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    Urine Trouble: Understanding Diagnostic Markers of Renal Dysfunction

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    Kidney disease is very common in companion animals. Clinical signs of renal disease don’t occur until kidneys have lost at least 75% of their function, making routine diagnostics key in early recognition of disease. This lecture...

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    Medical Math - Calculating Oxygen Flow Rates

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    Technicians at DoveLewis calculate oxygen flow rates for patients everyday. If you're looking for a medical math refresher, walk through this oxygen flow rate equation with Technician Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS (ECC).

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    Breaking Down Brachycephalic Care

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    From general practice to emergency medicine, brachycephalic patients can be challenging. Their unique anatomy makes them more vulnerable to certain conditions – like respiratory issues, cardiac illnesses and heat stress – and comm...

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    Emergency Medicine in General Practice: The Technician’s Role

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    The technician plays a crucial role in managing emergency cases in veterinary medicine. In this one hour lecture with DoveLewis Technician Training Specialist Jessica Waters-Miller, CVT, learn how to be the best advocate for your...

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    Going Remote: A Look Inside PCC's Veterinary Technology Program

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    Making the transition to online learning has become a reality for many schools and universities, and the Rock Creek Campus of Portland Community College is no exception. In this blog, learn from Technician Instructor Laura Harris,...

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    Basic Feline Restraint for Common Procedures

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    Technician Assistants Ryan Legg and Lucy Kaplan demonstrate common restraint techniques for cats.

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    Body Temperature - Feline

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    Learn from DoveLewis Technician Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS (ECC), how to safely take a cat’s temperature.

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    Blood Draw Medial Saphenous Vein - Feline

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    Kelsey Reinauer, CVT, demonstrates how to draw a small blood sample from the medial saphenous vein of a cat.

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    Blood Donation: Feline

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    DoveLewis has a blood bank to help supply blood products to cats and dogs all over the country. In this video, learn from Blood Bank Coordinator Kelsey Reinauer about how to perform a feline blood donation.

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    Safe Urine Specimen Handling

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    Collecting urine from our patients is a task we do everyday on the floor. Learn from DoveLewis Technician Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS(ECC) about safely handing urine to ensure high quality samples.

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    Grounding: A Wellness Tool during COVID-19

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    With the passing of time, there are many different reactions that we may be experiencing as our “new normal” unfolds during the COVID-19 pandemic. One feature that seems to linger is a persistent, low level anxiety that has shifte...

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    Pathophysiology of Shock

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    Shock is commonly seen in both the emergency room and the primary care clinic. It is a potentially reversible condition that significantly contributes to the death of patients from a variety of illnesses. An understanding of the p...

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    Applying and Troubleshooting ECG Leads

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    Getting a clear ECG reading on your patient is important. Learn tips from Veterinary Assistant Nikki King, about how to apply leads and troubleshoot common errors.

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    Journaling: A Wellness Tool During COVID-19

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    An unexpected outcome of this pandemic has been that it’s changed my days off. This weekend, the general sense of unease that has settled in since the pandemic began was accompanied by something else. Up until a month ago, my time...

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    Diaphragmatic Breathing During COVID-19

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    There are many different reactions you may be having during this stressful and uncertain period. One of the frustrating realities of human cognition is that we not only react to the world around us, but we also have internal react...

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    Holding on to Empathy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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    It can be hard to remember what life was like before COVID-19. The last month has been a constant rush of news headlines, avoiding those that are closest to you, and frantic lines at the grocery store. But in these times, practici...

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    Resilience Strategies During COVID-19

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    There is a lot that we are trying to contend with during this crisis. For many of us, there’s an underlying sense of urgency and helplessness as we try to find something to control in this surreal, and often uncomfortable, new lan...

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    Coping with PPE Shortages: DIY Cloth Face Masks

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    Current PPE shortages mean finding creative and innovative ways to offer protection for team members. The recommendation for medical staff is to wear N95 respirator masks during COVID-19. These masks are best at catching at l...

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    Box Breathing: A Tool for Well-being

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    While it may seem impossible to take care of yourself in these uncertain times, there are a few simple ways to take a moment for you. A few times throughout the day, try this structured breathing exercise to regain your focus.

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    Folding Reusable Gowns

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    In times of PPE shortages, reusable materials can play a vital role in caring for patients. Learn how to fold and sterilize reusable gowns from Technician Training Specialist Jessica Waters-Miller, CVT.

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    COVID-19 Client and Clinic Resources

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    With so much information at our fingertips with COVID-19, we wanted to share new procedures we are doing today (though these may change tomorrow) to help protect our staff, clients, and community. Here at DoveLewis, we are being t...

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    DIY Sanitizer for COVID-19 Shortages

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    Many of you may be encountering the same supply shortages we are during the COVID-19 pandemic. You may be encountering a limited supply of hand sanitizer left and may not be able to obtain more in a reasonable time period. So, Dov...

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    How to Remove Personal Protective Equipment (CDC Guide 2)

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    Personal protective equipment (PPE) is there to protect you from infectious diseases while caring for patients. Since the equipment itself can come in contact with harmful contaminants, it’s important to know how to remove and dis...

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    How to Remove Personal Protective Equipment (CDC Guide 1)

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    To be as safe and effective as possible, personal protective equipment (PPE) must be applied and removed properly. Learn from Technician Training Specialist Jessica Waters-Miller, CVT, about how to safely remove and dispose of PPE...

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    How to Put on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

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    There is a lot of news going around about the importance and limited supply of personal protective equipment (PPE). This gear is frequently used at DoveLewis to protect against infectious diseases, but has more recently become a h...

