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ENHANCING THE PERFORMANCE LEVEL AND SKILL OF VETERINARY TECHNICIANS Ken Yagi, MS, RVT, VTS (ECC), (SAIM) 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM | Room 214 C Over the years, veterinary technicians have become a vital part of the veterinary team, able to perform almost any hospital task with veterinarian supervision—except for diagnosis, prognosis, prescription, or surgery. However, the degree in which technicians are utilized depends on the practice culture and how veterinarians, practice management and technicians themselves enhance their knowledge and skill and trust in their abilities. In this session, we’ll discuss the skill of veterinary technicians and how those skills can be utilized at any practice. THE OPEN HOSPITAL: TAKING OWNERS TO “THE BACK” WITH THEIR PETS Ken Yagi, MS, RVT, VTS (ECC), (SAIM) 4:30 PM - 5:20 PM | Room 214 C Taking pet owners “to the back” of the hospital has traditionally been a source of anxiety for both pet owners and veterinary professionals. Pet owners want to accompany their pets and the veterinary team wants to focus on the patient. These different perspectives have valid points of concern that are not universally understood by either party. Let’s explore the pros and cons of owner presence in the mysterious area that is “the back” through the perspective of the pet, owner and veterinary practice, specifically relating to the alleviation of fear and anxiety in all parties. Could we, the veterinary community, create a less stressful experience by having owners accompany their pets “to the back"? A PRACTICAL APPROACH TO PAIN MANAGEMENT Nicole Shuey, CVT, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia) 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM l Room 007 CD This lecture reviews the different types of pain and perioperative complications associated with pain. It will discuss how to evaluate pain and various analgesic drugs and techniques. It will conclude with a case-based discussion on formulating comprehensive analgesic protocols. POP, DROP, AND BLOCK IT: REGIONAL ANESTHESIA IN COMPANION ANIMALS Nicole Shuey, CVT, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia) 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM l Room 007 CD This lecture discusses the various local anesthetics that can be used for surgical analgesia. There is in-depth discussion on several regional blocks, including oral, orbital, forelimb, thoracic, and pelvic limb blocks. It includes pictures and videos describing appropriate landmarks for the various regional blocks. The lecture will also review potential adverse events and contraindications. ANXIETY, DYSPHORIA, OR PAIN? HOW TO RECOGNIZE AND TREAT A ROUGH RECOVERY Nicole Shuey, CVT, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia) 4:30 PM - 5:20 | PM Room 007 CD This lecture will discuss the difference between anxiety, dysphoria, and pain and how they play a role in rough recoveries. It will cover ways to prevent rough recoveries as well as identify causes leading to rough recoveries and treating each patient accordingly. There will be several videos allowing attendees to begin identifying the various types of rough recoveries and how to manage them. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 _______________________________________ THE VET TECH'S CRITICAL PATIENT CHECKLIST - PART 1 Courtney Waxman, MS, CVT, RVT, VTS (ECC) 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM | Room 007 AB This lecture will review the concept of the Kirby’s Rule of 20 patient checklist. It will review the established evidence-based information regarding the use of Kirby’s Rule of 20 in veterinary emergency and critical care medicine. Each parameter (listed below) will be discussed in depth, focusing on the physiology, clinical application and monitoring of. Part 1 will focus on parameters 1-10.
THE VET TECH'S CRITICAL PATIENT CHECKLIST - PART 2 Courtney Waxman, MS, CVT, RVT, VTS (ECC) 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM | Room 007 AB This lecture will review the concept of the Kirby’s Rule of 20 patient checklist. It will review the established evidence-based information regarding the use of Kirby’s Rule of 20 in veterinary emergency and critical care medicine. Each parameter (listed below) will be discussed in depth, focusing on the physiology, clinical application and monitoring of. Part 2 will focus on parameters 11-20. CHOOSE YOUR OWN ER ADVENTURE Courtney Waxman, MS, CVT, RVT, VTS (ECC) 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM | Room 007 AB This lecture is intended to be highly interactive, with the audience choosing from a list of top emergencies seen in practice they want to learn about (this will be done using the PollEverywhere app). Emergencies to choose from: CPR, shock, GDV, urinary obstruction/AKI, head trauma/ TBI, toxin ingestion (general), heatstroke, anaphylaxis, respiratory distress and sepsis. Each emergency will review pathophysiology, clinical signs, diagnostics, treatment and nursing care. The PowerPoint lecture and manuscript notes will be prepared covering all 10 emergencies, but only 3 will be discussed during the in- person lecture. TIC TAC TOE: BLOOD GASES MADE EASY Courtney Waxman, MS, CVT, RVT, VTS (ECC) 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM | Room 007 AB This lecture will serve as an introduction to blood gas analysis and interpretation. Discussion will be on the basics of acid-base and pathophysiology, venous blood gas interpretation and arterial blood gas interpretation. KITTEN CONUNDRUMS (THE CRITICAL NEONATE) The feline neonate can be a complicated case to work with, however, understanding the