Medicine for the Technician: Internal Medicine

5th Annual Gulf-Atlantic Veterinary Conference

Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Saturday, December 2
10:50 AM - 11:40 AM
Location: Galeria South


This topic will go into detail about our hospitalized diabetic ketoacidosis patients. We will discuss managing the disease in the ICU. Learning objectives will consist of Insulin choices Blood acquisition choices Electrolyte imbalances and fluid choice options Nutritional management. We will also focus on discharging a diabetic patient after hospitalization and focus on client education.

Rachel Poulin

Internal Medicine Nurse
Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital

Rachel graduated from the Veterinary Technician Program at Columbus State Community College in 2007. She did her internships at The Ohio State University (GO BUCKS!) and became specialized in Internal Medicine in 2013. She is currently the supervisor of the Internal Medicine Department at Coral Springs Animal Hospital. Rachel is passionate about education and loves to teach. She speaks nation wide on endocrinology, gastrointestinal disease and infectious disease. She believes that the way we raise up awareness and quality of this profession is to raise each other up and raise the standards of care and knowledge. In her free time Rachel enjoys the beautiful Florida beaches, reading and spending time with her husband and their two dogs Joey and Emmy.


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