Labs

EVECC Congress 2019 LAB Descriptions

As in previous years we are organizing different labs at EVECC Congress 2019 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.


 

Thursday June 6th - Recover Lab        

Tutors: Ken Yagi, Sabrina  Hoehne & Guillaume Hoareau
Time: T.B.C.
Maximum number of attendees: 20
Format: T.B.C.
Lab fee: T.B.C.

How do we best treat animals in cardiopulmonary arrest? An evidence-based veterinary CPR guideline published by the RECOVER Initiative in 2012 aimed at determining how to maximize the chances of patient survival led to the official veterinary CPR certification process approved by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. This course will equip participants with concepts and techniques in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS) reinforced through scenario-based simulations.
 



Friday June 7th - Ultrasound Lab

Tutor: Soren Boysen, Kris Gommeren & Andrea Armenise
Time: T.B.C.
Maximum number of attendees: 20
Format: T.B.C.
Lab fee: T.B.C.

Abdominal and Thoracic Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma are commonly used as emergency point-of-care ultrasound techniques to rapidly identify underlying conditions and help direct diagnostics and therapy. They have high sensitivity and specificity at detecting abdominal effusion and other pathology, pneumothorax, interstitial and alveolar lung disease, and pleural effusion. Things we commonly see on the emergency and critical care service! Several regional lung ultrasound scanning techniques and focused vascular and cardiac techniques have been validated in veterinary medicine to further identify interstitial/alveolar disease, estimate intravascular volume status, and assess cardiac function. Ultrasound guided techniques also assist in performing diagnostic and therapeutic fluid aspiration as well as placing IV catheters.  


 

Friday June 7th - Blood, Gas Electrolytes and Acid base Workshop

Tutors: Sabrina  Hoehne & Guillaume Hoareau
Time: T.B.C.
Maximum number of attendees: 20
Format: T.B.C.
Lab fee: T.B.C.

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.


 

Saturday June 8th - Vascular Access

Tutor: Jennifer Devey & René Doerfelt
Time: T.B.C.
Maximum number of attendees: 20
Format: T.B.C.
Lab fee: T.B.C.