MVMA Academy Seminar on
Emergency & Critical Care
Tips, Tricks & Strategies
with Dr. Linda Barton
Thursday, September 20, 2012
8:00 - 9:00 - Registration & Coffee
9:00 - 10:30 - Seminar
10:30 - 10:45 - Break
10:45 - 11:45 - Seminar
11:45 - 12:45 - Lunch
12:45 - 3:00 - Seminar
3:00 - 3:15 - Break
3:15 - 4:30 - Seminar
Continuing Education & Conference Center
1890 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
Click for Directions
for Live or Webinar option
(before September 7, 2012)
||On-Site Registration fees for Live option ONLY
(after September 7, 2012)
|MVMA Member/Out of State Veterinarian
||MVMA Member/Out of State Veterinarian
|MVMA Academy Member
||MVMA Academy Member
|MVMA Life/Inactive Member
||MVMA Life/Inactive Member
MN Non-Member Veterinarians Add $50
Coffee breaks are scheduled midmorning and midafternoon--breaks, proceedings and lunch are included in the price of registration.
6 CE credits are given for this seminar
Cancellation must be done 48 hours prior to the seminar for a refund - a fee of 10% is nonrefundable
Veterinary students will be given the opportunity to register for a $20 fee, if space is available, one week prior to the seminar. This registration option is only for students, if space is available and does not include lunch. Students will be informed by broadcast e-mail.
NEW Webinar registration option: you have the option to attend the MVMA Academy Seminar on September 20 which will begin at 9:00 am CST from anywhere you have an internet connection! Choose the "webinar" option when you register and you will be emailed the secure internet link to attend the live session prior to the seminar. Only the purchaser will have access with this link as the attendees are monitored and sign in with their name. The webinar attendee registered is also the only one eligible for the 6 CE credits associated with the Academy seminar. The webinar will only be available during the live presentation, it will not be offered at a later time/date.
What will you experience: once you have accessed the webinar your computer screen will be dominated with a direct-feed PowerPoint for clarity of viewing, plus the audio of Dr. Linda Barton as the slides automatically advance on your screen. A small video window on the side of your screen will show Dr.Barton presenting. The live Q&A session will be simulcast also and you will be able to send questions from your screen options if you wish.
The MVMA Academy Seminar
is generously sponsored by
Titles, Abstracts and Schedule of Day
9:00 am - 10:30 am Fluid therapy: tips and tricks:
An important aspect of the management of most critically and acutely ill patients is fluid therapy. Fluid therapy is used to correct life-threatening abnormalities in volume, electrolyte and acid-base status. Patients with normal kidneys, cardiovascular systems and vascular endothelium can usually adjust to a less than perfect fluid plan. Critically ill patients often have compromise of these organ systems and are therefore much less tolerant of fluid therapy miscalculations. Improper use and application of fluid therapy can create new problems for the patient. This session will cover tips and tricks for prescribing and monitoring fluid therapy in this patient population.
10:30 am - 10:45 am - Break
10:45 am - 11:45 pm Critical Care Nutrition:
There is no disease process that benefits from starvation. Providing adequate nutrition is an important component of patient management. This case based discussion will cover patient selection, chose of route of administration and other practical tips to safely provide nutritional support to your critically ill patients.
11:45 am- 12:45 pm - Lunch
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm Approach to the trauma patient:
The speed and quality of the emergency care of a seriously injured pet may affect the development of complications and often the final outcome. The information presented will outline a general approach to the trauma patient and focus on triage and initial resuscitation.
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm Clinical approach to blood gases:
Blood gas analysis is becoming more readily available can provide information helpful in the diagnosis and management of critical patients. This presentation will offer a strategy for simple cage-side interpretation of blood gases. Basic physiology of acid-base regulation, step by step process for evaluating blood gases, and case example will be covered.
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm - Break
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm - Emergency management of DKA:
Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a serious complication of a common endocrine disorder. Patients presenting with DKA require intensive 24 hour care in the initial stages of their management. The case-based presentation will focus on identification and correction of fluid and electrolyte imbalances rather than rapid correction of hyperglycemia.
About the Speaker
Linda Barton, DVM, DACVECC
Linda Barton, DVM, DACVECC Linda Barton received her DVM from the University of Florida. Following an internship at the University of Pennsylvania, she worked in private veterinary practice. To further pursue her interest in emergency and critical care medicine, Dr. Barton left private practice to complete a residency in emergency and critical care at the Veterinary Institute of Trauma, Emergency and Critical Care, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 1996, Dr. Barton became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. She directed the Emergency and Critical Care medicine service at The Animal Medical Center in New York for ten years. She joined the staff of the VCA Veterinary Specialty Center of Seattle in 2007.
Please call the MVMA to Register (651) 645-7533 until Wednesday, September 19 at 4:30 pm.
On site registration is available during the hours of 8:00 am - 9:00 am the morning of the seminar, September 20, 2012.
Join us for our MVMA Fall Staff Seminar on Behavior, Thursday, November 8th, 2012
More CE Opportunities