|8:00 AM-8:50 AM
This session will focus on assessment and the treatment of burns. The initial status of patients with these types of injuries can sometimes be deceiving. Early identification of patients who may be at risk for systemic complications will be discussed. Burn classification and management, as well as care of patients with large surface area burns will be reviewed.
|9:00 AM-9:50 AM
Smoke Inhalation and Fire-related Complications
Respiratory complications in patients involved in house fires or wild fires can be a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. This session will review identification and management of carbon monoxide toxicity, toxin inhalation, and direct injury to the respiratory tract due to smoke inhalation.
|10:20 AM-11:10 AM
Triage and Stabilization of the Critical Patient
This session will discuss initial triage of the critical patient and identification of shock, as well as emergency stabilization including fluid therapy, management of electrolyte and glucose disturbances, oxygen support, and more. A great review for those involved with disaster response as well as ER and general practitioners.
|11:20 AM-12:10 PM
Management of Trauma Patients
Trauma patients can be some of the most challenging cases that veterinary professionals face. This topic is applicable not only to those involved in disaster response, but also to the practitioner who encounters patients with injuries due to vehicular trauma or other causes. The session will cover a variety of trauma-related topics including patient evaluation, stabilization, thoracic trauma, head trauma, and wound management.