A frantic client is on the phone with a pet that will not stop seizing; a HBC cat is rushed through the front door; a patient is in treatment who is critical and requires ICU level medical care - one of the realities of veterinary medicine is that emergencies can and will happen. As a veterinary technician are you prepared to respond? Do you have the skills and knowledge needed to provide advanced critical care for hospitalized patients?
ECC: Assessment and Treatment of the Critically Ill Patient: Part Three is designed to build on the knowledge base of experienced technicians. This 6-week advanced level course covers parenchymal and non-parenchymal respiratory emergencies, and considerations such as pulmonary thromboembolism, pneumonia, respiratory failure, and pleural space disease along with thoracocentesis, tracheostomy and other related topics. It also reviews procedures and treatment of urinary and reproductive emergencies as well as ARF/CRF and dystocia. This course contains includes challenging assignments that will require the student to utilize professional experience and critical thinking skills, along with new concepts and knowledge acquired through the course materials.
Note: Each of the courses in the ECC: Assessment and Treatment of the Critically Ill Patient series is free-standing and participants may take the courses in any order. All 4 courses in the series utilize the same textbook.
This course was formally titled Advanced Principles of Emergency Patient Care, Part Three.