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Emergency And Critical Care: Assessment And Treatment Of The Critically Ill Patient Part One

Emergency And Critical Care: Assessment And Treatment Of The Critically Ill Patient Part One

Emergency And Critical Care: Assessment And Treatment Of The Critically Ill Patient Part One

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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This course is only available to trainees days after purchase. It would need to be repurchased by the trainee if not completed in the allotted time period. This course is no longer available. You will need to repurchase if you wish to take the course again.


ECC: Assessment and Treatment the Critically Ill Patient: Part One is designed to build on the knowledge base of experienced technicians. This 6-week advanced level course covers areas such as the physical exam, triage, hospitalized patient critical care, and neurological emergencies as well as other segments of care. It includes challenging assignments that will require the student to utilize professional experience and critical thinking skills, along with new concepts and knowledge acquired through the course materials. Participants are not required to work in practice to complete this course.

Note: Each of the courses in the ECC: Assessment and Treatment the Critically Ill Patient series is free-standing and participants may take the courses in any order. All 4 courses in the series utilize the same textbook.

This course was previously titled Advanced Principles of Emergency Patient Care, Part One.


On completion of this course the learner will be able to:
1. Perform a physical exam while evaluating the patient’s emergency status
2. Triage incoming and in-hospital patients to prioritize those needing the most urgent medical attention
3. Establish a “ready area” to stabilize critical patients
4. Assess hospitalized patients for changes in their medical status
5. Discuss and follow the Kirby’s Rule of 20 for daily care of the critical patient
6. Provide wound management
7. Identify and assist in the treatment of neurological emergencies
8. Discuss, detect, and assist in the treatment of infectious diseases
9. Perform hands-on assessment of critically ill patients
10. Evaluate and record both subjective and objective physical examination parameters throughout the day
11. Apply the numeric coma scale
12. Recognize abnormalities in mental status that can been seen with metabolic disease, drug administration or toxicity, and structural brain disease
13. Define risk factors for nosocomial infections in the ICU
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.

Current Accreditations

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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