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    Organophosphate Toxicity

    Views: 10,290 - Comments: 1

    A six–year–old spayed female Golden Retriever was brought to DoveLewis with the presenting complaint of being poisoned. The dog was immediately triaged to the treatment floor for assessment. On physical examination, she was found...

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    Insulin Care and Use

    Views: 5,773 - Comments: 6

    When you look at amount to impact ratio, insulin packs a pretty powerful punch. In this video Lee Herold, DVM, DACVECC, reviews how to handle and inject insulin and is also a great tool for teaching clients to do the same.

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    Esophagostomy Tube Placement

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    Nathan Bodnar, DVM, walks you through placing an esophagostomy tube in a cat. Esophagostomy tubes are a simple way to introduce nutrition to an anorexic animal or one recovering from oral trauma/surgery. NOTE: This cat is imm...

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    Practicing Safer Anesthesia

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    As technicians, some of us practice anesthesia as the core part of our job; for some of us it is just a small part of the many things we do. No matter how often we monitor anesthetized patients we should always strive to do the be...

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    IV Catheter Placement

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    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), walks you through how to place a cephalic intravenous catheter in a dog.

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    Worms Gone Wild

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    A 7 ½ year old neutered male pit bull terrier was examined by his regular veterinarian for a 5 day history of a “swollen” abdomen. The abdominal distention had progressed during this time and was accompanied by a poor appetite of...

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    Blood Glucose via Ear Stick

    Views: 8,706 - Comments: 9

    Lee Herold, DVM, DACVECC, reviews blood glucose sampling using the ear stick method. This is beneficial for glucose curves in the hospital and for teaching owners to monitor their pet’s glucose levels at home.

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    Respiratory Arrest

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    Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, discusses an interesting case from the DoveLewis ICU. This dog suffered respiratory arrest shortly after presentation and was placed on short-term mechanical ventilation. Basic considerations fo...

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    Creating a Training Program

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    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), and Monica Maxwell, SPHR, discuss the importance of creating a training program for your veterinary staff and give some tips to get started on this monumental and occasionally ove...

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    Anesthesia Leak Test

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    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), Demonstrates leak testing your anesthesia machine, which only takes a minute, and can save you valuable time during an anesthetic procedure. This should be performed before every anesthetic procedure...

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    Female Urinary Catheter: Canine

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    Mitchell Fults, DVM, a critical care resident, places a Foley urinary catheter in a female dog under the guidance of Lee Herold, DVM, DACVECC.

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    Cystocentesis: Feline

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    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), shows you how to obtain a sterile urine sample from a cat via manual cystocentesis.

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    Laryngeal Paralysis

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    Laryngeal paralysis can quickly develop into an emergency. In this video Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), shows the classic signs of laryngeal paralysis to help all staff members to recognize it and educate clients about it.

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    PCV/TS Reading

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    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), discusses measuring a packed cell volume and total solids is fast, inexpensive, and provides a great deal of information. Every staff member should be comfortable performing this, and this video wal...

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    Medical Math - Urine Output

    Views: 10,335 - Comments: 4

    Calculating urine output in hospitalized patients is an important tool in guiding fluid therapy. In this video Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), shows you how to calculate urine output ml/kg/hr in ml/kg/hr.

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    ECG Interpretation

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    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), gives you the basic skills to begin interpreting dysrhythmias. Cardiac drug classes are discussed as well as when to give which drug for which dysrhythmia. Video from DoveLewis patients on ECG monito...

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    Emergency Triage

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    Emergencies are stressful enough without having to wonder when to do what. In this hour Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), will guide you through how to recognize and organize emergency cases, getting started with treatment and walks...

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    Lateral Saphenous Injection: Canine

    Views: 8,974 - Comments: 2

    In this video Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), shows you how to utilize the lateral saphenous vein in a dog to give an injection, in order to preserve cephalic veins for IV catheters.

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    IM Injection: Canine

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    In this video Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), shows you how to properly give an intramuscular injection in the epaxial muscles along the lumbar spine.

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    Foot Bandage on a Dog

    Views: 10,290 - Comments: 6

    From broken toenails to large lacerations, dog feet see a lot of action. In this video Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), walks you through how to apply a basic foot bandage on a dog.

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    Corneal Foreign Body Removal

    Views: 4,325 - Comments: 4

    Under the advisement of a veterinary ophthalmologist, Lee Herold, DVM, DACVECC, takes a scalpel blade to an eyeball! A fluorescein stain follows the foreign body removal.

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    Dog Eats Horse - An Unusual Cause of Intestinal Perforations

    Views: 9,402 - Comments: 3

    An eight-month-old, intact male Rottweiler presented to DoveLewis for weakness and vomiting of an uncertain length of time. The owners had been out of town for four days and the pet sitters did not notice signs of illness. He had...

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    Ear Bandage Placement: Canine

    Views: 8,075 - Comments: 7

    We all know that ear wounds bleed a lot, and bleed often. To keep your hospital (and the client's home) from looking like a crime scene, an ear bandage is a must. Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), walks you through placing an ear ba...

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    Every Technician a Teacher

    Views: 4,684 - Comments: 5

    As I reflect on my favorite parts of my job the aspect of teaching and training rises to the top. As technicians, we have opportunities to teach every day and those opportunities can lead to the greatest rewards. Taking the knowle...

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    Communication Breakdown

    Views: 9,620 - Comments: 5

    Client communication is one of the most important skills for the veterinary team. Even during emergency situations time must be taken to communicate well. This article from a seasoned ER DVM gives you tips of the trade to keep you...

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    Xylitol Update

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    Xylitol is a sugar alcohol used as a sweetener in many gums, candies, and baked goods. It is also appearing in some brands of toothpaste. Xylitol is a common sugar substitute providing sweetness without calories and it also has so...

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    What Won’t Dogs Eat?

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    After years of practice in veterinary medicine, I still find myself pondering astonishingly: what won’t dogs eat? We know that most dogs do not have discriminating tastes, but I remain amazed at the wide range of things that dogs...

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    Back Breaking

    Views: 6,632 - Comments: 1

    History An 81#, nine year old male neutered Labrador Retriever presented to DoveLewis after being struck by a car. After the incident, he was not seen to rise. He had a history of an episode of immune mediated hemolytic anemia j...

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    Endotracheal Wash

    Views: 10,253 - Comments: 1

    Caring for patients in respiratory distress for any reason can be very daunting. As we watch their respiratory rates rise, our own heart rate and blood pressure can continue on this same trend. Beyond the physical exam, the first...

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    MRSA/MRSI – Should You Be Alarmed?

    Views: 15,712 - Comments: 4

    I knew it was only a matter of time before the worry and fear of drug resistant infections jumped from the world of human medicine to our utopia of veterinary medicine. Veterinary Medicine: where we don’t HAVE to wear gloves with...

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    The Art of Decontamination

    Views: 7,332 - Comments: 4

    As long as there are Labrador Retrievers (and like-minded dogs) in this world the veterinary profession will have to deal with toxin ingestions. While identification and treatment of these toxin ingestions are often vital to survi...

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