RECOVER Veterinary CPR

RECOVER Veterinary CPR

Basic and Advanced Life Support Rescuer Certification

Kenichiro Yagi, MS, RVT, VTS (ECC,SAIM)

How do we best treat animals in cardiopulmonary arrest? An evidence-based veterinary CPR guideline publishedby the RECOVER Initiative aimed at determining how to maximize the chances of patient survival and led to the official veterinary CPR certification process approved by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. This certification equips participants with concepts and techniques in Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support.

The certification process consists of an 8.5 hour, prerequisite online CE course developed by Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, followed by in-person training. Each participant must complete the online course prior to the hands-on training course at Atlantic Coast Veterinary Conference.

This hands-on training course uses high fidelity simulators with cardiopulmonary sounds, palpable pulses, and a patient monitor to review basic and advanced life support in scenarios applicable to real-world situations. Attendees practice running arrest scenarios in groups and are encouraged to reflect on their performance and will receive feedback from the instructor.

Your registration in this course includes enrollment in the online course, and access will be granted following registration. Successful completion of the online course and onsite training grants participants with certification as a RECOVER CPR Rescuer.

Human medical professionals become certified in human CPR. Likewise, veterinary medical professionals should become certified in veterinary CPR with the goal of improving outcomes in dogs and cats experiencing cardiopulmonary arrest.

Date: Thursday, October 17

Time: 10:00 AM –5:00 PM (lunch break 12:00 –1:00 PM)

Cost: $495 for veterinarians     $395 for veterinary technicians