10/02/2020 - 14/02/2020 | Bern, Switzerland

waiting list open

Principal Course Master:
Dr. Katja-Nicole Adamik, Dipl. ACVECC/ECVECC (CH)
Course Master:
Dr. Nadja Sigrist, Dipl. ACVECC/ECVECC (CH)
Instructors:

Dr. Esther Hassdenteufel, Dipl. ACVECC/ECVECC (CH)
Dr. Sabrina Hoehne, Dipl. ACVECC (CH)
Dr. Ivayla Yozova, Dipl. ACVECC (CH)
Dr. Ariane Schweighauser, Dipl. ACVIM (SAIM) (CH)
Dr. Thierry Francey, Dipl. ACVIM (SAIM) (CH)
Dr. Judith Howard, Dipl. ACVIM (SAIM) (CH)
Dr. Andreas Hermann, Dipl. ECVN (CH)
Dr. Simona Vincenti, Dipl. ECVS (CH)

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Please note

It is mandatory to take Emergency and Critical Care I before continuing on to the next course. Participants with an advance knoweledge and experience may apply directly to the second module by submitting their detailed CV and a letter of motivation addressed to the principal course master for revision.
Overview

This veterinary course in emergency and critical care is organized with the following emphasis: veterinarians that are actively integrated in an emergency service need continuous education and training. This course should give the candidates an introduction into the state of the art of emergency medicine and at the same time it is the first basic part followed by an advanced course for veterinarians involved in ESAVS continuing education.

At the end of the course the student should be able to:

  • Recognize a life threatening problem and prioritize actions
  • Recognize different forms of shock and know how to treat it
  • Assess the needs of fluid therapy and know how to give it
  • Recognize and treat the most common medical and surgical emergencies
  • Have a basic knowledge on cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Use narcotics and analgesics in critically ill patients

The course is divided in classical lectures, interactive case discussions in small groups, practical labs and surgical exercises.

Topics
  • Triage/ Emergency Facility
  • Respiratory Assessment and stabilization of the patient with respiratory distress
  • Diagnostic Imaging Thorax
  • Chest Trauma
  • Fluid therapy
  • Shock
  • Analgesia and Anesthesia of the Critically Ill
  • Status epilepticus
  • DKA/Hyperglycemia
  • Addisonian crisis
  • IMHA and ITP
  • Paraplegia and Paralysis
  • Head Trauma
  • Aproach to the acute Abdomen
  • Diagnostic Imaging Abdomen
  • GDV
  • Hemoabdomen
  • Cardiac Emergencies
  • Treatment of arrhythmias
  • FLUTD
  • Acute renal failure
  • Emergency blood work
  • Heat stroke
  • Dystocia and neonatal resuscitation
  • CPR
Case Discussions
  • Respiratory Distress
  • Fluid Therapy
Practical Labs
  • IV Access
  • Airway Access
  • Abdominal emergency surgery
  • CPR
Preliminary Program (Subject to change)
Monday, 10 February 2020
08:45 – 09:00 Welcome
09:00 – 09:45 Emergency Facility and Triage
09:45 – 10:15 Coffee Break
10:15 – 11:00 Shock
11:00 – 11:45 Fluid therapy
11:45 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:00 Emergency blood work
14:00 – 14:45 Cases: fluid therapy
14:45 – 15:15 Coffee Break
15:15 – 17:00 Cases: fluid therapy

17:00 Welcome Drinks

Tuesday, 11 February 2020
08:00 – 09:00 Respiratory Assessment
09:00 – 09:45 Stabilization of the dyspneic patient
09:45 – 10:15 Coffee Break
10:15 – 11:00 Surgical thoracic trauma
11:00 – 11:45 Head trauma
11:45 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:00 Diagnostic Imaging Thorax
14:00 – 14:45 Video session iv / chest
14:45 – 15:15 Coffee Break
15:15 – 17:00 Lab: iv / airway access Venous cut down, thoracocentesis chest tube
Wednesday, 12 February 2020
08:00 – 09:45 Anesthesia and Analgesia of the emergency patient
09:45 – 10:15 Coffee Break
10:15 – 11:00 Diagnostic approach to the acute abdomen
11:00 – 11:45 Diagnostic Imaging Abdomen
11:45 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:00 GDV
14:00 – 14:45 Emergency wound management
14:45 – 15:15 Coffee Break
15:15 – 16:00 Lab/Cases: abdominal surgery
Thursday, 13 February 2020
08:00 – 09:00 Congestive heart failure
09:00 – 09:45 Pericardial effusion
09:45 – 10:15 Coffee Break
10:15 – 11:00 Addisonian Crisis
11:00 – 11:45 DKA
11:45 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:00 FLUTD
14:00 – 14:45 ARF
14:45 – 15:15 Coffee Break
15:15 – 17:00 IMHA and ITP

Social evening 18:30h

Friday, 14 February 2020
08:00 – 09:00 Management of the down dog
09:00 – 09:45 The seizuring Patient
09:45 – 10:15 Coffee Break
10:15 – 11:00 Heat stroke
11:00 – 11:45 Dystocia/ Neonatal resuscitation
11:45 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:00 CPCR Theory
14:00 – 14:45 Lab: CPR
14:45 – 15:15 Coffee Break
15:15 – 16:00 Case CPR
16:00 – 17:00 Final discussion
Registration and fees
Tuition fee: Euro 2.450.-
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Early registration: Euro 2.350.-

(deadline for early registration payment: 26th August 2019)
Course location

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Bern

Länggasstrasse 124

Vetsuisse Faculty / University of Berne, Länggasstrasse 124, Bern, Switzerland

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