Animal Emergency Service and Improve International Australia are proud to bring you a new veterinary emergency training program
Developed by a leading Australian emergency vet group AES and delivered by Improve International, the AES Accelerated Emergency Program is the solution for veterinarians who want to gain confidence in their approach to any emergency patient, upskill their knowledge in this field, or rapidly transition into emergency practice.
Our 15-week, online program has been developed by experienced AES staff veterinarians, including Members and Fellows of ANZCVS in Emergency and Critical Care.
You can study at your own pace and engage weekly to ask questions, assess your knowledge and become part of the veterinary emergency community.
Each week you will receive an online learning module on a relevant EMCC topic, covering pathophysiology, diagnosis, management and current treatments.
Each module includes learning platform access, notes, questions and a live weekly interactive tutorial with a working emergency clinician.
Modules – Click on the Modules tab above for more information about each module.
- Shock & IV Fluids
- Blood Gas and Acid-base Analysis
- Clinical Pathology & Focused Ultrasound
- Anaesthesia & Analgesia
- CPR & Triage
- Haematological & Coagulopathic Emergencies
- Cardiovascular Emergencies
- Respiratory Emergencies
- Urogenital Emergencies
- Ophthalmological Emergencies
- Neurological Emergencies
- Abdominal Emergencies
- Endocrine Emergencies
Includes a free 12 month subscription (worth AUD$450) to Bite-Size CPD online learning platform
Dr Danielle McGowan
- Dr Geoffrey Dodds BVSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) MANZCVS (Emergency and Critical Care)
- Dr Danielle Huston BVSc (Hons) MVS (Small Animal Practice) MANZCVS (Emergency and Critical Care)
- Dr Lachlan Kesteven BVSc Senior Veterinarian
- Dr Oriana Leong BVSc (Hons) MANZCVS (Emergency and Critical Care)
- Dr Philomena Kwong BVSc (Hons) MVS (Small Animal Practice)
- Dr Amelia Allen BVSc (Hons) MANZCVS (Emergency and Critical Care)
- Dr Sara West BVSc
- Dr Vanessa Grose BVSc
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AES ACCELERATED EMERGENCY PROGRAM 2020 MODULES
22 June 2020
- Understand the different types of shock, fluid types and indications for use
- Understand the difference between perfusion and hydration deficits and how to correct them
- Understand the complications and potential risks of fluid therapy
2 July 2020
- Understand the indications and common reasons for performing acid-base and blood gas panels
- Interpretation of acid-base and blood gas panels and identification of the primary and secondary disorders
- Know the common causes of respiratory and metabolic derangements
- Understand how to use blood gas analysis to assess a patients ability to oxygenate and ventilate
9 July 2020
- Know the common causes and understand the management options for the frequently seen electrolyte emergencies
16 July 2020
- Be able to interpret the common changes in haematology and biochemistry panels in the emergent patient
- Be able to perform and understand how to interpret a global FAST and lung ultrasound examinations
23 July 2020
- Understand the pain pathways and where and how the different analgesic options have their effects
- Implementation of multimodal analgesic plans for the critically patient
- Design and implement safe anaesthetic protocols for emergency surgeries and manage hypotensive crisis
6 August 2020
- Understand how to effectively triage multiple emergency patients at once, and what interventions and point of care tests can be performed in the first 5 minutes
- Have a comprehensive knowledge of basic life support and the different types of compressions
- Understand perfusion of the heart and brain and how CPR recommendations affect it
- Understand the indications and dosage regimes for common medications administered during CPR
- Identify shockable and non-shockable rhythms in order to know when defibrillation is indicated
- Know which monitoring devices are useful and how to interpret results
13 August 2020
- Understanding the pathophysiology and management principles of the common coagulopathic emergencies
- Be able to investigate the anaemic patient and manage the common causes
20 August 2020
- Understand the physiology, assessment, diagnostic and treatment of congestive heart failure
- How to grade and manage hypertensive crisis
- Understand how blood pressure and volume is regulated and what is RAAS and how it is the key.
27 August 2020
- Review the pathophysiology and management of the common respiratory emergencies
3 September 2020
- Know the emergency management of hyperkalemia
- Learn how to correctly diagnose and manage a uroabdomen
- Learn how to manage a “blocked” male cat
- Understand the physiology and treatment options for Acute Kidney Injury
- Define troubleshoot and manage oliguria and anuria
17 September 2020
- Understand how to perform a proper ophthalmic examination
- Also, be able to diagnose and treat the common ophthalmological emergencies using the most up to date recommendation. Including corneal ulcer/laceration, descemetocele, uveitis, glaucoma, and Horner’s syndrome
24 September 2020
- Be able to perform a full neurological examination and be able to localise brain and spinal cord lesions
- Understand the pathophysiology and management of the head trauma and refractory seizures patients
1 October 2020
- Understand the causes of an acute abdomen and differentiate those that require surgical or medical management
- Learn how to effectively diagnose, understand the pathophysiology and manage the common abdominal emergencies including, but not limited to, pancreatitis, gastroenteritis, GDV, and hemoabdomen.
8 October 2020
- Understand the physiology, diagnostic investigation and management of the common endocrine emergencies including diabetic ketoacidosis, hypoadrenocorticism and hypoglycaemia/ Insulinoma
15 October 2020
- Update on the current decontamination recommendations principles
- Be able to manage the commonly seen intoxications encountered in emergency medicine
Program fee: A$3,450.00 incl GST.
$1,000 deposit to secure your place now.
Full details on booking form. Program payment needs to be completed prior to program start date.