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    Safety Considerations for Using Warmies

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    Warmies, or warmed water bottles, are occasionally used in veterinary medicine as a method to warm our patients. But before using them, it’s important to know the risks and safety precautions. Learn important usage recommendations...

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    CPR Demonstration Part 1: Chest Compressions and Ventilation

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    In this CPR demonstration, learn from DoveLewis Criticalist Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, about the different techniques for chest compressions and ventilation.

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    Implementing Balint Groups

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    As veterinary professionals, you take on an emotional burden of distressing situations of your animal patients and clients every day. Balint groups provide a safe environment to discuss with fellow veterinary professionals the str...

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    Conflict? Nope! Facing Conflict When You’d Rather Avoid It

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    Conflict isn’t always an aggressive interaction, and it can take many forms. In this one-hour lecture with Cheryl Latta, DoveLewis Human Resources Manager, learn about the ways that conflict can present itself in the workplace. An...

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    Emergency Medicine in General Practice: The Technician’s Role

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    The technician plays a crucial role in managing emergency cases in veterinary medicine. In this one hour lecture with DoveLewis Technician Training Specialist Jessica Waters-Miller, CVT, learn how to be the best advocate for your...

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    Folding Reusable Gowns

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    In times of PPE shortages, reusable materials can play a vital role in caring for patients. Learn how to fold and sterilize reusable gowns from Technician Training Specialist Jessica Waters-Miller, CVT.

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    How to Remove Personal Protective Equipment (CDC Guide 2)

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    Personal protective equipment (PPE) is there to protect you from infectious diseases while caring for patients. Since the equipment itself can come in contact with harmful contaminants, it’s important to know how to remove and dis...

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    How to Remove Personal Protective Equipment (CDC Guide 1)

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    To be as safe and effective as possible, personal protective equipment (PPE) must be applied and removed properly. Learn from Technician Training Specialist Jessica Waters-Miller, CVT, about how to safely remove and dispose of PPE...

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    How to Put on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

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    There is a lot of news going around about the importance and limited supply of personal protective equipment (PPE). This gear is frequently used at DoveLewis to protect against infectious diseases, but has more recently become a h...

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    How to Properly Remove Exam Gloves

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    When it comes to personal protective equipment (PPE) it’s important to know the correct way to put things on, and take things off, to ensure it’s effective. Learn from Technician Training Specialist Jessica Waters-Miller, CVT, abo...

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    Canine and Feline Infectious Diseases in the Pacific Northwest

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    In this lecture with Technician Becky Smith, CVT, VTS (CP), review some of the most common infectious diseases of dogs and cats in the northwest, as well as some that are new and on the rise. This lecture is specifically RACE a...

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    Gram Stain Overview

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    When done properly, gram stains can provide really useful information about the patients you are working with. Review the basics and learn how to get the most out our your samples with DoveLewis Technician Jessica Waters-Miller, C...

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    Technician Hacks: How to Unclog NG Tubes

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    While preventing clogs in the first place is best practice, sometimes clogs can form even with our most diligent care. Learn a few tricks for unclogging feeding tubes from Technician Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS (ECC).

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    Avian Injections and Phlebotomy

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    Avian patients that have recently suffered a trauma can frequently benefit from subcutaneous fluids. Learn tips and recommendations for treating avian patients from Certified Veterinary Technician Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS (ECC).

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    Basic Microscope Setup

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    Microscopes are amazing pieces of equipment, but often overlooked in the day-to-day workload of managing patients and clients. If you’re looking for a refresher on how to get the most out of your slides, or are new to the field an...

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    Triaging Blocked Cats

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    When an owner comes in concerned about their cat’s bathroom behavior, it’s important to have a few questions planned in advance. Learn from Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS(ECC) about triaging potential blocked cats and communication tips w...

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    Using an IV Fluid Warmer

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    Keeping patients warm is critical, especially in an emergency setting. While there are multiple ways to provide comfort in the clinic, knowing the specifics of each piece of equipment can ensure your animal patients are receiving...

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    Technician Hacks - Ways to Use Stockinette

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    Sometimes as technicians, you need to be creative! Sarah Harris, CVT,VTS (ECC) reviews a few ways that you can use stockinette in an unconventional way, to take the best care of your patients.

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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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    Avian Catheterization

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    Vascular access can be extremely difficult in the avian species. Learn from DoveLewis Veterinary Technician Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS(ECC) about important considerations while working with these patients.

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    How to Prevent Clogs in NG Tubes

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    Feeding tubes are incredibly important pieces of equipment as they help our patients get the nutrition and medication they need. Learn from Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS(ECC) about how to prevent clogs in NG tubes.

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    Oral Medication Administration: Feline

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    Enticing your patients to take their meds can be an all-day event. Creative disguises, fancy treats, you’ve probably tried it all. Learn from Technician Training Specialist Jessica Waters-Miller, CVT, about how to administer oral...

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    Preparing Heparin Flush

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    Having syringes prepared with heparin saline solution is a great way to prepare your team for the day ahead. Learn from Technician Training Specialist Jessica Waters-Miller, CVT, about using heparin solution in your hospital.

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    Restraint Techniques for Brachycephalic Dogs

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    Brachycephalic dogs are some of the most common household breeds, including Pugs, Bulldogs, and Boston Terriers. Learn from Technician Assistant Manager Megan Urton, about ways to safely restrain and handle these breeds for minima...

