AHTA OF BC Conferences
Fall Conference 2013 Sunday, October 20th
Executive Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre Ballroom A, 405 North Road, Coquitlam BC V3K 3V9
Featuring: David Liss, BA, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM), CVPM
David Liss is a double board-certified veterinary technician specialist in emergency/critical care and internal medicine with a diverse background in emergency and critical care nursing. David has been technician manager at two different twenty-four hour referral/specialty facilities in the Los Angeles area and has lectured at over 15 conferences internationally. After recently publishing three chapters in an emergency and critical care nursing text, David was awarded the Veterinary Technician Educator of the Year award in 2012 by Western Veterinary Conference. David currently directs the veterinary technology program at Platt College in Los Angeles, and works as an ICU technician at VCA Veterinary Specialists of the Valley in Woodland Hills, CA. L
1. What to do in the first 5 minutes! Triage and Shock This lecture covers the initial assessment and treatment of a critical patient as they come rolling through the doors of a veterinary hospital. Topics such as fluid therapy, pain management, and patient assessment will be covered.
2. Critical Care Nursing 101 After a critical patient has been admitted to the veterinary hospital, how does the veterinary technician take care of it!? This lecture will cover a tried and true method to nurse the critically ill cat or dog, and will use an easy to remember acronym to summarize the process.
3. What do all those beeps & numbers mean? ICU patient monitoring Pulse oximetry, ECG, end-tidal carbon dioxide, blood gases, oh my! There are so many tools and monitors used in the treatment of a critically ill veterinary patient. This talk addresses the main monitoring tools such as ECG, blood pressure, pulse oximetry, and blood gases, that are used to maintain the life of a very sick patient. After this lecture the participant will be able to interpret the data presented on these monitors and understand their importance in the care of the critical patient.
4. Dealing with Crisis – the role of the front desk staff Everyone in the veterinary hospital has a vital role in an emergency. Those who are in front office/reception or management have an especially tough role as they are put into situations to deal with medical problems but often lack the training to do so. This lecture will discuss how to deal with telephone emergencies, what to do when they walk in the door, and how to deal with the client in crisis.
5. Tips/Tricks for Tech managers: Let’s get real! This lecture is aimed at supervisors and managers who deal directly with veterinary technician issues. Topics that will be discussed include: disciplinary actions, scheduling conflicts, personality clashes, and others. Horror stories will be presented as case examples and interactivity of the audience will be key when discussing these scenarios.
Fees & Registration
RAHT: (before Oct 1st) $80
(Oct 1st – 14th) $90
Non- RAHT: (before Oct 1st) $90
(Oct 1st – 14th) $100
Vet Assistant /Clinic Receptionist: (before Oct 1st) $90
(Oct 1st – 14th) $100
Veterinarian: (before Oct 1st) $90
(Oct 1st – 14th) $100
Conference Notes: $10 *Notes will also be available for free download at the conference. Please bring a memory stick with you if you wish to download them.*
Registration begins on August 12th, 2012 and closes on October 14th. There are only 100 spaces which we expect to fill quickly, so do register early.
Registration is on line only. Please note you can register on line and still submit payment by cheque. Multiple registrations can be done on the registration site.
Please visit our Eventbrite page to register: http://AHTABCFall2013.eventbrite.ca/
Please be advised that no refunds for Conference fees will be granted after October 1st.
On Maternity/Paternity Leave? Contact Christine Watson at email@example.com to be invited as our guest.
8:30am – 12:00pm Registration Desk Open
9:00am – 12:00pm David Liss (Lectures 1 – 3)
12:00pm – 2:00pm Lunch and General Meeting
2:00pm – 4:30pm David Liss (Lectures 4 – 5)
Require a Hotel?
The Executive Plaza & Conference Centre is offering the following rates to our attendees:
Standard Room (2 Dbls /1 King): $105
Corporate Club Room (1 King w/balcony & Jacuzzi): $115
Superior Room: 1 Queen bdrm & pull-out couch in living area): $125
*Quote Booking ID# 13010 when booking your room to ensure discounts are applied to your booking. Credit Card required, taxes not included, Call 604.936.9399/1.888.433.3932 to book.
Questions or concerns? Please do not hesitate to contact your Conference Coordinator, Leah Heneghan, by email at AHTABCConferences@gmail.com.