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    The Technician's Role in the Assessment and Treatment of Hypoperfusion

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    Fluid therapy is a hot topic in veterinary medicine, specifically with a focus on individual patient response to volume resuscitation. The veterinary technician plays an integral role in assessing hydration and closely monitoring...

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    Stabilizing Thoracic Limb Fractures

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    Splinting Thoracic Limb Fractures External coaptation can be applied for temporary stabilization as well as long-term management for some select fractures. The focus should be to provide stabilization and comfort while minimiz...

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    Extremity Heat Support During Anesthesia

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    DoveLewis TA Catie Kinsley reviews how to use bubble wrap and socks to provide heat support during anesthesia.

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    Applying Pre-Surgical Eye Lubrication

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    Learn from DoveLewis Surgeon Coby Richter, DVM, DACVS, about how to safely apply eye lubrication prior to surgery.

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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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    Surgery Suite Set-up

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    In the ER, surgeries can present with little to no notice. Learn from DoveLewis Surgery Assistant Trynity Alvarez about how to set-up a surgery suite (in less than 4 minutes!)

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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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    Just Take a Chill Pill: Pre-Admit Oral Sedation

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    Reducing stress and anxiety in the veterinary setting for both canine and feline patients have become a hot topic in veterinary medicine. This lecture presented by Morgan McCann, CVT, VTS (anesthesia) we will discuss various oral...

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    Safe Scalpel Blade Removal

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    Coby Richter, DVM, DACVS, reviews how to safely remove a scalpel blade.

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    Feline Pre-anesthetic Evaluations

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    Pre-anesthetic evaluations are an important step before a patient goes into surgery, receives a dental, or any other anesthetic procedure. Learn from Veterinary Cardiologist Caryn Reynolds, DVM, DACVIM (cardiology) about what thes...

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    Medical Math - Calculating Oxygen Flow Rates

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    Technicians at DoveLewis calculate oxygen flow rates for patients everyday. If you're looking for a medical math refresher, walk through this oxygen flow rate equation with Technician Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS (ECC).

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  • Article

    Being Prepared to Make Quick Decisions in Surgery

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    We have all been in a surgery where we find something unexpected or we are forced to make a decision quickly that will affect the outcome of the case. Although quick decision making becomes easier with practice, I’ve put together...

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    Pass on the Gas: Understanding TIVA Techniques and Indications

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    Review total intravenous anesthesia techniques and protocols when inhalant anesthesia may not the best option for patients with co-existing disease. This lecture presented by Morgan McCann, CVT, LVT, VTS(Anesthesia/Analgesia) will...

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    Facial Mass Removal

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    DoveLewis surgeon Ashley Magee, DVM, DACVS, removes a facial mass from a 14-year-old Dachshund.

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    Parturition for Professionals

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    Whether through careful planning or by accident, often our pet owners find themselves with expectant pets. Learn from Veterinarian Christy Michael, BVMS, about some of the questions that have come across the phones at DoveLewis,...

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    Reviewing Postoperative TPLO Radiographs

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    TPLO, or tibial-plateau-leveling osteotomy, is becoming a more common surgery for canine patients. After surgery, restricted movement is required to ensure quality healing. Learn from Surgeon Andrea Sundholm, DVM, DACVS-SA about w...

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    Post-Surgery Suture Removal

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    Learn from DoveLewis Surgeon Andrea Sundholm, DVM, DACVS-SA about how to quickly finish the last step of a patients surgical care. In this video, review both continuous suture patterns and interrupted sutures.

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  • Article

    Severe Pedal Necrosis: When Bandage Management Goes Wrong

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    Bandages are commonly used in the management of injuries to the distal extremity in veterinary patients. Bandages offer many benefits for healing of wounds and other injuries to the limb; they provide support, decrease edema, main...

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    Replacing Soda Lime After CO2 Absorption

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    Soda lime, also known as Baralyme granules, are used to absorb CO2 from anesthesia machines or oxygen chambers. Bobbie Lucas, Surgery Assistant, reviews how, when, and why it’s important to change these on a regular basis.

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    Cryptorchidism in Dogs

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    Cryptorchid testicles occur when one or both testicles don’t descend normally. Learn from DoveLewis Surgeon Ashley Magee, DVM, DACVS about evaluating these patients and prepping for surgery.

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    Preoperative TPLO Radiographs

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    Learn from DoveLewis Surgeon Andrea Sundholm, DVM, DACVS-SA, about the unique radiograph views needed prior to completing a TPLO surgery.

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    Triaging the Acute Abdomen

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    “Acute abdomen” in human medicine is defined as sudden and severe abdominal pain of unclear etiology. In veterinary medicine, it is typically a more general term used to describe a patient with any acute significant abdominal sign...

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    Forequarter Amputation

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    Surgeon Andrea Sundholm, DVM, DACVS-SA, reviews the steps and considerations for completing a forequarter amputation on a dog.

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    Assembling a Simple Major Pack

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    Getting instruments cleaned, sterilized, and organized is crucial in any veterinary hospital. Learn from Bobbie Lucas, Surgery Technician Assistant, about the correct way to assemble a simple major pack. Download Surgical Pack...

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    Cidex Sterilization

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    Technician Assistant, Katy Collins, reviews how to use safely use Cidex disinfectant products for sterilizing hospital equipment. Note – Cidex should only be used after equipment has gone through standard cleaning process. Cide...

