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. <br /><br /> To learn more about Sarah and the Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland, click <a href="https://msmp.org/Sarah-Parker">here...

Pet emergencies occur every minute of every day – but for our clients it is a singular monumental event. Pets are, in fact, family. They are family that like to eat socks, brawl in the street, enjoy an occasional pot brownie (double toxins), and can be talked into high risk activities by squirrels, but they are also family that cannot communicate with us about their needs and who share a deep...

<p>We may think that our communication style is crystal clear, but is it? Learn from Sarah Parker, CMA (AAMA), from the Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland, about how we can minimize the barriers that happen in everyday communication.

<br /><br /> To learn more about Sarah and the Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland, click <a href="https://msmp.org/...

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.

An isolation exam room needs to be treated with extra care to ensure that containments are not spread between patients. Learn from Megan Urton, Technician Assistant Manager, about how to safely clean an isolation exam room.

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. <br /> <a href="/sites/atdove.org/files/publicFiles/Add%20On%20-%20Surgical%20Pack%20Contents.pdf" style=" background: #0CA04F; color: #ffffff; font-size: 85...

We learned recently that some local emergency hospitals are sending their patients to DoveLewis in an attempt to manage their own caseloads. We get it—when you combine factors like a national hiring shortage and our pet-friendly community, some days feel unmanageable. It’s on those days that our teams are most proud of our promise to never close. We meet the wave of incoming patients head on,...

Here at DoveLewis, we take all things cleaning very seriously. It’s important that every staff member is up to date on our latest cleaning protocols. While it can be time consuming to spend time with each staff member reviewing how to correctly wipe down a counter top or a door handle, the benefits are worth it.

In the U.S. alone, over 2 million human patients a year are affected by...

Technician Assistant, Katy Collins, reviews how to use safely use Cidex disinfectant products for sterilizing hospital equipment. <br></br> Note – Cidex should only be used <i>after</i> equipment has gone through standard cleaning process. Cidex sterilization is <i>not</i> a standalone cleaning procedure.

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 should be incorporating into your patient’s daily care.

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