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2011 Conference Year

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Feline Medicine
Feline Urethral Obstruction: Catheters and Beyond
This session will review the pathophysiology, presentation and initial treatment of feline urethral obstruction. Standard management with urethral catheterization, as well as alternative treatment options, will also be discussed. Speaker: Edward Cooper VMD, MS, DACVECC
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Pain Management for the Critical Cat
NOTE: AUDIO AND PDF AVAILABLE ONLY. The critically ill cat can be a challenge when it comes to pain management. The first issue is recognizing and assessing pain and differentiating this from the stress of being hospitalized. Stress contributes to pain and is detrimental to healing and to us providing optimal care to these patients. Many analgesic techniques, based primarily on opioids can be used successfully in the critically ill cat, but methods to reduce stress are also very important. Speaker: Sheilah Robertson BVMS (Hons), DACVA, DECVAA, MRCVS
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The Vomiting Cat: What to Do?
This session wil review the typical causes, diagnostic approach and treatment options for the vomiting feline patient. Speaker: Edward Cooper VMD, MS, DACVECC
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Fluid Therapy
Colloid Review: When They Can Make a Difference
Colloid fluid therapy continues to be an extensively reviewed and researched topic in critical care medicine. More information exists regarding the benefits and complications of natural and synthetic in people and pets. This session is meant to review the physiology of colloids, review the newest generation of colloids, and discuss the use of colloids in dogs and cats. Speaker: Elke Rudloff DVM, DACVECC
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Techniques for Monitoring Perioperative Fluid Therapy
Accurate and reliable methods for monitoring fluid therapy in anesthetized animals and during the perioperative period is not simple and remains a clinical conundrum in clinical practice. Common rules of thumb or recipe based methods for fluid administration are known to be ineffective. The measurement of central venous pressure as a guide to fluid therapy is often inaccurate and misleading. Arterial blood pressure may not change and often decreases during standard (10/ml/kg/hr) intraoperative fluid therapy regimens. This seminar will describe methods for "goal directed" fluid therapy that are associated with improvement in tissue perfusion and oxgenation. Speaker: William Muir DVM, DACVECC
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Monitoring (Advanced)
Blood Gas Analysis From Theory to Practice
This session will offer a brief review of the pulmonary physiology behind blood gases, review indications for measuring blood gases, and explain how to enhance patient care by analyzing and interpreting blood gas values. Speaker: Jamie Burkitt Creedon DVM, DACVECC
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CPR Continuum of Care
This lecture expands on the notion that in order to be successful, veterinary cardiopulmonary resuscitation needs to be approached with a comprehensive strategy, spanning the entire space from preparedness and prevention, over basic and advanced life support to post-arrest care. With that in mind, the concept of a veterinary chain of survival is introduced. Key elements of this chain are highlighted and underpinned by physiologic and pathophysiologic reasoning. Speaker: Manuel Boller Dr. med. vet., MTR, DACVECC
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Post-Resuscitation Monitoring
Approximately 50% of small animal cardiac arrest patients initially regain a spontaneous heart beat, but yet more than 90% of these animals will not survive to hospital discharge. What happens during that time? This session will shine light on the things that we know and will discuss how this may implicate patient care after cardiac arrest Speaker: Manuel Boller Dr. med. vet., MTR, DACVECC
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Pharmacology (Advanced)
Alterations in Dosing Drugs in Renal and Hepatic Disease
This session will discuss underlying mechanisms that make it critical to consider altered drug dosing in patients with renal and hepatic disease. Discussion will focus on data from the human experience, which may be able to be translated into veterinary medicine. Speaker: Carrie Palm DVM, DACVIM
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Drugs That Affect the GI Tract in Critical Patient
The lecture will cover commonly employed therapies for gastrointestinal disease in the critical care patient. We will cover specific drugs for GI disease from antiemetics and GI protectants to motility modifying agents and antibiotics. We will also discuss drugs used in this patient population that may have gastrointestinal side-effects and drugs whose effect may be altered by GI disease. Speaker: Tim Hackett DVM, MS, DACVECC
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Multimodal Analgesia for the Trauma Patient
