Emergency Medicine Distance Education

01/02/2021 all-day
Centre for Veterinary Education
02 9351 7979
Emergency Medicine Distance Education @ Online

Develop your capacity to treat small animal emergency and critical care cases confidently and maximise your patient outcomes.

This course aims to develop your practical skills and techniques for the treatment and monitoring of critically ill animals. Triage, fluid therapy, analgesia, acute abdomen, respiratory distress and multi system trauma are all covered with an emphasis on case-based problem solving.

Up to date theoretical information is put into practice in a cadaver-based workshop making this an essential course for veterinarians in all small animal practice situations.


  • Trudi McAlees
  • Sandra Forsyth
  • Yenny Indrawirawan

CPD Points: 334

This course will expand and refine your diagnostic skills across a range of modalities including biochemistry, haematology, acid-base balance, endocrinology, blood smear evaluation and cytology. You will be guided through a range of practical techniques that will grow your confidence and ensure you are getting the best out of your in-house machines, as well as from external pathology services.

Learning Outcomes:

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Confidently assess and treat acute trauma cases and critically ill patients, including cases of acute dyspnoea, acute abdomen, diabetic ketoacidosis and intoxication
  • Better understand the principles of, and be able to perform, emergency procedures such as thoracocentesis, tracheostomy and CPR
  • Develop the ability to create appropriate fluid therapy plans to manage shock and hypovolaemia and for ongoing maintenance
  • Reach competency in ‘cage side’ clinical pathology (using blood smears to assess anaemia, analysing fluid from body cavities and analysing urine sediment)
  • Perform blood transfusions safely and improve optimal wound management
  • Monitor critically ill animals
  • Improve your ability to differentiate between cardiac and pulmonary disease.

Distance Education – Delivered Online

Monday, 01 February 2021 to
Tuesday, 30 November 2021

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