Tips and strategies to help veterinary technicians deliver high-quality patient care - dvm360
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Source: FIRSTLINE

16 essential nutritional history questions

September 1, 2010

How to conduct an effective interview with clients.

Source: FIRSTLINE

Put the new nutrition assessment guidelines to work

September 1, 2010

Producing "ah-ha" nutritional moments with AAHA's assistance.

Source: VETERINARY ECONOMICS

Give patients a place to play ... or recover

September 1, 2010

At less than $100, it's a cost-effective way to house patients.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

When the blood pressure bottoms out (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

Sustained hypotension is a life threatening situation where the body's major organs (kidney, liver, brain, and heart) can experience irreversible damage from inadequate perfusion pressure. Veterinary technicians may encounter hypotension frequently when caring for emergency and critical care patients, as well as anesthetized or post operative patients who are frequently at risk of systemic hypotension.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

Acquired cardiac diseases of the dog and cat (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

Common acquired cardiac diseases of the dog include those that are caused by valvular defects, myocardial failure, infectious reasons, as a result of arrhythmias, and parasitism.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

A treatment plan for the periodontal patient (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

Performing a complete dental prophylaxis entails much more than removing plaque and calculus from the teeth. A thorough dental prophylaxis consists of educating the client, an oral examination, charting disease process, pathology and anomalies, radiographs, both supra and sub-gingival plaque and calculus removal, hand scaling, polishing, irrigation and home care instructions.

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

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

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.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

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.

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