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Rodenticides: Top 4 ingredients that kill pets

November 2, 2010

Veterinary practices commonly see poisonings in large and small animals due to rodenticide ingestion.

Source: FIRSTLINE

Q&A: Talk clients through tough times to promote third-party payment plans

November 1, 2010

Q&A: Talk clients through tough times to promote third-party payment plans

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Specialty feedings tubes for nutritional support in critically ill patients (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

The primary goal of nutritional assessment is to identify which patient is at risk for malnutrition. As altered nutritional status is associated with adverse clinical outcomes, it becomes paramount to address the nutritional needs early in the critically ill patient.

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Pre-emptive pain management utilizing local and regional nerve blocks (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

What is pain? Pain is defined as an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage. All potential and actual tissue damage in animals should be considered to cause pain. Pain can be experienced with or without accompanying signs of stress (e.g., tachycardia, hypertension). The first step in treating pain is to recognize the signs and symptoms.

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Troubleshooting dental radiography (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

Dental radiographs are in essential part of the oral exam. The crown is just the tip of the iceberg. Approximately 42% of dental pathology is found subgingivally. Radiographs will help diagnose pathology that is not visible from the surface, confirm suspect pathology as well as help demonstrate the pathology to the client. Survey radiographs can also increase your clinic's revenue.

Source: FIRSTLINE

Calm clients' concerns about pet diabetes

November 1, 2010

Calm clients' concerns about pet diabetes

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Acid-base disorders and blood gas analysis (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

Blood gas analysis provides information about respiratory function and acid/base status. This information is vital in determining and monitoring treatment of patients with primary or secondary respiratory disease and/or metabolic disturbances. Blood gas (BG) can be assessed on arterial (ABG) or venous (VBG) samples, although oxygenation assessment is made on arterial blood only.

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Block that pain! (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

Pain management is more than the latest popular terminology. It is an important part of veterinary dentistry. Many of the procedures performed on animals are painful and it is our duty as technicians to ensure that our patients are as comfortable as possible. The deliver of local nerve blocks prior to performing many dental procedures or oral surgery is a great way to create preemptive analgesia. This can often be incorporated into a multimodal plan for pain control.

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Anesthesia for the emergency patient (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

As with any trauma patient presented to triage, a thorough pre-operative assessment must be performed and patient assessment begins with the first step inside the door. The traumatized patient will have altered physiological responses that will in turn alter the pharmacokinetics of the agents commonly used to provide anesthesia.

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