By: Tiffany Jagodich, DVM, DVSc. DACVECC Description: Course description: High flow nasal oxygen is a novel modality of respiratory support in animals. It has been used widely in neonatal and pediatric
By: Tiffany Jagodich, DVM, DVSc. DACVECC
Course description: High flow nasal oxygen is a novel modality of respiratory support in animals. It has been used widely in neonatal and pediatric children as well as adult humans. It’s use in dogs at this point, has been limited to acute hypoxemic failure but, evidence may lead us to investigate new perspectives for use of this device in other conditions. In this lecture, we will discuss the use of HFNC in people, in hypoxemic failure of companion animals, and further considerations for our brachycephalic patients.
- Understand the mechanisms of action and indications supported by the literature for use of HFNC in respiratory disease.
- Describe the safety considerations for use of HFNC as related to the patient population and disease process.
- Discuss when success or failure of HFNC is observed, and consideration when discussing outcomes with veterinary patient owners.
Dr. Jagodich completed her veterinary degree at the University of Guelph, Ontario Veterinary College. She subsequently completed a rotating internship at Tufts University and then returned to the University of Guelph for her residency in emergency and critical care; as well as a graduate degree focussing on respiratory physiology and high flow nasal cannula oxygen therapy in dogs. She is currently the founding criticalist for a private practice in British Columbia, Canada and trauma medical director for her hospital. Her areas of interest include respiratory medicine, mechanical ventilation, trauma and much more.
(Monday) 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST