Labs

EVECC Congress 2022 LAB Descriptions

As in previous years we are organizing different labs at EVECC Congress 2022 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 as soon as possible to reserve your spot in your preferred lab.

All labs will take place at the ICC Ghent or the Veterinary Ledeganck campus from the University of Ghent, which is located just a two minute walk away from the congress center.


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

 

 


Wednesday June 1st - Recover Instructor Certification Course

Tutors: Ken Yagi  
Time: 09:00 - 18:00 (incl. breakes, 8. hrs. workshop)
Location: ICC Ghent
Room: Baekeland 1 
Maximum number of attendees: 16
Format: Drylab
Lab fee: Early fee € 247,93 (€ 300,00 incl. VAT) / Late fee € 289,26 (€ 350,00 incl. VAT)
Prerequisite: Participants must be RECOVER Certified BLS and ALS Rescuers, and will also submit an application prior to the date of the workshop.

This session offers veterinary professionals certification as RECOVER CPR BLS and ALS Instructors, approved to certify veterinarians and veterinary technicians as RECOVER BLS and ALS Rescuers. Participants must have successfully completed the RECOVER BLS and ALS online courses and be RECOVER Certified Rescuers in BLS and ALS. Participants will learn how to run hands-on BLS certification workshops with CPR mannequins and how to deliver the standardized assessments to certify others as BLS Rescuers. Attendees will then learn to run a hands-on ALS workshop with a canine patient simulator running a series of CPR simulations, and ultimately a final "mega-code" simulation to certify ALS Rescuers.

 


Thursday June 2nd - Advanced pleural and Abdominal ultrasound lab        

Tutors: Søren Boysen & Laura Cole
Time: 09:20 - 13:00 (incl. breakes, 3,5 hrs. workshop)
Location: Campus Ledeganck - Ghent University
Room: T.B.C.
Maximum number of attendees: 20
Format: Wetlab
Lab fee: Early fee € 123,97 (€ 150,00 incl. VAT) / Late fee € 165,29 (€ 200,00 incl. VAT)

The advanced pleural and lung ultrasound lab is aimed at veterinarians who have already started to perform point of care ultrasound (POCUS) in their practice, and are familiar with the basics of echography. This session which will be run by two experts in the field of POCUS, who will guide you through the different techniques to diagnose common life threatening conditions encountered in an emergency practice. Cadaver models will be used to demonstrate tips and tricks for diagnosis of pneumoperitoneum and pneumothorax, as well as the detection and sampling of small volume peritoneal and pleural effusion.  Techniques to help rapidly assess key abdomen organs including kidneys, liver, pancreas will be demonstrated to help expediate the diagnosis of the acute abdomen. The cadavers will be used to train the attendee to identify and interpret the presence of B-lines and lung consolidations in a dyspnoeic animal.

 


Thursday June 2nd - POCUS for Nurses & Technicians

Tutors: Theo van den Herik & Chloe Fay
Time: 14:10 - 17:30 (incl. breakes, 3,5 hrs. workshop)
Location: Campus Ledeganck - Ghent University
Room: T.B.C.
Maximum number of attendees: 20
Format: Wetlab
Lab fee: Early fee € 82,64 (€ 100,00 incl. VAT) / Late fee € 123,97 (€ 150,00 incl. VAT)

We are proud to present the first point of care ultrasound training by veterinary technicians and nurses, aimed at veterinary nurses and technicians to be held at the EVECC congress in Ghent!

Do you want to solve questions such as ‘does this patient has free abdominal fluid?’, ‘is this patient cardiogenic or non-cardiogenic?’ and ‘does this patient have an intact bladder?’  POCUS can help!

A sensitive and specific tool, POCUS is an extension of the traditional physical examination which can be used in the emergency setting, the ward and in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). While useful in stable patients, POCUS provides invaluable information in the unstable patient especially when repeated over time. POCUS is a helpful tool to easily make repeated assessments of patients because of the non-invasiveness, bedside availability and simplicity of ultrasound. 

This wet lab will address the benefits of ultrasonography to the veterinary nurse, the basics of how ultrasonography works, and how to identify normal structures with practical hands-on experience. The lab will demonstrate how to perform a POCUS of the abdomen and thorax, both in triage and through the hospital stay, to monitor patient condition by following simple protocols which combine ultrasound views with straightforward, binary questions. These binary questions will assist in the identification or exclusion of critical factors in ECC scenarios. While POCUS is not intended to replace radiography or ultrasonography performed by an imaging or cardiology specialist, it can provide the veterinary technician or nurse with the skills to recognise and score patterns in respiratory disease, cardiac disease and urinary output.

