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CPR, Eye Emergencies & Practical ECC (VETS90039)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeVETS90039
Semester 1 - Online
Semester 2 - Online
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

In this subject will focus on the practical aspects of ECC including but not limited to: RECOVER guidelines for basic and advanced CPR along with common ophthalmic emergencies, monitoring, imaging, cytology and technical procedures, anaesthesia, analgesia and nutrition for the emergency and critical care patient. Specifically techniques in CPR, emergency radiography, ultrasound and cytology interpretation, jugular and arterial catheter placement and chest drain placement, nasal, oesophageal tube placement and nutrition plans and options for parenteral nutrition will be included in this subject.

Intended learning outcomes

At the completion of the subject, students should be able to;

  • describe appropriate anaesthesia and analgesia regimes as they apply to the emergent or critically ill patient
  • demonstrate knowledge of the mechanisms of action and pros and cons of analgesic drug choices for the emergent or critically ill patient
  • rapidly recognise cardiorespiratory arrest and to perform effective CPR that complies with the current RECOVER guidelines
  • demonstrate knowledge in the management of uveitis, corneal trauma and acute glaucoma
  • describe techniques and procedures commonly used in emergency and critical care including but not limited to arterial blood collection, jugular and arterial catheter placement, chest drain placement, nasal and oesophageal tube placement
  • demonstrate knowledge of techniques used to monitoring and management of the critically ill patient and list the limitations of these techniques
  • demonstrate sound interpretation of information provided by monitoring devices such as but not limited to ECG, pulse oximetry, capnometry, and blood pressure measurement (direct, indirect and venous)
  • demonstrate sound interpretation of diagnostic tests applicable to ECC
  • daemonstrate sound interpretation sonographic and radiographic images as they relate to common emergency conditions
  • apply the core principles covered in this subject to case studies

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students should have developed:

  • problem-solving skills
  • analytic skills
  • increased confidence in tackling unfamiliar problems
  • the capacity to manage competing demands on time

Last updated: 14 August 2019