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Inpatient Care: The basics make the biggest difference

Dr. Trudi McAlees
BSc, BVSc, MANZCVS (Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Emergency Medicine and Critical Care), FANZCVS (Emergency Medicine and Critical Care)
20 October 2020
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Caring for hospitalised patients whether it is before and after surgery, or part of medical management of a non-surgical disease is vital to the welfare of the animal and ultimately, to the outcome of the case. Inadequate analgesia can delay surgical wound healing and impair post operative mobility. Poor nutritional management will complicate the treatment of medically ill animals, particularly cats. The effects of bad fluid therapy can range from being not effective to actually causing harm to your patients.
This webinar covers the basics of inpatient care with a practical and realistic approach to making sure that the animals out the back are cared for well.
Dr Trudi McAlees is a New Zealand veterinarian and Massey graduate who after starting her career in a mainly dairy practice, headed off to the UK for the obligatory period of locum work and travel. After a short period in small animal practice in Auckland, Trudi then moved to Melbourne to pursue a 2-year position in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care at the University of Melbourne teaching hospital but stayed for 10 years before returning to private practice. She is currently at The Referral Centre in Hamilton.

Trudi is committed to post-graduate education. She is passionate about improving the ability of practitioners to deal with emergencies, and hopes to decrease the anxiety that can accompany these cases when they present. Trudi has a particular interest in analgesia, ventilation and multi-trauma cases. She presents the Sydney University Distance Education course in Emergency Medicine.

Trudi has memberships of the Australian & New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Anaesthesia and Critical Care, and in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care and was the first person to achieve Fellowship in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care in 2008.

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