When the Hypos make you Hyper - Hypoadrenocorticism for Nurses
You may see patients with hypoadrenocorticism, but are you comfortable with all of the ins and outs of this disease? This lecture discusses hypoadrenocorticism including common breeds, the effects of the disease, and the specific laboratory changes that occur in a crisis. These emergent patients will be covered in detail so that veterinary technicians and nurses can recognize a potential crisis in bloodwork results, know how to quickly respond to these patients, and understand treatment strategies.
The Australian Veterinary Nurse and Technician (AVNAT) Regulatory Council has allocated (1) AVNAT CPD point to this continuing education activity.
Recording from 17 August 2023
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.