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    How to Properly Remove Exam Gloves

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    When it comes to personal protective equipment (PPE) it’s important to know the correct way to put things on, and take things off, to ensure it’s effective. Learn from Technician Training Specialist Jessica Waters-Miller, CVT, abo...

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    Well-being During COVID-19

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    We may be beginning to feel like we have more questions than answers amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. It is not unusual to experience a wide range of thoughts, feelings, and reactions. Some of these reactions may include: Anxie...

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    Canine and Feline Infectious Diseases in the Pacific Northwest

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    In this lecture with Technician Becky Smith, CVT, VTS (CP), review some of the most common infectious diseases of dogs and cats in the northwest, as well as some that are new and on the rise. This lecture is specifically RACE a...

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    Gram Stain Overview

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    When done properly, gram stains can provide really useful information about the patients you are working with. Review the basics and learn how to get the most out our your samples with DoveLewis Technician Jessica Waters-Miller, C...

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    Technician Hacks: How to Unclog NG Tubes

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    While preventing clogs in the first place is best practice, sometimes clogs can form even with our most diligent care. Learn a few tricks for unclogging feeding tubes from Technician Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS (ECC).

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    Efficient Record Sharing: A CSR's Perspective

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    As a 24-hour emergency hospital, DoveLewis sees a lot of patients that are brand new to our staff. A dog could come to us after ingesting a packet of gum, and that might be the only time in their life that we'll provide veterinary...

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    Avian Injections and Phlebotomy

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    Avian patients that have recently suffered a trauma can frequently benefit from subcutaneous fluids. Learn tips and recommendations for treating avian patients from Certified Veterinary Technician Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS (ECC).

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    Three Things You Need to Know About Cleaning an Isolation Exam Room

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    Patients with symptoms of parvovirus, respiratory infections, or any zoonotic diseases get attended to in our isolation room in order to protect our other patients and clients. After working with these cases, it’s important to kno...

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    Handling Hedgehogs for Exams

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    Hedgehogs can be nervous in a clinic setting, causing them to roll into a tight ball that’s almost impossible to examine. Learn a few tips from Staff Veterinarian Carrie Daly, DVM, about how to unfurl and work with hedgehogs.

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    The Art of Triage

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    In modern human healthcare systems, triage occurs at every level of care from an initial telephone contact to arrival at a health care facility. In this lecture, Staff Veterinarian Christy Michael reviews triage in the veterinary...

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    Professional Groups in Veterinary Medicine: Combating Compassion Fatigue and Burnout

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    Although there is a growing awareness of compassion fatigue and burnout in the field of veterinary medicine, most efforts have been focused individual self-care. In a field with widespread moral distress, where isolation only comp...

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    Tips for Organizing Staff Resources

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    Chances are at your clinic, you have about thirty important documents that live in ten different places. Seven of them haven’t been updated in the last three years, half were created by someone who doesn’t work there anymore, and...

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    Basic Microscope Setup

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    Microscopes are amazing pieces of equipment, but often overlooked in the day-to-day workload of managing patients and clients. If you’re looking for a refresher on how to get the most out of your slides, or are new to the field an...

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    Triaging Blocked Cats

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    When an owner comes in concerned about their cat’s bathroom behavior, it’s important to have a few questions planned in advance. Learn from Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS(ECC) about triaging potential blocked cats and communication tips w...

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    Using an IV Fluid Warmer

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    Keeping patients warm is critical, especially in an emergency setting. While there are multiple ways to provide comfort in the clinic, knowing the specifics of each piece of equipment can ensure your animal patients are receiving...

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    Technician Hacks - Ways to Use Stockinette

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    Sometimes as technicians, you need to be creative! Sarah Harris, CVT,VTS (ECC) reviews a few ways that you can use stockinette in an unconventional way, to take the best care of your patients.

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    2019 Year in Review

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    Another year of learning is in the books! Thanks so much for being a part of the atdove community and making 2019 great. Take a moment to look back on all you've accomplished this year, and what you hope to learn next! See you in...

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    Avian Catheterization

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    Vascular access can be extremely difficult in the avian species. Learn from DoveLewis Veterinary Technician Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS(ECC) about important considerations while working with these patients.

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    Marketing in a New World

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    Breaking into a new industry can be tough. And while you may not always (or ever) feel like you have a grasp on the world around you, taking the time to ask questions and learn from your team can make a big impact. Learn from...

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    How to Prevent Clogs in NG Tubes

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    Feeding tubes are incredibly important pieces of equipment as they help our patients get the nutrition and medication they need. Learn from Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS(ECC) about how to prevent clogs in NG tubes.

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    Oral Medication Administration: Feline

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    Enticing your patients to take their meds can be an all-day event. Creative disguises, fancy treats, you’ve probably tried it all. Learn from Technician Training Specialist Jessica Waters-Miller, CVT, about how to administer oral...

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    Preparing Heparin Flush

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    Having syringes prepared with heparin saline solution is a great way to prepare your team for the day ahead. Learn from Technician Training Specialist Jessica Waters-Miller, CVT, about using heparin solution in your hospital.

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    Brachycephalic Patients in Clinical Practice

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    Brachycephalics are some of the most popular breeds, so it’s important to recognize the risks that they face in a veterinary hospital. Becky Smith, CVT, VTS (Clinical Practice- Canine/Feline) reviews common concerns, handling tips...

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    Restraint Techniques for Brachycephalic Dogs

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    Brachycephalic dogs are some of the most common household breeds, including Pugs, Bulldogs, and Boston Terriers. Learn from Technician Assistant Manager Megan Urton, about ways to safely restrain and handle these breeds for minima...

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    Reducing the Spread of Infectious Diseases

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    In the veterinary industry, we are exposed to many pathogens, often without even realizing it is happening. From there, we can expose our own pets, family members, and even strangers to the contaminants that come into our hospita...

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