Anaesthesia & Pain Management & Critical Care

Anaesthesia & Pain Management & Critical Care

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Vienna / Austria

13.11.2023 – 17.11.2023

EURO 2.640.-*

EURO 2.540.-* (early registration deadline: 29.5.2023)

* 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, Dipl.ECVAA (AT),
Dr. Nadja Sigrist, Dipl. ACVECC & ECVECC (CH)
Dr. Esther Hassdenteufel, Dipl. ACVECC & ECVECC (CH)

Course Overview

This course is a joint course run by the course masters of the Anaesthesia & Pain management and the Emergency & Critical Care courses. It focuses on interdisciplinary case discussions and participants benefit from looking at treatment options from different perspectives: What is important in the emergency department? How should anaesthesia ideally be administered? And what are the key points in post-operative intensive care?
In a half-day wet lab, participants can practice various techniques that are important in the care of critical patients, such as thoracentesis, local anaesthesia techniques, oesophageal and cystotomy tube placement and more.

Learning Outcomes:
After this course, participants will be able to:
1) Safely stabilise small animal patients with various clinical conditions (e. g. Cushing’s syndrome, FLUDT, trauma, haemoabdomen, sepsis, heat stroke, smoke inhalation, dyspnoea and others) during initial treatment, anaesthetise them if surgical intervention is required and then provide intensive care afterwards.
2) Appropriately euthanise critically ill patients.
3) Respond appropriately to accidental anaesthetic overdose.

This course is the last of the five courses that should be taken to fulfil the requirements for the Certificate in Anaesthesia, Pain Management, Emergency and Critical Care. To get the most out of this course, we strongly recommend that you first attend at least two of the Anaesthesia & Pain Management or Emergency & Critical Care courses.

Course Program (subject to change)

Monday, 13 November 2023 – Anaesthetic case management
08:30 – 09:15 Welcome and introduction EES
09:15 – 10:15 Regurgitation and aspiration during anaesthesia EES
10:00 – 10:30 COFFEE BREAK
10:30 – 11:15 Anaesthesia in the adipose and cachectic patient AR
11:15 – 12:00 Anaesthetic management of a patient with Cushing´s disease AR
12:00 – 13:00 LUNCH BREAK
13:00 – 13:45 Anaesthetic management of a patient with a history of seizures AR
13:45 – 14:30 Malignant hyperthermia – does it exist in small animal anaesthesia? AR
14:30 – 15:00 COFFEE BREAK
15:00 – 16:15 Anaesthetic management for the patient with adrenal tumour EES
16:15 – 17:00 Management of the patient for laparoscopic procedures AR

17:30 ICEBREAKER

Tuesday, 14 November 2023 – Euthanasia, overdose, FLUTD
8:30 – 9:15 “Technical” aspects of euthanasia EES
9:15 – 10:00 Client communication in difficult situations EES
10:00 – 10:30 COFFEE BREAK
10:30 – 11:15 Approach to anaesthesia drug overdose EES
11:15 – 12:00 Strategies to avoid inadvertent drug administration EES
12:00 – 13:00 LUNCH BREAK
13:00 – 13:45 Stabilisation of the patient with FLUTD NS
13:45 – 14:30 Anaesthesia of the patient with FLUTD EES
14:30 – 15:00 COFFEE BREAK
15:00 – 15:45 Postoperative care of the patient with FLUTD NS
16:15 – 17:00 Blood gas discussion NS
Wednesday, 15 November 2023 – Trauma, FAST, haemoabdomen
8:30 – 9:15 Case: Initial assessment and stabilisation of the trauma patient NS
9:15 – 10:00 Case: Anaesthesia and analgesia of the trauma patient EES
10:00 – 10:30 COFFEE BREAK
10:30 – 11:30 Case: Stabilisation, treatment and postop care of the patient with haemoabdomen NS
11:30 – 12:00 Autotransfusion options NS
12:00 – 13:00 LUNCH BREAK
13:00 – 13:45 TFAST / AFAST: Theory EH
13:45 – 14:40 TFAST / AFAST: Presentation EH/NS
14:45 – 15:15 COFFEE BREAK
15:15 – 16:30 Discussion: Use of antibiotics in ICU and anaesthesia EH EES
18:30 DINNER
Thursday, 16 November 2023 – Sepsis, wet lab
8:30 – 10:00 Case: Acute abdomen / sepsis: initial diagnostics, stabilisation NS
10:00 – 10:30 COFFEE BREAK
10:30 – 11:15 Case: Considerations for anaesthesia and monitoring in septic patients AR
11:15 – 12:00 Case: Critical care of the septic patient EH/NS
12:00 – 13:00 LUNCH BREAK
13:00 – 17:00 Practical session:
Wet lab training
Local blocks
Thoracocentesis, thoracic drain
Central venous catheter, venous cut down
CSF sampling
Intraosseous catheter
Cystotomy tube placement
Oesophageal tube placement
EES AR NS EH
(In between COFFEE BREAK)
Friday, 17 November 2023 – Environmental hazards, diaphragmatic hernia
8:30 – 9:15 The patient with heat stroke:
Pathophysiology and diagnostics EH
9:15 – 10:00 Treatment of the patient with heatstroke EH
10:00 – 10:30 COFFEE BREAK
10:30 – 11:15 Treatment of patients with smoke inhalation or submersion injury / drowning EH
11:15 – 12:00 Treatment of the patient with anaphylaxis EH
12:00 – 13:00 LUNCH BREAK
13:00 – 13:45 Case: Initial stabilisation of the patient with severe dyspnoea EH
13:45 – 14:30 Case: Anaesthesia in the patient with diaphragmatic hernia EES
14:30 – 15:00 Questions / Comments
Good bye

Course location

thv – International Training Center for Human & Veterinary Medicine Bergmillergasse 5, Stiege 2, Top 3, 1140 Vienna, Austria