Trauma reliably produces pain, and animals with severe injuries are among the most challenging patients requiring pain management. Many analgesic drugs have effects that may be damaging to trauma victims. This session will review the relationships between pain, analgesia, the stress response, and cardiovascular function following injury, and offer guidelines for integrating analgesic therapy into your stabilization plan. Speaker: Bernie Hansen DVM, DACVECC
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Anesthesia and Analgesia
Anesthesia for the GDV Patient
Anesthetic techniques for use in the critically GDV patient, utilizing agents such as lidocaine, opioids, benzodiazepines, and ketamine or propofol as induction agents and as CRI's, with or with out the use of inhaled anesthetic agents. Inotrope and vasopressors with be discussed as used to maintain blood pressure. Speaker: Jane Quandt DVM, DACVA, DACVECC
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Effect of Anesthesia on GI Motility and Post-Operative Ileus
An introduction to basic gastro-intestinal physiology and the influence of anesthesia and other factors. From the entrance to the exit, our drugs make an impact. Speaker: Debbie Wilson BVSc(hons), DACVA
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Pain Management and the GI Tract
A continuation of the discussion about gastrointestinal function, with emphasis on the dysfunctions that pain, stress, and the drugs used to treat pain induce. Speaker: Debbie Wilson BVSc(hons), DACVA
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Gastrointestinal
Canine Pancreatitis: Easy to Miss, Easy to Mistreat
This is a case-based discussion on the diagnosis of canine pancreatitis. It focuses on "atypical" cases of pancreatitis and pitfalls in the diagnosis and treatment. Speaker: Michael Willard DVM, MS, DACVIM (SAIM)
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Hematemesis and GI Blood Loss
This is a case-based discussion on the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal blood loss, especially ulcers and erosions. Most affected patients do not present as "classic" GI blood loss with hematemesis and melena. Speaker: Michael Willard DVM, MS, DACVIM (SAIM)
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Portosystemic Shunts: Most Cases Are Not "Classic"
If all you see are "classic" congenital portosystemic shunts, chances are that you are missing a lot of cases. There is a plethora of presentations that are much more common than most people realize. Surgery versus medical management is a controversial but important topic to consider here. Speaker: Michael Willard DVM, MS, DACVIM (SAIM)
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Sepsis and SIRS (Advanced)
MODS in GDV: The Real Cause of Death
This course will introduce MODS and discuss management as it directly related to GDV. Specific dysfunction covered includes coagulopathy, respiratory failure, liver and and cardiac. Speaker: Elizabeth Rozanski DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM)
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Parvoviral Enteritis: It's More Complicated These Days!
Parvoviral enteritis has been with us since the late 1970's and continues to provide small animal practitioners with case after challenging case. The purpose of this talk is to review the pathophysiology and treatment principles of this condition. Along the way we will review changes in the disease and the treatments over the past 30 years Speaker: Tim Hackett DVM, MS, DACVECC
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Top 10 Tips for Successful Outcome in Sepsis
Sepsis is a potentially devastating disease syndrome, associated with high morbidity and mortality in both human and small animal veterinary medicine. There is growing evidence-based medicine regarding best practice for management of people with sepsis; and documentation that outcome can be improved by implementing treatment recommendations. The tips presented in this lecture are based on recommendations from the Surviving Sepsis Campaign and personal experience. They include the importance of having a high index of suspicion for sepsis in animals with SIRS, using point of care tests to identify infection (1), and obtaining samples for culture early (2). Treatment tips include early administration of appropriate IV antibiotic therapy (3), aggressive treatment of shock (4) and source control surgery (6). The importance of appropriate instrumentation is stressed (5), as is the potentially devastating consequences of the 2nd hit (9). Additionally tips for monitoring include remaining vigilant in the post-operative period for enteric dehiscence (7), multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (10) and hospital acquired sepsis (8). Being equipped with this information will hopefully maximize your chances of a successful outcome when battling sepsis in your patients. Speaker: Claire Sharp BSc, BVMS (Hons), MS, DACVECC
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Practice Management
Practical Tools to Optimize Operational Performance in Emergency Practice
Is your emergency practice operating smoothly? Do you have effective systems in place? Are you focusing on the right things? Join in this fast-paced review of key success factors and practical suggestions to enhance the operational performance of your emergency practice. Speaker: Jim Clark DVM
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What Can We Learn From 20 Years of Client Satisfaction Research in Human ERs?
