Emergencies, They do Happen!
November 5, 2023 Sunday, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LVT, VTS (ECC)
Jennifer Cossey, LVT, VTS (ECC) earned her AAS degree from Pima Medical Institute Seattle in 2013. After completing her externship at a local specialty hospital, she discovered a surprising passion for emergency and critical care medicine. Jennifer (Jenny) has worked as an ER/ICU licensed veterinary technician at Animal Medical Center of Seattle since 2014. She also taught pharmacology and emergency procedures at Pima Medical Institute Seattle's veterinary technician program for 4 years. In 2017, she earned her VTS in emergency and critical care. In 2020, she became Animal Medical Center of Seattle's nursing development/training specialist and blood bank coordinator. In addition to in-house CE lectures, she also regularly presents CE sessions to the Seattle area veterinary community. Her special interests include mentoring new staff members, blood banking and blood transfusions, medical math, and critical care nursing.
|A Race Against Time: Toxin Decontamination
Pets ingest the strangest things! (I’m looking at you, Labradors!) Have you ever wondered: Why aren’t we inducing vomiting for this toxin ingestion? What does the Sorbitol in activated charcoal actually do? This presentation will answer those questions and more. We will discuss the entire process of handling toxicities in the ER: triaging potential toxicities, the why and why nots of treatment options, and discharging the patient to the owner. We will discuss ways that we can prevent further toxin absorption and eliminate the toxin already absorbed. We will cover many of the most common treatments for toxicities; how they work in the body and contraindications for some treatment methods. Lastly, we will discuss the whys and why nots for treatment of real toxin cases that were seen in the ER.
|Urine Good Hands: Caring for The Sick UO
Have you ever wondered: Why are we giving dextrose to this urinary obstruction cat when his blood glucose is normal? How does calcium gluconate help a urinary obstruction patient? What does “matching ins and outs” mean? This presentation will cover the pathophysiology of urinary obstructions in male cats. We will also discuss clinical signs, in addition to diagnostic and treatment options. Monitoring and nursing care of a sick UO cat will also be discussed. And lastly, we will walk through a real case that was seen in the ER.
|CPR for Veterinary Professionals
Do you feel unprepared to perform CPR at your hospital? Have you completed CPR training but would like a refresher? During this presentation we will discuss all aspects of CPR: how to quickly recognize cardiopulmonary arrest, the proper technique and positioning for chest compressions, and mouth-to-snout and intubated breathing techniques. We will also discuss CPR drugs and their pathophysiology, considerations for venous access for CPR, and types of monitoring equipment that is and is not useful during CPR. ECG CPR rhythms and their treatments will also be discussed. And lastly, we will briefly discuss defibrillator safety and open chest CPR.
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