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    ECG Interpretation Tips for Technicians

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    Learn from DoveLewis Technician Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS(ECC), about how to interpret and get the most accurate ECG readings on your patients.

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    Managing Stressful Moments

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    Stressful moments happen every day in veterinary medicine. Learn from Veterinary Well-being Program Director Debrah Lee, LCSW, about coping with these moments no matter where you are.

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    Resilience in Veterinary Medicine

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    DoveLewis Technician Andrea Maimer, CVT, discusses resilience while working at an emergency animal hospital and through the COVID-19 pandemic.   Five years ago, just shy of completing my first year working as...

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    Be Here Now

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    There are many different reactions that we may be experiencing as our “new normal” continues to unfold during the COVID-19 pandemic. Feeling a little out of control is normal right now. It is an uncomfortable reality. Sometimes...

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    B.A.R. on the Floor: An Introduction to Trauma

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    In this first video of the B.A.R on the Floor series, Veterinary Well-being Program Director Debrah Lee will discuss the impact of stress and how to develop a greater understanding of it's impact. Download Additional Resources...

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    An Introduction to B.A.R on the Floor

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    Over the past few months, our Technician Training team, along with Debrah Lee, our Veterinary Well-being Program Director, and Monica Maxwell, our Chief Administrative Officer, have been working on a new kind of veterinary educati...

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    The Far-Reaching Effects of Hypothermia

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    Hypothermia is a common finding in veterinary medicine, but often the negative impacts are greatly underestimated. In this lecture presented by Patient Care and Education Specialist Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS(ECC), we will discuss the...

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    Blood Smear for Hand Differential

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    DoveLewis Technician Kyla Mahns, CVT, demonstrates how to make a blood smear slide.

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    Level Up with Technician Training Kits

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    We recently published the Level Two Technician Training Kits and are excited to share them with you! We released Level One at the end of 2020 and wanted to provide some additional information about the purpose of the kits, and how...

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    Technician Hacks - Changing Heska Pump from Macro to Micro

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    Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS(ECC) reviews a quick technician tip on changing a Heska pump from the macro to micro settings.

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    Technician Hacks - How to Change a T-Port into a Y-Set

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    Need to run two fluids to your patient, and don't have a W-set handy? Learn from Technician Training Specialist Jessica Waters-Miller, CVT, about how to improvise and turn a T-Port into a Y-Set.

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    Taking Avian Radiographs

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    Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS(ECC) reviews how to get high-quality radiographs on avian patients, while ensuring safety and limited stress.

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    Avian Anesthesia

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    Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS(ECC), reviews the important considerations while performing anesthesia on avian patients.

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    Prep and Printing Aftercare Paw Prints

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    When sending memorabilia home with a grieving pet owner, it's important that it's done right. Learn from Technician Assistant Manager Megan Urton about how to prep paw pads for the best prints.

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    Creating an Internal Process for Patient Aftercare

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    Having a clear understanding of responsibilities and tasks is important, especially when it comes to patient aftercare. Learn from DoveLewis Managers Megan Urton and Anthony Strode about how DoveLewis created an internal process t...

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    Aftercare, Not an Afterthought

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    We recently created three videos about the DoveLewis process for aftercare. The first video, Internal Process for Patient Aftercare, is about the tasks we complete at DoveLewis. It includes both the Assistant and Front Desk perspe...

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    Patient Aftercare: Improving the Client Experience

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    Learn from DoveLewis Managers Megan Urton and Anthony Strode about the importance of having a process in place for patient aftercare.

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    Taking Care of You

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    Increased patient counts and wait times. Decreased staffing and patience. It’s likely every one of us in the veterinary industry has dealt with compounding stressors over the last year. In this lecture presented by Human Resources...

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    Through the Lens of Trauma: Experiences in Veterinary Medicine

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    This lecture, presented by Chief Medical Officer Shana O'Marra, DVM, DACVECC, and Veterinary Well-being Program Director Debrah Lee, LCSW, will examine the concept of trauma in the veterinary world. Trauma is woven throughout many...

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    Self-Care Part Two: Steps to Create a Self-Care Plan

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    Learn from Well-being Program Director Debrah Lee, LCSW, about how to create a written self-care plan.   Sometimes practicing self-care can feel the least accessible when we need it the most. When we’re feeling stressed...

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    Urine Line Smear

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    Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to perform a urine line smear.

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    Alternative E-Collar Methods

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    Although the summer season is coming to a close, it's likely that you and your patients are staying active outside in new ways. Here at DoveLewis, summer is our dog-fight, hiking-mishap, and BBQ-bone-eating season. These are all e...

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    Tips for Canine Nail Trims

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    DoveLewis Technician Kara Prater, CVT, review tips and tricks for safely trimming dog nails.

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    Improve Accuracy of Doppler Blood Pressure Monitoring

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    Getting an accurate blood pressure measurement using a Doppler can be tricky. Learn from DoveLewis Technician Kara Prater, CVT, about how to troubleshoot common issues for better accuracy.

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    Hospital-acquired Conditions and Complications

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    When providing care for the critically ill patient, secondary conditions and complications are likely to occur. A lack of uniformed reporting in veterinary medicine leaves us with little organized data, but human medicin...

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    Making PMMA Beads with Amikacin

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    Surgeon Coby Richter, DVM, DACVS, demonstrates how to make PMMA antibiotic-impregnated beads with the surgery team at DoveLewis.

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    Hospital-acquired Conditions and Complications Part Four: Gastrointestinal Complications

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    Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS (ECC) discusses gastrointestinal complications in the hospitalized patient. While some cannot be avoided, there are some preventative measures veterinary nurses can take to minimize the severity and frequenc...

