RVC Webinar Plus - Management of the small animal trauma patient

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To book please follow the link to our website: https://cpd.rvc.ac.uk/courses/webinar-plus-management-of-the-small-animal-trauma-patient or call the CPD Unit on 01707 666865

Event date

23 April 2018 - 20 May 2018

Venue location


Paula Mann, 01707 666865

Event type

Partner events



Event Description

Are you worried how to manage the multi-trauma patient? Where do you start when faced with the patient who has sustained major trauma? How do you decide on initial management and definitive treatment?

This course will provide a solid foundation for veterinary surgeons who wish to review, consolidate and update their knowledge on stabilisation and management of the small animal trauma patient. The course will cover initial management strategies and recognition of priorities. It will also cover techniques and definitive/temporary strategies to manage the patient with soft tissue, orthopaedic and neurological injuries.

Triage and assessment of the trauma patient and initial stabilization and diagnostic techniques will be covered in week 1. In the following three weeks, webinars will cover management of urogenital trauma, the acute abdomen, initial management of orthopaedic injuries including when to cast and when not to and how to approach the patient with brain/spinal cord injuries.

Why do this course? The course aims to equip you with the tools that are required to manage the trauma patient and so increase your confidence and reduce your stress!

Course details

Course format: A mixture of two-hour weekly webinars (which can be viewed live and/or as recorded versions throughout the course), online case assessment exercises, supplementary reading material and tutor-moderated online discussion forums

Course length: Four weeks plus

Webinar dates: Wednesday 25th April 12-2pm (GMT), Wednesday 2nd May 12-2pm (GMT), Wednesday 9th May 12-2pm (GMT) and Wednesday 16th May 12-2pm (GMT)

Relevant to CertAVP module: Emergency and Critical Care (C-ECC.2 and 3) and Soft Tissue Surgery (C-SAS.3)

There is a complementary Management of the small animal trauma patient practical day on Tuesday 10th July to allow you to practice many of the skills discussed during the course. You will have the opportunity to practice techniques discussed during the webinars on cadavers under the guidance of RVC specialists in ECC and soft tissue surgery. You will be shown how to gain intravenous access in an emergency, perform lifesaving procedures and optimise initial diagnostics.  

Techniques taught at the course will include AFAST and TFAST, tracheostomy tube placement, placement of chest drains and central lines and emergency cut downs. There will also be practical tips for management of urogenital and gastrointestinal trauma and how to control intra-abdominal bleeding. You must have viewed the four webinars to participate in the practical day.

A discount is given if the Webinar Plus course and the practical day is booked together. The cost of the Webinar Plus course is £349 and the practical day is £599 but if booked together you get a discounted rate of £898. The discount for booking both courses will automatically be calculated when the courses have been added to your shopping basket.

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