Veterinary ECC Small Talk
By Shailen Jasani MA VetMB MRCVS DipACVECC
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Small talk and jibber jabber about small animal (canine, feline) Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ECC). Hosted by ECC specialist Shailen Jasani, Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical care, episodes cover a variety of topics relating to ECC including literature references and evidence-based medicine considerations. So join us for some ECC small talk, why don't you?
||CleanSepsis and the Glycocalyx||This episode is focused on sepsis. I also talk about the relevance of the glycocalyx. And emphasise how much extrapolation there is from human medicine to veterinary practice. Topics covered include: Long-standing sepsis definitions and recently...||9/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFeline Hypertension||Although feline hypertension may be a rare reason for emergency presentation, it is a condition that most small animal practitioners will have encountered both in routine practice and in critical care patients. This episode is based on the 2017 ISFM*...||6/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHepatic Encephalopathy in Dogs and Cats||Hepatic encephalopathy is a relatively common condition in dogs and to a lesser extent in cats. It is a disorder that all clinical veterinary staff, and especially those working in Emergency and Critical Care, should be aware of. This episode is based..||4/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanActivated Charcoal||Activated charcoal is a widely used therapy, especially in dogs, to facilitate gastrointestinal decontamination following toxin ingestion. Points covered in this episode include: A reminder about what activated charcoal is and how it is meant to work..||12/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPhysiotherapy in the Critical Veterinary Inpatient||On this episode of the podcast I am joined by Kim Sheader (MSCP HCPC ACPAT Cat A, Chair ACPAT, RAMP), Chartered Veterinary and Human Physiotherapist, to discuss physiotherapy for the critical inpatient. Kim is a highly qualified and experienced...||9/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDog and Cat Amputees: 'Tripods'||On this episode of the podcast I am joined by Rene Agredano and Jim Nelson of Tripawds, “the world's largest support community for animal amputees”, to discuss how we as veterinary staff can be better prepared to help clients with dogs and cats...||8/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Papers Episode||Anaemia in critically ill cats; severe anaemia in blocked tomcats; spinal shock in dogs; haemorrhagic GI disease in veterinary ICUs. In this episode of the podcast I discuss a few papers from the latest issue of the Journal of Veterinary Emergency and..||6/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAntimicrobial Stewardship in Companion Animal Practice||Antimicrobial resistance is said to be one of the greatest challenges currently facing small animal veterinary medicine. How can we become part of the solution rather than part of the problem? In this episode of the podcast I start by providing a...||4/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmotional Well-being in Veterinary Practice||With Enid Traisman, Dove Lewis||3/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat's Magnesium Got To Do With It?||In this episode of the podcast I take a look at magnesium and its role in clinical practice, something which many people may not be very familiar with. The episode is based on the following article: Humphrey S, Kirby R, Rudloff E. Magnesium...||2/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJournal Papers Episode: JVIM 2015||HORMONAL SEIZURES, IV POTASSIUM SUPPLEMENTATION, ICU SOUND LEVELS, BRAIN TUMOURS AND IMHA! In this episode of the podcast I discuss some of the papers that were published in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine during 2015. Remember that this...||12/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanManaging Dog Bite Injuries||**Apologies for the less than optimal sound quality of this episode and the non-stereo recording!** Dog bite injuries are a relatively common problem to be faced with in small animal practice. In this episode of the podcast I am joined by Nicola...||12/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPatient Handovers/Rounds||In this episode I am joined by Liz Hughston and Charlotte Rosenthal, both specialist ECC nurses from the USA, to discuss patient handovers/rounds. We start with a brief introduction to both my guests and then go on to discuss questions such...||11/6/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAcute liver failure||Dogs and cats with acute liver failure may present as emergencies and be critically ill. In this episode of the podcast I discuss this condition based on a recent review article from the Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical...||10/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanManagement of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)||Traumatic brain injury (closed head trauma) is relatively common in dogs and especially cats, often following motor vehicle collision. A rational approach to management is essential to try and maximise the chances of a successful outcome. In this...||8/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEarly Approach to Dyspnoeic Cats, First Do No Harm!||In this episode of the podcast I discuss an approach to the early management of dyspnoeic cats that is predicated on ‘first do no harm’ and thinking risk-benefit at all times. The main take-home messages from the episode are: Appreciate...