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  • Cynical Training Stories

    1,520 Views - 2 Comments Why is it that when you need to train a new employee, the flow of the hospital is NEVER ideal? As soon as I welcome a potential technician for a working interview or get that new tech on the floor for the...
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  • Canine Cephalic Vein Blood Collection

    11,620 Views - 2 Comments Joanie Abrams, CVT, VTS (ECC), shows how to draw blood from a dog’s cephalic vein.

    1 min 46 sec

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  • Blood Collection Tubes

    9,946 Views - 4 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), discusses various blood collection tubes and what each is used for.

    2 min 32 sec

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  • Canine Jugular Venipuncture

    12,772 Views - 8 Comments Jill Greene, CVT, demonstrates how to draw blood from a dog’s jugular vein. She explains why the circumstances are appropriate for drawing from the jugular instead of a peripheral vein.

    2 min 16 sec

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  • At Dawn They Sleep: Guide to Surviving Overnights

    4,249 Views - 17 Comments As I stated in my previous blog, overnights are hard. Health problems and cancer are very prevalent among overnight workers, sadly, and it's been suggested that if you work overnights you shouldn'...
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  • Isolation Urine

    2,920 Views - 1 Comments Rachel Renfro, CVT, VTS (ECC), discusses how to contain, but still accurately quantify urine output on a patient suspected to have Leptospirosis.

    3 min 39 sec

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  • Jackson Pratt Drain Use and Care

    2,881 Views - 1 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), discusses how to empty a Jackson Pratt drain and basic drain maintenance.

    2 min 45 sec

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  • Hepatic Lipidosis

    3,899 Views - 0 Comments Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, talks you though the cause, diagnosis and treatment of hepatic lipidosis in cats. Specific mention of both NG and esophagostomy feeding tubes is included. This talk...

    54 min 48 sec

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  • Anesthetic Complications

    9,327 Views - 9 Comments During this hour of case studies, Kristin Spring, CVT, VTS(ECC, Anes.), CVPP, walks you through some of her toughest anesthetic cases. She explains the hows and whys of drug selection, monitorin...

    58 min 50 sec

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  • Shock Talk

    5,226 Views - 4 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), discusses the different causes of shock in patients and how to recognize, treat, and monitor patients experiencing shock. This talk is specifically RACE-approved for one Tec...

    50 min 5 sec

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  • Local Anesthesia for Techs

    4,508 Views - 2 Comments Kristin Spring, CVT, VTS(ECC, Anes.), CVPP, walks you through simple and inexpensive local anesthesia procedures you can start using tomorrow to benefit your patients. Pain management is an important...

    1 hour 1 min

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  • DIC

    4,147 Views - 0 Comments Lee Herold, DVM, DACVECC, teaches you about Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation: the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment. Case studies are discussed to bring all of the information together. T...

    50 min

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  • Lifters and Leaners

    2,729 Views - 0 Comments CEO of DoveLewis, Ron Morgan, discusses employee engagement and managing lifters and leaners in your practice. This talk is specifically RACE-approved for one DVM or one Technician CE credit. Th...

    57 min 9 sec

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  • Diabetes

    4,395 Views - 3 Comments Lee Herold, DVM, DACVECC, discusses the basics of diabetes, insulin types, glucose curves, and gives great tips on educating clients to manage this disease at home. Diabetes management can be c...

    55 min 15 sec

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  • Common Toxicities

    5,796 Views - 6 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), discusses decontamination procedures for pets that have ingested toxins and also gives clinical signs and treatments for common toxicities. Toxin ingestions are commonp...

    1 hour 1 min

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  • Canine Parvovirus Infection

    35,010 Views - 6 Comments A 17-week-old Coton de Tulear canine presented to DoveLewis with diarrhea, vomiting, lethargy and inappetence.  The diarrhea had started a few days prior upon being adopted from a breeding facility....
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  • Why I Like Overnights

    2,137 Views - 4 Comments Do I like overnights? Does anyone like overnights? Maybe a few masochistic vampires out there can truly answer yes but the truth is that working graveyard is tough. It is unnatural and completely soc...
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  • Here's My Problem: Overnight Anticipation

    1,274 Views - 0 Comments I have to work an overnight shift tonight. It’s a mid-week overnight shift, surrounded by days of meetings and office work. My favorite. In my outside-of-work life I LOVE anticipation, but as I force...
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  • Drinks After Work

    1,482 Views - 2 Comments Many shifts leave me feeling like a weary soldier of the ER/ICU, and (more often than not) the Grim Reaper. These times call for a drink. I envy those of you that can meet for so-called "happy hou...
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  • Transfusion Medicine Myths

    8,519 Views - 8 Comments Transfusion medicine has greatly evolved since the discovery of canine blood groups in 1910. Today, there are about a half dozen erythrocyte antigens that are clinically significant in canines, the mo...
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  • Feline Hypothermia

    2,810 Views - 2 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), discusses the reasoning and importance of warming cold (<97 degrees F) cats before administering large quantities of IV fluids.

    2 min

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  • Aftercare Paw Prints

    3,590 Views - 7 Comments Technician Assistant, Cecily Douglas, demonstrates how to make a set of ink paw prints as part of aftercare on deceased patients.

    3 min 16 sec

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  • Central Line Use and Care

    5,797 Views - 8 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), discusses central line care and talks step by step of how to use a central line to obtain a blood sample.

    7 min 31 sec

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  • Esophagostomy Tube Care and Feeding

    5,139 Views - 3 Comments Rachel Renfro, CVT, VTS(ECC), walks you through proper esophagostomy tube maintenance, diet preparation, and how to feed through an esophagostomy tube.

