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Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

Body water, fluid compartments, and third spacing (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

Unlike the popular home and garden channel TV shows that boast remodeling of room or house structures, remodeling of fluid compartments within the critical care patient is not the effect a clinician desires. Unfortunately, many of our critical patients have trauma or disease processes that result in an imbalance between fluid compartments.

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Implementing a successful senior care program in your practice (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

Companion pets are happier, healthier and living longer today than ever before for several inter-connected reasons. Changing owner attitudes toward their pets, has significantly contributed to increases in life expectancy.

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Lock hat pain (Dental nerve blocks) (Proceedings)

August 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.

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Regulations you need to know: Pharmacy (Part 1) (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

The Board of Veterinary Medicine regulates and licenses people practicing veterinary medicine in the State. Although there are professional standards defining "veterinary-client-patient relationship" and proper prescribing of medications, it falls to the Board of Pharmacy in the state to regulate how prescription medications are dispensed to the general public.

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Nutrition and the canine athlete (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

People have spent much time and energy over the years molding dogs into various shapes to suit our needs; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds lists 91 hound breeds, 43 working breeds, 44 herding breeds, 49 gun dogs and 31 terrier breeds. Due to our changing life style, many of these breeds are no longer needed for what they were bred.

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Anesthesia overview (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

Anesthesia should be thought of as 4 distinct and equally important periods: 1) preparation/premedication; 2) induction; 3) maintenance and 4) recovery. We tend to diminish the importance of the phases of preparation/premedication and recovery and yet these phases contribute as much to successful anesthesia as the phases of induction and maintenance.

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Monitoring critical small-animal patients (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

For a technician, the daily assessment of their critical care patients often begins with rounds. After receiving a brief verbal history and synopsis of presentation, diagnostics, and treatments a tech is ready to take over the care of that patient. Of primary importance is an initial hands on assessment.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

Exotic mammal anesthesia (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

The biggest concern with all exotic animals under anesthesia is hypothermia. Other main concerns include airway access, intravenous access, pain management, and hemorrhage.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

Basic mechanical ventilation (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

Hypoxemia despite supplemental oxygen delivery: PaO2 <80mmHg; <60mmHg PaO2 considered severe and most likely requires ventilation

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