ANAESTHESIA & PAIN MANAGEMENT

Anaesthesia & Pain Management II

registration open

 

Vienna / Austria

12.08.2024 – 16.08.2024

EURO 2.840.-*

EURO 2.740.-* (early registration deadline: 26.02.2024)

* eLibrary access is included in the course fee

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. Stephanie von Ritgen, CVPP (AT)
Dr. Elena Russold, Cert VA, CVPP (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, 12 August 2024 – Respiration and ventilation
08:30 – 09:00 Welcome and Introduction – Eberspächer-Schweda
09:00 – 09:45 Introduction to anaesthesia in small animals: some definitions – Eberspächer-Schweda
09:45 – 10:30 Clinically relevant physiology of ventilation and perfusion – Eberspächer-Schweda
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:45 Interpretation of blood gas analysis: pH, CO2, O2 – Rocchi
11:45 – 12:15 Quick explanation of ventilator settings – Rocchi
12:15 – 13:15 Lunch Break
13:15 – 14:15 When and how do I ventilate a patient? – Rocchi
14:15 – 14:45 Coffee Break
14:45 – 17:00 Practical session: ventilating a patient, introduction to ventilators, manual ventilation and strategies – all
Tuesday, 13 August 2024 – Species Anaesthesia
08:30 – 09:30 What is so special about cats? Anaesthetic concerns in feline patients – Eberspächer-Schweda
09:30 – 10:15 Anaesthetic management of the ferret – Eberspächer-Schweda
10:15 – 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 – 11:30 Anaesthetic management of the rabbit – Eberspächer-Schweda
11:30 – 12:15 Anaesthesia of the hedgehog, squirrels and other wild animals – Rocchi
12:15 – 13:15 Lunch Break
13:15 – 14:15 Anaesthetic management of birds and reptiles – Rocchi
14:15 – 14:30 Coffee Break
14:30 – 15:30 What is new in small animal anaesthesia? Update and a look into the future – Rocchi
15:30 – 15:45 Coffee Break
15:45 – 17:00 Common mistakes during anaesthesia: It can happen to everyone! – Eberspächer-Schweda
Wednesday, 14 August 2024 – Pain
08:30 – 9:15 Introduction to pain physiology, pathology and chronic pain – von Ritgen
09:15 – 10:45 The ABC of analgesics and other general management strategies for the treatment of pain – von Ritgen
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:45 1×1 of pain recognition – von Ritgen
12:45 – 13:45 Lunch Break
13:45 – 14:45 Practical exercise: Work up of an acute and chronic pain patient – von Ritgen
14:45 – 15:15 Coffee Break
15:15 – 16:00 CASUS case – Eberspächer-Schweda
16:00 – 17:00 It’s quiz time: How would you do it? Interactive clicker session. – Eberspächer-Schweda
Thursday, 15 August 2024 – Complications, monitoring and case management
08:30 – 09:30 1×1 blood pressure & cause and treatment of abnormal findings – Rocchi
09:30 – 10:00 Coffee Break
10:00 – 11:00 1×1 capnography & cause and treatment of abnormal findings – Rocchi
11:00 – 12:00 1×1 electrocardiography & cause and treatment of abnormal findings – Eberspächer-Schweda
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 – 14:00 1×1 pulse oximetry & cause and treatment of abnormal findings – Eberspächer-Schweda
14:00 – 15:00 Anaesthetic management of a patient for thoracotomy – Rocchi
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 16:15 Anaesthetic management of a patient with head trauma – Eberspächer-Schweda
16:15 – 17:00 Case discussion – Eberspächer-Schweda
Friday, 16 August 2024 – Perioperative fluid management
08:30 – 09:30 Perioperative infusion management and important electrolyte abnormalities – Russold
09:30 – 10:00 Coffee Break
10:00 – 10:45 Blood products, transfusion and colloid solutions – Eberspächer-Schweda
10:45 – 12:00 Case discussion (homework from Monday) – Russold
12:00 – 12:30 Questions and conclusion
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch and Goodbye

Course location

Springer-Schlössl, Tivoligasse 73, 1120 Vienna / Austria