Feline Emergencies - TimeOnline
This course provides an introduction to emergency medicine with particular emphasis on treating cats, including triage, shock and fluid therapy and treatment of common toxicities.
Much of what we do in veterinary emergency medicine is extrapolated from human medicine and while we learn more about the unique pathophysiology of disease and responses to treatment in cats, evidence for emergency treatment in cats is scarce.
This course will present the latest evidence-based approach to feline emergencies, combined with the tutor’s personal experience treating cats in the emergency setting, and will get you up to speed in the key areas needed to provide effective emergency care to cats. The unique aspects of caring for cats in the emergency and critical care settings will also be addressed.
'Great course dealing with the challenge of feline emergencies, recommended to any vet in practice.'
Dr Ildiko Plaganyi, Lort Smith Animal Hospital
By successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
- Confidently assess a cat that is presented as an emergency, perform emergency database blood tests and monitor emergency treatment
- Confidently recognise the clinical signs of shock in the cat and apply their newly developed knowledge of the pathophysiology of shock to guide treatment
- Understand the clinical implications of the numbers generated by the monitoring equipment and know when intervention is required to treat deviations from normal in your patients
- Provide emergency treatment to a cat with a suspected intoxication.
- Emergency triage of the cat, emergency database blood tests
- Shock and fluid therapy in cats including transfusion medicine
- Feline critical care
- Feline toxicities
What is a TimeOnline?
Flexible and accessible online CPD
TimeOnline is quality online education delivered by veterinary experts in short, manageable timeframes.
Build in-demand skills in key clinical areas. Engage with your tutor/s and other participants through an active discussion forum. The programs are further enhanced by concise core notes, video presentations, case studies, images, useful links and interactive quizzes to test your knowledge and round out the program. Earn 10 CPD point with completion of each TimeOnline course.
Who should enrol?
This course is suitable for qualified veterinarians. Veterinary students are welcome to enrol.
Veterinary nurses/technicians with a special interest in the topic are also welcome to enrol in this course. Please be aware that the course is designed for qualified veterinarians and you should consider this in light of your knowledge and experience before you register.
RACE Approved - 10 CE hours
This program 1147-29639 was reviewed and approved by the AAVSB RACE program for 10 hours of continuing education. Participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Call CVE +61 2 9351 7979 for further questions.
BSc BVSc MACVSc FANZCVS
Dr Trudi McAlees is a Massey Graduate who started her career in NZ in a mainly dairy practice in a small town in the centre of the North Island of New Zealand. There she was introduced to the rewards and frustrations of emergency practice. Trudi then spent a few years doing long-term locums in the UK and travelling before moving to Melbourne in 2000 to pursue a residency in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care. Trudi worked at the University of Melbourne teaching hospital for 10 years. She then returned to private practice, initially in Melbourne and now back home in New Zealand. Trudi is committed to post-graduate education. She is passionate about improving the ability of practitioners to deal with emergencies, and as a side benefit, hopes to decrease the angst that can accompany these cases when they present. Trudi has a particular interest in analgesia, ventilation and multi-trauma cases. Trudi presents the CVE’s Feline Emergency TimeOnline course & is co-tutor of the Emergency Medicine Distance Education along with Sandra Forsyth. Trudi has Memberships of the ANZCVS in Anaesthesia and Critical Care, and in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care. She was the first person to achieve Fellowship in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care in 2008.