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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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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Creating a Culture of Accountability Part 2: "Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail"

Part 2 of 2. Accountability can mean different things to different people. It’s important to make sure that accountability is defined in your practice so that everyone understands what it means in terms of their role, their decisions, and their responsibilities. Unfortunately, accountability doesn’t typically just happen on its own. The good news is that there is a process and a set of behaviors that leaders can implement that quickly creates a culture where people make choices and take...

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Seizure Management: From Status to Maintenance Therapy

In this session we will review a linear approach to seizure management with the goal of having you feel comfortable tackling a dog in status, deciding what drug to reach for next in refractory idiopathic epileptic cases, and managing seizures at home to minimize ER associated costs for clients. Both traditional and newer anticonvulsants will be covered including when/if therapeutic serum concentration monitoring is necessary.This course was originally presented as a session at AAHA Austin 2016.

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Small Animal Abdominal Interactive Radiology & Ultrasonography Interpretation Part 3

Part 3 of 3. Two important aspects of small animal radiology and ultrasonography are the detection of description of the abnormal findings(s) and also the interpretation of these finding. In this session, cases of small animals with abdominal abnormalities (radiology and ultrasonography) will be used to illustrate the importance of correct description of abnormalities for formulation of a meaningful differential diagnosis. Please note:   If you were an attendee at this AAHA...

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Feline Diarrhea

Diagnosis and management of chronic feline diarrhea will be discussed using the role of nutritional therapy in feline diarrhea and focusing on essential diagnostic tools that assess GI function and detect pathogens that may escape routine testing.Please note:   If you were an attendee at this AAHA Conference and received a general CE certificate, please be sure to check with your state licensing bureau regarding your eligibility to receive online credit for an individual...

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Central Sensitization & Osteoarthritis: Essential Treatments for Chronic Pain & What the Future Holds

This session will describe central sensitization and how to recognize it. We will go over essential medications and modalities to treat chronic pain and look at what the future might hold in regards to treatments.Please note:   If you were an attendee at this AAHA Conference and received a general CE certificate, please be sure to check with your state licensing bureau regarding your eligibility to receive online credit for an individual session.This course was originally presented...

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What’s the Point of Acupuncture & Intra-Muscular Dry Needling?

We will discuss the basic science behind acupuncture and how it can be used in daily practice. Also included in this presentation, will a discussion on recognizing Myofascial Pain and the research behind treating this condition with Intra-muscular Dry Needling as described by the American Physical Therapy Association.Please note:   If you were an attendee at this AAHA Conference and received a general CE certificate, please be sure to check with your state licensing bureau regarding...

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Endocrine Challenges: Diabetic Ketoacidosis

This will be one session in a series of three in which metabolic emergencies are presented (DKA, Hypoadrenocorticism; Hypercalcemia). Cases will be used to highlight key concepts and encourage decision-making. If possible, text based audience polling technology will be used to enhance interactivity.Please note:   If you were an attendee at this AAHA Conference and received a general CE certificate, please be sure to check with your state licensing bureau regarding your eligibility...

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Endocrine Challenges: Hypoadrenocorticism

This is the second in a three part series of lectures addressing common metabolic emergencies. Recognition of the HOC patient and key management strategies will be covered. If possible, text-based polling will be used to facilitate decision making by the audience.Please note:   If you were an attendee at this AAHA Conference and received a general CE certificate, please be sure to check with your state licensing bureau regarding your eligibility to receive online credit for an...

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Local Blocks for the Everyday Practitioner

This session will be an overview of the dosages and application of locoregional anesthetics with a small discussion on the mechanism of how they work and potential complications. After this session, the attendee should feel confident in several local blocks that can be used daily in practice.Please note:   If you were an attendee at this AAHA Conference and received a general CE certificate, please be sure to check with your state licensing bureau regarding your eligibility to...

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