Using themes from the large body of research on client satisfaction in human ERs, this talk considers how this learning can be applied to improve client satisfaction in veterinary emergency practice. We will address the "Triad of Quality," why emergency practice requires a unique service model, and the five major factors that correlate with client satisfaction in the ER. Speaker: Jim Clark DVM
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2010 Conference Year

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Fluid Therapy
Choices in Fluid Therapy
An accurate assessment of the animal’s fluid needs is required to avoid fluid overload or inadequate fluid administration, and depends upon an understanding of water and solute movement between fluid compartments. The type, quantity and rate of fluid to be administered are considered when planning the fluid therapy plan. Speaker: Elke Rudloff, DVM, DACVECC
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Fundamentals of Emergency Medicine
Common Mistakes in the ER and How to Avoid Them
Do you ever wish that you always have the benefit of hindsight? Maybe a Magic 8 Ball? Mistakes can happen, even for the most seasoned practitioner and veterinary technician. In this lecture, Dr. Lee describes common “mistakes”, such as not performing thoracic radiographs sooner, not stabilizing a patient adequately prior to anesthesia and surgery, underutilizing information obtained during a physical examination, and not tailoring the fluid resuscitation plan based on an animal’s perfusion parameters. These, and other common choices that we perform on a daily basis are examined, and described. After this lecture, the next time, perhaps we WILL use the skills learned here, to make us better practitioners. Speaker: Justine Lee, DVM, DACVECC
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The BIG 4: It Tells You More Than You Think
It is not always necessary to run a full serum biochemistry panel and complete blood count immediately. However, performing the BIG 4 (PCV, TS, Glucose, and Azostick) can often tell you a lot more than you think. In this lecture, Dr. Lee describes how these 4 diagnostic tools used together can help you tailor further diagnostics, and treatment, without necessarily breaking the bank. Speaker: Justine Lee, DVM, DACVECC
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Intensive Care
Analgesia Balancing Acts CRIs, Polypharmacy, Multimodal
Acute pain differs significantly from chronic pain requiring a different approach in order to prevent the development of pathologic pain. This lecture examines multimodal techniques in peri-operative pain management. Speaker: Patrice Mich, DVM, DABVP, DACVA
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Pathophysiology of Shock
“Shock” is one of the most overused, yet poorly described terms used in the veterinary emergency room and critical care unit. In this lecture, Dr. Shaw describes shock, how it relates to tissue perfusion, oxygen delivery, and oxygen utilization at the macromolecular, and micromolecular or cellular level. This lecture will augment your understanding of hypovolemic and septic shock, help you recognize the stages of shock, and how to intervene to help save your patient’s lives. Speaker: Scott Shaw, DVM, DACVECC
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Sedation in Ill and Uncooperative Patients
An approach to the selection of drug protocols will be presented by way of a decision making flowchart. The purpose of the flowchart is to assist practitioners with chemical restraint of uncooperative and seriously ill patients requiring therapeutic and/or diagnostic interventions. Speaker: Nancy Brock, DVM, DACVA
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Monitoring (Advanced)
Blood Pressure Monitoring and Management
Blood pressure monitoring is an extremely important diagnostic tool for the anesthetized and/or critically ill patient. In this lecture, Dr. Brunson describes how to accurately perform, and then interpret direct and indirect methods of blood pressure monitoring, troubleshooting blood pressure monitors, and management of hypotension. With the knowledge gained from this lecture, the practitioner can use blood pressure as a tool to help guide anesthesia, fluid therapy, and determine whether additional inotropic or vasopressor drug therapies are necessary. Speaker: David Brunson, DVM, DACVA
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Oximetry and Capnometry: Respiratory Function Monitoring
Determination of an animal’s oxygenation and ventilation is an important aspect of monitoring during anesthesia. Oxygenation and ventilation are also extremely important in any patient with respiratory disease, whether there is primary lung disease, or failure of adequate ventilation from problems within the pleural space, thoracic cage, or central or peripheral nervous systems. In this lecture, Dr. Brunson describes how pulse oximetry and capnometry work, describe graphic displays of capnographs and how these tools can be used to determine a variety of clinical conditions. With the knowledge gained from this lecture, the practitioner and nursing staff will be able to more closely and safely monitor their anesthetized patients, and those with respiratory compromise. Speaker: David Brunson, DVM, DACVA
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Specificity and Sensitivity of In-House Diagnostics
The advantage of performing a diagnostic test in-house is the immediacy of obtaining results for your critically ill or emergent patients. However, how do you know that you can trust the diagnostic tests that you perform in-house? Are the tests as accurate as those sent to an outside laboratory? In this lecture, Dr. Shaw describes the sensitivity and specificity of a variety of in-house diagnostic bloodwork, and how to avoid contributing to sampling error. With the knowledge gained from this lecture, the practitioner will be able to trust their diagnostic tools a little better, within reason, knowing the limitations of the tests. Speaker: Scott Shaw, DVM, DACVECC
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Pain Management
Acute Abdominal Pain Evaluation and Stabilizaton
Acute abdominal pain is a non-specific syndrome with numerous causes both medical and surgical. Patients can present in circulatory shock, and immediate resuscitation is required to stabilize the patient. Determining which diagnostic tests are the most cost effective ones can be simplified by obtaining an accurate history and physical exam. Analgesia and antibiotic choices will be discussed as well as other treatment choices. Speaker: Elke Rudloff, DVM, DACVECC
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Technician
Gut Reactions: The GI Tract in Illness
Even without primary GI tract disease, the gut should not be forgotten. The GI tract's reaction to illness can play a crucial role in the course of treatment, complications, and survival. Speaker: Jessica Davis, RVT, VTS(ECC)
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The Psychology of Animal Pain Management
Some of the factors discussed in this lecture include the mythological thinking that has persisted around animal pain and stereotypes regarding breed and species behaviors. Also highlighted is our more recent understanding of physiological pain processing. Speaker: Nancy Shaffran, RVT, VTS(ECC)
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Urinalysis in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine: What and When?
