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Emergency And Critical Care: Fluid Therapy And Transfusion Medicine

Emergency And Critical Care: Fluid Therapy And Transfusion Medicine

Emergency And Critical Care: Fluid Therapy And Transfusion Medicine

Brandy Tabor, BS, CVT, VTS (ECC)
Brandy Tabor, BS, CVT, VTS (ECC)
on behalf of VetMedTeam

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Launch date: 03 Sep 2015

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Last updated: 19 May 2017

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Emergency And Critical Care: Fluid Therapy And Transfusion Medicine
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Course Availability

This course is only available to trainees days after purchase. It would need to be repurchased by the trainee if not completed in the allotted time period. This course is no longer available. You will need to repurchase if you wish to take the course again.

Description

It is important for the members of the medical team to have a strong foundation in fluid therapy and in transfusion medicine. Technicians place catheters, do blood typing and crossmatching, administer fluids and blood products, and monitor patients. Assistants help with all aspects of patient care and will benefit from understanding fluid therapy and transfusion medicine so they can recognize complications and anticipate the needs of the doctor, technician, or patient.

Fluid therapy is a cornerstone of veterinary care. Providing safe, appropriate hydration and returning patients to electrolyte and fluid balance takes skill and an understanding of the factors involved. Veterinary technicians are generally responsible for patient preparation and treatment plan implementation and must be diligent guardians of ongoing treatment and catheter care. It is crucial that technicians understand why fluids are essential, the different types of fluids available, and how to provide them. Intravenous fluid therapy is vital for the management of shock, dehydration, and maintenance in animals that require parenteral fluid therapy.

Since the early 1980s, blood product administration to treat critically ill animals, or those undergoing surgical procedures, has increased tremendously. However, it is important to note that blood products are obtained from donor animals and represent a limited resource that is not available in all situations. Because they are biologic products, they bear the inherent risks of transmitting infectious diseases or causing other adverse reactions. Technicians in the critical care setting play a key role in providing safe and effective transfusion therapy and, therefore, should be aware of the principles of transfusion medicine. The safe use of blood component therapy requires knowledge of blood groups and antibody prevalence, and knowledge of the means to minimize the risk of adverse reactions by including the use of proper donors and screening assays that facilitate detection of serological incompatibility. Transfusion medicine is a vital part of veterinary emergency and critical care medicine.

EEC: Fluid Therapy and Transfusion Medicine will help team members provide stronger medical support and practices provide superior medical services.

This course was formally titled Basic Principles of Fluid Therapy and Transfusion Medicine.

Objectives

On completion of this course the learner will be able to:
1. Explain the advantages and disadvantages of various types of IV catheters
2. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of IV catheter insertion site options
3. Identify IV cathete- related problems, their causes, and solutions
4. Discuss different fluid types and their usages
5. Explain electrolyte abnormalities, their consequences, and treatment
6. Distinguish between various blood products and list their advantages and disadvantages
7. Manage a patient receiving a blood transfusion
8. Recognize and respond to a transfusion reaction
9. Outline the basic contributors to acid-base status
10. Interpret a basic blood gas reading
Brandy Tabor, BS, CVT, VTS (ECC)

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Brandy Tabor, BS, CVT, VTS (ECC)
on behalf of VetMedTeam

A native of Colorado, Brandy graduated from Colorado State University in the spring of 2003 with a BS in Equine Sciences. While attending CSU, she worked as a nurse's assistant in the Critical Care Unit at the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Here, she learned just how far you can go with a career as a veterinary technician. She enrolled in Front Range Community College in Loveland, CO, graduating in 2005. Brandy then moved to Parker, CO where she currently works as a senior emergency and critical care technician. She had the honor of becoming a member of the Academy of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Technicians in 2008.

Brandy has a passion for writing and has written several papers for Today's Veterinary Practice, Veterinary Nursing Journal, Today's Veterinary Technician, and Veterinary Technician. She is also a contributor in the 5th edition of Review Questions and Answers for Veterinary Technicians. In addition she is the current chair of the AVECCT Credentials Committee.

Brandy currently lives with two birds, two cats, and two dogs.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • AAVSB-Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE)
  • 0.25 Hours -
    Exam Attempts: 3
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    Exam Pass Rate: 70

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