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Patient care for technicians

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FIRSTLINE: Jul 20, 2017
Surgery team, assemble! It’s time for veterinarians to let their Super Techs reveal the heroes they were born to be.
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FIRSTLINE: Jul 20, 2017
I know, I know—you’ve already learned about opioids in school. But considering their prominence in veterinary pain control, it’s never a bad time to brush up on the basics.
VETTED: Jul 18, 2017
Emergency and critical care specialist Dr. Garret Pachtinger shares the veterinary monitors he couldn’t live without and explains why they’re so vital.
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FIRSTLINE: Jul 17, 2017
From performing blood typing to administering blood transfusions, here are the blood products you should have on hand in your veterinary hospital.
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FIRSTLINE: Jul 17, 2017
By dvm360.com staff
Dr. Robin Downing wants you to see how you can help lead the way to a brighter future for all pets.
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FIRSTLINE: Jul 14, 2017
1. Stop staring so much at cats, dogs. (Seriously) 2. Step up. Those patients need your advocacy!
 
VETTED: Jul 13, 2017
By dvm360.com staff
Elizabethan collars are so four centuries ago. Is it time to step into the present with these new takes on the old solution to post-treatment patients biting or scratching themselves?
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FIRSTLINE: Jul 13, 2017
Every dying pet deserves a plan. Consider these inspiring case studies and tips that illustrate the power you have in veterinary medicine to help pets live longer—with a better quality of life—for days, week or months on their path to a peaceful death.
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FIRSTLINE: Jul 12, 2017
Let's get to the bloody basics of defects in red blood cells, how they can cause anemia and what you (yes, you!) can do about it.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jul 10, 2017
Pet owners need hospice and euthanasia help in your patients’ rough moments. Brush up on your client communication and manage these exam room and home encounters right.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jul 10, 2017
Over and over again, we veterinarians hear it from our clients: Our pets die better than we do. In many cases, they’re right.
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FIRSTLINE: Jul 01, 2017
What can you do to help comfort the pet—and the veterinary client—during those final days?
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jun 23, 2017
I wear that title as a badge of honor. My value as a veterinarian lies in the art and skill of death at the heart of my mobile hospice practice.
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FIRSTLINE: Jun 19, 2017
Our practice created a special garden to remember the pets that are no longer with us. This rock garden has become a foundation for our relationship with pets and their families.
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FIRSTLINE: Jun 15, 2017
Tools that have been around for years are more useful when we understand them better, and new tools can increase patients’ quality of life, says emergency and critical care specialist Dr. Garret Pachtinger.