How To Approach The Dyspnoeic Patient

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Published on: 22.11.2012

Presenter:

Dan Holden BVetMed DVA DipECVAA CertSAM MRCVS
European Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia
The County Veterinary Clinic, Taunton

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About The Webinar

Few emergencies can be more immediately challenging than those in respiratory distress. Stopping your patient from deteriorating into respiratory arrest, while at the same time trying to achieve a diagnosis can sometimes be something of a plate-spinning exercise. This webinar will aim to set out a sensible and practical approach to the cat or dog with respiratory distress, including such crucial topics as:

  • Localisation of the problem: observation, palpation, inspection, percussion, auscultation
  • Cardiac or non-cardiac dyspnoea?
  • The hows and whys (and the pros and cons) of oxygen therapy
  • Sedation or anaesthesia?
  • Thoracocentesis and chest drainage
  • The difficult airway

Case examples will be used to illustrate important points in the recognition and management of dyspnoea from the nose to the alveolus!

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