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Webinars In This Series

Lecture 1 – An Evidence-based Approach To Balanced Anaesthesia In Small Animals

Wed, June 12 | Time – 19:30 AEST [SYDNEY]

Dr. Maria Bellei

After completing her Veterinary degree in Santa Catarina, Brazil, Maria started a combined internship and residency program in Veterinary Anesthesiology at the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Canada in 2005. During her time in Canada, Maria’s training included clinical anaesthesia in horses, cattle, small animals and avian and exotic species, as well as research in equine analgesia and specialized coursework. She joined the American College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia as a Board-certified specialist in 2009. Maria’s main interests include partial and total intravenous anaesthesia in small animals and equine practice, strategies to improve medication safety and use of epidural morphine for analgesia. Maria is extremely passionate about teaching, and strives to create interesting, engaging resources for veterinary nurses and veterinary students wanting to learn more about anaesthesia.
The evidence supporting a balanced or multi-modal approach to anaesthesia in veterinary and human medicine is solid. But when it comes to everyday cases, where do we start? This webinar will piece together the information available in the veterinary literature supporting strategies that contribute to a balanced approach. Protocols, dose rates and techniques for the use of epidural anaesthesia, local blocks, and common constant rate infusions will be discussed, as well as suggestions on case selection for individual strategies.

Lecture 2 - Lactate In The Critical Patient – Where Are We Now?

Thu, June 03 | Time – 19:30 AEST [SYDNEY]

Dr. Philip R. Judge
BVSc MVS PG Cert Vet Stud MACVSc (Vet. Emergency and Critical Care; Medicine of Dogs)

Philip graduated from Massey University New Zealand in 1992, and spent 7 years in small animal practice before undertaking a residency and Masters degree program at the University of Melbourne. For over 20 years, Philip has worked in both university and private emergency practice. He has lectured extensively both within Australia, and internationally, has examined for the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists, and is a published author and expert in Australian snake envenomation. Philip is also co-founder and director of Vet Education Pty Ltd, and has written and delivered over 30 online courses to more than 4500 vets and vet nurses/technicians worldwide. Philip has a keen interest and passion for ventilation therapy, surgical emergencies, and envenomation therapy. Philip dedicates his non-work time to ultramarathon running, sea kayaking, and falling off his mountain bike.

Blood lactate measurements in the emergency and critical patient can tell us a lot about our patients – from global perfusion status, to aiding in determining the success of our resuscitation efforts. But is there more? We’ll review the latest literature on the value of blood and body-cavity lactate measurements, and how they can assist us in decision-making for our patients.

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