The team approach is stressed. Orders are outlined and some highlighted for discussion. Vital signs and further testing, quick assessment tests (QATs), fluid therapy, ongoing fluid losses from head to toe, nutritional support, assessing for systemic illness, tips for post-surgical observations and pain management.
This talk will focus on the general principles involved in the stabilisation, decontamination and treatment of the intoxicated small animal patient. Emerging therapy with intravenous lipid emulsions (IVLE) and how this may be applied in specific situations will also be discussed.