Wet Labs

EVECC Congress WET LAB Descriptions

As in previous years we are organizing different labs at EVECC Congress 2024 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 wet labs will take place at the EBM (Experimental Biomedicine) facility of the  University of Gothenburg, which is located within 15 minutes driving distance from the congress center. We will arrange transport from and to this location, but participants must gather at the meeting point 30 minutes before the start of the lab.

Please note that 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 29th - Tubes & Holes Lab


Tutors:
 Sigal Klaibart & Efrat Kelmer
Time: 14.15 - 17.30 (incl. break)
Location: University of Gothenburg - EBM (Experimental Biomedicine) facility
Room: T.B.C.
Address: Medicinaregatan, 413 90 Gothenburg, Sweden
Maximum number of attendees: 20
Lab fee: Early fee € 300,00 incl. VAT / Late fee € 350,00 incl. VAT

During this wet-lab we will practice common procedures performed by emergency clinicians. The lab will begin with a live demonstration of the procedures, followed by hands-on practice on cadavers. The procedures will include placement of a chest tube using Mila tubes (over the wire and Carmalt techniques), placement of a tracheostomy tube, coniotomy, nasal oxygen, naso-esophageal and naso-gastric tubes, female urinary catheter and placement of a pigtail catheter into a bladder. Should time permit we will practice placement of a jugular catheter and an esophageal feeding tube.


 

Thursday May 30th - Basic POCUS Lab for nurses and veterinarians


Lead Tutor:
Hugo Swanstein 
Assistant tutors: Theo van den Herik, Laura Cole, Rachael Birkbeck & Mark Haworth
Time: 09.00 - 13.00 (incl. breaks)
Location: University of Gothenburg - EBM (Experimental Biomedicine) facility
Room: T.B.C.
Address: Medicinaregatan, 413 90 Gothenburg, Sweden
Maximum number of attendees: 24
Lab fee: Early fee € 175,00 incl. VAT / Late fee € 225,00 incl. VAT

In this fundamental Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) course designed for both veterinarians and nurses, participants will acquire through a systematic approach knowledge of abdominal, lung, and pleural space POCUS. The course spans four hours, comprising lectures and hands-on experiences with instructors to ensure a seamless learning experience for individuals ranging from novices to those more acquainted with POCUS.

Attendees will develop proficiency in identifying, diagnosing, and monitoring various conditions, including but not limited to abdominal effusion, pleural effusion, gallbladder wall edema, signs of ileus, lung contusions, pericardial effusion, pneumothorax, aspiration pneumonia, and more. POCUS proves invaluable for clinic personnel as it offers a swift, evidence-based, non-invasive, and repeatable bedside sonographic examination, and will soon seamlessly integrate with your clinical examinations.

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


Thursday May 30th - Echo POCUS Lab 


Lead Tutor:
Terri DeFrancesco
Assistant tutors: Maxime Cambournac, Simon CookSøren Boysen, Julie Menard & Dave Beeston
Time: 14.10 - 18.20 (incl. break)
Location: University of Gothenburg - EBM (Experimental Biomedicine) facility
Room: T.B.C.
Address: Medicinaregatan, 413 90 Gothenburg, Sweden
Maximum number of attendees: 24
Lab fee: Early fee € 350,00 incl. VAT / Late fee € 400,00 incl. VAT

Focused echocardiography or focused cardiac ultrasound is a useful diagnostic tool performed in symptomatic small animal patients in the acute care setting. Focused echo is helpful in the timely diagnosis of pericardial effusion, structural heart diseases and to provide estimates of fluid responsiveness. Importantly, it should be part of a more comprehensive and integrated thoracic ultrasound including interrogation of the pleural space, and lungs. In this lab, we will provide hands-on “probe time” practicing acquisition and interpretation of echo images in various patient positions and transducer positions. We will work with the live dogs in sternal/standing and lateral recumbency.



Friday May 31st - Local nerve block & Vascular Access POCUS lab

Tutors: Søren Boysen & Angela Briganti
Assistant Tutors: Julie Menard, Chiara DiFranco, Andrea Armenise & Hugo Swanstein
Time:
08.45 - 12.55 (incl. break)
Location: University of Gothenburg - EBM (Experimental Biomedicine) facility
Room: T.B.C.
Address: Medicinaregatan, 413 90 Gothenburg, Sweden
Maximum number of attendees: 24
Lab fee: Early fee € 275,00 incl. VAT / Late fee € 325,00 incl. VAT

Participants will focus on two pivotal aspects of ultrasound-guided interventions: analgesic blocks and vascular access. This hands-on experience aims to equip attendees with essential skills for effective pain management in critical patients and precise vascular access procedures.

The ultrasound-guided analgesic blocks, a crucial skill set applicable in both human and veterinary medicine. Participants will master key nerve blocks, such as the Sciatic nerve block, Transversus Abdominis Plane (TAP) block, Quadratus Lumborum block, Erector Spinae (thoracic) block, and intercostal block. These blocks are invaluable tools for managing pain in critical conditions, providing a nuanced approach that balances efficacy with patient comfort. Attendees will actively engage in these procedures under expert supervision, allowing them to refine their skills and receive real-time feedback.

The ultrasound-guided vascular access, a skill set indispensable in various medical scenarios. Participants will learn to navigate the ultrasound probe with models for different situations, such as obtaining arterial samples for diagnostic purposes and accessing veins in edematous legs where traditional methods may prove difficult. The precision offered by ultrasound guidance enhances safety and success rates in these procedures.

In summary, this wet lab offers a condensed yet comprehensive exploration of ultrasound-guided analgesic blocks and vascular access procedures. Attendees will leave empowered with skills applicable in various clinical scenarios, ranging from challenging vascular access situations to advanced pain management techniques in both human and veterinary medicine.

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


 

Friday May 31st - Advanced POCUS lab

Tutor: Laura Cole
Assistant Tutors: Søren Boysen, Andrea Armenise, Rachael Bikbeck & Maxime Cambournac
Time: 14.10 - 18.20 (incl. break)
Location: University of Gothenburg - EBM (Experimental Biomedicine) facility
Room: T.B.C.
Address: Medicinaregatan, 413 90 Gothenburg, Sweden
Maximum number of attendees: 24
Lab fee: Early fee € 350,00 incl. VAT / Late fee € 400,00 incl. VAT

This workshop is designed for both seasoned practitioners and those seeking to elevate their ultrasound skills. The Advanced POCUS Lab, spanning a comprehensive session, empowers participants with in-depth knowledge and hands-on proficiency in advanced ultrasound techniques.

Throughout this workshop, participants will learn about lung and pleural space ultrasound, honing their ability to assess small volume pneumothoraxes and pleural effusions with precision. The curriculum extends to focused echocardiography, providing participants with the skills to subjectively assess critical parameters such as left atria:aorta ratio, cardiac contractility, and volume status.

Abdominal POCUS offers a thorough exploration of assessments for the gall bladder, pancreas, and kidneys. Participants will also learn to detect pneumoperitoneum together with master the technique for assessing renal pelvis dilation, enhancing their diagnostic capabilities in various clinical scenarios.

This workshop is tailored for those seeking to expand their ultrasound skill set beyond the basics. Attendees will benefit from a curriculum crafted to enhance their ability to perform nuanced ultrasound assessments, ultimately contributing to improved patient care. Elevate your POCUS skills with this advanced workshop, where theory seamlessly integrates with hands-on practice under expert guidance.