multitude of issues they present with can make nursing care much easier for these cases. While age and size can cause limitations for care, Ellen Carozza, LVT, VTS (CP-fe) 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM | Room 214 B you can still succeed with these special kittens. KITTEN POOP (NOT JUST PARASITES) Ellen Carozza, LVT, VTS (CP-fe) 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM | Room 214 B Let's take a look beyond parasites and dive into bacterial imbalances that can cause significant GI distress, weight loss and even death in many of these cases. We will go over the most common bacteria seen as well as what is available for safe treatment options. Sepsis is one of the causes of sudden pediatric death. In this lecture we take a deep dive on how it presents, how we can help prevent sepsis and the nursing care involved to have a positive outcome. THE FELINE VTS: ARE YOU READY TO BECOME THE ULTIMATE FELINE ADVOCATE IN YOUR PRACTICE? Ellen Carozza, LVT, VTS (CP-fe) 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Room 214 B What does it take to obtain the new AVTCP Feline VTS? How is it different from the Canine/Feline Clinical Practice VTS? Spend an hour with me to learn how to successfully apply, have your questions answered and prepare yourself for a journey into feline based specialty for technicians. TO CLOT, OR NOT TO CLOT: HEMOSTATIC DISORDERS Ken Yagi, MS, RVT, VTS (ECC), (SAIM) 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM | Room 214 C To clot, or not to clot? That is the question. The hemostatic system is a complex protective mechanism, which upon damage seals off avenues of blood loss through the vascular system. While cessation of blood loss is vital in preventing subsequent anemia and eventual death, coagulation of the blood is normally controlled, FELINE NEONATAL SEPSIS Ellen Carozza, LVT, VTS (CP-fe) 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM | Room 214 B
limiting it within the intravascular space to maintain normal blood flow and minimizing chances of thrombosis. This delicate balance and interaction of procoagulant and anticoagulant mechanisms is essential in the proper function of the hemostatic system. In emergency and critical care, dysfunctions of the hemostatic system lead to life-threatening situations through a variety of mechanisms. WHY YOUR PARVO PATIENT SHOULD BE FED RIGHT AWAY: NUTRITION IN GI CASES Ken Yagi, MS, RVT, VTS (ECC), (SAIM) 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM | Room 214 C Canine parvovirus infections cause severe gastroenteritis—and when left untreated can lead to dehydration, shock, disseminated intravascular coagulation and sepsis. Enteral feeding is a simple-to- implement therapy that makes a significant difference in survival from parvo when started within hours of admission—even when vomiting. Learn why nutritional intervention serves a key role in the recovery of critical care patients. MYTHBUSTERS: VETERINARY NURSING MISCONCEPTIONS AND TRUTHS Ken Yagi, MS, RVT, VTS (ECC), (SAIM) 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM | Room 214 C Various nursing practices are considered to be “standard of care”—but are they really? Some practices are continued out of tradition, some have valid evidence to support their use and others are topics of controversy. This session will answer many prominent nursing questions and discuss the methods of incorporating evidence into nursing practice. CAN BUSTER SAVE FELIX? XENOTRANSFUSION AND AUTOTRANSFUSION Ken Yagi, MS, RVT, VTS (ECC), (SAIM) 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM | Room 214 C Blood products are always short in supply and at times, it is necessary to use creative methods of providing blood transfusion resources. Dog to cat transfusions and autotransfusions have been discussed as a source of red blood cells in a time of need. We will discuss the advantages, disadvantages and risks associated with these alternative transfusion methods. MONITORING MISHAPS: HOW TO TROUBLESHOOT MONITORING EQUIPMENT DURING ANESTHESIA Nicole Shuey, CVT, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia) 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM | Room 007 CD This is a case-based approach to common and uncommon abnormalities seen while monitoring anesthesia. It will include videos of normal and abnormal anesthetic monitor readings with a practical approach to interpreting and treating each case. There will be discussion on ECGs, capnography, pulse oximetry, and blood pressure including common misconceptions in each category. LET THE BEAT DROP: PERIOPERATIVE ARRHYTHMIA MANAGEMENT Nicole Shuey, CVT, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia) 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM | Room 007 CD This is an intermediate lecture with information on cardiac physiology and common arrhythmias in the anesthetized patient. There will be discussion on precipitating factors and common manifestations of perioperative arrhythmias. There will also be information on treatment recommendations for common arrhythmias during anesthesia. THE MECHANICS OF MECHANICAL VENTILATION Nicole Shuey, CVT, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia) 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM | Room 007 CD The purpose of this lecture is to provide an understanding of the mechanics behind mechanical ventilation. We will discuss when and why mechanical ventilation may be indicated in the anesthetized patient, as well as the different varieties and settings of short-term ventilators. There will be a short discussion in respiratory physiology and how it pertains to mechanical ventilation.
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