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Oxygen therapy for critically ill patients (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Oxygen is an ideal therapeutic agent because it is easy to administer, readily available and if used correctly relatively safe. There are very few contraindications to oxygen supplementation.

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Patient assessment and monitoring (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

The ability to accurately assess your patient is a key feature of success for a veterinarian. Although the importance of proper patient assessment is applicable to all fields of veterinary medicine, it is most apparent for the emergency/critical care clinician who may need to make rapid decisions based on observations obtained in a very short period of time.

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ECGs in the ER (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

The electrocardiogram or ECG is a valuable component of the medical evaluation of many dogs and cats. It can also be a useful tool for monitoring patients during hospitalization. It is imperative that a rapid and accurate rhythm diagnosis can be made so appropriate therapeutic intervention can be made.

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Approach to hypotensive patients (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

In order to understand and approach hypotensive patients, one must first understand blood pressure. Although not a true measure of perfusion, blood pressure is one of the most non-invasive means the veterinary field has of measuring whether or not the tissues are getting enough blood and ultimately enough oxygen.

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Updates in anticoagulant therapy (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Coagulation abnormalities are commonly encountered in critical illness. Traditionally, clinically relevant coagulation disorders have consisted mostly of bleeding associated with advanced stages of disseminated intravascular coagulation or toxin ingestion.

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Approach to head trauma (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

The treatment of head trauma is a controversial topic in veterinary medicine. Unfortunately, there does not appear to be a generalized consensus as to the approach to treating head trauma.

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Critical care triage (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

The triage examination is the initial and brief examination that occurs in the first few minutes after a patient presents to the emergency room. The triage examination is crucial to assessing a patient and determining if life-threatening problems are present. Point-of-care testing is a term used to refer to immediate testing in an emergency room.

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Approach to the bleeding patient (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

The bleeding patient is one of the more common emergency cases presented to veterinary hospitals. Although management of these cases is often initially symptomatic, it is imperative for the veterinary team to understand the diagnostic tests available to investigate the underlying etiology.

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CPCR: Is it worth it? (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or the more comprehensive term cardiopulmonary cerebral resuscitation (CPCR) is still one of the most important interventions performed in human or veterinary medicine. This is especially true in veterinary medicine when dealing with emergency and critical critically ill patients.

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