Noah's Animal Hospitals Plainfield, IN, United States
Specialty Veterinary Technician Session: In veterinary medicine there is a fair body of scientifically verified data regarding cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in canine and feline patients. There is, however, a dearth of empirically sound data when making consideration for CPR in exotic animal patients. The overarching principles are the same across species, allowing for anatomic and physiological differences in each of the primary exotic animal categories: Avian, Reptile, Mammal. The primary purpose of this lecture is to consider both the “standard” CPR practices applied to traditional canine and feline patients as well as the necessary species modifications required for exotic animal patients. Discussion will cover anatomic modifications required for traditional CPR monitors and equipment as well as interpretation of data received from said monitors. Appropriate thoracic compressions, emergency intubation, intravenous access, drug dosing and modifications will also be covered.
Understand and utilize appropriate assessment technique and parameters in CPCR cases
Utilize correct emergency place techniques for intravenous catheters and intubation
Understand and utilize appropriate CPCR techniques in exotic mammals, birds, and reptiles