Shock & Fluid Therapy
This course is designed for all practitioners who want to maximise their use of fluid therapy; and for those who want to take the next step to developing skills in critical care medicine.
Fluid therapy is used daily in our practice. It is one of the cheapest treatments we offer, resulting in dramatic improvements in our patients. However, indications for
fluid therapy use, other than rehydration, are often overlooked.
As well as developing skills in critical care medicine, this course will help you develop an understanding of why electrolyte and acid-base balance is so important in our
critical patients, and how we can manage these abnormalities with fluid therapy. In the final module, we will delve into transfusion medicine so you will be more confident
in managing the next acutely anaemic patient.
Veterinary nurses with a special interest in the topic are 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.
- Duana McBride
- Ryan Ong
By successfully completing this course, you will be:
- Understand the physiology/pathophysiology of fluid dynamics in health and disease
- Understand indications and contraindications of different fluid types, in order to practice safe fluid therapy
- Manage electrolyte disturbances in the critically ill patient
- Develop a detailed understanding of transfusion therapy in the dog and cat.
TimeOnline: Monday 17 June – Sunday 14 July 2019