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    Resources for Seamless Client Communication

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    Did you know that starting out the day with a team huddle can increase internal communication and lead to a better client experience? Learn from Sarah Parker, CMA (AAMA), from the Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland, about ho...

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    Preparing for a Snake Physical Exam

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    Snakes can be easily stressed, and are sensitive to oils on our skin such as lotions and perfumes. Learn from Senior Technician Supervisor Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS (ECC) about how to safely prepare for a snake exam in your hospital.

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    Passive Range of Motion

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    Passive range of motion (or PROM) is an important step to include in the treatment of ICU patients. Learn from CVT, Emily Dascalos, and staff dog, Ollie, who is recovering from a hemilaminectomy, about the different positions you...

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    Workplace Bullying

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    Bullying between staff members can be hard to identify. Learn from Cheryl Latta, DoveLewis Human Resources Manager, about how to recognize bullying behaviors and prevent it from happening.

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    Staff Transition to Management: Part I

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    Cheryl Latta, DoveLewis Human Resources Manager, talks about the difficulties that can come with a promotion to management, and tips for handling new responsibilities.

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    Introducing a Client Liaison Position

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    Anthony Strode and Cy Torrey, DoveLewis Client Liaisons, discuss the importance of providing great client experiences through their new positions as Client Liaisons. Learn how they are taking customer service to the next level, an...

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    Anal Gland Expression

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    Kara Erdman, CVT, demonstrates how to perform anal gland expression on a dog.

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    Taking Payments and Closing Books

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    Client Service Representative at DoveLewis, Kaitlyn Sanborn, discusses best practices on taking payments and closing books at the end of your shift. Download Cash Verification Sheet

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    Blood Products

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    Jill Greene, CVT, discusses various blood products and when and why to use them. A downloadable infographic on blood products is included. Blood Products Breakdown

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    Underwater Treadmill Preparation

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    Mandi Blackwelder, DVM, CCRP, discusses the patient preparation for the underwater treadmill and what happens when there is an accident in the water.

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    Ultrasound Guided Cystocentesis

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    Sarah Harris, CVT, demonstrates the proper technique for performing an ultrasound guided cystocentesis.

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    Clipper Care

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    Think about the last procedure you used clippers for.. Was it shaving a wound? Cutting out matted hair and fecal matter? Or just prepping to place a catheter? Whatever is was, it's important to remember that we need to take care o...

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    Client Call Backs

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    Joanie Abrams, CVT, VTS(ECC), discusses how client call backs are performed at the hospital and our philosophy for follow up in the ER.

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    Wellness Program

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    DoveLewis Wellness Program coordinators Enid Traisman, CT, MSW, and Josey Kinnaman, CVT, discuss the staff benefits of a coordinated hospital wellness program and the steps DoveLewis has taken to improve the wellness options for e...

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    Pulse Oximetry (SpO2)

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    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), demonstrates how to obtain a pulse oximetry reading (SpO2) on a dog. A brief explanation of how the machine works is followed by best locations to obtain the reading.

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    Anesthesia Machine Basics

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    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), explains the different parts to the anesthesia machine. She covers proper anesthetic circuit choice, appropriate oxygen flow rates, correct reservoir bag sizing, and pop-off valve safety.

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    Safe Lifting

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    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), and assistant, Hannah Cohen, demonstrate the proper procedure for lifting a dog from the floor to the table.

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    Tiny Talk - Triage

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    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), gives an overview of emergency triage both on the phone and in the lobby of your clinic. Want more information on emergency triage? Check out Megan’s full length RACE approved lecture here.

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    Emptying Garbage

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    DoveLewis Technician Assistant, Amy Lacey, discusses some tips to remember when emptying the garbage at a veterinary hospital. 

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    Tiny Talk - Chocolate Toxicity

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    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), covers the basics of chocolate toxicity discussing toxic doses, clinical signs, and treatment plans for these patients. The holiday season is upon us, which means an increase in chocolate ingest...

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    Floor Cleaning Protocol

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    DoveLewis Technician Assistant, Amy Lacey, describes the protocol for cleaning and disinfecting the hospital floors. In a 24 hr facility like DoveLewis, this happens at minimum every 12 hours with spot cleaning and disinfecting as...

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    Bottle Feeding Kittens

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    Rachel Kinney, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates the proper technique for bottle feeding orphaned kittens, including how much to feed them and how to care for them after each feeding.

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    Canine Nail Trim

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    DoveLewis technician Rachel Kinney, CVT, VTS (ECC), explains how to perform a nail trim on a dog, mentioning both clear and opaque nails, and methods to stop bleeding if the blood vessel is inadvertently cut.

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    Canine NG Tube Placement

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    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to place a nasogastric feeding tube in a large dog. Proper placement, testing, and securing the tube are covered.

