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Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Veterinary ophthalmology for the technician (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

Veterinary ophthalmology.

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

The acute abdomen (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

Acute abdominal pain is often associated with a variety of disorders in small animals. Abdominal pain can be the result of many different underlying diseases processes, many of which can be life threatening. Clinical signs can range from abdominal distension, prayer-type postures, vomiting and diarrhea, to more serious findings such as collapse, hypovolemic shock, hypothermia, and difficulty breathing. Acute abdominal pain thus requires rapid and efficient diagnostic evaluation with proper treatment to facilitate patient survival.

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Pain recognition and management (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

Oral pathology & dental charting: part I (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

It is important to be able to identify oral pathology and anomalies. It is equally important to correctly record the pathology on dental charts. A thorough dental examination includes both conscious and anesthetized examinations as well as charting disease processes, pathology and anomalies, and treatment plans.

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Calm clients' concerns about pet diabetes

November 1, 2010

Calm clients' concerns about pet diabetes

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

What every technician should know about parvovirus (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

Canine Parvovirus (CPV) is a family of viruses that cause vomiting, hemorrhagic diarrhea, and leukopenia. The virus can infect dogs of any age but, because of effective client education and early, aggressive vaccination protocols, is commonly noted in dogs less than 1 year of age.

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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

Anesthesia for the cardiac patient (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

Anesthetizing a patient with cardiac disease requires a plan for the use of supportive measures to maintain adequate tissue perfusion. As in the case of left sided cardiac dysfunction patients, volume administration frequently is not an option to support blood pressure. In these cases, should a positive inotropic or pressor agent be indicated, the volume of the adjunctive agent required should be deducted from the volume of crystalloid administered to maintain a balanced hourly rate.

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Respiratory/ventilatory monitoring (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

Capnographs are used to measure ETCO2. Most capnographs use infrared light absorption to measure CO2 levels. Capnographs allow for continuous monitoring of the patients CO2 levels. ETCO2 is reflective of the patients PaCO2 usually within a 5mmHg gradient, this gradient can be affected by pulmonary perfusion.

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