In this episode, we have a short chat about how to identify anaphylaxis the management differences between an allergic reaction and anaphylaxis.
Doses quoted in the episode:
IV/IM Dose: 0.005 - 0.01 mg/kg
Infusion: 0.003 mg/kg/hr (0.05 mcg/kg/minute, 3 mcg/kg/hr depending on how your brain works).
Some fun papers:
Lisciandro GR. Abdominal FAST (AFAST)-detected hemorrhagic effusion in 11 dogs with acute collapse and gallbladder wall edema (halo sign) with presumed anaphylaxis (abstract). J Vet Emerg Crit Care. 2016.
World allergy organization guidelines for the assessment and management of anaphylaxis. World Allergy Organization Journal. 2010;4(2):13–37.
Comparison of clinical findings between dogs with suspected anaphylaxis and dogs with confirmed sepsis. JAVMA. 2017.
Anaphylaxis in dogs and cats. J Vet Emerg Crit Care. 2013.
In this episode of the VetECC podcast, I interview Liz Hughston MEd., RVT, CVT, VTS (SAIM, ECC) about her role as a mentor and practice consultant, as well as differences between practice in the USA and the UK. Look forward to an hour of shop talk, laughs, and stories about our experiences in veterinary medicine, as well as some critical evaluation of how our behaviour can affect practice.
We are joined by Noah Jones, BSRT, RRT-ACCS, RCP, RVT, VTS (Research Anesthetist) respiratory guru extraordinaire. Noah is both a veterinary technician specialist and a human respiratory therapist. He works in a large referral hospital on the East Coast. His favourite topic is mechanical ventilation, and he travels the country teaching ventilator wet/dry labs at various conferences and venues. He is also a husband and father, and we have a guest appearance by his charming daughter during the show.
We discuss a range of topics, including oxygen therapy, monitoring, and blood sampling, and I get schooled in respiratory physiology.
Topics discussed in the podcast:
Specialising in veterinary medicine
Criteria for intubation/ventilation
Transporting the critically unwell respiratory patient
Chest physiotherapy/coupage in pneumonia. Associated papers:
Canine Influenza (pardon me forgetting the country in the podcast):https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/guelph-professor-investigates-dog-influenza-1.4480602
Cuffing endotracheal tubes:
Oxygen in myocardial infarction:
Oxygen use in the ICU:
Show notes for comments: http://vetemerge.cc/podcast/episode-2-potential-pitfalls-and-pearls-for-patients-with-pulmonary-problems
Thank you for listening to our very first Emergency and Critical Care Education podcast. We were graced with the presence of Dr Andrew Foster, resident in anaesthesia and analgesia at the Royal Veterinary College. We discuss the various tools in our arsenal for managing pain and to provide sedation in the veterinary emergency room. An associated article and other resources can be found at: http://vetemerge.cc/podcast/episode-1-sedation-and-analgesia-in-the-veterinary-emergency-room