Critical emergency care

In this workshop Chiara Valtolina, specialist of the American and European College of Emergency and Critical Care, and Sanne Hugen, specialist in training, will explain and demonstrate some of the most important procedures necessary to stabilise a critical emergency patient (cats and dogs). The workshop is divided into a theoretical part in which the different techniques are presented, followed by a practical wetlab.

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Suitable for: 
Veterinarians with an interest in emergency medicine
Start date(s): 
New date to be announced
Time investment: 
12:30 to 17:30
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht Science Park, Utrecht
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
€ 375
Extra information: 

After completion of the workshop you will receive a certificate and 4 PE-accreditation points.

Course content

The workshop will comprise a theoretical part presenting the various techniques, followed by a practical wetlab, where you will have the opportunity to practise these skills on cadavers. The wetlab will focus and feasible emergency techniques that could also be implemented in everyday practice. We will discuss and practise performing a thoracentesis and placing different types of chest drains. We will show how to:

  • perform urinary catheterisation in both cats and dogs (female and male) and discuss techniques for relieving urinary obstruction;
  • perform an emergency tracheostomy;
  • perform a cutdown on peripheral vessels;
  • place a nasal oxygen catheter;
  • place intraosseous catheters in paediatric patients.
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  • Dr. Chiara Valtolina ACVECC, EVBS
  • Drs. Sanne Hugen, intern Emergency Critical Care

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