Anaesthesia & Pain Management

Anaesthesia & Pain Management II

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Vienna / Austria

16.08.2021 – 20.08.2021

EURO 2.390.-

Total hours: 40
ATF hours (Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland): TBA
ECTS credits (Master & Certificate): 5

Program Director/
Principal Course Master:

Priv.-Doz. Dr. Eva Eberspächer-Schweda, FTA, DACVAA (AT)

Course Masters:

Dr. Attilio Rocchi, DECVAA (AT),
Dr. Elena Russold, Cert VA, CPP (AT)

Course Overview

This course focuses on the physiology of ventilation, oxygenation and pain. Further, anaesthesia of small animal species including birds and reptiles are discussed. In an interactive way, perioperative complications, monitoring and case management as well as perioperative fluid management is presented and discussed.
Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the course, participants 1) should know how to properly use and set an anaesthesia machine and ventilate a patient, 2) know how to anaesthetise several small mammal species, birds and reptiles; 3) have a sound knowledge of pain mechanisms, recognition and treatment, 4) are able to recognise and work up errors, complications and abnormal findings in the perioperative monitoring, 5) have a good knowledge on which crystalloid or colloid solution should be used and when.

Course Program (subject to change)

Monday, 16 August 2021 – Respiration and ventilation
08:00 – 09:00 Registration; Welcome and introduction
09:00 – 09:45 Introduction to anaesthesia in small animals: some definitions
09:45 – 10:30 Clinically relevant physiology of respiration
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:45 Interpretation of blood gas analysis: pH, CO2, O2
11:45 – 12:15 Quick explanation of ventilator settings
12:15 – 13:15 Lunch Break
13:15 – 14:15 When and how do I ventilate a patient?
14:15 – 14:45 Coffee Break
14:45 – 17:00 Practical session: Ventilating a patient, introduction to ventilators, manual ventilation and strategies
Handing out the homework
ICEBREAKER
Tuesday, 17 August 2021 – Species Anaesthesia
08:30 – 09:30 What is so special about cats? Anaesthetic concerns in feline patients
09:30 – 10:15 Anaesthetic management of the ferret
10:15 – 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 – 11:30 Anaesthetic management of the rabbit
11:30 – 12:15 Anaesthesia of the hedgehog, squirrels and other wild animals
12:15 – 13:15 Lunch Break
13:15 – 14:15 Anaesthetic management of birds and reptiles
14:15 – 14:30 Coffee Break
14:30 – 15:30 What is new in small animal anaesthesia? Update and a look into the future
15:30 – 15:45 Coffee Break
15:45 – 17:00 Common mistakes during anaesthesia: it can happen to everyone!
Wednesday, 18 August 2021 – Pain
08:30 – 09:45 Introduction to pain and pain recognition
09:45 – 10:15 Coffee Break
10:15 – 11:15 Analgesics and general management strategies of pain
11:15 – 12:15 Peri- and postoperative treatment options in dogs and cats after soft tissue or orthopaedic surgery
12:15 – 13:15 Lunch Break
13:15 – 14:00 Treatment of chronic pain
14:00 – 14:45 Case discussion, clicker/casus
14:45 – 15:15 Coffee Break
15:15 – 17:00 It’s quiztime: How would you do it? Interactive clicker session

18:00 DINNER

Thursday, 19 August 2021 – Complications, monitoring and case management
08:30 – 09:30 1×1 Blood pressure & Cause and treatment of abnormal findings
09:30 – 10:00 Coffee Break
10:00 – 11:00 1×1 Capnography & Cause and treatment of abnormal findings
11:00 – 12:00 1×1 Electrocardiography & Cause and treatment of abnormal findings
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 – 14:00 1×1 Pulse oximetry & Cause and treatment of abnormal findings
14:00 – 15:00 Anaesthetic management of a patient for thoracotomy
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 16:15 Anaesthetic management of a patient with head trauma
16:15 – 17:00 Case discussion, clicker/casus
Friday, 20 August 2021 – Perioperative fluid management
08:30 – 09:30 Perioperative infusion management and important electrolyte abnormalities
09:30 – 10:00 Coffee Break
10:00 – 10:45 Blood products, transfusion and colloid solutions
10:45 – 12:00 Case discussion (homework from Monday)
12:00 – 12:30 Questions and conclusion
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch and Goodbye

Course location

Dräger Schulungszentrum, Perfektastraße 67, 1230 Wien, Österreich