Place that Lifeline! Advanced Vascular Access (1266)
Veterinary Technology |  Emergency/Critical Care
Saturday |  9:00 AM -  9:50 AM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||212A




Kenichiro Yagi BS, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM)
Adobe Animal Hospital

Kenichiro Yagi, BS, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM) is a veterinary technician in the field for 16 years. He is a UC Davis graduate with a bachelor's degree in Animal Science and pursuing a master's degree in Biomedical Sciences with an emphasis in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery at the University of Missouri. He is currently employed at Adobe Animal Hospital in Los Altos as the ICU Manager and the Blood Bank Manager. He is an instructor at Foothill College and VSPN, and is the ECC trainer for PetED Veterinary Education and Training Resources. He serves as a board member for the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society and the Veterinary Innovation Council, the treasurer for the Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technicians, and the NAVTA State Representative Committee Chairperson. He has published textbook chapters and articles and speaks internationally on topics in critical care, transfusion medicine, respiratory care, evidence-based medicine and critical care nursing. Ken invites everyone to ask the question of 'Why?' to understand the reasons behind the 'What' and 'How' of our field.

Presentation Info

Audience: CE Pathway: Advanced / Masterclasses
CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 2


What do 99% of critical care patients need? Venous access is useful for a few purposes in emergency and critical care. Vascular access serves as a lifeline in many cases allowing us to administer proper therapy and ease of appropriate diagnostics. Peripheral and central venous catheters, intraosseous catheterization, and arterial catheterization are commonly performed as methods of fluid, drug, and nutrient administration, pressure measurement, and blood sampling. Let’s talk about when to use the methods, how it is done, and to make the best of them.

This session is part of CE Pathway: Advanced / Masterclasses

Learning Objectives

1. Describe the various options of vascular access available

2. Understand the advantages and disadvantages of each access type

3. Learn methods in maximizing utility and minimizing complications

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