Amy Newfield, CVT, VTS (ECC)

Introduction to Emergency and Critical Care Medicine for the Veterinary Technician

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

Hi, I’m Amy Newfield, CVT, VTS (ECC)

Does the thought of a trauma patient coming into your hospital make you nervous? What about CPR? If you are a veterinary technician, nurse or assistant who wants in-depth knowledge in emergency medicine then this course is for you! This course will present difficult concepts in a practical way so you can use your new knowledge the next day in your hospital. I promise you will laugh and have fun while learning about emergency medicine. By the end, you will be more comfortable with your skills and knowledge for the next time an emergency presents at your hospital. 

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. Understanding Shock & Defining an Emergency: 1 HOUR

January 4, 2022

a. Reviews what an emergency is

b. Reviews the various kinds of shock

c. Reviews various stages of shock

2. Triage: 1 HOUR

February 2, 2022

a. Reviews what triage is

b. Reviews how to triage

c. Reviews how to communicate to pet owners during an emergency

3. Stabilization: 1 HOUR

March 2, 2022

a. Reviews gaining IV access

b. Reviews fluid therapy of stabilization

c. Reviews end-point markers of stabilization

4. CPR: 1 HOUR

April 5, 2022

a. Reviews basic life support

b. Reviews advanced life support

c. Reviews how to obtain further knowledge and practice

5. Introduction to Transfusion Medicine – 1 HOUR

May 10, 2022

a. Reviews various blood products

b. Reviews auto-transfusions

c. Reviews current practices of how to administer blood

6. Endocrine Emergencies – 1 HOUR

June 7, 2022

a. Reviews what are diabetic emergencies

b. Reviews what is hypoadrenocorticism

c. Reviews unique nursing care for both

7. Gastrointestinal Emergencies – 1 HOUR

July 5, 2022

a. Reviews what is GDV

b. Reviews what is acute abdomen

c. Reviews unique nursing care for both 

8. Respiratory Distress – 1 HOUR

August 2, 2022

a. Reviews how to identify a pet in respiratory distress

b. Reviews ways to administer oxygen

c. Reviews unique nursing care for respiratory distress patients

9. Trauma Patients – 1 HOUR

August 31, 2022

a. Reviews how to manage trauma patients using a step by step approach

b. Reviews how to be empowered to have forward thinking skills

c. Reviews unique nursing care for trauma patients

10. Caring for the Critical Patient – 1 HOUR

October 4, 2022

a. Reviews Kirby’s Rule of 20

b. Reviews monitoring for trends

c. Reviews forward-thinking skills