Treating toxicity cases can seem to be a constantly changing landscape as new toxins are identified and approaches to therapy evolve.
The plethora of potential toxins that our patients ingest means that there is no way that you can memorise the approach to treating every single toxicity. Fortunately, having a standard approach to potential toxicoses will serve you well, since the basic principles can be applied across any possible ingestion. This includes taking a thorough history to understand what was ingested and to determine the likely risk of toxicosis. Early after ingestion decontamination is key; we will discuss inducing emesis, administration of activated charcoal, with or without a cathartic, more aggressive decontamination such as gastric lavage, as well as the role of intravenous lipid emulsion. Specific antidotes, and empirical treatment for classic toxidromes, such as seizures, muscle tremors, and arrhythmias will also be covered.
Join Claire Sharp as she outlines approaches and methodologies, so you know what to do when these patients present.
What is a WebinarLIVE!?
Ideal for recent graduates or vets returning to practice
Time poor? Presented by veterinary experts, these live presentations are followed by an interactive Q&A where you get to ask your burning questions. The WebinarLIVE! series represents excellent value at just $25 per webinar for members.
You will receive 1 CPD point for every CVE webinar completed.
Who should enrol?
This course is suitable for qualified veterinarians. Veterinary students are welcome to enrol.
Veterinary nurses, technicians and other allied professionals with a special interest in the topic are also welcome to enrol in this course. Please be aware that the course is designed for qualified veterinarians and you should consider this in light of your knowledge and experience before you register.
How to access your webinar?
This webinar will be hosted using the ZoomTM application. Zoom is a free application, and will download automatically when you start or join your first Zoom meeting. You can also join the webinar by phone. Check the webinar reminder email for Zoom toll free numbers for your location. Otherwise, please be aware of charges for data or telephone usage associated with your particular provider. Detailed access information will be sent to you with your registration confirmation.
*Members include: Practice, Professional, Part-time Professional, Recent Graduate, Academic, Vet Nurse and Student members.