Experience RECOVER CPR through Immersive Simulation
Intensive workshop in simulation learning focused on CPR training
The Veterinary Simulation Deep Dive: RECOVER CPR is a two day simulation learning workshop held at the Tetlow and Roy Park Veterinary Innovation Lab. The workshop is targeted at veterinary educators (veterinarians and veterinary technicians/nurses) who want to teach the evidence-based RECOVER CPR guidelines using immersive simulation. Upon completion of the workshop, you will:
- Be certified as a RECOVER BLS/ALS Rescuer (or get a refresher)
- Be certified as a RECOVER BLS/ALS Instructor
- Have a foundation in medical simulation for veterinary education, including design of simulation scenarios, running simulations, and facilitating post-scenario debriefs
- Understand how to use OpenVetSim, an open-source platform for veterinary immersive simulation training
RECOVER CPR Certification is the first simulation-based training and certification process for veterinary CPR, and is the only veterinary CPR training program offering certification by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care and endorsed by the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society.
OpenVetSim is an open source simulation platform created for veterinary educators to design and implement simulated clinical scenarios. OpenVetSim is the backbone of the canine simulator used for RECOVER CPR certification. But its capabilities go beyond CPR, and you’ll learn how to program the system for any type of clinical training.
Tetlow and Roy Park Veterinary Innovation Lab
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
930 Campus Road, Room C2 585, Ithaca, NY 14853
Daniel Fletcher, PhD, DVM, DACVECC
Dr. Fletcher has been on the faculty of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine since 2006. After receiving a BS in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University and a PhD in Bioengineering from the University of California Berkeley/San Francisco, he obtained his DVM from the University of California at Davis. He then completed a rotating internship and emergency and critical care residency at the University of Pennsylvania. He has received multiple teaching awards, including the 2013 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence and is co-chair of the RECOVER Initiative, which published the first evidence-based veterinary CPR guidelines. His research interests include disorders of fibrinolysis, epilepsy, and the use of immersive simulation in teaching. He has been building simulators for veterinary education since 2009 and opened the Tetlow and Roy Park Innovation Lab, an immersive simulation center at Cornell in the fall of 2015.
Armi Pigott, DVM, DACVECC
Dr. Pigott is originally from South Texas. He completed his veterinary degree at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA; rotating internship at Pet Emergency Clinics in Ventura, CA; and Emergency and Critical Care residency at Animal Emergency Center (now Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists) in Glendale, WI. Professional interests include emergency resuscitation, trauma, wound management. He is passionate about teaching emergency medicine and currently works for Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists in Glendale, WI as a Criticalist and training program supervisor. In his spare time he enjoys the great outdoors with his wife Carol, three noisy beagles (Sam, Penny, and Howie) and Labrador retriever Madeline.
Andrea Steele, MSc, RVT, VTS (ECC)
Andrea graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Specialized Honours Zoology from the University of Guelph, (1994). Andrea completed the Veterinary Technician Diploma at the Ridgetown College Campus, University of Guelph (1998). Most recently, Andrea graduated with a Master’s degree in Veterinary Clinical Studies, with a focus on hospital associated infections in the ICU. Andrea has been an RVT in an ICU environment for 20 years, and became a Veterinary Technician Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care (VTS(ECC)) in 2003, becoming a member of the Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technicians and Nurses (AVECCTN). Andrea has been a very active member of AVECCTN, having been the Examination Chair, Executive Secretary, and President of the Board of Directors. Currently, Andrea serves as the Executive Secretary of AVECCTN. Andrea is an experienced veterinary educator and lecturer, and regularly speaks at national and international veterinary conferences.
Kenichiro Yagi, MS, RVT, VTS (ECC) (SAIM)
Ken Yagi has been practicing in the veterinary field since 2000 obtaining his RVT in 2008 and certifying as a Veterinary Technician Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care in 2011 and Small Animal Internal Medicine in 2013. He has obtained his master’s degree in Veterinary Science through the University of Missouri in 2017. As an active educator and VTS he has contributed to the development of training methods and application of the RECOVER guideline in practice. He has been serving as the program director for the RECOVER Initiative since 2017, developing the certification process and international instructor network to establish an evidence-based standard for veterinary CPR worldwide. Ken is currently employed at the Tetlow and Roy Park Innovation Lab at Cornell as the Veterinary Education Simulation Laboratory Manager.
Ken invites everyone to ask “Why?” to understand the “What” and “How” of our field, and to constantly pursue new limits as veterinary professionals and individuals.
Pre-day: Rescuer Certification Program
|June 19||9am-12pm||RECOVER Rescuer Certification Part I|
|RECOVER Rescuer Certification Part II
OpenVetSim Installation Party
Day 1 and 2: Immersive Simulation Intensive: RECOVER CPR
|June 20||8am-12pm||Simulation Concepts and Debriefing|
|RECOVER Instructor Certification Part I
Welcome Dinner (Please RSVP on reg form)
|June 21||8am-12pm||Instructor Certification Part II|
|1pm-4pm||Instructor Certification Part III|
Step 1: Fill out the Registration Form
Step 2: Submit payment through Cornell Accounting when contacted.
There is a registration limit of 24 seats.
For Individuals being certified as Rescuers at the Deep Dive
This applies if you have not yet obtained RECOVER BLS and ALS Resceuer certification.
Veterinary Nurse/Technician: $815/participant
**NOTE: The prerequisite online course is not included in the registration. Participants may enroll in the courses at https://recoverinitiative.org/veterinary-professionals/ at a 30% discount by using the code vsdeepdive (which reduces the fees to $105 for veterinarians, $52.50 for Veterinary Nurses/Technicians for the BLS/ALS package).
For Existing Rescuers
This applies if you have already obtained RECOVER BLS and ALS Rescuer certification elsewhere.
Veterinary Nurse/Technician: $695/participant
**REMINDER: Please be sure to have your online course completion status current. Notices for recertification courses have been emailed in Nov 2019 for those that are close to expiring. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have not received access to recertification courses and your online course certificate is expired.
Registration includes participation in all parts of the workshop and certification, snacks, beverages, and lunch all days, as well as a workshop welcome dinner on June 20.
Hotel and Travel
Our local airport is the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, located four miles from the Cornell campus, which has flights scheduled through American, Delta, and United. If you cannot arrange a flight into Ithaca, you will find that the Syracuse Hancock International Airport in Syracuse, New York, offers more options (including flights from two New York City-area airports: JF Kennedy on Delta or Jet Blue and Newark on United). Because the airport in Ithaca is a small regional airport, you may want to consider the Syracuse airport, which offers more flights and is less affected by winter weather issues. Ithaca is 60 miles/100 km (90-minute drive) from Syracuse. Ground transportation can be arranged through a local service, Ithaca Airline Limousine (phone: 1.607.273.3030 or 1.855.349.0084). Several scheduled trips are offered each day and you must call to make a reservation at least 24 hours, and up to 30 days, in advance. You may also arrange transportation to Ithaca through an area taxi service, Lyft, or Uber, or by driving a rental car.
The dates for this event coincides with Ithaca College’s Family Weekend and hotel rooms may sell out sooner than usual. Please take a look at some of the options below as a starting point.
Best Western University Inn offers rooms including breakfast, runs free shuttles to the workshop location and the airport. Please use the link for rooms in a block set aside for the Deep Dive.
There are other options for lodging the area through other hotels and avenues such as Airbnb.
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