Breathe easy - managing the BOAS patient

Key Information

CPD Hours: 8 hours

Course Length: One day

Course Format: Lectures and practical sessions

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29 Jun 22
£749.00

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Great opportunity to practice several techniques

Course Information

Key Areas
  • Brachycephalic obstructive breathing syndrome (BOAS) – medical, anaesthetic and surgical management
  • Brachycephalic airway surgery - staphylectomy, rhinoplasty, tonsillectomy
  • Managing the hospitalised brachycephalic patient
About this course

Would you like to enhance your skills in managing BOAS patients? 

Brachycephalic dogs are increasingly popular pets and can be extremely challenging to manage in the hospital environment. They are high-risk patients and require special techniques to care for them. This is a multi-disciplinary lecture and practical course. There will be lectures from specialists in emergency and critical care, anaesthesia and surgery. We will discuss tips and tricks for managing these patients smoothly and enable you to be in the best possible position to reduce the risks for them and alleviate their owners’ fears and stress.

The course will also have a cadaver practical allowing delegates to review and practice surgical techniques such as wedge resection rhinoplasty, partial staphylectomy, tonsillectomy and temporary tracheostomy tube placement. In addition we will discuss post-operative recovery and how best to manage these patients when hospitalised.

Why do this course? 
This course is ideal if you would like to enhance the care you and your team can offer these challenging cases.

Tutors

Stefano Cortellini, DVM MVetMed DipACVECC DipECVECC FHEA MRCVS
Senior Lecturer in Emergency and Critical Care
The Royal Veterinary College

Carolina Palacios Jimenez, DVM CertVA PGCertVetEd PhD DipECVAA MRCVS
Lecturer in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
The Royal Veterinary College

Lynda Rutherford, BVM&S MVetMed DipECVS PGCertVetEd FHEA MRCVS
Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery
The Royal Veterinary College

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