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    Intratracheal Drug Administration

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    DoveLewis Patient Care and Educational Specialist Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS (ECC) reviews the procedure for administering intratracheal medications.

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    Heatstroke: A Review

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    Heatstroke is defined as an elevation in body temperature > 105.8°F and characterized by central nervous system dysfunction and organ derangements. Unlike a fever, the temperature set point remains normal, however the ability t...

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    Treating a Canine Broken Toenail

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    Learn from DoveLewis Technician Kara Prater, CVT, about the methods for treating a broken toenail on a canine patient.

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    Effect of Skunk Spray on Dogs

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    DoveLewis Technician Kara Prater, CVT, reviews the effect that skunk spray can have on dogs and the potential complications to be aware of.

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    Cephalic Blood Draw - Canine

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    DoveLewis Technician Kara Prater, CVT, demonstrates the steps, equipment, and restraint needed for a cephalic vein blood draw on a canine patient.

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    Recognizing FLUTD Symptoms in Cats

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    DoveLewis Technician Kara Prater, CVT, reviews how to identify symptoms and prioritize treatment for cats experiencing Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD).

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    How to Tie a Finger Trap

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    DoveLewis Technician Training Specialist Jessica Waters-miller, CVT walks through how to perform a finger trap for a NG tube or nasal cannula.

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    The Technician's Role in Managing Urethral Obstructions in the Male Cat

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    Since March 8 2020, the first day of the COVID-19 stay at home orders in Portland, the number of patients seen at DoveLewis has grown by approximately 35%. Of those patients that were triaged, the ones that stand out in our minds...

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    Technician Hacks - How to Remove Air Bubbles from Fluid Line

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    DoveLewis Technician Trainer Jessica Waters-Miller, CVT, demonstrates a technician hack for removing air bubbles from a fluid line.

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    Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) in Veterinary Medicine

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    In this 16min demonstration and discussion, DoveLewis Technician Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS (ECC) walks viewers through total parenteral nutrition (TPN). Speaker discusses equipment, techniques, safety considerations, and patient nurs...

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    Recognizing Abdominal Breathing in Canine Patients

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    DoveLewis Technician Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS (ECC), reviews how to recognize abdominal breathing in canine patients.

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    Positive Contrast Urethrogram

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    DoveLewis Criticalist Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, reviews how to safely perform an urethrogram on a canine patient.

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    Going Viral: Canine Distemper

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    Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) is found worldwide in species from domesticated dogs to skunks and sea lions. Learn from Liz Hughston, Med., RVT, CVT, VTS (SAIM, ECC) about how to recognize and prevent this life threatening disease....

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    Advocating for Exotic Patients: The Technicians Role

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    Learn from DoveLewis Technicians Kara Prater, CVT, and Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS (ECC) about how to be effective patient advocates for exotic species.

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    Exotic Case Review: Ferret Blood Transfusion

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    Patients come in all shapes and sizes, and all deserve our full attention. Learn from Technicians Kara Prater, CVT, and Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS(ECC), about a ferret that received blood transfusions at DoveLewis.

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    Perianesthetic Hypothermia: Why Do We Care?

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    Hypothermia occurs when there is a decrease in core temperature, causing the patients temperature to fall below the normal range. The normal range varies, but in general, it should be about 100°F to 102.5°F for dogs and cats, and...

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    Critical Care Management of the Exotic Patient (Part One): Avian and Reptiles

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    Companion animals come in all shapes and sizes; feathers, scales and fur. Part one of this two part series will focus on the critical avian and reptile patient. Presented by Patient Care and Educational Specialist Sarah Harris, C...

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    Critical Care Management of the Exotic Patient (Part Two): Rabbits, Ferrets and Small Mammals

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    Small mammals seeking veterinary care are not limited to cats and dogs. The final part of this series will focus on the exotic small mammal patient. Presented by Patient Care and Educational Specialist Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS(ECC)...

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    Avian Emergencies Part Two: Common Emergencies and Procedures

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    Just as with dogs and cats, there are many different types of emergency presentations that you might see during an avian veterinary visit. To learn about the avian physical exam and gaining a thorough history, check out Part One o...

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    Avian Emergencies Part One: Understanding the Basics of Bird Treatment

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    At DoveLewis, an astounding variety of species are walked, wheeled and carried through our doors on a daily basis. In addition to dogs and cats, we regularly treat a cornucopia of exotic pets and wildlife, including (but not limit...

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    Safe Use of ThermoCare Incubator

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    Kara Erdman, CVT, reviews how to use a ThermoCare incubator on the hospital floor.

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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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    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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    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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    Pericardial Effusion

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    In this one hour lecture presented by Veterinary Cardiologist Caryn Reynolds, DVM, DACVIM(cardiology) we will discuss common causes of pericardial effusion. We'll review cases seen at DoveLewis, and follow them from presenting sym...

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    Leptospirosis: A Review of Clinical Signs, Diagnostic Testing, Prevention and Treatment

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    In this lecture presented by Veterinary Internist Staci Goussev, we'll cover a thorough review of leptospirosis. Starting with a discussion of the etiology and epidemiology, we'll then focus on clinical presentation and confirmato...

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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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    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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    Canine Endotracheal Wash Setup

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    An endotracheal wash can yield good samples for cytology​ and sterile samples for culture. In this video with Criticalist Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, watch a demonstration of an endotracheal wash.

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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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    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: 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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    Inviting Everyone to the Party: Recognizing the Systemic Consequences of Anaphylaxis

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    Anaphylaxis can happen anywhere without warning. Multi-organ involvement is one of the key differences between anaphylaxis and an allergic reaction. In this lecture presented by Technician Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS(ECC), review how...

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    Following RECOVER Guidelines for CPCR

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    Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, walks viewers through the basics of RECOVER CPR, and covers instruction for all team members working together. This talk is specifically RACE-approved for 1 DVM or Technician CE credit. D...

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