Originally presented in 2020, this on-demand course features two videos, through which VetGirl Founder, Dr. Justine Lee, will review the top 15 toxins treated in an ER setting and mistakes to avoid when treating poisoned patients. As a double-boarded specialist in emergency/critical care and toxicology, Dr. Lee combines unique expertise and a down-to-earth teaching style to make toxicology feel easy!Register Now!
VIDEO 1: Top 15 Toxins Affecting Dogs and Cats (1.5 credit hours)
In this video, review the top 15 poisons small animal patients ingest. Common toxicants such as cardiac medications, antidepressants, amphetamines, paracetamol, NSAIDs, common household products, and food items (e.g., xylitol, grapes/raisins, etc.) will be reviewed. This lecture will review the mechanism of action, clinical signs, and overall treatment of these common toxicants.
Estimated time to complete: 90 minutes
VIDEO 2: Common Mistakes to Avoid in Your Poisoned Patients (1.5 credit hours)
In this video, review common mistakes to avoid in the poisoned patient, including indications and contraindications for emesis, activated charcoal, and the use of gastric lavage. The use of anxiolytic drugs and sedatives to treat the poisoned patient will also be discussed, including best sedation options for gastric lavage, for calming an agitated patient, and for the treatment of seizures.
Estimated time to complete: 85 minutes
Upon viewing this recording and passing the quiz with a score of 70% or better, you’ll earn 3 hours of RACE Approved CE.
Earn 3 hours RACE Approved CE
Learn at your own pace! Registration includes unlimited access to course videos for 12 months
Instant access to course videos and notes immediately following registration
Instant delivery of your CE Certificate, upon successful completion of the entire course and passing quiz score (70% or better)
*This course is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 3 CE Credits, with a maximum of 3 CE Credits being available to any individual veterinarian or veterinary technician.
These RACE approvals are for the subject matter categories of: medical program, using the delivery method of anytime/on-demand. These approvals are valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board’s CE requirements. RACE course numbers: 20-925364
IntroVet is also an NYSE Approved Sponsor, for providing continuing education to veterinarians and veterinary technicians licensed in New York State.
MEET THE SPEAKER
DVM, DACVECC, DABT
Dr. Justine Lee is a board-certified veterinary specialist in both emergency critical care (DACVECC) and toxicology (DABT). Dr. Lee attended veterinary school at Cornell University and completed her internship at Angell (Boston, MA). She completed her fellowship and residency in emergency and critical care at University of Pennsylvania. Previously, she was on faculty at University of Minnesota (2003-2008) and the head of an animal poison control center (2008-2013). She is the founder and CEO of VETgirl, a subscription-based podcast and webinar service offering RACE-approved, online veterinary continuing education. More information can be found at www.drjustinelee.com and www.vetgirlontherun.com.