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Pain management techniques (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Advanced pain management techniques such as local and regional blocks, analgesic constant rate infusions and epidural anesthesia/analgesia can be incorporated into almost any clinical setting. You do not need to work in a specialty referral hospital or academic institution to utilize and effectively perform advanced pain management techniques.

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Feline idiopathic cystitis—a role for technicians (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Feline lower urinary tract diseases are characterized by hematuria, pollakiuria, and dysuria, and are common problems encountered in feline practice. It is estimated that they affect over one half million cats in the United States annually.

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Calif. board establishes CE requirements for veterinary technicians

August 1, 2011

Sacramento, Calif. — The California Veterinary Medical Board has issued a new rule, spelling out continuing education requirements for veterinary technicians.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

Lumps and bumps: cytology of common skin tumors (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Cytology of common skin tumors.

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Logistics and efficiency on a surgery day (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Running a high volume spay neuter operation requires much more than having efficient surgeons. Everything about the operation from scheduling appointments and intake of patients to discharge of patients after surgery must be organized and run efficiently.

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Anesthetizing neurologic patients (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Whether you are faced with anesthetizing a patient with the potential of increased intracranial pressure (ICP) or a patient with a spinal cord injury, there are special anesthetic considerations that should be made. Each patient should be thoroughly evaluated and an appropriate anesthetic protocol should be formulated.

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Exotic animal dentistry (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

For small pets, such as most domestic rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, and hedgehogs (the exceptions being ferrets and large rabbits), intubation is generally not an option given the equipment available at most veterinary hospital.

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Anesthetic drugs: a review for technicians (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Sedation and anesthesia is something that most of us administer and/or perform in practice on a daily basis. While we as technicians may not make the final decision on what drugs will be administered, we should be educated about the various drugs available and how each of them works alone and in combination with each other.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

A technician's role in the ophthalmic examination (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

What makes up the eye?

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