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Veterinary Technician Session

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Moderator – Dr. Frank Cerfogli

Rooms 260-262


8:00 – 9:00 a.m. What To Do in the First 5 Minutes Triage & Initial Stabilization for Techs - Mr. David Liss

Triage and shock are literally the threats to a patient's survival in the first few minutes after presentation. This lecture focuses on the presenting critical patient and discusses triage strategies, types of shock, and what to do in the first five minutes of presentation.

9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Critical Care Nursing 101 - Mr. David Liss

This lecture covers a hands-on nursing approach to caring for a critical patient. An acronym will be presented to help review all core concepts of nursing care of the sick and injured veterinary patient. Issues such as bedding, husbandry, TLC and nutrition will be addressed.

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Show Me the Numbers! ICU Patient Monitoring - Mr. David Liss

Beeping equipment is often overlooked or misunderstood in the critical patient. This lecture focuses on all things electronic: ECG's, pulse oximetry and even some bloodwork analyses to discuss the invasive monitoring of the sick veterinary patient.

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Red, White & Blue: Transfusion Medicine - Mr. David Liss

Packed red blood cells…plasma…fresh frozen..oh my! So many options in today's market for transfusions in the dog and cat patient. This talk will focus on the need for transfusions, types of products available, blood typing, crossmatching, transfusion administration and monitoring and discuss the veterinary technician's vital role in providing safe transfusion medicine to critically ill patients.

1:45 – 2:45 p.m. ER Tips & Tricks for Techs - Mr. David Liss

Sometimes it helps to learn tricks and tips from the trenches. This lecture will summarize several tricks and tips the presenter has gained with over 10 years of emergency experience. From how to jerry-rig oxygen tubing, to everything you can learn from a PCV, this lecture is sure to engage those who want to perform better ER care in their practice.

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. It's a Bloat! The Dreaded GDV - Mr. David Liss

Gastric dilatation volvulus, or "bloat” can be a life-threatening and devastating syndrome. This talk focuses on the pathophysiology, presentation, treatment, and monitoring of the GDV patient. A special animation of the GDV pathology will also be shown.


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