Emergency and critical care medicine is an exciting and rapidly evolving area of veterinary medicine. It affords our most seriously ill and injured patients a chance at recovery. In order to achieve a good outcome, it is essential that these patients are closely monitored and any necessary emergency procedures performed appropriately and in a timely fashion. This webinar will cover the practical aspects of placement of a variety of tubes and catheters that can be easily placed and used in a practice setting.
During the webinar, we will cover how to perform urinary catheterisation for bladder emptying and urine output monitoring, as well as placement of arterial catheters for blood sampling and direct arterial blood pressure measurement. We will also discuss the recommended technique for placement of a thoracostomy tube for the treatment of pleural space disease, including both trocar and MILA drains. Finally, we will discuss how to best perform an emergency tracheostomy. Whilst there will be a significant focus on the practical aspects of the tube and catheter placement, there will also be consideration of indications and required device management to ensure their safe and ongoing use following placement.
Recording from 29.11.2018
Mrs Lindsay Kellett-Gregory BSc(Hons), BVetMed(Hons), DACVECC, MRCVS
Lindsay Kellett-Gregory graduated from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in 2004. She spent 2 years in small animal private practice in the UK where she developed an interest in emergency and critical care. She subsequently completed a rotating internship at the RVC in 2007 before moving to the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, to complete a residency in emergency and critical care medicine in 2010. She obtained board certification in the same year and moved back to the RVC where she remained as a Lecturer in Emergency and Critical Care until 2018. She will take up the post of Specialist in Emergency and Critical care Medicine at Dick White Referrals, a large specialty referral hospital in the UK, in the autumn of 2018 where she will set up a critical care service to support the other specialty services. Lindsay is interested in all aspects of ECC, but has a particular interest in sepsis, respiratory emergencies and extracorporeal therapies.