||7/31/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJournal papers: PORV in dogs, Lactate in cats, and 'All in a tangle'||In this episode of the podcast I discuss two papers from the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association in 2015. The first is on post-operative regurgitation and vomiting (PORV) in dogs and the second is on lactate in cats. To end the...||7/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Critical Patient Daily Checklist||Critically ill patients almost by definition have a number of different problems and management considerations. They can be high maintenance requiring intensive care and it is easy to accidentally overlook different aspects of their care; this is...||6/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Shock Index in Veterinary Patients||What is it? Should you use it?||6/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSteroids and Shock!||Whether or not steroids should be used in shock has been an on-going debate for many years. In this episode I discuss some of the literature, in particular relating to the use of steroids in septic shock, and the concept of ‘relative adrenal...||5/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCanine Haemoabdomen - Part 2||This is the second of a two-part mini-series on canine haemoabdomen loosely based around the following review article: Herold LV, Devey J, Kirby R, Rudloff E. Clinical evaluation and management of hemoperitoneum in dogs. J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2008....||5/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCanine Haemoabdomen - Part 1||Some Things To Know...||4/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKetamine||Special K: Is Ketamine Really All That?||4/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFeline Asthma: 10 Bits of Jibber Jabber||Dyspnoeic cat with wheezes and an expiratory ‘push’ – the classic asthmatic cat, right?! In this episode I discuss this syndrome according to the following points: What do we call this syndrome? Who gets feline...||3/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanListeners Questions Episode on Blood Administration||Red Cell Transfusions: To Pump Or Not To Pump?||3/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2015 AAHA/AAFP Pain Management in Dogs and Cats Guidelines||Thankfully (!) pain management continues to gain increasing recognition in clinical veterinary practice. In this episode I look at some of the key points made in the following recently published guidelines focusing on those most relevant to ECC and...||2/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCanine Hypoadrenocorticism (Addison's Disease): 10 Talking Points||"The Great Pretender"||2/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanResuscitation Fluids, and Colloids in Hypoproteinaemia||Crystalloids versus colloids in resuscitation||1/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClinical Policies and Predictive Transfusion Formulae||How much blood should you transfuse? How do you decide?||1/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanListeners' Questions on Fluid Therapy||Pulmonary contusions, Heart murmurs and Nephrotoxins||1/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChristmas Hazards for Dogs and Cats||Ho ho ho oh so many potential hazards!||12/19/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNutritional Management of Acute Pancreatitis||To feed or not to feed? How to feed? What to feed?||12/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFluid Choice in Tomcat Urethral Obstruction (Blocked Cats)||Does it matter what we use?||11/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntravenous Lipid Emulsion as an Antidote||Can fat save lives?||11/7/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAntibiotics in Canine Acute Haemorrhagic Diarrhoea||Should all dogs with acute haemorrhagic diarrhoea receive antibiotics?||10/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroduction||Introduction to the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Small Talk podcast||10/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
Excellent resource *and* entertaining
I'm a second year vet tech student in the U.S. and I spend a lot of time driving between my home and school. I use the drive time to listen to veterinary podcasts of both a clinical and popular nature, and Veterinary ECC Small Talk is at the top of my to-listen-to list. The topics so far have been really interesting and Shailen's scripting is really good even for a 50-minute recording that would drag due to poor scripting. I am both adding to my knowledge bank and reinforcing what is already in my knowledge bank, so this is proving a great supplementary education resource I will continue to access after I sit my boards summer 2015. I also really appreciate that Shailen explains key terms for listeners who might be unfamiliar or unsure of the definitions, and the discussion of mechanisms and causal factors where known really helps me make sense of the whole picture.
My one suggestion for improving the podcasts is to encourage Shailen to listen to the episodes with an ear for his use of "filler words" that are superfluous and distracting. Your filler words appear to be "umm," when you pause mid-sentence to think, and "So" and "Now" to begin sentences. Once you're aware of these fillers you can make an active effort to remove them and your delivery will be even better.
Keep up the great work!
Such a great resource to keep us up to speed on many different things. Thank you for taking time to do this!
RVT in San Diego, CA. Awesome information, wish i had this back while i was in school. Keep 'em coming.
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