Course 6: Emergency medicine I – 5 CE hours


Dr’s. Hackett and Butler  will provide a practical discussion of select emergency topics. 

Purchase of this on demand video combination allows you unlimited access to view its contents in the future.  Online notes will also be provided with the video course.

To receive CE credits view the course then answer the test questions included with your purchase. After completing the exam, click and return it to IVS  for grading. If you score 70% or better, IVS will e-mail you a certificate for 5 hours of RACE approved CE credit.

Be sure and check with your State Board to see how many hours of CE you can get per year using this form of CE delivery.



Lecture 1:    Respiratory Emergencies:   

This video based lecture will review the pathophysiology of respiratory distress. We will review the most common causes of respiratory emergencies, with an emphasis on understanding how the location of disease affects the breathing pattern. Just a simple physical exam can help elucidate the location of pathology, and help to guide your initial diagnostics and treatments.

Lecture 2:   Shock, the basics: Hypovolemia and  hemorrhage 

This lecture will use a variety of small animal cases to cover fluid therapy in shock. We will manage acute hemorrhage, enteritis with severe dehydration, flea anemia and others. With these cases we’ll review fluid types, basic vascular access and intraosseous techniques. Blood and plasma  transfusion basics will also be reviewed.

Lecture 3:   Practical Head Trauma:   

Head trauma is another common presentation to the emergency room – but how to effectively manage it? We will discuss how to rapidly perform an initial survey, how to calculate a modified Glasgow Coma Scale, and review the current literature on treatments and prognostic indicators.


Lecture 4:   Shock, the challenging: Heart failure, Sepsis and SIRS

Drawing on the basics, this lecture will focus on more complicated circulatory shock. Using two cardiac cases (severe mitral insufficiency with pulmonary edema and a pericardial effusion) we’ll review the pitfalls of fluid therapy with cardiogenic shock while working through other support strategies including diuretics, venodilators, short term ventilation and positive inotropes. We will finish with cases of septic peritonitis and heat stroke to round out the treatment strategies for distributive shock.

Lecture 5:   Update on Parvoviral Enteritis

Updates on parvovirus: Parvovirus is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in canine patients worldwide. This talk reviews current treatment strategies with an emphasis on the most recent studies on this important virus, and how this information can be incorporated into treatment plans at any practice. Effective biosecurity measures will be reviewed as well.

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