Upcoming Webinars: Open to all Veterinary Technicians!
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Complications of Intravenous Infusions and Medications
June 15, 2016. 9pm EDT (11pm NDT, 10pm ADT, 7pm CST, 8pm CDT, 7pm MDT, 6pm PDT), 1 hr length
Synopsis: While it is something we do as technicians everyday, there are many potential complications associated with IV fluids and medications. Drug and fluid incompatibilities, extravasation, and air embolism, while thankfully not very common, are certainly complications that we must be able to recognize and react to immediately.
Placement and Maintenance of Peripheral Intravenous Catheters
April 20, 2016. 9pm EDT (11pm NDT, 10pm ADT, 7pm CST, 8pm CDT, 7pm MDT, 6pm PDT), 1 hr length
Synopsis: We all know how to place an intravenous catheter, but do we really know the tips and tricks necessary for those difficult veins or difficult patients? This session will discuss current literature on IV catheter placement, strategies for success, and dealing with the patient that you can’t seem to keep a catheter in!
Triage of the Emergency Patient
March 16, 2016. 9pm EDT (11pm NDT, 10pm ADT, 7pm CST, 8pm CDT, 7pm MDT, 6pm PDT), 1 hr length
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Synopsis: “First impressions” are formed in the first three seconds of new situation. Visual cues such as demeanour, body language, and grooming are used to evaluate a person. What many don’t realize is that we can use these same skills to evaluate and triage emergency patients. Triage is an art form, and this lecture will give you the tools you need to recognize and classify patients into a triage scale, to ensure they are seen on a priority basis.
Recognizing an Emergency
NOTE DATE AND TIME CHANGE! March 22, 2016. 9pm EDT (11pm NDT, 10pm ADT, 7pm CST, 8pm CDT, 7pm MDT, 6pm PDT), 1 hr length
This webinar is available to any veterinary team member!
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This webinar is a companion to the March 16 Triage Webinar and is geared to any staff that work in the front office and may greet emergencies!
Synopsis: Can you recognize an emergency when it arrives at your front desk? Can you see beyond the owner’s anxiety and critically evaluate the pet? Can you perform telephone triage? Do you know the point that it is important to get the technician or veterinarian involved? These are skills that anyone working in the front office or greeting emergencies need! In this session, we will use video, sound and pictures to help you to decide if a pet is truly emergent. We will also discuss strategies for prioritizing (triaging) patients based on urgency, and also how to recognize if a patient is going “downhill” in your waiting room.
**approved by the OAVT, SAVT, EVTA for Technician Credits thus far