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Poisonous Plant Dangers to Dogs & Cats

This lecture will review the most common – and often the most deadly – plants that are poisonous to small animals. Plant identification, mechanism of action, clinical signs, and treatment will be discussed. Plants such as insoluble and soluble calcium oxalate-containing plants, lilies, cardiac glycosides, blue-green algae, and sago palm will be reviewed.Please note:   If you were an attendee at this AAHA Conference and received a general CE certificate, please be sure to check with...

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Evidence-based CPR: The RECOVER Guidelines

In June of 2012, the Reassessment Campaign on Veterinary Resuscitation (RECOVER) published the first evidence based guideline for veterinary cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The initiative was launched after considering the difference in success rates of CPR between human (20%) and veterinary (6-7%) settings, with the human counterpart having established evidence-based guidelines through the American Heart Association. There are definitely physiologic and anatomic differences between...

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Trauma Triage: The First Ten Minutes Count

Emergent situations involve any condition (injury or illness) posing an immediate threat to health or life. Identifying and providing immediate care within the first couple of hours following an emergent incident can greatly enhance the patient’s survivability, while delaying treatment can significantly jeopardize the patient’s health. Triage provides a method to systematically examine patients, quickly identify catastrophic injuries and effectively prioritize treatment based on medical...

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Respiratory Emergencies: Just Breathe

Respiratory distress is a very common form of emergency in veterinary medicine. The primary role of the respiratory system is to oxygenate and remove CO2 from the blood. Both of hypoxemia and hypercapnia, when allowed to persist, will lead to the demise of a patient and swift assessment of respiratory compromise is required for appropriate treatment.Please note: If you were an attendee at this NAVC Conference and received a general CE certificate, please be sure to check with your state...

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Anaphylaxis: Keys to Success in the First 10 Minutes

Anaphylaxis remains poorly characterized in both human and veterinary medicine due to variable clinical presentations, a spectrum of signs, and species differences. Under-recognition of anaphylaxis results in inadequate treatment and significant morbidity and mortality. Due to the progression of fulminant systemic clinical signs in untreated anaphylaxis, rapid recognition and intervention are critical to survival. This lecture will arm the clinician with basic knowledge of the pathophysiology...

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Cardiac & Noncardiac Respiratory Distress: Best Tests & Simplified Strategies for Evaluation & Management

The clinical presentations that may be termed “respiratory distress” in dogs and cats may range from mild tachypnea to agonal gasping for breath. Because of the fragility of many of these patients, extensive testing is not always an option, and history and physical examination findings may be all that is available to make an educated assessment of the probable cause of the clinical presentation. From a clinician’s point of view, it matters greatly if you’re a dyspneic cat or a dyspneic dog....

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ECG Rhythm Analysis & Diagnosing Common Dysrhythmias in the ER, Part 1

To date, the electrocardiogram (ECG) remains the simplest and most cost effective non-invasive diagnostic method for quickly identifying dysrhythmias in the acute emergent patient. Particularly in the ER setting, understanding how to quickly interpret the morphology of the ECG waveform and determining whether it is a normal sinus rhythm or a particular class of cardiac dysrhythmia remains an important skill for veterinary personnel. The session is intended to provide an overview of basic...

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Hipoalbuminemia en el paciente séptico. Papel y estrategias de restitución

La albúmina es una de las proteínas más importantes y ampliamente estudiadas en medicina humana. Ello se debe al fundamental y múltiple rol que desempeña esta proteína en el organismo. Entre las principales funciones de la albúmina cabe destacar: el mantenimiento de la presión coloidosmótica plasmática, transporte de sustancias diversas, regulación del equilibrio ácido-base del organismo, mediación hemostática, inhibición del daño oxidativo asociado a estados inflamatorios así como el...

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Toxicology Toolbox: All You Really Need to Know About Treating the Poisoned Patient

Whether you work in private practice or an emergency practice, you’re bound to see toxicology cases. In this session, attendees will learn what tools you need to stock in your toxicology toolbox to save those small animal poisoned patients! A review of antidotes and overall approach and treatment of the poisoned patient will be discussed. Instead of calling an Animal Poison Control Center for every single poisoned case, get all your tox answers in this session!Please note:   If you...

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Top 15 Poisons Affecting Dogs & Cats

This lecture will review the top toxicants affecting dogs and cats, along with the mechanism of action, clinical signs, and overview of treatment. Some of the toxicants that will be reviewed in this session include: SSRI antidepressants, ADD medications, sleep aids, NSAIDs, cholesterol-lowering drugs, acetaminophen, calcium channel blockers, beta-blockers, and more!Please note:   If you were an attendee at this AAHA Conference and received a general CE certificate, please be sure to...

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