UpcomingManaging the trauma patient

New Orleans

  |   May 3rd - 5th, 2024

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Ross Palmer D.V.M., MS.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Professor of Orthopedics
Colorado State University

Tim Hackett D.V.M.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary
Emergency & Critical Care
Professor of Emergency & Critical Care
Cornell University

Howard Seim III D.V.M.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Professor of Surgery
Colorado State University

Sarah Marvel D.V.M.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Clinical Instructor
Colorado State University

You know how it is…everything is quiet and under control in the clinic when all of sudden you’ve got a frantic client running through the front door with a severely traumatized pet. Now is not the time to read…now is the time to act purposefully and efficiently. First, you’ve got a life to save! Don’t get too focused on the degloving injury or protruding bones just yet. You might want to hold off on the primary repairs until the patient is stable enough to handle such surgical trauma. Once you’ve managed the shock and hemorrhage we’ll take you through the second tier of patient assessment and possibly the need for emergency soft tissue surgery. For some orthopedic trauma cases you may opt to refer to a specialist for definitive treatment, but there is still an expectation and obligation for you to provide the very best first aid care for the patient. Managing pain, covering large wounds, reducing contamination, immobilizing fractures and keeping on top of expected complications will all help improve the outcome of any primary repair. For these patients, treatment of the localized effects of trauma often has both immediate and long-term benefits for the patient. Timely and effective management of shear wounds, joint luxations and fractures can relieve patient discomfort, prevent ongoing damage, and initiate the healing process.

 

 

 

Seminar Schedule:

Registration: Friday, May 3, 2024 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Breakfast: Daily 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Lectures:

Friday May 3
Saturday May 4
Sunday May 5

8:00 am – 1:20 pm
8:00 am – 1:20 pm
8:00 am – 1:20 pm

Seminar Topics:

Come learn from our Trauma Team comprised of an emergency critical care specialist, a soft tissue surgeon and an orthopedic surgeon. They will guide you from life-saving care to wound care to abdominal surgery and to basic care for fractures & luxations. This team uses real life clinical cases, video examples, practical tips and audience response devices to keep the discussion lively, interactive, relevant and fun.

Come and learn the following:
1. Triage and Emergency Care
• The emergency assessment and what it means to stabilize
• Trauma’s triad of death (acidosis, hypothermia, coagulopathy)

2. Systemic Complications of Trauma
• Cardiac and pulmonary injuries
• Intracranial and spinal trauma
• Non-surgical management of intraabdominal hemorrhage
• The other intraabdominal complications: Urinary and biliary trauma

3. Anesthesia for the Critical Patient
• Principles, rational choices and monitoring

4. Managing patients with severe chest trauma
Chest drain placement
Diaphragmatic hernia repair
Managing a patient with a flail chest segment

5 Managing patients with blunt and penetrating abdominal trauma
Surgically managing uroabdomen
Big dog little dog syndrome – managing severe bite wounds
Ruptured urethra – what do I do?

6. Practical management of open wounds (with a few secrets)
• Open wound first aid
• Wound healing simplified: Clean up, grow up and toughen up 
• New wound care & bandage materials and how they work
• How a wound tells you what it needs
• Tie-over bandages – you name the wound and I can bandage it!
• Can you stretch skin to make a wound heal?

7. Traumatic Hip Luxation
• 3 ways to detect hip luxation on physical examination
• How to tell dorsal from ventral luxation
• 5 essential radiographic assessments
• Is closed hip reduction indicated?
• Step-by-step technique for closed hip reduction
• Why traditional Ehmer Slings don’t work
• New & Improved Ehmer Sling technique
• Commercial “off the shelf” Ehmer Slings: cash hog or valuable tool?
• Rats! … the hip re-luxated. Now what? 

8. First Aid for Long Bone Fractures (Temporary Bandages & Splints)
• Robert Jones Bandage
• Pre-fabricated splints
• How to custom mold a splint
• How, when and why to make a Spica Splint
• Velpeau Sling for medial shoulder luxation

9. Casting Tips for Definitive Treatment of Selected Fractures
• Case selection (& cases to avoid)
• Common errors that you can avoid
• Practical Tips for application
• Practical tips for monitoring, maintaining and changing the cast

10. Post-operative Critical Care
a. What to expect in the hours and days following trauma
b. Principles of post-operative care

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Seminar Speakers

  • Ross Palmer, D.V.M., MS. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons Professor of Orthopedics Colorado State University
  • Tim Hackett D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Professor of Emergency & Critical Care Medicine Chair, Dept. of Clinical Sciences Cornell University
  • Howard Seim III D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons Professor of Surgery Colorado State University
  • Sarah Marvel D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons Clinical Instructor Small Animal Surgery Colorado State University

CE Hours

This seminar is approved for 16 CE hrs.  

This program has been submitted for 16 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions, which recognize AAVSB’s RACE approval; however, participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and /or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Call IVS at 800-487-5650 for further information.

IVS complies with the following guidelines:

  • Speakers are recognized specialists

  • Mandatory recorded attendance

  • Submission of attendance to AAVSB RACE track

  • Complete seminar notes

  • Approved for 16 CE hrs by the AAVSB RACE program

 

Accommodations

Renaissance Arts Hotel- New Orleans

Renaissance Arts Hotel- New Orleans

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From the flowing, asymmetrical Dale Chihuly chandeliers that greet you in the lobby to the visually stunning John Scott paintings and sculptures placed throughout the hotel, you will find your senses are both satisfied and stimulated.  The Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel is an exceptional New Orleans boutique hotel with artistic flair and is located in a historic warehouse, circa 1910.

