2016 AAHA CE Courses

This list consists of all the 2016 AAHA Austin Conference sessions that have been turned into CE. 

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Lesion Localization: When All Else Fails, Do A Neurological Exam

Lesion localization allows you to help provide clients with a reasonable set of differentials and diagnostic/treatment options. This session will focus on a practical approach to integrating components of the neuro exam into your general physical exam. We will also review lesion localization, but not get caught up in a painful neuroanatomical quagmire. This course was originally presented as a session at AAHA Austin 2016.

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Intervertebral Disk Disease in Private Practice

From the painful back/neck to the down dog, in this session we will review how to manage suspected intervertebral disk disease cases in private practice. We will not only cover the “gold standard” approach, but a realistic, practical approach recognizing immediate referral is not feasible for every client.This course was originally presented as a session at AAHA Austin 2016.

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Pandora Syndrome: Updates on Idiopathic/Interstitial Cystitis in Cats (FIC)

Feline idiopathic cystitis (FIC) is part of a larger syndrome called Pandora Syndrome. FIC involves more than just the bladder, as this is a systemic disease that affects the bladder. This session will emphasize how stress reduction and other aspects of environmental modification/enrichment are helpful in reducing recurrent lower urinary tract signs in FIC. Evaluation of the whole cat will be emphasized so that other organ system problems in addition to the urinary bladder are identified in...

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Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in Dogs & Cats: Staging & Initial Management

The diagnosis of CKD will be briefly reviewed initially. The attendee will learn how to assign an IRIS CKD stage based on serum creatinine as the first step, followed by assessment of systemic blood pressure and proteinuria using the urinary protein to urinary creatinine ratio (UPC). Diet, appetite stimulants, and intestinal phosphate binders will be reviewed as first treatment options. The concept of achieving a “targeted” level of serum phosphorus will be emphasized as a pivotal treatment...

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Critical Conversations, Creative Conflict and Accountability: Taking Healthy Hospitals to the Next Level

Good leaders understand their role in creating a culture where team members speak the truth and accept responsibility for their actions. Examine how leaders can promote an environment where all employees willingly engage in the tough conversations and demonstrate the ownership necessary for achieving desired results.This course was originally presented as a session at AAHA Austin 2016.Supported and produced by educational grants from Hill's in conjunction with AAHA Austin 2016.

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What is a Leader?

This initial introduction examines “Who are The Leaders in Your Practice”? This roundtable presentation will explore different styles of leadership, with an in-depth look at who the leaders are in a practice and what leadership means. Incorporated into this section is an individual assessment of strengths and opportunities for improvement. The impact of generational teams and the relationship with leadership will also be examined.This course was originally presented as a session at AAHA...

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Feline Cardiomyopathies

Does this murmur in a cat mean anything? This session will review the common feline cardiomyopathies and provide current guidelines for the management of acute emergencies and long-term therapy.This course was originally presented as a session at AAHA Austin 2016.

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ECG's & Treating Common Arrhythmias

Don’t send out an ECG to be reviewed, interpret it yourself! This session will give a review of ECG interpretation and then use case examples to highlight the treatment of common arrhythmias in dogs and cats. This course was originally presented as a session at AAHA Austin 2016.

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The Cycle of Practice Ownership – Avoiding “The Ownership Burden” - Finding the Right Work-Life Balance

You like being a practice owner, but you are looking for more work-life balance. Should you hire an additional associate and cut back to part-time? Is it possible to run a successful practice while only working part-time? Would you be better off taking on a business partner to share the ownership and management responsibility? This session will discuss the keys to maintaining a successful practice through clear leadership, effective delegation and a culture of team-based healthcare delivery....

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