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CAVE Clinical Skills Week

Anaesthesia and Emergency and Critical Care

Tuesday 6th February 2018

Anaesthesia - the building blocks for successful anaesthetic (6CPD Points)

Anaesthesia can be a stressful situation at times, with many things to consider. This workshop will enable you to establish a good basis for all your anaesthetics. We aim to give you tips and tricks to help improve the peri-anaesthetic management of all your patients so that the best outcomes are possible.

Emergency & Critical Care – Emergency and Critical Care Procedures Laboratory (5CPD Points)

Emergency and critical care patients are often unstable and require invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in a timely fashion to optimize their care. This laboratory will provide hands-on opportunities to practice several emergency and critical care procedures as well as techniques for obtaining samples of body fluids for diagnostic purposes.

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Prices quoted below are inclusive of GST

CAVE Member (2018) Early Bird Rate (closes 15 January)
Regular Rate (closes 1 February)
Day 1 Registration $595.00 $625.00
Non-CAVE Member Early Bird Rate Regular Rate (closes 1 February)
Day 1 Registration N/A $780.00

If you are a CAVE Member, remember to have your membership number handy.

CAVE Members who wish to register for all 4 days receive a further discount and can register here.

Outline for the day ...

Anaesthesia - The Building Blocks for a Successful Anaesthetic

Anaesthesia can be a stressful situation at times, with many things to consider. This workshop will enable you to establish a good basis for all your anaesthetics. We aim to give you tips and tricks to help improve the peri-anaesthetic management of all your patients so that the best outcomes are possible.

Pain management in ophthalmology patients

Pain management in ophthalmology patients
We often forget how painful ophthalmologic diseases and procedures can be and often our patients will need not only need short term, but long term or intermittent pain treatment. This talk will guide you through the newest concepts of acute and chronic pain treatment with a special focus on the eye globe and the ocular annexes.

Practical approaches to chronic pain management

This session will discuss chronic pain management and explain practical measures to improve our daily practice in dealing with chronic pain both for the in- and outpatient setting

Circuits – Is your animal breathing properly? (PRACTICAL)

This ‘hands on’ practical back-to basics session will give you the opportunity to rethink your daily practice: Which circuit to choose when? How to set up the circuit? How to make sure there are no leaks in the circuit? How to trouble-shoot a leak in the system? Save money with choosing the best flow rates for each circuit and reduce our impact on the environment.

Wet lab: Dental nerve blocks - the why and how to

In this wet-lab you will get the opportunity to feel the landmarks and do the dental blocks in cadavers under the guidance of the experts. Dental procedures carry the same risk of death as major surgery. One main factor is inadequate analgesia. Dental blocks are very easy, quick and cheap to perform. Use this opportunity to learn which block should be done when!

Anaesthesia Presenters

Dr Ellie Drynan 

BVSc, DipECVAA

Dr Ellie Drynan  Dr Martina Mosing 

Dr.med.vet, DipECVAA

Dr Martina Mosing  Dr Griet Haitjema 

BSc, BVMS, DipECVAA

Dr Griet Haitjema 

Emergency & Critical Care – Emergency and Critical Care Procedures Laboratory

Emergency and critical care patients are often unstable and require invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in a timely fashion to optimize their care. This laboratory will provide hands-on opportunities to practice several emergency and critical care procedures as well as techniques for obtaining samples of body fluids for diagnostic purposes.

Nasal oxygen, tracheostomy and external feeding tubes

Starting at the nose and working backwards, we will review the placement of nasal oxygen catheters and how this technique is adapted to pass feeding tubes into the oesophagus and/or stomach. Placement of oesophageal feeding tubes to allow medium-term enteral nutrition will be covered. Additionally, the technique for an emergency temporary tracheostomy will be reviewed with opportunities to practice.

Venous access techniques and urinary catheters

Methods used to obtain access to the circulatory system will be the focus of this session. Starting with a peripheral venous cut-down, a technique that can be extremely useful to obtain venous access in a collapsed patient, before progressing to the modified Seldinger technique for placement of central venous catheters. This session will also cover the methods to obtain intraosseous access for fluid/drug administration and the placement of Foley urinary catheters.

Thoracic procedures and Review

This session will cover thoracostomy tube placement, including the placement of both large trocar type tubes, and smaller bore chest tubes using a Seldinger technique. Additionally, the procedure for open chest CPR will be taught. The final session will also allow additional time for participants to review and practice any of the aforementioned techniques. 

Emergency and Critical Care Presenters

Dr Claire Sharp 

BSc, BVMS (Hons), MS, MANZCVS, DACVECC

Dr. Melissa Claus 

DVM, Dip ACVECC

Dr. Melissa Claus 

Dr Corrin Boyd 

BSc BVMS (Hons) GradDipEd MVetClinStud MABZCVS

Dr Lisa Smart

BVSc (Hons) DipACVECC

Contact

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact CAVE on +61 (08) 9360 6342 or email cave@murdoch.edu.au