Diplomate, American College of Veterinary
Emergency & Critical Care
Professor of Emergency & Critical Care
Colorado State University
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
President, Critical Consults
Dr. Hackett is a Professor in the Emergency medicine section and has a particular interest in shock, trauma, respiratory and transfusion medicine. Dr. Hackett came to Colorado State University as an assistant professor after directing the emergency medicine program at the West Los Angeles Animal Hospital. Dr. Hackett has lectured on emergency medicine to veterinarians around the world including Australia and Japan, and is fortunate to work in a Teaching Hospital that includes a large general practice and so approach clinical problems very practically. Dr. Amy Butler is a board-certified emergency critical care veterinary specialist. Currently Amy is President of Critical Consults in Pennsylvania.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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