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    Prepping for Avian Physical Exam and Restraint

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    When a client brings in their sick parakeet or an injured owl, are you prepared to handle them? Learn from Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS(ECC) about a few tips for handling birds and ensuring everyone’s safety.

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    Avian Anatomy Basics

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    We all know that anatomically, birds are different than cats and dogs. But how different? Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS (ECC) gives a practical overview of the main things to consider when treating the avian species in your clinic.

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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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    Rabbits: Recording Vitals and Giving IM Injections

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    Rabbits are commonly seen in a veterinary clinic for husbandry issues such as GI stasis. Learn from Portland Community Instructor Laura Harris, CVT, and DoveLewis Technician Jaime Harvey about how to gather important information a...

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    Ambu Bags Part 2: Set-Up and Patient Care

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    Ambu bags are really useful tools, but can be confusing to set up if you haven’t used them before. Learn a few tips and tricks from Critical Care Specialist Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVCECC.

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    Ambu Bags Part 1: Reviewing the Basics

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    There are unique parts and safety features of ambu bags that make them ideal for veterinary patients. Learn from Critical Care Specialist Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, about which settings to keep on your radar.

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    Treating a Head Abscess Part 2: Wet-to-Dry Bandaging

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    After draining and flushing an abscess, there is still a lot of work to be done to ensure proper healing. Learn from Staff Veterinarian Lindsey McGuire, DVM, about packing an abscess with the wet-to-dry bandaging technique.

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    Treating a Head Abscess Part 1: Prep, Drain, Flush

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    An abscess can lead to patient discomfort and infections that requires ongoing medical treatments. Review how to prep and flush a large head abscess from Staff Veterinarian Lindsey McGuire, DVM.

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    Preparing Chlorhexidine Dilutions

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    Chlorhexidine is a great disinfectant, but needs to be used with care and at the correct dilution. Senior Technician Supervisor Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS(ECC) reviews how to make safe chlorhexidine dilutions, and the difference betwe...

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    Radiograph Diagnosis of Cauda Equina Syndrome

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    A feline patient presented for straining to urinate and constipation. Radiographs determined Cauda Equina Syndrome. What’s next?

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    Considerations for Scruffing Feline Patients

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    Scruffing used to be one of the most common ways to restraint feline patients. But that doesn’t mean it’s the best method! Learn from Staff Veterinarian Christy Michael, BVMS, about alternative methods for restraining, recognizing...

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    Red Rubber vs. Foley Catheters: Pros and Cons

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    When it comes to catheters, it can be helpful to know the pros and cons of each. Learn from Technician Manager Carolyn Tran, CVT, about a few of the differences between Red Rubber and Foley Catheters.

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    Employee Retention: Five Lessons from Exit Interviews

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    Exit interviews are a common practice when an employee vacates their job. Often this information is just placed in their employee file and forgotten about, even when we have the best intentions. But what if we really used this inf...

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    Labeling Kennel Cards

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    Kennel cards can call attention to important pieces of information, such as where a patient’s meds are, if they have a personal item, and when you may need protective gear. Learn from Technician Training Specialist Jessica Waters-...

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    Exam Tips for Handling Rabbits

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    Rabbits may be nervous in a clinic setting, so it’s important to know proper handling and restraint techniques. Learn from Portland Community College Instructor and Certified Veterinary Technician Laura Harris, and DoveLewis Certi...

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    Canine Hypoadrenocorticism - Addison's Disease

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    Hypoadrenocorticism (HA) is a deficiency of the adrenal cortex to produce mineralocorticoids and glucocorticoids. Learn from Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, as she explains hypoadrenocorticism (also known as Addison’s Disease)...

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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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    Feline Towel Restraint (aka Purrito)

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    Cat burrito, purrito, whatever you want to call it as long as it works! With some patients, less restraint can be more effective. Learn from Technician Assistant Amy Lacey, and staff cat Murray, about using a “purrito” method...

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    Tech to Tech: Improving Communication and Support

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    In a 24/7 clinic like DoveLewis, a patient may spend multiple days recovering and be under the care of numerous veterinarians and technicians. In these circumstances, information can get lost between switching shifts and additiona...

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    Cadaver Labs

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    DoveLewis is a teaching hospital, which means that we have interns, externs, and numerous students walking through our doors to learn. A great learning and hands-on opportunity takes place in our cadaver labs, hosted by Critical C...

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    Taking Snake Radiographs

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    Radiographs can show vital information about the health of snakes. But how do you do it? Learn tips from Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS (ECC) and Jessica Waters, CVT.

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    Snake Physical Exam and Restraint

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    A physical examination of a snake includes looking at their eyes, nose, scales, and vent. Learn from Carrie Daly, DVM, about tips for completing a stress-free exam.

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    Placing a Holter Monitor

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    A Holter monitor (also called an ambulatory electrocardiography device) is a noninvasive method of assessing the heart's rhythm. Jaclyn Benglian, CVT, reviews how to assemble a Holter monitor for patients to wear at home. Downl...

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    Hemolyzed Blood and Hematuria

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    Do you know what your patients’ blood is telling you? Learn from Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), about identifying hemolyzed blood samples.

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    Working Well Under Pressure

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    Pressure and stress are factors that play a role in our jobs, everyday. Join Sarah Parker, CMA (AAMA), from the Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland, to learn about ways to manage pressure in any position at your hospital....

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    Personality Types and Common Communication Mistakes

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    A client’s personality can have a big impact on their communication style. Join Sarah Parker, CMA(AAMA), from the Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland, to learn about the different personality types, and how to avoid the five...

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