ExpiredManaging the trauma patient

Duck on the Outer Banks, NC

  |   September 27th - 29th, 2019

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Sept. 9-The Sanderling Resort reports minimal problems after the Hurricane.  IVS Duck is still on schedule.

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
Colorado State University

Howard Seim III D.V.M.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Professor of Surgery
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 Sept. 27, 2019 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast: Daily 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Lectures: Friday Sept. 27, 2019
Saturday Sept. 28
Sunday Sept. 29
8:00 am – 1:30 pm
8:00 am – 1:30 pm
8:00 am – 1:00 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

CE Hours

This seminar is approved for 16 CE hrs. by AAVSB RACE. 

VS is also an approved provider in NY.

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
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Complete seminar notes
  • Approved for 16 CE hrs by the AAVSB Race program


The Sanderling Resort & Spa

The Sanderling Resort & Spa

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The Sanderling Resort & Spa on North Carolina ‘s Outer Banks touches the shores of both the majestic Atlantic Ocean and the serene Currituck Sound. Located near, Duck, N.C., This North Carolina resort, The Sanderling, with its luxurious spa overlooking the sound, is the Outer Banks only true resort. Its unique natural environment and secluded ocean beaches offer guests an exclusive setting in which to relax and unwind. Quite simply, The Sanderling is the ultimate Outer Banks vacation spot.

The Sanderling Resort & Spa

The low-rise, cedar shingled buildings that comprise the resort pay homage to the traditional building forms of coastal North Carolina, and provide guests with luxurious accommodations, a lavish spa, first-class conference facilities and a variety of memorable dining experiences, putting together the perfect North Carolina vacation.

Offering miles of unspoiled ocean beach just 5 miles from the charming village of Duck and adjacent to the Pine Island Audubon Sanctuary, The Sanderling is truly unique. As our guest, you’ll appreciate what seasoned travelers have always known-the enjoyment of a destination is often increased by its separation from the ordinary at this North Carolina resort.

Resort Amenities

The Sanderling offers a number of on-site recreational amenities, highlighted by a luxurious spa and a fully-equipped fitness center. Guests may also enjoy an indoor swimming pool, swim spa and Jacuzzi. During warm weather months, our Eco-Center is open to assist guests in their explorations of the Outer Banks natural environment.



Nearby recreational amenities open to guests of The Sanderling include championship-quality golf courses, the Pine Island Indoor Racquet Club, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, and the 3,400-acre Audubon Sanctuary.

Five miles from The Sanderling, the village of Duck offers unique shops and galleries specializing in art and crafts.

The Sanderling Resort & Spa


Group Room rates (sold out):

  • Standard Room:  $230.00 per night plus tax/resort fee
  • Sound View Room: $245.00 per night plus tax/resort fee
  • Oceanside room:  $260.00 per night plus tax/resort fee
  • Ocean view room:$315.00 per night plus tax/resort fee

Rates above are based on single or double occupancy.

Taxes are currently 12.75% and subject to change without notice.

Resort fee: $30.00 plus tax- per room per night. The nightly Resort Fee includes gratuities for housekeeping and all Guest Service staff including the bell, valet, concierge, front desk and beach. In addition, it includes wireless internet, parking, newspapers, morning coffee and tea, access to steam room and indoor pool, fitness center, beach chairs and umbrellas.


Cancellations & Deposit:
A deposit in the amount of 50% of the total reservation value is required at the time of booking. An additional deposit of 50% of the total reservation value is required sixteen (16) days prior to arrival. Cancellations outside of sixteen (16) days will receive a full refund minus a $25 administrative processing fee. Cancellations within fifteen (15) days of arrival will result in a full forfeiture of the entire deposit amount. No shows or early departures are considered a full cancellation of reserved nights and deposits for these are non-refundable. 

Hurricane policy: Once an evacuation notice (either voluntary or mandatory) is issued by Dare County Officials, all room reservations from that time forward are fully refundable.

Group rooms sold out
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Area Attractions

Area Attractions

Part of the Outer Banks’s charm is the remoteness of the area. Since it’s accessible only by ferry or by driving over one of the bridges that connects it to the mainland, once you’re here, you feel far removed from the rest of the world. But it’s really not that far. Join us in Duck as we venture for the first time onto this spectacular set of islands.

Things to do:

  • Spa & Fitness Center
  • Golf
  • Audubon Sanctuary
  • Art Collection
  • Eco Center
  • Tennis
  • Local Attractions
  • Special Events

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Resort Amenities

Getting There


If you are flying in- The Norfolk Airport is about 80 miles from Duck.

Travel Tips

The Sanderling is located on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, at the mid-point of the Atlantic Coast of the United States with easy access via major north-south and east-west interstate highways.

IVS Travel Group Info

Please call the IVS travel group at 1-800-487-5650 for assistance. We can also check packages for you.

Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $885.00

Register by:  August 15, 2019

Advanced:  $905.00

Register by:  September 10, 2019

Regular:  $925.00

Mailed after:  September 10, 2019

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
  • certificate of attendance
  • breakfast and breaks daily

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  • Outer Banks
    September 27, 2019 - September 29, 2019
    1:00 am - 6:00 am

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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


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Accommodation Registration

Reserving Rooms

We reserve rooms starting the day prior to the seminar and ending on the last seminar day.  However, if you need additional days, we will work with the hotel to accommodate your request based on availability.

Getting Confirmation

After you submit this hotel request form, you will receive an e-mail confirmation of your request for the hotel accommodations.  Please note that this does not confirm your hotel accommodations.

After processing the request, our office will e-mail you an actual hotel confirmation letter which will confirm your stay with the hotel.   You are not confirmed until you receive this hotel confirmation. Please check the details when you receive this confirmation.

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 Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm (pacific) to provide the card number.  Your Hotel Confirmation will be emailed to you after your room is guaranteed.


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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.


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