Emergency and Critical Care

Emergency & Critical Care I

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Bern / Switzerland

06.02.2023 – 10.02.2023

EURO 2.640.-*

EURO 2.540.-*(early registration deadline: 23.10.2022)

* eLibrary access is included in the course fee

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

Principal Course Master:

Dr. Katja-Nicole Adamik, Dipl. ACVECC/ECVECC (CH)

Course Masters:

Dr. Nadja Sigrist, Dipl. ACVECC/ECVECC (CH)

Course 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

Course Program (subject to change)

Monday, 6 February 2023
08:45 – 09:15 Welcome
09:15 – 09:45 Emergency Facility and Triage
09:45 – 10:15 Coffee Break
10:15 – 11:00 Shock
11:00 – 11:45 Fluid Therapy
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break
13:15 – 14:00 Emergency blood work
14:00 – 14:45 Cases: Fluid Therapy
14:45 – 15:15 Coffee Break
15:15 – 16:00 Cases: Fluid Therapy
17:00 Welcome Apero
Tuesday, 7 February 2023
08:15 – 09:15 Respiratory Assessment
09:15 – 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
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break
13:15 – 14:00 Diagnostic Imaging Thorax
14:00 – 14:45 Video Session IV / Chest
14:45 – 15:15 Coffee Break
15:15 – 17:00 Lab: Nasal Oxygen Tube, Venous Cut Down, Thoracocentesis Chest Tubes
Wednesday, 8 February 2023
08:15 – 09:15 Management of the Down Dog
09:15 – 09:45 Congestive Heart Failure
09:45 – 10:15 Coffee Break
10:15 – 11:00 Addisonian Crisis
11:00 – 11:45 DKA
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break
13:15 – 14:00 FLUTD
14:00 – 14:45 ARF
14:45 – 15:15 Coffee Break
15:15 – 17:00 IMHA and ITP
Thursday, 9 February 2023
08:15 – 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
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break
13:15 – 14:00 GDV
14:00 – 14:45 Emergency Wound Management
14:45 – 15:15 Coffee Break
15:15 – 17:00 Lab: Abdominal Surgery
18:30 Social Dinner
Friday, 10 February 2023
08:15 – 09:15 Pericardial Effusion
09:15 – 09:45 Heat Stroke
09:45 – 10:15 Coffee Break
10:15 – 11:00 The Seizuring Patient
11:00 – 11:45 Intoxication and Lipid TX
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break
13:15 – 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

Course location

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