Veterinary Clinical Podcasts
About This Show
Welcome to this series of audio podcasts on small animal clinical topics hosted by Shailen Jasani (MRCVS DipACVECC) and featuring veterinary specialists and other clinical staff from the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals.
Find out more by listening to the Introduction podcast (first podcast) and if you have any suggestions or comments please get in touch (email firstname.lastname@example.org; tweet @RoyalVetCollege using #saclinpod; or use the RVC Facebook page). Also, if you like this podcast series please rate it in iTunes! "This is such a great resource! Thank you for reviving the podcast format, so needed for our generation of vets." (a BVetMed 2011 graduate). "Just wanted to drop you a quick email about the saclinpod podcasts. I think they're fantastic." (a BVetMed 4 student)
Most Recent Episode
Bite wounds 35
Today we talk to Zoë Halfacree, senior lecturer in soft tissue surgery here at the RVC, about bite wounds and some things to consider in how to approach them, after initial patient assessment and stabilisation.· Analgesia; full mu opioid based upon pain score· Antibiotics; broad spectrum, such as potentiated amoxicillin· Culture where possible· Diagnostic imaging· When to explore; preferably within 4-6 hours of presentation· Lavage techniques; isotonic crystalloid (e.g. compound sodium lactate) using a 25ml syringe and 19-gauge needle. If you attach the fluid bag to an extension set and that to a three-way tap, with the needle and syringe, if makes it a little easier to flush.· Wet to dry dressing vs placing a drain Zoë discussed these aspects of bite wound management. Although this is a relatively common problem that we encounter, there is little information in the literature to help guide us on ways to manage these challenging patients.Enjoy!If you have any comments about this podcast, please get in touch, email email@example.com; tweet @RoyalVetCollege using #rvcpod; or use the RVC Facebook page. We would greatly appreciate your time to rate us on iTunes and write a review.