 


Friday June 3rd - Blood gas, Electrolytes and Acid base Workshop

Tutors: Simon Hagley
Time: 14:10 - 17:30 (incl. breakes, 3,5 hrs. workshop)
Location: ICC Ghent
Room: Baekeland 3
Maximum number of attendees: 20
Format: Drylab
Lab fee: Early fee € 82,64 (€ 100,00 incl. VAT) / Late fee € 123,97 (€ 150,00 incl. VAT)

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:

 


Friday June 3rd - Recover CPR Rescuer Certification - BLS and ALS Lab

Tutor: Ken Yagi
Time: 09.00 - 18:00 (incl. breaks, 7 hrs. workshop)
Location: ICC Ghent
Room: Baekeland 1
Maximum number of attendees: 20
Format: Drylab
Lab fee: Early fee € 206,61 (€ 250,00 incl. VAT) / Late fee € 247,93 (€ 300,00 incl. VAT)
Prerequisite: Completion of the online RECOVER BLS and ALS at recoverinitiative.org is required to attend this workshop!
Please note: You have to organize and pay for this online training module yourself, and this via recoverinitiative.org. If you use the coupon "EVECC22" during check-out, you receive a 30% discount on the course!

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).

The certification process consists of an online course followed by onsite, hands-on training. Participants must have successfully completed the RECOVER online BLS and ALS courses (available at http://recoverinitiative.org 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.

 


Friday June 3rd - Cardiovascular POCUS lab  

Tutors: Andrea Armenise & Pascale Smets
Time: 09:00 - 12:50 (incl. breakes, 3,5 hrs. workshop)
Location: Campus Ledeganck - Ghent University
Room: T.B.C.
Maximum number of attendees: 20
Format: Wetlab
Lab fee: Early fee € 123,97 (€ 150,00 incl. VAT) / Late fee € 165,29 (€ 200,00 incl. VAT)

The Cardiovascular POCUS lab aims to train veterinarians in basic echocardioghraphy. Training will be offered by cardiologists and experts in basic echocardiography. Attendees will practice the assessment of three basic echocardiography views, being the short axis transventricular and left atrium to aortic ratio view, as well as the 4-chamber longitudinal view. The probe orientation and movement required to rapidly obtain such views will be trained in healthy dogs in lateral as well as in sternal recumbency, as sternal views are often required in dyspneic emergencies. The attendees will be taught to practice a closed question approach to define the morphological changes that might be observed in patients with congestive heart disease, volume changes, dilated or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or right heart disease. This training should allow veterinarians to understand the information that basic echocardiography might offer in an emergency setting, as well as understand the limitations of such an abbreviated echocardiography.

 


Friday June 3rd - Problem based approach in Emergency Medicine

Tutors: Duana McBride & Dan Lewis
Time: 14:00 - 17:30 (incl. breakes, 3,5 hrs. workshop)
Location: ICC Ghent
Room: Baekeland 3
Maximum number of attendees: 20
Format: Drylab
Lab fee: Early fee € 123,97 (€ 150,00 incl. VAT) / Late fee € 165,29 (€ 200,00 incl. VAT)

Emergency veterinarians, interns and residents are invited to this workshop on problem-based approach to emergency medicine. Delegates will work in teams to work through challenging cases and scenarios they may encounter in the emergency room. A problem-based approach will be applied to diagnostic workup, treatment and decision making to each case.  In-depth case discussion on frequently encountered topics will be undertaken to deepen the understanding and knowledge of emergency medicine. The workshop will have a focus on ‘how’ and ‘why’ we make decisions, and how to minimise errors in challenging situations.

 


 Friday June 3rd - Basic POCUS lab  

Tutors: Maxime Cambournac & Céline Pouzot-Nevoret
Time: 14:00 - 17:30 (incl. breakes, 3,5 hrs. workshop)14:00 - 17:45 (incl. breakes, 3,5 hrs. workshop)
Location: Campus Ledeganck - Ghent University
Room: T.B.C.
Maximum number of attendees: 20
Format: Wetlab
Lab fee: Early fee € 123,97 (€ 150,00 incl. VAT) / Late fee € 165,29 (€ 200,00 incl. VAT)

The “basic” point of care ultrasound (POCUS) lab is specifically designed to offer an introduction to all veterinarians interested in implementing POCUS into their practice. The wetlab will be focused on training proper technique. The different viewpoints for abdominal point of care ultrasound and the normal findings at these locations will be trained on live animals. Similarly, the different techniques regarding pleural and lung ultrasound will be presented, allowing trainees to get familiar with the bat, glide and curtain sign. Finally, a first glance at cardiovascular POCUS will be offered, demonstrating probe position in healthy live animals in search for evidence of pericardial effusion and tamponade, as well as assessing the caudal vena cava for size and size change.