Courses of Study 2013-2014 
    Feb 02, 2023  
Courses of Study 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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VTMED 5611 - Small Animal Clinical Emergency and Critical Care Medicine

Fall, spring, summer. 2 credits. Letter grades only.

Enrollment limited to: third- and fourth-year veterinary students. Required component of Clinical Rotations (Foundation Course VI).

G. Schoeffler, D. Fletcher, R. Goggs, staff.

Management of both emergent and critical cases represents a significant component of the practice of veterinary medicine. The focus of this clinical rotation will be the development of a knowledge base and a comprehensive set of skills necessary for a veterinarian to perform adequately in these areas, within a structured format. These skills include the appropriate evaluation (triage) and stabilization of emergency patients, the management of postoperative and other critical patients, and sensitive and effective client communication. Participants access relevant information fromvarious sources related to emergency and critical care medicine and understand and apply these principles to clinical cases. Students will participate in the management of incoming emergency cases as well as have primary patient care responsibilities in both intensive care and intermediate care units. Students will be expected to work closely with technicians and clinicians to develop familiarity with technical and nursing procedures.

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