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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.

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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

    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/

    • 1 hr 20 min
    8: Shop talk with Lou Northway

    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
    Books mentioned:
    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

    • 1 hr 33 min
    7. Allergy or anaphylaxis? First line treatment

    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:
    Adrenaline/Epinephrine
    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.

    • 15 min
    6. Radford on rabies and taking your health seriously

    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:
    https://www.vetmed.iastate.edu/users/rgdavis
     
    Recent rabies webinar:
    https://www.thewebinarvet.com/speaker/radford-davis
     
    Plague in dogs and cats:
    https://www.cliniciansbrief.com/article/plague-cats-dogs-public-health-concern
     
    Photo competition:
    http://www.oie.int/for-the-media/press-releases/detail/article/launch-of-the-2018-oie-photo-competition/
     
    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:
    http://www.nasphv.org/documentsCompendiaVet.html
     
    Books:
    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

    • 1 hr 15 min
    5. Shop talk with Liz Hughston. Mentoring, maropitant, and madness.

    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. 

    • 1 hr 14 min
    4. Dyspnoea, the first five minutes

    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

    • 29 min

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