Transfusion Medicine – not just for the faint hearted (for Nurses)
We give blood products on an increasingly frequency in veterinary medicine, but how much do we really know about the product we are giving, the indications for each product and possible sequelae to this administration of foreign products? Blood and blood products are foreign to our patients, and each time we give them we have to weigh up the risks vs the benefits to our patients. We also need to be aware of what can go wrong in the short term and long term in order to ensure the best possible outcome for our patients. This webinar will go through the common types of transfusions given, why they are given, essential monitoring, and things we should be aware of ongoing in our patients. This webinar is for those who are interested in ensuring that their patients get the best outcome in hospital.
This webinar has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval.
Recording from 6 April 2021
Dr Samantha Livingstone BVSc (hons) MANZCVSc (E&CC)
Samantha graduated from the University of QLD in 2011 with honours. She then went on to practice in small animal clinics in the north shore of Sydney for 2 years before moving to Darwin where working afterhours awakened her love of emergency and critical care. After moving back to Brisbane in 2015 she worked in afterhours clinics before starting at Brisbane Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in mid 2015. Since then Samantha has attained her memberships in Emergency and Critical Care and has found a true passion in caring for our Emergency patients. Samantha’s areas of special interest include trauma patients and toxicology.