Preparing the Critical Patient for Surgery (for Nurses)
Emergency surgery is just that – an emergency – and often needs to happen as soon as possible. But immediate anesthesia should not be an excuse for not preparing the patient or the nursing team, it’s even more reason to prepare! This lecture will cover the important body systems and abnormalities that must be treated and assessed prior to emergency anesthesia to ensure a smooth procedure and successful patient recovery. An emphasis is placed on critical thinking skills and teamwork.
Recording from 17 February 2021
Megan Brashear, BS, CVT, VTS (ECC)
Megan graduated in 2000 with a BS in in Veterinary Technology. She has worked in emergency and critical care since 2000 earning her veterinary technician credentials in 2000 and in 2004 became a Veterinary Technician Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care. Megan currently works as the Small Animal Nursing Manager at the Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital in West Lafayette, Indiana, where she enjoys working with technician supervisors as well as teaching and training technicians and students on the hospital floor. She loves the opportunity to travel and lecture sharing her knowledge with veterinary technicians and nurses around the world.