020

Event Description

Develop your capacity to treat emergency and critical care cases confidently every single time.

This course aims to develop your practical skills and techniques for the treatment and monitoring of critically ill animals. The emphasis on case-based problem solving and the basics of critical care makes this an essential course for veterinarians in all practice situations.

Past Participants:

‘The tutors were fantastic. The information was extremely relevant to general practice. I feel confident attending to emergency patients.’ Nicole Johnston, QLD ‘I have really enjoyed the course, the notes and practical were excellent and very well organised. The mix of practical advice and up to date theory was an excellent mix for vets in practice. Over the years I have done quite a bit of post grad study and I will be back to the CVE.’ Stephen Reid

Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
  1. Confidently assess and treat acute trauma cases and critically ill patients, including cases of acute dyspnoea, acute abdomen, diabetic ketoacidosis and intoxication
  2. Better understand the principles of, and be able to perform, emergency procedures such as thoracocentesis, tracheostomy and CPR
  3. Develop the ability to create appropriate fluid therapy plans to manage shock and hypovolaemia and for ongoing maintenance
  4. Reach competency in ‘cage side’ clinical pathology (using blood smears to assess anaemia, analysing fluid from body cavities and analysing urine sediment)
  5. Perform blood transfusions safely and improve optimal wound management
  6. Monitor critically ill animals
  7. Improve your ability to differentiate between cardiac and pulmonary disease

  1. General set-up of a critical care area, toxicities and envenomations
  2. Shock, fluid therapy and transfusion therapy
  3.  Electrolytes, acid/base ​
  4.  CPR and analgesia
  5.  Cardiovascular and respiratory disease
  6. Anaemia, erythrocytosis and bleeding disorders
  7.  Acute abdominal disease and nutrition
  8. Metabolic and endocrine emergencies, urinary tract disease
  9. Multi-system trauma and wounds
  10. Intra-cranial and extra-cranial neurological disease, ocular emergencies

Event details

Event Type

Course - Postgraduate


Emergency/critical care

Species Specialization

  • Companion animals

Event Location

This event will take place in Veterinary Science Conference Centre, Sydney, 2006, NSW, AU

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