Wednesday, September 14, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Additional registration fee: $300.00
(Register when you register for Connexity)

Get ready to experience a lifesaving, hands-on lab from the co-founder of the RECOVER Veterinary CPR initiative!

Participants will walk away with concepts and techniques in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS) that is reinforced through scenario-based simulations that cover the official veterinary CPR certification process approved by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.

Successful completion of this course grants certification as a RECOVER BLS and ALS Rescuer. Human medical professionals are certified in human CPR. Veterinary medical professionals should certify themselves in veterinary CPR!

This pre-conference workshop is open to veterinarians and non-veterinary professionals. The pre-event online training portion must be completed online prior to September 10. RACE approval is pending.

Learning objectives

  1. Rapidly recognize patients with cardiopulmonary arrest
  2. Properly administer high-quality chest compressions using the most up-to-date approaches in dogs and cats
  3. Provide mouth-to-snout or intubated ventilation according to current evidence-based guidelines
  4. Utilize effective communication and team skills that will improve your ability to manage emergent and critically ill patients
  5. Choose the most useful monitoring devices for patients in cardiopulmonary arrest and interpret data from them
  6. Rapidly diagnose the arrest ECG rhythm to determine the best ALS therapies for the patient
  7. Administer the most effective drugs and other adjunctive therapies for patients with cardiopulmonary arrest
  8. Perform life-saving procedures such as venous cutdowns, intraosseous catheter placement, and open chest CPR

Course flow


Complete RECOVER CPR course through RECOVER

  1. Basic Life Support - 5 hours RACE CE Credit
  2. Advanced Life Support - 3.5 hours RACE CE credit
  3. Provide at least 1.5 months ahead of conference.

Onsite (RACE approval pending)

Basic Life Support Certification (1.5-2 hours)

  1. Review and practice
  2. Assessment

Advanced Life Support Certification (3.5-4 hours)

  1. Review
  2. Practice with Scenarios
  3. Assessment

A printed certificate may be provided on site upon completion of course, or electronic certificate emailed after the conference. Certification status is tracked on RECOVER website database.

*Limited to 20 participants. Participants must also complete a pre-requisite online course before the workshop. The workshop registration fee covers the cost of this pre-requisite course.

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