Course curriculum

  • 1

    Pre-course work

  • 2

    Video lectures: "Approach to hemorrhagic shock in small animals"

    • Lesson 1 - Introduction and pathophysiology

    • Quiz #1

    • Lesson 2 - Diagnosis and Damage Control

    • Quiz #2

    • Lesson 3 - Hypotensive resuscitation

    • Quiz #3

    • Lesson 4 - The use of crystalloids and viscosity targets

    • Quiz #4

    • Lesson 5 - Autotransfusion and pelvic hemorrhage

    • Quiz #5

    • Lesson 6 - The use of vasopressors in hemorrhagic shock

    • Quiz #6

  • 3

    Final quiz

    • Final quiz

  • 4

    Next steps

    • Before you go...

Course Description

This course will cover the basic and advanced aspects of hemorrhagic shock with emphasis on traumatic etiology. In addition, it will provide an in-depth overview of an up-to-date approach to management of severe hemorrhagic shock that is refractory to standard therapy and resuscitation. All recommendations are based on current human and veterinary research as well as the author’s experience working in emergency and critical care field for 10 years. This course will consist of non-interactive lessons in the form of videos, journal articles, and texts highlighting the most important take-away messages. The participants will be able to ask questions in the discussion section of each lesson. Lessons will include handouts and quizzes that will re-enforce the most important concepts of each lesson. Completion of all lessons (videos, reading materials, quizzes, and end-of-course test) will take a minimum of 3-4 hours.