Medicine for the Technician
6th Annual Gulf-Atlantic Veterinary Conference
Veterinary nurses must be ready for any emergency that may present to their hospital, as well as be ready for any disease process to quickly become an emergency. This lecture covers the most common emergencies, including patient triage both in the lobby and while hospitalized, stabilizing strategies including shock physiology and recognition, treatment including fluid therapy and pain management, and continued monitoring. An emphasis is placed on critical thinking, anticipating change and the importance of nursing plans.