Emergency and Critical Care

5th Annual Gulf-Atlantic Veterinary Conference

Rock Out Your Resuscitation II: Fluid Selection and Endpoints of Resuscitation

Saturday, December 2
5:00 PM - 5:50 PM
Location: Royal Palm Ballroom Salon 10


Building on the previous lecture, “Rock Out Your Resuscitation I,” this lecture will present ways to maximize the utility of fluid therapy choices. Highlights include types of shock, identification and monitoring hypovolemic shock states, serial resuscitation evaluations, and discussion of newer fluid therapy strategies and controversies. Specifically, crystalloids, colloids (natural and biologic), hypotensive resuscitation, low volume resuscitation, interpretation of point-of care-testing (lactate, base excess), and resuscitation management of hemorrhage, head trauma, pulmonary contusions, and gastric dilation volvulus are presented.

Christine Rutter

Clinical Assistant Professor
Texas A&M University

Dr. Christine Rutter is originally from Biloxi, Mississippi and attended Mississippi State University for both her undergraduate and veterinary education. She was a general practitioner in Coral Springs, Florida before pursuing an emergency and critical care internship in Louisville, Kentucky. She completed an emergency and critical care residency at The Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, then joined a multi-specialty referral practice Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. While in Pittsburgh, she served as the director of emergency medicine, the coordinator for student externships, an intern committee member, and was a founding member of a nonprofit, community-based animal blood bank. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. She is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency Critical Care, a member of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society, the Association of Veterinary Hematology and Transfusion Medicine, and the Veterinary Comparative Respiratory Society.


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