New Orleans, LA

Situated in the heart of the Arts District near the French Quarter, this New Orleans arts hotel is conveniently located near attractions such as Harrah’s Casino, Audubon Aquarium and numerous museums. Guests looking for a unique dining experience have an array of options nearby, including our on-site Rene Bistrot. This boutique NOLA hotel restaurant serves quality French bistro-style cuisine prepared by celebrated Master Chef Rene Bajeux. For entertainment enthusiasts, it is within close proximity to well-known music and sporting venues, including the Louisiana Superdome. Or enjoy a refreshing swim in their rooftop pool.

New Orleans, LA

Price

Group room rate: 

Our group rate: $285.00 per night plus tax & fees

This rate is based on single or double occupancy.  

**There is a 3 night minimum stay as this is over Jazz Fest**

Taxes & Fees:

  • The above rate is subject to state and local taxes, currently 13.45%,  a New Orleans Convention & Visitors’ Bureau assessment of 1.75%, and a City Occupancy fee $1.00 per night.  All taxes and fees are subject to change without notice.

  • Parking is Valet only:  Short-Term 0-8 hours: $18.00 USD (plus tax) Long-Term/Overnight: $38.00 USD (plus tax) (Subject to change)

  • As a special concession for our group, wireless internet in sleeping rooms will be complimentary (usually a $12.95 daily fee).

Terms

Cancellations:

A valid credit is required to guarantee your room. You have up to 21 days prior to cancel without penalty.  You will be charged for your complete scheduled stay if you cancel within 21 days of your scheduled arrival, or are a no-show, or depart early.

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Area Attractions

Area Attractions

Visit the nearby National WWII Museum or dive into New Orleans’ famous Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and explore the exhibits. Discover the New Orleans Museum of Art, the city’s oldest fine arts institution. 
Other attractions include:
 
And much more! Learn more here and here.

New Orleans Jazz Fest

We will be visiting New Orleans during the second weekend of the Jazz Fest- always a fun time at the fairgrounds!

Visit the official website for updates on the festival.

Swamp and plantation tours

This is the picture of sunrise at Caddo Lake Texas, Louisiana, USA

Cajun Encounters uses smaller boats that accommodate up to 24 passengers to allow for a more quiet and up-close experience. With vast knowledge of the swamp and the wildlife, we can weave you through the back bayous for a real Cajun experience. Cajun encounters

Dining

Onsite, you’ll find Legacy Kitchen.

Or, if you’re looking for something offsite, click here.

Getting There

Renaissance New Orleans Arts Warehouse District Hotel

700 Tchoupitoulas Street

New Orleans, Louisiana

504-613-2330

 

Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $1095.00

Register by:  March 15, 2024

Advanced:  $1115.00

Register by:  April 8, 2024

Regular:  $1135.00

Register after:  April 8, 2024

Special Pricing:

Veterinary Technicians receive an $80 discount using promo code “techsaver”. Enter the code during checkout in the  submit promotion code box.

Registration Includes:

  • 16 CE hours

  • complete seminar notes

  • breakfast and breaks daily

  • Submission of attendance to AAVSB RACE track

Seminar Registration:

Details Price Qty
Early Bird $1,095.00 (USD)  
Advanced $1,115.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
March 15, 2024
Regular $1,135.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
April 8, 2024

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  • New Orleans
    May 3, 2024 - May 5, 2024
    12:05 am - 1:00 pm

Register online

Online registration is easy and fast.  

But please confirm your hotel reservations prior to completing your registration or booking flights. Many Hotels are selling out many months ahead of our seminars. If you need to book a hotel room, click the link to the online hotel registration page.  If none is available for your selected seminar, please fill out our hotel request form or contact our office at 800-487-5650.  Please note that hotel rooms are not confirmed until you receive confirmation from the hotel (if you booked online thru our group link) or from our office for hotels that do not offer the online link.

IVS is now required by AAVSB RACE to upload your completed attendance into their “RACEtrack” system. Your state of license and your license number are required for all seminars starting in January 2022. More information is available at https://www.aavsb.org/ce-services/racetrack

Questions?  

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Passport Information

For International Travel

Passport requirements for international travel

Please note that all passengers traveling by air to or from the United States will be required to hold a valid passport. This requirement applies to all passengers, including U.S. citizens, traveling to and from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean.

When planning international travel, please be sure that you are in possession of all required documents for both outbound and return flights. Remember to allow ample time for acquiring official travel documents.

For complete information on the U.S. Department of State’s New Travel Initiative Requirements, please visit travel.state.gov.

Accommodation Registration

  • For New Orleans, the easiest way to reserve your hotel room is to go online 

  • Hotel Booking Link:   Click here

  • or by calling:   Reservations Toll Free: 1-877-622-3056
    Reservations Local Phone: 1-877-622-3056  and mention our group: IVS CE seminar 2024

Please only use the hotel request form below, if you are having problems with reserving your room thru the online hotel registration link. Please call our office at 800-487-5650.   This form is sent to our office and it will take up to 1 week for our office to receive confirmation from the hotel and then send out a confirmation to you.

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Please note: At this time, we are not able to accept credit card details online. As all hotels require a valid credit card to guarantee your room, after submitting the hotel request form, please call our office at 1 (800) 487-5650 to provide the card number.

Questions?

Please call the IVS travel group at 1 (800) 487-5650 for assistance.

Passport Information

For International Travel

Passport requirements for international travel

Please note that all passengers traveling by air to or from the United States will be required to hold a valid passport. This requirement applies to all passengers, including U.S. citizens, traveling to and from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean.

When planning international travel, please be sure that you are in possession of all required documents for both outbound and return flights. Remember to allow ample time for acquiring official travel documents.

For complete information on the U.S. Department of State’s New Travel Initiative Requirements, please visit travel.state.gov.