As a point-of-care screening test, which can be performed in any veterinary practice, the urinalysis may identify the underlying cause of a presenting emergent problem which appears remote from the kidney, and frequently provides immediate assessment of the function of the kidney. Speaker: Karol Mathews, DVM, DVSc, DACVECC
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Large Animal
Neonatal Problems with Surgical Solutions
This lecture describes the pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of the most frequently encountered diseases of the neonate that involve surgical correction. The diseases are separated by body system and cause (acquired or congenital). Speaker: Kira Epstein, DVM, DACVS
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Orthopedic Problems in Neonatal Sepsis
This lecture discusses the pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of orthopedic diseases associated with neonatal sepsis. Infectious and non-infectious orthopedic sequelae to sepsis are discussed. Speaker: Kira Epstein, DVM, DACVS
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Exotics
Antimicrobial Use in Exotic Pets
Antimicrobial use in exotics is often considered confusing or scary due to the fear of consequences when inappropriate drugs are used in sensitive species. This lecture will highly the most commonly used drugs in the common exotic species including the proper indications. Speaker: Joerg Mayer, DVM, DABVP
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Avian Emergencies: Cases You May Encounter
Avian emergencies require the clinician to decide which tests and treatments are essential, and which may be detrimental. This session takes a different approach to avian emergency medicine, beginning with the emergency presentation and working through the immediate steps necessary to stabilize and support the avian patient until stable enough for further diagnostics or referral. Emergency techniques are discussed via case presentations, and follow up diagnostic testing and therapeutic plans are addressed. Speaker: Natalie Antinoff, DVM, DABVP(Avian)
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Interpreting the Chemistry Profile in Ferrets: Same But Different
The ferret chemistry profile is often interpreted the same way as for the cat. While for some analytes this comparison is acceptable, the ferret often shows species specific changes to metabolic problems. The lecture will highlight the most useful parameters, which help diagnosing the common problems. Speaker: Joerg Mayer, DVM, DABVP
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Surgery
Advanced Wound Management: Using Gels, Foams, Sugars, and Honey
Contaminated and infected wounds can become the bane of our existence. In this lecture, Dr. Winkler describes the use of commercially-available products used for advanced wound care, as well as the use of some things that we have on the kitchen shelf, namely: honey, and sugar. The benefits and uses of a variety of advanced wound care methods are described. Speaker: Kevin Winkler, DVM, DACVS
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Advanced Wound Management: Using Vacuum-Assisted Wound Closure
How often have you seen a wound dehisce, or have an animal present to you with such severe degloving injury that you think that the wound will never heal? In this lecture, Dr. Giles describes the use of vacuum-assisted wound closure. Bandaging a wound under the pressure of suction, along with specialized foam, has been shown to help debride wounds, as well as promote the development of healthy granulation tissue. With this method, large wounds contract, clean up, and epithelialize much faster than previously used wet-to-dry methods. Listen to this novel, and important new tool to help us salvage horrific wounds in our patients. Speaker: James Giles, DVM, DACVS
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2009 Conference Year

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Feline Medicine
Anemia in Feline Critical Illness
Anemia can be caused by a variety of conditions in your feline patient. Dr. Dougie Macintire, a leading expert in this area, discusses causes of feline anemia, including toxins, blood parasites, and hypophosphatemia in the cat, as well as how to safely transfuse your anemic patient. Speaker: Douglass Macintire
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Fluid Choices for Common Feline Emergencies
Cats are not small dogs. They don't read the textbooks, and don't play by the rules. Listen to Dr. Terri Rieser discuss the diagnosis and treatment of shock in cats, as well as fluid therapy for important and common conditions such as feline urethral obstruction, and hepatic lipidosis. Speaker: Teresa Rieser
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SIC: The Systemic Inflammatory Cat
Cats are tricky and are good at hiding their problems. That's what makes the sick cat such a challenge to treat! Listen to Dr. Elizabeth Rozanski discuss sepsis, anemia, nutritional support of anorexia, vascular access, intravenous fluid therapy and volume overload, as well as a variety of disease conditions in the critically ill cat. Speaker: Elizabeth Rozanski
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Feline Medicine (Advanced)
Feline Arteriothromboembolism
