Online EVECC Congress - Labs

As in previous years we are organizing different labs at EVECC Congress 2021 where you can learn the skills of emergency procedures and critical care from well-known specialists. There is a limited number of attendees for each lab so please register fast to reserve your spot in your preferred lab.

All lecture times are based on Greenwich Mean Time + 2 hours.

Please note that the disposabels for all labs are made possible by the generous support of:



Recover CPR Rescuer Certification - BLS and ALS Lab

Tutor: Ken Yagi, Daniel Fletcher, Kristina Pollock, Erin Spencer & Courtney Waxman
Date & Time: Tuesday 1 June 2021 from 15:00-17:00 and Wednesday 2 June 2021 from 13:00 - 17:00 
Max. number of attendees: 32
Lab fee: € 150,00

Prerequisite: Completion of the online RECOVER BLS and ALS at is required to attend this workshop!
Please note: You have to organize and pay for this online training module yourself, and this via If you use the coupon "EVECCS2019" during check-out, you receive a 30% discount on the course!

COVID-19 Note:
Alternative training will be performed through video-conferencing in a telesimulation adaptation. In the telesimulation platform, participants will receive a review of core concepts in RECOVER BLS and ALS noted above with an emphasis on cognitive competency and communication during CPR through participation in the simulation. Requirements for participation include access to a computer capable of using Zoom with a mic and webcam enabled, and a simple canine mannequin (or substitute). 

How do we best treat animals in cardiopulmonary arrest? Evidence-based veterinary CPR guidelines published by the RECOVER Initiative in 2012 aimed at maximizing patient survival after cardiopulmonary arrest led to the official veterinary CPR certification process approved by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. This course will teach the concepts and techniques of RECOVER Basic Life Support (BLS) and 
Advanced Life Support (ALS).

Participants must have successfully completed the RECOVER online BLS and ALS courses (available at or completed the courses previously offered by eCornell or Veritas). Successful completion of this course grants certification as a RECOVER BLS and ALS Rescuer. Human medical professionals certify in human CPR. Veterinary medical professionals should certify themselves in veterinary CPR!

Basic Life Support Certification
Participants will receive a review of core concepts in RECOVER BLS and have an opportunity to apply these concepts through scenarios using canine mannequins. Practice scenarios include single-rescuer BLS and two-rescuer BLS, with and without intubation. The session concludes with a practical assessment resulting in certification as a RECOVER Certified BLS Rescuer upon passing.

Advanced Life Support Certification
Participants will review core concepts in RECOVER ALS through scenario-based immersive simulation. The scenarios will provide the opportunity to apply concepts in patient monitoring, use of drugs, defibrillation, and the decision-making process of appropriate interventions during CPR. The session concludes with a team-based practical assessment resulting in certification as a RECOVER Certified ALS Rescuer upon passing.

Blood gas, Electrolytes and Acid base Workshop

Tutors: René Dörfelt
Date: Wednesday 2 June 2021
Time: 09.00-10.30 and 11.00-12.30
Maximum number of attendees: 30
Format: Drylab
Lab fee: Fee € 50,00

In this interactive workshop, attendees will learn a systematic approach to the interpretation of venous and arterial blood gas analysis, acid-base disorders, and electrolyte abnormalities commonly encountered in the critically ill patient. An introductory lecture will review how acid-base homeostasis is maintained in the body. The principles of arterial blood gas analysis will be also discussed, introducing measures to evaluate oxygenation such as A-a gradient and PaO2/FiO2 relationships. In the second part of the lab, attendees will work through case-based examples of electrolyte and acid-base disorders, assess patient oxygenation, develop patient treatment plans, and get feedback from the instructors.

This lab was only made possible by the generous support of: