Dennis T. (Tim) Crowe, Jr., DVM, Dipl. ACVS, Dipl. ACVECC, FCCM, DACHM, NREMT-I, CFF
Dr. Crowe is chief of staff of Pet Emergency Clinics and Specialty Hospital in Ventura and Thousand Oaks, Calif. He is president of Veterinary Surgery, Emergency, and Critical Care Services and Consulting in Bogart, Ga. Dr. Crowe is one of the founding members of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. He is also a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, American College of Hyperbaric Medicine and a fellow in the American College of Critical Care Medicine. He is a certified fire fighter, nationally registered EMT-I and a paramedic instructor at Lanier Technical College in Oakwood, Ga. For more information, visit www.dtimcrowe.com, or e-mail, Traumadoc@dtimcrowe.com
Photo 3: Plastic wrap is laid over the ventral 50 percent to 80 percent of an Elizabethan collar and oxygen tubing attached on the inside. This Crowe collar is very effective in supplying supplemental oxygen to patients without using invasive means or causing isolation.
Photo 2: A nasal catheter is placed and secured with a suture at the base of the nostril and several sutures or skin staples used to hold it to the side of the patient's face. A section of adhesive tape is used to secure the catheter and oxygen tubing as well.