Feline arterial thromboembolism can be one of the most frustrating conditions to treat on your ER floor. Dr. Stephanie Smith discusses pathophysiology and current treatment recommendations for feline arterial thromboembolism. Speaker: Stephanie Smith
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New Developments in Heparin Related Drugs: From Heparin to Pentasaccharides
A variety of conditions can cause a small animal patient to become prothrombotic. However, do we actually know which drugs work at what doses to help prevent clot formation? Dr. Fareed describes various anticoagulation therapies that are available for use today. Speaker: Jawed Fareed
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Fluid Therapy
Debate on Colloids
PDF ONLY Aah. The age-old debate of colloids. What colloids are important? Which ones can we toss away? Are some better than others? Can they cause more harm than good, or should no patient live without them? Drs. Kate Hopper and Steve Haskins debate on the subject of colloids... then you decide! Speaker: Steve Haskins
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Fluid Therapy Mishaps
Fluid therapy is one of the most important aspects of treating an emergent and critically ill patient. However, mishaps do occur, including problems associated with intravenous catheterization, fluid overload, and electrolyte imbalances. Listen to Dr. Terri Rieser discuss the pathophysiology of these problems, how to avoid them, and how to identify and treat them, when they occur. Speaker: Teresa Rieser
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IV Fluid Overload: A Regretful Happening
Intravenous fluid administration often, fortunately, improves our patient's survival and overall outcome. When intravenous fluid therapy is overzealous or not tolerated because of vasculitis or decreased oncotic pressure, intravenous fluids can contribute to the patient's morbidity. Listen to Dr. Michael Schaer discuss what to do when intravenous fluids become your foe instead of friend. Speaker: Michael Schaer
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The Basics of Monitoring Fluid Therapy
Listen to Dr. Tom Day discuss the basics of fluid therapy, including water compartments within the body, fluid balance, definition of various types of dehydration, and using estimates of hydration status, central venous pressure, and renal parameters to assess the success of fluid therapy in your dehydrated or hypovolemic patient. Speaker: Stephen Day
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Where Have all the Maintenance Fluids Gone?
The composition of an intravenous fluid determines whether it is appropriate to replace fluid deficits, or to maintain intravenous and interstitial hydration, acid-base, and electrolytes. The various types of fluids, as well as the pathophysiology and treatment of sodium imbalances that include hyponatremia are discussed. Speaker: Dr. Kate Hopper
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Fluid Therapy (Advanced)
Immunoglobulin Therapy: Worth the Cost?
Immunoglobulin therapy for the treatment of immune-mediated diseases is considered standard of care in some human conditions. Dr. Chan describes the use of immunoglobulin in our small animal patients, and whether there is evidence to support its use. Speaker: Daniel Chan
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Improving COP: Implications in Fluid Therapy
Colloid osmotic pressure derangements can have severe clinical manifestations, including poor tissue perfusion secondary to interstitial edema. Listen to Dr. Dan Chan discuss mechanisms and interventions to improve COP in our critical patients. Speaker: Daniel Chan
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There's a bloody WHAT in my ER? Overcoming obstacles to fluid and transfusion therapy for any specie
Aah... either you love exotics, don't care for them much, or simply are afraid to do them harm. When an exotic species presents to your emergency room, dehydrated and in need of fluids, Dr. Natalie Antinoff describes how to administer fluids to a variety of exotic species that you may encounter. (no pdf) Speaker: Natlie Antinoff
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Fundamentals of Emergency Medicine
Cases You Hate to See Come Through the Door
The internal injuries associated with multi-trauma can be severe and life-threatening. Dr. Mazzaferro pesents her approach to the multi-trauma patient, and advises on how to evaluate for a variety of injuries to the pulmonary, cardiovascular, and urologic systems. Speaker: Elise Mazzaferro
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Current CPCR Techniques
Triage STAT! Performing cardiopulmonary cerebral resuscitation is one of the most challenging treatments that we, as veterinarians, are faced with in the emergency room and critical care unit. Dr. Smarick discusses the most current techniques can help you save your patients' lives. Speaker: Sean Smarick
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Emergency Treatment on a Budget
In today's economy, we are often faced with making a decision whether to invest the client's money in performing diagnostics, or treating. Dr. Ava Firth describes scenarios of how to provide the best emergency treatment on a budget. Speaker: Ava Firth
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The Golden Rule
PDF and Audio Only The Golden Rules of emergency medicine are basic tenets of how to approach an emergent animal. There is no better person than Dr. Rebecca Kirby to describe how to approach the emergent and critical patients in your ER. Speaker: Rebecca Kirby
