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Critical Care Focused CPD Bundle

Critical Care

Develop your critical care skills

Enjoy a 25% discount on critical care focused TimeOnline courses during 2019 when you enrol in the Critical Care TimeOnline CPD bundle. TimeOnline is a quality online education program delivered by veterinary experts in short, manageable time frames. 

Each of these courses takes approximately 10 hours to complete over 4 weeks. On completion of these three TimeOnline courses, you will be entitled to 30 CPD Points. 

Upskill in these areas of critical care practice: Shock & Fluid Therapy, Trauma Patient Management and Reproduction & Urinary Emergencies.

This course bundle offer has limited places.

Shock & Fluid Therapy

June 17 – July 14, 2019

Duana McBride
BVSc DACVECC MVMedSc FHEA MRCVS

Ryan Ong
BVSc (Hons) MVetStud MACVSc DACVECC

 


This course is designed for all practitioners who want to maximise their use of fluid therapy; and for those who want to take the next step to developing skills in critical care medicine.

Fluid therapy is used daily in our practice. It is one of the cheapest treatments we offer, resulting in dramatic improvements in our patients. However, indications for fluid therapy use, other than rehydration, are often overlooked.

As well as developing skills in critical care medicine, this course will help you develop an understanding of why electrolyte and acid-base balance is so important in our critical patients, and how we can manage these abnormalities with fluid therapy. In the final module, we will delve into transfusion medicine so you will be more confident in managing the next acutely anaemic patient.

Veterinary nurses with a special interest in the topic are 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.


Learning Objectives

By successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the physiology/pathophysiology of fluid dynamics in health and disease
     
  • Understand indications and contraindications of different fluid types, in order to practice safe fluid therapy
     
  • Manage electrolyte disturbances in the critically ill patient
     
  • Develop a detailed understanding of transfusion therapy in the dog and cat.

Modules

  1. Physiology
     
  2. Electrolytes and blood gas
     
  3. Fluid therapy 
     
  4. Transfusion therapy 

 

MORE INFO – Shock & Fluid Therapy

Trauma Patient Management

September 30 – October 27, 2019

Duana McBride
BVSc DACVECC MVMedSc FHEA MRCVS

Lynda Rutherford
BVM&S MVetMed Dipl. ECVS FHEA MRCVS


Have you ever had a trauma patient arrive and all you can think of is ‘where do I start?’.

This course for emergency veterinarians as well as general practitioners is designed around how to deal with traumatic emergencies.

There are many layers of managing trauma patients: from the initial triage and stabilisation through to advanced surgery; monitoring critical patients; and dealing with associated complications. This will be an intensive course where you will develop a broad range of skills and knowledge that you can also apply to many of your other patients as well. We will promise it will be challenging but rewarding!

Veterinary nurses with a special interest in the topic are 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.


Learning Objectives

By successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Stabilise critical trauma patients and tackle complex cases with multiple injuries
     
  • Perform safe anaesthesia in the trauma patient, and deal with trauma associated complications
     
  • Manage complex injuries including orthopaedic, spinal and major soft tissue wounds
     
  • Perform emergency surgery on trauma patients including penetrating thoracic and abdominal injuries and urinary tract injuries.

Modules

 1. Triaging the trauma patient

  • Being prepared as a trauma center
     
  • Triaging the trauma patient
     
  • Respiratory emergencies
     
  • Cardiovascular emergencies
     
  • Neurological emergencies

 2. Trauma complications – before we go to surgery

  • Fluids and transfusions in the trauma patient
     
  • Coagulopathy of trauma
     
  • Monitoring the trauma patient
     
  • Anaesthesia/analgesia
     
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

3. Wounds and orthopaedic injuries

  • Orthopaedic injury management
     
  • Spinal trauma management
     
  • Wound management
     
  • Burn wounds

​​4. Trauma surgery

  • Penetrating wounds
     
  • Neck injuries
     
  • Thoracic injuries
     
  • Abdominal injuries
     
  • Urinary injuries

 

MORE INFO – Trauma Patient Management

Reproduction and Urinary Emergencies

October 28 – November 24, 2019

Trudi Mcalees
BSc BVSc MACVSc FANZCVS


The course begins with a discussion of renal function and the tests commonly used to diagnose renal and urinary tract injury, including contrast studies.

The second module starts with a clinically relevant review of the pathophysiology of acute kidney injury. The newer staging systems being applied to animals with acute kidney injury will be discussed with focus on their clinical applications. The diagnosis and treatment of AKI are described. Treatment of renal toxicities such as lilies in cats, raisins/grapes in dogs and NSAIDs will be included in this module.

The third module deals mainly with urinary obstruction: urethral and ureteral. Calcium oxalate ureterolithiasis is increasingly seen in cats in Australia and New Zealand. A detailed review of diagnosis and treatment of this until recently uncommon condition is included.

Finally, selected reproductive emergencies will be discussed. This module will cover the diagnosis and treatment of pyometra and dystocia, and the indications for caesarean section.

Veterinary nurses with a special interest in the topic are 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.


Learning Objectives

By successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand what the kidneys do in health and how this alters in renal failure
     
  • Stage renal failure in cats and dogs
     
  • Recognise and treat animals with acute renal injury
     
  • Provide up to date treatment to cats with urethral and ureteral obstruction 
     
  • Recognise and treat pyometra and dystocia
     
  • Recognise the indications for caesarean section

 

MORE INFO – Reproduction and Urinary Emergencies

TimeOnline

Monday 17 June - Sunday 24 November 2019
Delivered Online
YES
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Course Fees

Member TypeTimeOnline
Member*$1094
Recent Grad / Part-time Member$682
Student Member$384
Non-member / eMember$1366
*Members include: Practice, Professional and Academic members