Dry Labs

EVECC Congress 2023 DRY LAB Descriptions

As in previous years we are organizing different labs at EVECC Congress 2023 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 dry labs will take place at the Alfândega Porto Congress Centre.

Please note that the labs can only be booked in combination with a congress registration for at least the day on which the lab takes place.

The disposables for all labs are made possible by the generous support of:

 


WEDNESDAY MAY 31ST & THURSDAY JUNE 1ST (2 days) - RECOVER CPR: BLS and ALS Instructor Certification Workshop

Tutors: Ken Yagi & Daniel Fletcher
Time: 09.00 - 17.00 (incl. breaks, 8 hrs. workshop + 8 hrs lecture assisting teaching)
Location: Alfândega Porto Congress Centre
Room: Miragaia Hall

Registration: 
This lab requires a special registration process via the RECOVER website
Maximum number of attendees:
 16
Format: Dry lab
Lab fee: Early fee € 400,00 incl. VAT / Late fee € 450,00 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.

Day 1 (May 31) will consist of practical training for instructor candidates, and Day 2 (June 1) will consist of assisting teaching the BLS/ALS Rescuer course for teaching experience. 



THURSDAY JUNE 1ST - Recover CPR Rescuer Certification - BLS and ALS Lab

Tutors: Ken Yagi & Daniel Fletcher

Time: 09.00 - 18.00 (incl. breaks, 8 hrs. workshop)
Location: Alfândega Porto Congress Centre
Room: Miragaia Hall
Maximum number of attendees: 20
Format: Dry lab
Lab fee: Early fee € 300,00 incl. VAT / Late fee € 350,00 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, via recoverinitiative.org. If you use the coupon "EVECC23" 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 2ND - Blood gas, Electrolytes and Acid base Workshop


Tutor: Marcel Aumann
Time: 14.00 - 18.00 (incl. breaks, 4 hrs. workshop)
Location: Alfândega Porto Congress Centre
Room: Miragaia Hall
Maximum number of attendees: 20
Format: Dry lab
Lab fee: Early fee € 150,00 incl. VAT / Late fee € 200,00 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: