Breathe Easy: Managing The BOAS Patient 2022
Royal Veterinary College
Date: Wednesday 6th July, 2022 - Wednesday 6th July, 2022
Start time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Duration: 1 hour(s)
Key Areas Brachycephalic obstructive breathing syndrome (BOAS) medical, anaesthetic and surgical management Brachycephalic airway surgery - staphylectomy, rhinoplasty, tonsillotomyManaging the hospitalised brachycephalic patientAbout this course Practical tips for managing brachycephalic dogs including emergency stabilisation, anaesthesia and surgical techniquesBrachycephalic dogs are increasingly popular pets and can be extremely challenging to manage in the hospital environment. They are high-risk patients and require special techniques to care for them. This is a multi-disciplinary lecture and practical course. There will be lectures from specialists in emergency and critical care, anaesthesia and surgery. We will discuss tips and tricks for managing these patients smoothly and enable you to be in the best possible position to reduce the risks for them and alleviate their owners fears and stress.The course will also have a cadaver practical allowing delegates to review and practice surgical techniques such as wedge resection rhinoplasty, partial staphylectomy, tonsillotomy and temporary tracheostomy tube placement. In addition we will discuss post-operative recovery and how best to manage these patients when hospitalised.Why do this course? This course is ideal if you have a high brachycephalic case load and would like to enhance the care you and your team can offer these challenging cases.
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Tutors Stefano Cortellini, DVM MVetMed DipACVECC DipECVECC FHEA MRCVS Lecturer in Emergency and Critical Care The Royal Veterinary College Lynda Rutherford, BVMS MVetMed DipECVS FHEA MRCVS Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery The Royal Veterinary College
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