Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm - 9 pm
Location: Creston Brewery, Golden Age Room, 1504 Plainfield Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Presenters: Jill Niederhuth, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology) and Medora Pashmakova, DVM, DACVECC
Topic: The trauma patient – a neurologist’s and criticalist’s approach
RSVPs due by Monday, March 18, 2019 - Meeting limited to DVMs (may open to LVTs based on RSVPs)
Meeting will be RACE approved for 1.5 hours.
Please e-mail us if there are any dietary restrictions that need to be passed along to the venue (vegetarian, allergies, etc).
Description: Acute blunt trauma is a common presentation in the emergency department and sometimes to general practices. These cases require both a triage evaluation of the major systems (neurologic, respiratory, and cardiovascular) as well as a staged stabilization and diagnostic plan.
Please join us for a dinner presentation where Dr. Jill Niederhuth and Dr. Medora Pashmakova will present a joint lecture on how to approach the trauma patient. We will review the triage exam, initial stabilization, neurologic evaluation of the trauma patient, staged diagnostics, and preparation for transfer or advanced imaging where necessary. We will also cover fluid resuscitation and fluid choices in trauma patients, seizure control, and management of increased intracranial pressure, analgesic options, and monitoring parameters while the patient is still in your clinic. Many of the concepts addressed will also extend to other critical patients in general and arm the clinician with the tools to confidently triage and stabilize a variety of emergent presentations.
Dr. Pashmakova is experienced in all aspects of emergency and critical care medicine. Her particular interests include the emergent stabilization of shock and electrolyte disturbances; the critical care aspects of managing pets with sepsis, acute organ failure, endocrine disorders and environmental emergencies; and pediatrics, especially parvoviral enteritis. She also has advanced training in minimally invasive urinary interventions for pets with urethral and ureteral obstructions.
Enamored with neurology from her first day in the field, Dr. Jill Niederhuth particularly enjoys managing epilepsy, inflammatory brain/spinal cord diseases and neuromuscular conditions. She also finds it gratifying to help families and pets with care for conditions that can ultimately be fatal, such as brain tumors. Intervertebral disc disease surgery is one of her favorites because the outcome tends to be excellent.