Introduction to Emergency and Critical Care Medicine

This series will cover a variety of topics in emergency and critical care focusing on practical information that can be utilized by all practitioners.


Hi, I’m Adam Lancaster, DVM, DACVECC


I teach this course. I am Dr. Adam Lancaster is Board Certified Critical Care Specialist with BluePearl Veterinary Partners and a member of BluePearl's national Clinician Talent Acquisition team. I received my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, and I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Biology with a biomedical emphasis from the University of Northern Iowa. I was a Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Resident at Angell Animal Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts. I am a Continuing Education speaker and lecturer, and I authored an article on sleep aid toxicosis in dogs for the Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.

Courses in this series are $35 each when purchased separately. Enroll in the bundle and save $251.

Program Agenda and Learning Objectives

1-hour Live Interactive webinars (dates below), all starting at 5 p.m. Pacific, 7 p.m. Central, 8 p.m. Eastern time. 10 Anytime On-Demand courses, released one at a time about one month after each webinar.


  1. Triage, Stabilization and Endpoints of Resuscitation Part 1: 1 HOUR January 27, 2022
  2. To review what triage systems are available and how to utilize them in practice
  3. To review the basics of stabilizing a patient in shock
  4. To review the process for discontinuing resuscitation using specific endpoints
  5. Triage, Stabilization and Endpoints of Resuscitation Part 2: 1 HOUR February 24, 2022
  6. To review what triage systems are available and how to utilize them in practice
  7. To review the basics of stabilizing a patient in shock
  8. To review the process for discontinuing resuscitation using specific endpoints
  9. Bleeding Disorders and Hemostasis: 1 HOUR March 24, 2022
  10. To review the physiology of the coagulation system and how this translates into clinical relevance
  11. To review disorders of primary hemostasis including diagnosis and treatment
  12. To review disorders of secondary hemostasis including diagnosis and treatment
  13. Introduction to Transfusion Medicine: 1 HOUR April 28, 2022
  14. To review Blood donor selection and testing
  15. To review what blood products are available and how to use them
  16. To review pre-transfusion testing
  17. To review how to administer a blood transfusion
  18. To review potential adverse reactions associated with blood transfusions
  19. A Brief Review of Veterinary Toxicology…What You Really Need to Know! Part 1: 1 HOUR May 26, 2022
  20. To review the general approach to the acutely poisoned patient including various forms of decontamination
  21. To review advanced therapies like lipid administration and extracorporeal therapies
  22. To review some the clinical approach to patients intoxicated by some of the most common toxicities in veterinary medicine
  23. A Brief Review of Veterinary Toxicology…What You Really Need to Know! Part 2: 1 HOUR June 30, 2022
  24. To review the general approach to the acutely poisoned patient including various forms of decontamination
  25. To review advanced therapies like lipid administration and extracorporeal therapies
  26. To review the clinical approach to patients intoxicated by some of the most common toxicities in veterinary medicine
  27. Endocrine Emergencies: 1 HOUR July 28, 2022
  28. To review the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of hypoglycemia
  29. To review the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of acute hypothyroid crisis
  30. To review the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of hypoadrenocorticism
  31. To review the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis
  32. Introduction to Traumatic Brain Injury: 1 HOUR August 25, 2022
  33. To review the physiology of the cranium and pathophysiology of traumatic brain injury
  34. To review how to diagnose a patient with TBI
  35. To review treatments for TBI including intracranial and extracranial therapies
  36. Clinical Approach to the Icteric Patient: 1 HOUR September 29, 2022
  37. To review the physiology of hemoglobin metabolism and pathophysiologic changes that lead to icteric
  38. How to determine various causes of icterus (pre-hepatic, hepatic or post-hepatic)
  39. To review some real life case examples that demonstrate how to go about diagnosis and treating icteric patients in practice
  40. Acute Kidney Injury: 1 HOUR October 27, 2022
  41. To review the definition of AKI, various causes and different staging systems that have been described
  42. To review general treatment for AKI including advanced therapies like dialysis
  43. To review various causes of AKI, their diagnosis and treatment including toxins and infectious diseases