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    Total IV Anesthesia

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    The accepted best practice for anesthesia has been to induce the patient with and injectable drug, intubate, and maintain on inhalant anesthetics. The alternative to this is total IV anesthesia or TIVA. Learn from Kristin Spring...

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    Non-Rebreather Circuit Set Up

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    Senior Technician Supervisor and CVT, Sarah Harris, goes through an in depth review and demonstration of setting up a non-rebreather circuit.

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    The Curious Incident of the Lost Cephalic Catheter

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    A 6-year-old male neutered German Shepherd dog, named Chief, presented on emergency for acute onset of vomiting and restlessness. Initial diagnostics were consistent with gastric dilation and volvulus and he was taken to surgery a...

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    Rat Tail Vein Blood Draw

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    Emily Chryst, CVT, walks through the steps for sampling blood from a rodent tail.

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    Direct Arterial Pressure Monitoring

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    Kristin Spring, CVT, VTS (Anest), explains the calibration, use, and care of a direct arterial blood pressure system. Download Instructions

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    Surgical Site Infection and Surveillance

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    Coby Richter, DVM, DACVS, walks through a review of surgical complications caused by bacterial infections, and how to prevent them. This talk is specifically RACE-approved for 1 DVM or Technician CE credit.

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    Ortho-Glass Splint

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    Ashley Magee, DVM, DACVS, demonstrates how to make and set an Ortho-Glass splint after vacuum assisted therapy.

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    Flash Sterilization

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    Flash sterilization is a quick way to get the tools you need into surgery. Learn from surgery technician assistant, Ashley Palmer, about how to safely run a flash sterilization cycle. Download Flash Sterilization Guide

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  • Article

    Ovarian Remnant Syndrome

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    Bogey, an eight year old spayed female Labrador retriever dog was referred for a vaginal mass which had appeared in the last 24 hours. The owner noticed that the vulvar area seemed larger than normal over the past month and rep...

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    Moving an Anesthetized Patient

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    James Reid, CVT, demonstrates how to safely move an anesthetized patient from surgery prep into the surgery suite.

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    Blood Pressure in Anesthesia

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    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), discusses the normal values for blood pressures, anesthetic complications, and to how to manage them.

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    Prolapse: What's That Under the Tail?

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    In this lecture, Coby Richter, DVM, DACVS, takes a diagnostic and therapeutic look at different prolapses and discusses treatment strategies. This talk is specifically RACE-approved for one DVM or one Technician CE credit ho...

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    Endoscope Set Up

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    Surgery Assistant at DoveLewis, Anna Streitz, demonstrates how to set up a video endoscope.

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    Autoclave Operation

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    Surgery Assistant at DoveLewis, Anna Streitz, demonstrates how to load and operate an autoclave.

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    Surgical Checklists

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    Coby Richter, DVM, DACVS, discusses the benefits of using surgical checklists for anesthetic procedures. Included with this video is a printable surgical checklist. Surgical Safety Checklist

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    Ethylene Oxide Gas Sterilizer Operation

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    Surgery Assistant at DoveLewis, Anna Streitz, demonstrates how to operate an Anprolene® Ethylene Oxide (EtO) Gas Sterilizer.

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    Endoscopy in the ER

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    In this lecture, Lee Herold, DVM, DACVECC, discusses the practical uses of endoscopy in an emergency room setting. This talk is specifically RACE-approved for one DVM or one Technician CE credit.

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    Cleaning an Endoscope

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    Surgery Assistant at DoveLewis, Anna Streitz, demonstrates how to clean and store an endoscope after a procedure.

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    Powdered Glove Ban

    Views: 4,911 - Comments: 6

    While I am not excited about transitioning away from gloves that work really well for me in surgery, this shift away from powdered gloves gets my full support. Honestly, I’m surprised it took until 2017 for the FDA to make it offi...

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    Underwater Treadmill Use

    Views: 5,979 - Comments: 1

    Mandi Blackwelder, DVM, CCRP, discusses the uses and functionality of the underwater treadmill and how it can help rehabilitate patients.

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    Diagnosis and Management of Splenic Diseases

    Views: 6,615 - Comments: 2

    Ashley Magee, DVM, DACVS, discusses the spleen and emergency management of patients with splenic diseases. Diagnosis and patient stabilization are covered with a majority of the talk focused on surgical technique for splenectomy a...

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    Ruptured Urethra Catheterization Using Fluoroscopy

    Views: 5,200 - Comments: 2

    Ashley Magee, DVM, DACVS, uses a fluoroscope to assist in the placement of a urinary catheter in a dog with a ruptured urethra and fractured pelvis from vehicular trauma. Patient follow up with removal of the urinary catheter is i...

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    Von Willebrand Disease

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    Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, gives a quick overview of Von Willebrand disease and discusses the treatment strategy for a dog previously diagnosed with the disease that presented to the hospital needing an exploratory l...

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    Wound Management of a Complex Dog Bite

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    A 6 year old Female spayed Maine Coon cat was mauled by a dog sustaining severe injuries to her left forefoot including loss of the second digit. The wounds were debrided and partially closed by her primary care veterinarian ten d...

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    ETCO2: What Every Technician Should Know

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    Chantal Faraudo, CVT, CVPP, provides a practical overview to using end-tidal CO2 monitoring in practice. She covers different types of equipment, what ETCO2 is telling us, how to troubleshoot problems with our patients, and why th...

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