If you are seeking a higher level of confidence in your emergency decision making, the AES Accelerated Emergency Program could be a great CE choice.
The AES Accelerated Emergency program was conceived in a phone conversation I had about veterinary training with Dr Courtney Reddrop and Dr Gerardo Poli in late 2017.
‘Each of the AES veterinary directors is running an individual training program for new veterinarians, and it’s duplicating resources and effort’ they said.
‘Also, each practice has particular strengths, which we could share across the group if we combine our training. We could set a new standard across the group’.
I was sold.
We’d always had an accelerated learning program. From the time we initiated intensive veterinary training within the AES hospitals a decade ago, our aim was to cover the elements of a 12-month distance education course in 4 months. As an emergency hospital, we couldn’t afford to leave new veterinarians up to 12 months before covering the foundations of emergency medicine. There was plenty of experience on shift to help new vets tackle emergency procedures and surgery, our biggest challenge was to teach veterinarians fresh from general practice how to think like emergency vets.
Dr Reddrop, Dr Poli and others collated their training packages and we began running the AES Accelerated Emergency Program for all newly hired AES vets regardless of experience. The modules cover the foundation areas of EMCC and are delivered in order of priority. To increase the interactivity of such a wide scale program, we developed online tutorials. Delegates read the module content and answer a series of 10 short answer questions to consolidate the key points. These questions are discussed in the weekly online tutorial with an AES senior veterinarian of MANZCVS standard. At the end of the program, each delegate is given a further 6 weeks with access to the content (6 months total access) for revision and can then attempt the AES Accelerated Emergency Program examination. A pass mark is the standard required to see primary patients in one of our hospitals.
The program will be delivered through our partnership with Improve International and is open to all veterinarians regardless of experience level. Designed for vets new to AES, participation in the Accelerated Emergency Program will build your confidence in a new environment. Whether you are coming back from a break, moving into EMCC, or heading to a practice where you see after hours cases, AES Accelerated Emergency program will help you establish an up to date foundation.