    9 min 27 sec

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  • Icterus

    2,545 Views - 1 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), shows how to recognize icterus in a dog and discusses common medical reasons for icterus.

    2 min 3 sec

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  • Hyperkalemia

    2,532 Views - 0 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), discusses hyperkalemia in the context of urinary obstruction. Medications and management techniques are mentioned.

    2 min 17 sec

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  • Using Sterilization Pouches

    6,637 Views - 3 Comments Surgery Assistant at DoveLewis, Sarah Crisp, talks through how to sterilize instruments in single sterilization pouches.

    1 min 54 sec

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  • GDV - VPC

    4,625 Views - 2 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), discusses ventricular premature contractions (VPCs) in a GDV case, including recognition and monitoring.

    1 min 37 sec

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  • GDV - Gastric Trocarization

    10,286 Views - 9 Comments Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, demonstrates gastric trocarization in a patient presenting with GDV.

    3 min 38 sec

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  • GDV - Radiographs

    4,715 Views - 1 Comments Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, interprets and discusses a right lateral radiograph taken on a patient presenting with GDV.

    2 min 17 sec

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  • GDV - Presentation

    4,265 Views - 3 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), discusses the first steps of treating a patient with GDV when they present to the hospital.

    1 min 18 sec

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  • Deobstipation

    4,048 Views - 4 Comments Even after 24 hours of IV fluids, Susan Dugat, DVM, and Lee Herold, DVM, DACVECC, still have to put quite a bit of “muscle” into deobstipating this cat.

    3 min 57 sec

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  • Cage Aggression

    11,753 Views - 6 Comments Meredith Rose, CVT, VTS(ECC), demonstrates how to appropriately manage a dog that has severe cage aggression.

    2 min 36 sec

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  • Canine Endotracheal Intubation

    17,147 Views - 17 Comments Kristin Spring, CVT, VTS (ECC, Anes.), explains endotracheal tube selection, intubation, and how to check proper endotracheal tube placement.

    5 min 50 sec

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  • Compassion Fatigue

    9,267 Views - 8 Comments Did you know that caring too much can hurt? When veterinary staff members are exposed to others pain, they can succumb to symptoms associated with the secondary traumatic stress disorder now labeled...
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  • Critical Transport

    1,907 Views - 5 Comments Join the DoveLewis team as they travel across Portland to pick up and transport a critical patient back to the ICU.

    3 min 6 sec

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  • Fractious Cat Restraint

    23,767 Views - 30 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), and Technician Assistant, Sarah Crisp, wrangle Max, a very grumpy cat who is in the ER for an exam and diagnostics. Megan gives some tips on handling aggressive and fractio...

    4 min 14 sec

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  • Use of a 3-Way Stopcock

    7,683 Views - 0 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), uses water and food coloring to demonstrate how to properly use a 3-way stopcock.

    1 min 35 sec

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  • Open and Hand Off a Sterile Pack

    8,210 Views - 8 Comments Surgery assistant, Sarah Crisp, explains step-by-step how to open and hand off a sterile pack.

    1 min 46 sec

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  • Autotransfusion

    4,394 Views - 4 Comments Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, discusses how to obtain blood for an auto-transfusion. Sometimes the best transfusion is one the patient provides for themselves.

    3 min 9 sec

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  • Wrapping Sterile Packs

    12,166 Views - 11 Comments Surgery Assistant at DoveLewis, Sarah Crisp, explains step-by-step how to wrap a surgical pack for steam sterilization.

    6 min

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  • Implementing Triage

    11,908 Views - 7 Comments Triage is the act of organizing patients into levels of importance. The worst patients should be seen first, the more stable patients can ‘wait their turn’. By using information given to you by the...
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  • Porcupine Quills

    2,284 Views - 2 Comments Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, discusses a dramatic case of porcupine quill migration from the DoveLewis ICU.

    3 min 20 sec

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  • Zinc Toxicity

    6,065 Views - 2 Comments Find a penny pick it up…wise words to live by, unless you’re a dog. Some dogs (and cats!) can’t resist the shiny allure of pennies and if they happen to ingest pennies minted after 1982 they can pay the p...
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  • Pectus Excavatum

    2,159 Views - 6 Comments Pectus excavatum is a condition where the sternum is deformed and in severe cases can cause respiratory distress. Ashley Magee, DVM, DACVS, performs the splinting procedure to correct this deformity in a...

    6 min 1 sec

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  • Anesthesia Induction and Recovery

    13,979 Views - 15 Comments Kristin Spring, CVT, VTS (ECC, Anest.), talks through an anesthesia induction with propofol and anesthesia recovery. What are some common anesthesia induction drugs used in your hospital? Which ones do yo...

    6 min 15 sec

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  • Decreasing IV Catheter Problems

    38,220 Views - 19 Comments Placing peripheral catheters is something technicians do everyday. With this article I hope I can give you some new techniques on placing them aseptically which will help them run trouble free. These are...
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  • Plasma Transfusion

    5,366 Views - 10 Comments Plasma transfusions can be performed in any hospital. Our Blood Bank Director Jill Greene, CVT, shows you how to set up and monitor a patient receiving a plasma transfusion.

    4 min 3 sec

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  • Central Line - Seldinger Technique

    6,610 Views - 12 Comments Meredith Rose, CVT, VTS(ECC), talks Joanie Abrams, CVT, VTS(ECC), through her first central line placement. Patient prep, placement, confirmation, and care are discussed.

    18 min 24 sec

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  • CPR (CPCR)

    10,724 Views - 6 Comments Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, (RECOVER initiative contributor) walks viewers through the basics of CPR in this lecture, then heads to the hospital floor to demonstrate the hands on skills needed to...

    50 min 59 sec

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