JAVITS CENTER, NEW YORK, NY
NOVEMBER 7-8, 2024

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Urinary Tract Emergencies

08 Nov 2024
Bronx Clinical Theater
Urinary

Urinary emergencies represent a significant subset of cases encountered in veterinary practice, necessitating prompt and accurate assessment, management, and prognostication to ensure optimal outcomes for affected patients. This comprehensive lecture, is designed to equip veterinarians with the knowledge and skills essential for effectively addressing urinary emergencies across diverse clinical scenarios.

The session will commence with an exploration of the common etiologies and clinical presentations of urinary emergencies in veterinary patients, encompassing conditions such as urinary obstruction, urolithiasis, traumatic injuries, and urinary tract infections. Through case-based discussions and illustrative examples, attendees will gain insight into recognizing the varied manifestations of urinary distress, including signs of urinary obstruction, hematuria, dysuria, and systemic complications.

A systematic approach to the assessment and triage of urinary emergencies will be elucidated, emphasizing the importance of rapid evaluation and targeted diagnostics to identify the underlying cause, assess the severity of obstruction or injury, and determine the appropriate course of action. Practical techniques for conducting focused urinary examinations, interpreting diagnostic findings, and prioritizing cases based on clinical urgency will be addressed to facilitate timely intervention and optimize patient outcomes.

The core of the lecture will focus on evidence-based management strategies for urinary emergencies, tailored to the specific etiology and clinical presentation of each case. Key topics will include fluid therapy protocols, urinary catheterization techniques, pain management strategies, and surgical interventions, with emphasis on minimizing complications, preserving renal function, and alleviating patient discomfort.

Furthermore, the lecture will explore prognostic indicators and outcomes associated with different urinary emergencies, providing attendees with valuable insights into prognostic factors, potential complications, and long-term management considerations. Attendees will learn to effectively communicate prognosis and treatment options with clients, empowering them to make informed decisions regarding the care of their pets.

In conclusion, "Navigating Urinary Emergencies: Assessment, Management, and Prognosis" aims to empower veterinarians with the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to navigate urinary emergencies with competence and compassion, ultimately enhancing patient outcomes and promoting optimal wellness in veterinary patients presenting with urinary distress.

  • Identify the diverse etiologies and clinical presentations of urinary emergencies in veterinary patients, enabling attendees to recognize and differentiate between conditions such as urinary obstruction, urolithiasis, traumatic injuries, and urinary tract infections based on history, physical examination, and diagnostic findings.
  • Apply a systematic approach to the assessment and triage of urinary emergencies, incorporating rapid evaluation techniques, targeted diagnostic tests, and clinical scoring systems to prioritize cases based on clinical urgency and severity of obstruction or injury.
  • Implement evidence-based management strategies for urinary emergencies, including fluid therapy protocols, urinary catheterization techniques, pain management strategies, and surgical interventions, to stabilize patients, alleviate urinary obstruction, mitigate complications, and optimize renal function while considering individual patient factors and prognostic indicators.
Speakers
Mariana Pardo, Veterinary Criticalist - Veterinary Emergency Group

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