Shock - what it means for our patients and how to approach it.
This webinar will look at the different types of shock and how we deal with them. We will look at its pathophysiology, and how we can assess its severity from physical assessment of the patient, using simple parameters such as mentation, pulse rate and quality and mucous membrane assessment. Treatment of shock will be discussed, including the use of fluid therapy, and the different types, volumes and rates of fluids which may be suitable, as well as medications that are available. Once treated we can also see problems associated with the reperfusion of tissues, and so these issue will also be explained and discussed. By the end of the webinar webinar delegates should feel more confident in dealing with these patients in the clinic and how they can target treatment in order to gain a successful outcome.
In case you have missed this webinar, you have the opportunity to watch a recorded version here.
Louise O’Dwyer DMS BSc (Hons) VTS (ECC) DipAVN (Medical & Surgical) RVN
Louise O’Dwyer has worked at PetMedics, the UKs largest emergency clinic for the past 12 years and is currently Clinical Director. Louise holds both the Medical and Surgical Advanced Diploma in Veterinary Nursing as well as being a board certified veterinary technician specialist in Emergency and Critical Care. In 2012 Louise gained her MBA and is currently a part time PhD student at Manchester Metropolitan University looking at resistant bacteria in veterinary practice and their relevance in biofilms.
Louise contributes regularly to veterinary nursing articles, sitting on the editorial board of the Veterinary Nurse journal. Louise is the author of ‘Wound Management for the Veterinary Nurse and Technician’ and the forthcoming ‘Practical Techniques in Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Nursing’.
Louise lectures regularly in the UK and internationally on a range of topics.