In this two-course Fluid Therapy Certificate Course Series, we will cover top 4 misconceptions of fluid therapy, covering shock doses of fluids, anesthetic fluid rates, use of normal saline during fluid resuscitation, and fluids used to reconstitute packed red blood cell transfusions. Learn more about how to identify derangements in normal physiology of anesthetized patients and to recognize which derangements indicate static physiologic status or declining physiologic status.
To take these courses free and earn your Fluid Therapy Certificate, click on the registration link below.
About the Speakers
Elke Rudloff, DVM, Diplomate ACVECC, is a 1991 graduate of Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her residency training at the Animal Emergency Center and achieved board certification in the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 1995. She has supervised/mentored 28 ACVECC Diplomates and is currently a clinical instructor at the Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists in Glendale, Wisconsin. She serves as the IVECCS Program Coordinator. She is the 2008 recipient of the Ira Zaslow Award for distinguished service in the field of veterinary emergency and critical care and is an internationally recognized educator in the field of veterinary emergency and critical care. Her special interests include fluid resuscitation, emergency surgery, and trauma management, topics on which she has published in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters.
Victoria Lukasik, DVM, DAVCA, received her undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona and her doctorate in veterinary medicine from Washington State University, where she was awarded the Outstanding Senior Student in Medicine and Surgery (across all disciplines) and the Dorothy Eggerman Memorial Compassion Award. Dr. Lukasik completed her residency in anesthesiology at Cornell University and received her Diplomate status from the American College of Veterinary Medicine (DACVA) in anesthesia in 1997. She has received awards from the American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists, American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), research awards from the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute, and actively participates on a committee at the National Cancer Institute. In addition, Dr. Lukasik is involved in research at the Arizona Health Sciences Center at the University of Arizona and has published numerous professional articles and contributed to textbooks on the field of anesthesia. She is a nationally and internationally recognized speaker and has been presented with several professional awards, including one for compassion.