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Intensive Care
Advanced Therapeutics for Acute Renal Failure
The development of acute renal failure, whether it be from toxin, trauma, hypotension, or infection, is often associated with a myriad of complications, including hypertension, acid-base and electrolyte abnormalities, oliguria or anuria with fluid overload. Listen to Dr. Merilee Costello discuss advanced medical therapies and the newest recommendations for treatment of the small animal patient with acute renal failure. Speaker: Merilee Costello
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Hypokalemia: A Problem to Be Reckoned With
Potassium imbalances are often frustrating to chase in your busy ER and critical care unit. Where has all the potassium gone? What is the best method of replacement? How much should you given, and by what route? Listen to Dr. Michael Schaer discuss the complications associated with hypokalemia, and how to treat this condition in the small animal patient. Speaker: Michael Schaer
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Neuromuscular Weakness in the ICU
Muscle weakness can be caused by a variety of conditions, including electrolyte imbalances, muscle problems, and problems at the neuromuscular junction. Listen to Dr. Michael Podell discuss various causes of muscle weakness by anatomic location and clinical signs. Speaker: Michael Podell
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Metabolic (Advanced)
Acid-Base Chemistry and Physiology
Acid-base and electrolyte derangements are complex and sometimes difficult to interpret. Dr. DiBartola, a leading expert in the field of acid-base and electrolyte derangements, explains both traditional and non-traditional interpretation of acid-base derangements. Speaker: Stephen DiBartola
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Methods of Acid-base Assessment: Traditional and Non-Traditional
Acid-base and electrolyte derangements are complex and sometimes difficult to interpret. Dr. DiBartola, an acknowledged expert on this topic, explains both traditional and non-traditional interpretation of acid-base derangements. Speaker: Stephen DiBartola
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Monitoring (Advanced)
Acute Kidney Injury: An Update
Acute Kidney Injury, previously known as Acute Renal Failure, is a frustrating and complicated condition to diagnose and treat. Listen to Dr. Mark Acierno discuss identification, diagnostics, and management of Acute Kidney Injury, including the use of Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy. Speaker: Mark Acierno
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Glucose Monitoring Devices
Hyper- and hypoglycemia are important conditions to recognize in your small animal patient. The use of Continuous glucose monitors is standard of care for human patients with diabetes mellitus. Listen to Dr. Erica Reineke discuss the pros and cons of various methods of glucose monitoring in our small animal patients. Speaker: Erica Reineke
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Practical Uses of the Pulse Oximeter and Capnograph
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Neurology
Emergent Diagnosis and Treatment of Stroke
Cerebral vascular injury or accident is possibly more common in veterinary small animal patients than was once thought. Listen to Dr. Podell, a veterinary neurologist, discuss how to identify stroke, and once diagnosed, how to treat for a successful outcome. Speaker: Michael Podell
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From Ear to Brain: A Short Path to Disaster
Outer and middle ear infections can cause rapid deterioration of an animal's condition when vestibular signs occur. Dr. Michael Podell discusses clinical signs, differentiation between, and treatment of peripheral and central vestibular disease. Speaker: Michael Podell
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Status Epilepticus: Stopping Seizures from Home to Hospital
Status epilepticus and its associated complications are some of the most serious neurologic conditions that can present to your emergency room. Long-term seizure management should involve an action plan in the event your patient develops status epilepticus at home. En route to your hospital, what can you do to help your clients stop the seizures? Listen to treatment strategies to help stop status epilepticus before the time your patient presents to you. Speaker: Michael Podell
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Nutrition
Nutrition and Pancreatitis: Changing Paradigms
"To feed or not to feed", that is the question. With pancreatitis, that is! Listen to Dr. Dan Chan discuss the ""old"" versus new concepts of providing enteral and/or parenteral nutrition to the veterinary patient with pancreatitis." Speaker: Daniel Chan
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Parenteral Nutrition in Real Practice
Intravenous or parenteral nutrition is complicated, but a necessary component of providing nutritional support in animals that cannot tolerate feeding by mouth or through some sort of GI tube. Dr. Jennifer Waldrop discusses the rationale for provision of parenteral nutrition, the various components of it, and how to mix and administer parenteral nutrition in your everyday practice. It's not as complicated as you think! Speaker: Jennifer Waldrop
