The Trauma Patient A Global Approach To Case Management
Royal Veterinary College
Date: Wednesday 27th September, 2023 - Wednesday 27th September, 2023
Start time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Duration: 1 hour(s)
Thoracic trauma: Stabilisation of dyspnoeic patient, point of care ultrasound (POCUS), thoracocentesis and thoracostomy tube placement, evaluation of thoracic radiographs, management of thoracic wall and diaphragmatic injury
Abdominal trauma: Stabilisation of haemoabdomen and uroabdomen, POCUS, abdominocentesis and abdominal drain placement, evaluation of abdominal radiographs and retrograde urethrocystography, management of body wall and urinary tract injury
Musculoskeletal trauma: Accurate patient assessment, acquisition and evaluation of orthopaedic radiographs, pre-surgical management of open fractures, reducing luxations, open wound management
About this course
This course is scheduled to run on Wednesday 27th September 2023 but the date may be required to change due to ongoing building works, please register your interest with us and we will contact you once the course is bookable.
Does the trauma patient quicken your pulse? Is your management of orthopaedic injury disjointed? Want to learn how to POCUS your efforts most effectively?
Trauma patients are frequently encountered in general practice, with the complex and often multifaceted nature of injury presenting challenges for the veterinary surgeon.
The ‘golden hour’ of trauma management is key – this course will help you to seize the opportunity to maximise patient outcomes. Benefit from multi-disciplinary insights from the only level one trauma centre outside of North America. Enhance your patient assessment, diagnostic techniques and clinical interventions with guidance from clinicians in emergency and critical care, diagnostic imaging, orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery. This collaborative course of online lectures followed by an all-day practical will allow you to apply a holistic approach to the trauma patient.
Why do this course?
This course will improve your confidence in managing complex trauma cases. It will allow you to advance your skills in multiple disciplines required of trauma patients to ultimately maximise patient outcomes. This course is tailored to provide a holistic and multidisciplinary perspective on commonly encountered traumatic injuries, with a focus on real clinical cases. Delegates will develop their ability to confidently assess, stabilise and manage trauma patients in the acute setting.
Online lectures will be complemented by onsite practical training including imaging, emergency procedures and relevant surgical procedures.
Who is it for?
Laura Cole, MA VetMB MVetMed CertVPS CertAVP(ECC) DipACVECC DipECVECC MRCVSLecturer in Veterinary Emergency and Critical CareThe Royal Veterinary CollegeAnna Frykfors von Hekkel, BVetMed MVetMed PGDipVCP DipECVS MRCVSLecturer in Small Animal SurgeryThe Royal Veterinary CollegeThom Watton, BSc BVetMed MVetMed MRCVSStaff Clinician in Small Animal Diagnostic ImagingThe Royal Veterinary College
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