The VetECC podcast is focused on small animal emergency and critical care education. We bring you guest interviews, refreshers, talk about the latest research, and talk about our favourite cases.
9: CPR Questions with Laura Rosewell
Hello friends, today we chat with Registered Veterinary Nurse (VTS IM) Laura Rosewell about CPR. This was audio ripped from an Instagram live session we did recently. We talk through general CPR business, answer questions, and talk about our own experiences. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Laura is at https://www.instagram.com/vetinternalmedicinenursing/
We discuss the RECOVER Guidelines which are available free online: https://recoverinitiative.org/cpr-guidelines/current-recover-guideline/
As also recommend (but not sponsored by) the Veterinary RECOVER Certification Course for both nurses/techs and veterinarians: https://recoverinitiative.org/
8: Shop talk with Lou Northway
In this episode we catch up with Lou Northway, aka Lou the Vet Nurse.
Topics discussed in the podcast:
Who is Lou and what does she do?
Keeping patients warm during procedures and anaesthetics
Getting your team engaged in auditing and patient safety
Checklists and protocols
Burn out and longevity
Civility in the workplace
The Webinar Vet Wellness Series
Laryngoscope as a Murder Weapon
If you want to support the show you can help by buying the books via the links below
Adam Kay's Book: This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
Samuel Shem: House of God
Atul Gawande: The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right
7. Allergy or anaphylaxis? First line treatment
In this episode, we have a short chat about how to identify anaphylaxis the management differences between an allergic reaction and anaphylaxis.
Doses quoted in the episode:
IV/IM Dose: 0.005 - 0.01 mg/kg
Infusion: 0.003 mg/kg/hr (0.05 mcg/kg/minute, 3 mcg/kg/hr depending on how your brain works).
Some fun papers:
Lisciandro GR. Abdominal FAST (AFAST)-detected hemorrhagic effusion in 11 dogs with acute collapse and gallbladder wall edema (halo sign) with presumed anaphylaxis (abstract). J Vet Emerg Crit Care. 2016.
World allergy organization guidelines for the assessment and management of anaphylaxis. World Allergy Organization Journal. 2010;4(2):13–37.
Comparison of clinical findings between dogs with suspected anaphylaxis and dogs with confirmed sepsis. JAVMA. 2017.
Anaphylaxis in dogs and cats. J Vet Emerg Crit Care. 2013.
6. Radford on rabies and taking your health seriously
Today we welcome Radford G. Davis, associate professor at Iowa State University. If you are curious about any of the following topics then this podcast is for you!
Alternate career paths to clinic-based medicine
Rabies risks and what to do when you suspect rabies
What zoonotic diseases post the highest risk to people
Are needle sticks really a threat to people
What’s better - hand washing or hand sanitizer?
How to stay safe when interacting with patients
What to do if coming in contact with infectious material
How to develop an infectious disease control plan
Radford’s university page:
Recent rabies webinar:
Plague in dogs and cats:
Further rabies information: https://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/public+content/sa+health+internet/health+topics/health+conditions+prevention+and+treatment/immunisation/vaccines/rabies+vaccines
Further rabies information: http://nasphv.org/Documents/NASPHVRabiesCompendium.pdf
Infection control plan:
This is going to hurt: diaries of a junior doctor https://amzn.to/2TW1nk1
Churchill: Walking with destiny https://amzn.to/2EjEmlL
Development as freedom https://amzn.to/2X6sZoJ
5. Shop talk with Liz Hughston. Mentoring, maropitant, and madness.
In this episode of the VetECC podcast, I interview Liz Hughston MEd., RVT, CVT, VTS (SAIM, ECC) about her role as a mentor and practice consultant, as well as differences between practice in the USA and the UK. Look forward to an hour of shop talk, laughs, and stories about our experiences in veterinary medicine, as well as some critical evaluation of how our behaviour can affect practice.
4. Dyspnoea, the first five minutes
Hello friends, we are back with episode two of the foundations series. This time we are talking about approaching the dyspneic patient and what to do in the first five minutes. The papers/articles mentioned are linked below, including an excellent summary from previous guest Noah Jones. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch via the website at www.vetemerge.cc
CO2 management for oxygen cages
Visual triage vs triage scoring
Recognising and alleviating dyspnoea