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Surgical Feeding Tube Placement: Application and Complications
The provision of enteral nutritional support is important in the critically ill inappetant patient. Dr. Ravi Seshadri presents indications for and how to place a variety of enteral feeding tubes, as well as potential complications associated with their placement and maintenance. Speaker: Ravi Seshadri
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Pediatrics
Fluid Therapy for the Young
Sick puppies. Definitely a challenge. Listen to Dr. Jennifer Waldrop discuss the pathophysiology of fluid therapy, fluid choices, and monitoring fluid therapy in the pediatric canine patient. Speaker: Jennifer Waldrop
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Pediactric Emergencies
Care of the neonatal puppy and kitten often presents a challenge to the emergency practitioner. Listen to Dr. Anne Traas discuss emergent resuscitation, treatment of trauma, hypoglycemia, sepsis, anemia, diarrhea, and dehydration in the neonatal puppy and kitten. Speaker: Anne Traas
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Puppies are Not Small Dogs
Pediatric care is challenging both because of a puppy's inherent small stature, as well as different physiology that makes it not just a small dog. Listen to Dr. Jennifer Waldrop discuss the inherent differences in temperature, nutrition, cardiovascular, renal, neurologic, fluid balance, response to pharmacologic interventions, and laboratory differences between puppies and adult dogs. Speaker: Jennifer Waldrop
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Pharmacology (Advanced)
A Review of Drugs for the ER
The most important drugs to have on your pharmacy's shelf, including analgesic drugs, vasopressors, cardiac drugs, just to name a few. Stock your pharmacy with what is important and useful for treatment of a wide variety of emergency problems! Speaker: Steve Marks
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Colloid Effects on Hemostasis
Have you ever heard that colloids such as hydroxyethyl starch and dextrans can be dangerous in a patient with coagulation abnormalities? Listen to Dr. Karl Jandrey discuss the effects of colloids on hemostasis, as well as their pros and cons in the hypocoaguable patient. Speaker: Karl Jandrey
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Medicating the Pregnant and Lactating Bitch
Sometimes a pregnant animal presents to you for a variety of problems. The concern and challenge is, how do your treat her without harming her offspring? Can you vaccinate, treat infection, kill parasites, treat seizures or cancer? Which drugs cross the placenta? Do some cross into the milk? Listen to Dr. Anne Traas discuss treatment of a variety of conditions safely, for both puppy and bitch. Speaker: Anne Traas
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Renal (Advanced)
Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy
Continuous renal replacement therapy is a newer technique that is employed by some veterinary critical care units to treat acute renal injury. Dr. Cathy Langston, a leading veterinary nephrologist, discusses the concept of CRRT, and conditions in which it can be successful in acute renal injury. Speaker: Cathy Langston
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Hemodialysis
Hemodialysis has been available in just a few specialty practices for the last two decades. Dr. Merilee Costello discusses the use of hemodialysis for both acute and chronic renal injured small animal patients. Speaker: Merilee Costello
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Pathophysiology of Acute Renal Failure
Acute renal injury can be caused by a number of conditions, including ingestion f a toxin, hypotension, or infection. A leading expert in the field of veterinary nephrology, Dr. Cathy Langston describes the pathophysiology of acute renal failure in our veterinary patients. Speaker: Cathy Langston
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Respiratory (Advanced)
Fluid Therapy for Lung Disease
The administration of fluids when the lungs are not functioning is a particular challenge to the veterinary practitioner. Listen to Dr. Sergei Serrano discuss the mechanics of lung function, and how fluid therapy can help or hinder a respiratory patient's progress. (no pdf) Speaker: Sergi Serrano
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Pulmonary Vascular Disease
Pulmonary vascular diseases, or diseases that affect pulmonary circulation, can cause significant disturbances of pulmonary function. Listen to Dr. Elizabeth Rozanski discuss normal cardiac and pulmonary vascular physiology, and the diagnosis and treatment of abnormal conditions including pulmonary thromboembolism and pulmonary hypertension. Speaker: Elizabeth Rozanski
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Transfusion-related Acute Lung Injury
The administration of a blood product is often necessary in order to save a patient's life. When, however, can transfusions contribute to the morbidity and/or mortality of our critical patients? Listen to Dr. Justine Lee discuss how to identify and treat transfusion-related acute lung injury in our small animal patient. Speaker: Justine Lee
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Shock/Trauma (Advanced)