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    Hospital-acquired Conditions and Complications Part Three: Aspiration Pneumonia

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    Respiratory complications such as aspiration pneumonia in the hospitalized patient can be a common finding. Learn from Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS (ECC) about recognizing early signs and preventative measures for patients at your hospi...

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    Hospital-acquired Conditions and Complications Part Two: Fluid Overload

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    Fluid therapy is an essential component to emergency, critical care and surgical interventions. In this video, Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS(ECC) discusses how to recognize which patients are most at-risk, and the veterinary nurse's role...

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    Hospital-acquired Conditions and Complications Part One: Nosocomial Infections

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    A nosocomial infection is an infection that was not present, or even incubating, when a patient arrives in the hospital. Learn from Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS (ECC) about how patients have the potential to develop these infections in...

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    Donning and Doffing Radiology PPE

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    Time, distance, and shielding are all important factors when considering radiology safety. Watch this quick safety refresher with Assistant Manager Megan Urton, and Technician Training Specialist Jessica Waters-Miller, CVT, about...

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    Drawing Up Injectable Medications

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    Learn from Technician Training Specialist Jessica Waters-Miller, CVT, how to safely draw medication from a vial. It's important to remember that recapping of needles should be avoided whenever possible.

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    What We Bring Ep. 5: Finding Connection Through Humor with Vet Stickers Founder Emily VanEron

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    In the face of the increased challenges in clinic life during the pandemic, technician Emily VanEron has found an unlikely way to find and spread joy in the vetmed community: stickers. Tune in to hear how she started her small bus...

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    What We Bring Ep. 3: Dr. Caroline Tonozzi, Volunteer Veterinarian for the Iditarod

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    In this episode, Dr. Caroline Tonozzi discusses returning to her alma mater as a professor and her experience as a volunteer veterinarian for the Iditarod in the Alaskan wilderness.

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    Restraint Techniques for Brachycephalic Cats

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    Brachycephalic cats are known for being social media stars, but did you know that they are significantly more likely to suffer from respiratory stress? Learn from Patient Care and Educational Specialist Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS (ECC...

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    What We Bring Ep. 2: Flexibility and Finding an Unexpected Path in VetMed with Kaitlyn

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    Sometimes our career takes us in surprising directions. In this episode, atdove.org Account Executive Kaitlyn Sanborn discusses how she forged a somewhat unexpected path in vet med. She explains how she went from working at a shel...

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    Minimize Medical Errors with the 5 R's

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    Learn from DoveLewis Technician Connie Christensen, CVT, about how we use the 5 R's in the ICU as a way to minimize patient errors.

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    How to Use a HotDog Warmer

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    The HotDog Patient Warmer is a safe and effective way to ensure your patients are able to maintain a healthy body temperature during surgery, or in their kennel. Learn the safety considerations and how to use the HotDog Patient Wa...

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    Improving Client Compliance: Safely Handling and Storing Insulin

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    Technician Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS(ECC), discusses how to safely handle and store your pet's insulin at home.

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    Improving Client Compliance: Administering Oral Medications to Your Cat at Home

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    Giving medications to cats can be a challenge. Technician Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS(ECC), demonstrates how to administer oral medications to help cat​ owners feel confident in giving them their medications at home.

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    Improving Client Compliance: Administering Oral Medications to Your Dog at Home

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    DoveLewis Technician Kara Erdman, CVT, provides helpful tips on how to administer oral medications to ensure dog​ owners feel confident in giving their pet's medications at home.

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    Improving Client Compliance: Administering Insulin to Your Dog at Home

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    Technician Training Specialist Jessica Waters-Miller, CVT, demonstrates how to administer insulin using a syringe and needle to help dog owners feel confident while giving insulin to their diabetic dogs.

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    Improving Client Compliance: Administering SQ Fluids to Your Dog at Home

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    Technician Training Specialist Jessica Waters-Miller, CVT, demonstrates how to administer subcutaneous fluids to your dog while at home.

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    Improving Client Compliance: Administering SQ Fluids to Your Cat at Home

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    Technician Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS(ECC), demonstrates how to administer subcutaneous (SQ) fluids to a cat while at home.

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    Improving Client Compliance: Administering Insulin to Your Cat at Home

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    Technician Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to administer insulin using a syringe and needle to help owners feel confident while giving insulin at home.

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    Improving Client Compliance: Monitoring Your Pets Respiratory Rate at Home

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    Learn from Cardiology Technician Nikki King, on how to monitor your pet's respiratory rate at home.

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    Improving Client Compliance: Applying Hot and Cold Compresses

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    Technician Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates the correct way to apply a hot or cold compress, and a simple recipe to make your own.

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    What We Bring: Imposter Syndrome & Client Compassion with Kara

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    Welcome to What We Bring! In our first episode emergency CVT Kara discusses imposter syndrome, how stress affects our patience at work, finding compassion for clients, and more. Tune in to hear the conversation and an introduction...

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    To Err is Human: Bringing Humanity into Medical Error Prevention

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    This lecture presented by Shana O'Marra, DVM, DACVECC, will explore how to confront medical errors in your practice in a way that leads to growth and productive change. The model of “just culture” will be explained as well as comm...

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    Self-Care Part One: Redefining Your Own Self-Care

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    Self-care can look a little bit different for everyone. Learn from Well-being Program Director Debrah Lee, about how to reflect on the authentic self-care moments that serve you.   Self-care can be so fiddly. I was intr...

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