June 23, 2021. Complications of IV a
nd Medications. 7-8pm EST
Price $20 CDN per participant (RACE Approved)
While it is something we do as technicians and nurses everyday, there are many potential complications associated with IV fluids and medications. Drug and/or fluid incompatibilites are a significant yet under-addressed concern in veterinary medicine, while in human medicine drug incompatibilities lead to increased morbidity and mortality. As the number of medications a patient is receiving increases, as does the risk. This requires vigilance on the part of the nursing team, and resources such as drug compatibility apps, charts and books to ensure the best safety for our veterinary patients.
We will discuss the risks of incompatible drugs, options for delivery, and the types of interactions that can occur. All with the ultimate goal of awareness and preventing this very common medical error.
Other types of issues related to the intravenous delivery including phlebitis and thrombosis recognition, extravasation, medication calculation and administration errors will be discussed.
This presentation has been delivered at numerous conferences including: BCVTA Annual Conference, VET Conference, SouthWest Veterinary Conference, CVMA, PacVet, OAVT and NYSVC.
My Drug Compatibility Chart (Common Veterinary Drugs) is a perfect companion to this course! If you would like a copy, order it here!
RACE Approved 1 hr Credit: Interactive Webinar, Continuing Education Related to Medical. Approved for both Veterinary Technicians and Veterinarians.