Endpoint Resuscitation for Various Stages of Shock
The diagnosis and treatment of shock is an important tool in the veterinary ICU and ER. Listen to Dr. Tom Day defines and discusses the clinical stages of shock, monitoring, fluid choicees in the treatment of shock, and goals of resuscitation. Speaker: Thomas Day
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Initial Assessment of the Mulit-Trauma Patient
Initial assessment and rapid treatment of the patient with multi-trauma can often make the difference between life and death. Listen to Dr. Elke Rudloff discuss how to rapidly and accurately assess the most life-threatening injuries, and how to treat efficiently to help save your patient's life. Speaker: Elke Rudloff
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Ten Tips for the Successful Outcome of the Trauma Patient
The trauma patient doesn't always read the book. Sometimes subtle changes can be easily overlooked when chasing more obvious injuries. Dr. Liz Rozanski discuss her top ten tips for diagnostics and treatment of the trauma patient. Speaker: Liz Rozanski
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Transfusion Medicine
Homologous Transfusion of Whole Blood in an African Spurred Turtoise
Speaker: Paul Gibbons
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Innapproprate Activation of Coagulation in Disease States
Is the patient hypercoaguable? Hypocoaguable? What happens to the clotting in your critically ill patient? Listen to Dr. Stephanie Smith discuss inappropriate activation of coagulation in a variety of disease states. (no pdf) Speaker: Stephanie Smith
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Rational Use of Anti-Coagulants in the Critically Ill
The use of anticoagulant medications in certain disease states can be confusing, controversial, and sometimes questionable whether the animal benefits. Also, how does one identify whether your treatment is working? Listen to Dr. Stephanie Smith discuss the rational use of anti-coagulant drugs in the critically ill small animal patient. (no pdf) Speaker: Stephanie Smith
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Therapeutic Considerations for the Bleeding Dog
In the ER and ICU, hemorrhage is a very common and obviously serious presenting problem with a variety of causes. The etiologies and therapeutic strategies to manage the bleeding patient will be discussed by internationally recognized hematologist Speaker: Urs Giger
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Veterinarian MDR
Analgesia and the Mechanisms of Pain Transmission
Do the pathophysiology of pain and modes of anesthesia give you a head ache? In this lecture, Dr. Brainard discusses mechanisms of pain in the small animal patient. Speaker: Daniel Brainard
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ARDS Research Update
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) is an important and challenging condition in many human critically ill patients, and in some of our veterinary patients. Dr. Elizabeth Rozanski presents the pathophysiology of ARDS, and newer treatment modalities in its treatment, including the immunomodulatory properties of ketoconazole, prone positioning, the use of steroids, fluid therapy, and Recombinant Factor VIIa. Speaker: Liz Rozanski
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Blood Type Related Reactions
PDF and Audio file Only Speaker: Urs Giger
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CPCR: Mechanisms of Blood Flow
Continuous renal replacement therapy is a newer technique that is employed by some veterinary critical care units to treat acute renal injury. Dr. Cathy Langston, a leading veterinary nephrologist, discusses the concept of CRRT, and conditions in which it can be successful in acute renal injury. Speaker: Sean Smarick
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Nutritional Modulation of Critical Illness
Nutritional support of the critically ill patient is extremely important in decreasing patient morbidity and mortality. Dr. Dan Chan discusses the role of immunomodulating substances including Omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidant substances, and special amino acids including glutamine when providing nutrition. Speaker: Daniel Chan
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Pulmonary Edema
Pulmonary edema can be caused by a variety of conditions. Dr. Lisa Powell describes normal lung physiology, and various causes of pulmonary edema, including that caused by increased capillary hydrostatic pressure, low osmotic pressure, and increased vascular permeability. Speaker: Lisa Powell
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Sodium and Water Balance
Sodium balance and water are integrally related. Listen to the electrolyte expert Dr. Stephen DiBartola discuss the mechanisms and consequences of sodium abnormalities in our veterinary patients. Speaker: Stephen DiBartola
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Use of Thromboelastogrpahy in the Critically Ill
The role of the platelet and coagulation is an important aspect of veterinary critical care medicine. Platelet function and tests of coagulation have largely been fraught with problems throughout the years. Dr. Smith discusses the newest tool for measuring coagulation, thromboelastography. Stephanie Smith 9-Sep 8am-12pm 2323 017.d 017
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