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Emergency And Critical Care: The ABC's Of Emergency Response

Emergency And Critical Care: The ABC's Of Emergency Response

Emergency And Critical Care: The ABC's Of Emergency Response

Brandy Tabor, BS, CVT, VTS (ECC)
Brandy Tabor, BS, CVT, VTS (ECC)
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Launch date: 03 Sep 2015
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Last updated: 19 May 2017

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General veterinary practices are faced with multiple emergencies on a daily basis. Is the team ready to handle all of these emergencies? Who is responsible for triaging the cases? What protocols are used? When an emergency comes in, what are the responsibilities of each team member? How does the team tell one client that another emergency is more critical than his or her own pet?

ECC: The ABCs of Emergency Response is a 5-week course that covers the basics of emergency response. Telephone triaging and communicating with clients open up this course, followed by the definition and stages of shock. Patient assessment is critical, and covers mentation, crash plans, TPR, mm/crt and pain assessment. The most common emergencies seen in practice are covered, along with the ABC’s of CPCR for both the cardiac and respiratory systems.

Usually time is a critical factor when responding to emergencies. A trained and ready practice team can make the difference in patient outcome and client satisfaction. This course will help practices initiate team training in emergency response. Participants are not required to work in practice to complete this course.

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This course was previously titled Basic Principles of Emergency Response.


On completion of this course the learner will be able to:
1. Ask clients the appropriate questions regarding an emergency situation
2. Provide the client with basic first aid instructions prior to transport to the practice
3. Develop protocols to assist the distressed pet owner
4. Relay pertinent information to the veterinary staff regarding the incoming emergency
5. List and explain the 5 patient assessments used to determine the patient's emergency state of being
6. Know the meaning of the ABC's of CPR
7. Help develop a practice emergency protocol for team members
8. Relate common emergency scenarios and demonstrate general knowledge of routine emergency care
9. Recognize the 5 different types of shock and identify the 3 stages of shock
10. Learn the ABC's of CPR/CPCR focusing on patient recognition, assessment, and the therapeutics involved with resuscitation
11. Discuss common emergencies pertaining to the cardiac, respiratory, and urogenital systems
Brandy Tabor, BS, CVT, VTS (ECC)

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Brandy Tabor, BS, CVT, VTS (ECC)
on behalf of VetMedTeam

A native of Colorado, Brandy graduated from Colorado State University in the spring of 2003 with a BS in Equine Sciences. While attending CSU, she worked as a nurse's assistant in the Critical Care Unit at the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Here, she learned just how far you can go with a career as a veterinary technician. She enrolled in Front Range Community College in Loveland, CO, graduating in 2005. Brandy then moved to Parker, CO where she currently works as a senior emergency and critical care technician. She had the honor of becoming a member of the Academy of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Technicians in 2008.

Brandy has a passion for writing and has written several papers for Today's Veterinary Practice, Veterinary Nursing Journal, Today's Veterinary Technician, and Veterinary Technician. She is also a contributor in the 5th edition of Review Questions and Answers for Veterinary Technicians. In addition she is the current chair of the AVECCT Credentials Committee.

Brandy currently lives with two birds, two cats, and two dogs.

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This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • AAVSB-Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE)
  • 0.25 Hours -
    Exam Attempts: 3
    Exam Pass Rate: 70

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