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    Antiseptic Solution Protocol

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    DoveLewis Technician Assistant, Sarah Hunter, describes the protocol for changing bottles of alcohol, scrub, and solution stored on the hospital floor.

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    Bearded Dragon Supportive Care

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    On location at Southwest Animal Hospital, Veterinary Assistant, Justin During, demonstrates how to give injections, intracoelomic fluids, and syringe feed a sick bearded dragon patient.

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    Avian Wing Trim

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    On location at Oswego Veterinary Clinic, Deb Ward, DVM, and Stephanie Cooper, CVT, perform a wing trim on a bird. Blood feather identification is discussed.

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    Abdominal Radiographs

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    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), demonstrates proper positioning and anatomical landmarks for abdominal radiographs in a dog. Staff radiologist Alan Lipman explains proper positioning and technique. 

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    Administering Activated Charcoal

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    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), gives tips for administering activated charcoal to a toxin ingestion patient.

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    Wound Clip and Clean

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    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), discusses proper technique for how to clip, clean, and flush minor wounds sustained by a dog after a dog fight. Wound irrigation solutions are briefly discussed.

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    Client Communications and Triage

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    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), explains the importance of gaining owner trust during the triage process. By remembering to communicate with the client, technician value can be established and owner comfort increased while they wai...

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    Anticoagulant Rodenticide Toxicity

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    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), discusses a case of anticoagulant rodenticide toxicity seen in the ER. The emergency treatment before starting the dog on vitamin K therapy (the mainstay for this toxicity) is the focus of this discu...

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    Vaginal Cytology - Canine

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    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to obtain a vaginal cytology on a dog.

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    Administering Vaccines - Feline

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    Becky Smith, CVT, VTS (Clinical Practice), on location at Rose City Veterinary Hospital, explains the proper locations for, and administers vaccines to a cat.

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    Feline Nail Trim

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    Sarah Tauber, DVM, walks you through her technique for performing a solo nail trim on a grumpy cat.

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    Administering Vaccines - Canine

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    Becky Smith CVT, VTS (Clinical Practice), on location at Rose City Veterinary Hospital, demonstrates the proper location of canine vaccines and administers vaccines to a puppy. Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), plays a supporting rol...

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    Oral Medication Administration - Canine

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    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates what's commonly called "pilling" a dog (giving oral medications).

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    Saline Agglutination Test

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    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), explains the reasoning and demonstrates the process of performing and interpreting a saline agglutination test.

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    Isolation in the ICU

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    Rachel Kinney, CVT, VTS (ECC), discusses DoveLewis’ protocol for treating infectious disease patients (in this case kennel cough/pneumonia dependent on oxygen therapy) within the ICU. 

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    Discharge Instructions

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    On location at Pearl Animal Hospital, Henry Struzik, CVT, talks about the importance of discharge instructions. From “before and after” photos to written instructions, we learn the best way to make sure client compliance happens w...

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    Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP)

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    Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP) is often an immune-mediated disease causing uncontrolled bleeding in veterinary patients. Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), discusses the common clinical signs of ITP and some of the treatme...

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    Constant Rate Infusion (CRI) Preparation

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    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates the proper technique for preparing a constant rate infusion (CRI) of medication.

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    Microchip Implantation

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    Kristin Spring, CVT, VTS (ECC, Anes.), CVPP, demonstrates how to implant a microchip into a cat. This video is useful for anyone who may be microchipping animals.

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    Basic Avian Restraint

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    Nathan Bodnar, DVM, demonstrates how to properly retrain a sick or injured bird for a basic physical exam. He highlights maintaining control of the head and feet.

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    Matched Unit Blood Transfusion

    Views: 9,380 - Comments: 7

    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), discusses how to set up, start administering, and how to monitor a patient during a transfusion of a matched unit of blood.

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    Dexdomitor® (Dexmedetomidine) Procedure

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    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), discusses using dexmedetomidine (Dexdomitor®) on a cat during a laceration repair, and the specific effects on the patient, reversal of the drug, and patient monitoring involved.

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    Medical Math - Calculating Fluid Additives

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    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to calculate the amount of drug to add to a full and partially full bag of IV fluids.

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    Medical Math - Calculating Drug Doses by Weight

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    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to calculate the amount of drug to be given to a patient when the order is written in mg/kg.

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    Tiny Talk - Mushroom Toxicity

    Views: 4,177 - Comments: 1

    Megan Brashear, CVT ,VTS (ECC), explains the types of mushrooms toxic to dogs, their presenting symptoms, and some cases we've seen at our hospital. This Tiny Talk topic was voted on by our atdove.org Facebook community! Our To...

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    Continuous Thoracic Suction

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    Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to set up a Thora-Seal™ and attach it to a patient to provide continuous thoracic drainage and suction.

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