What to Do When He's Down: Nursing Care for Recumbent Patients (for nurses)
Anesthetized, paralyzed, bandaged, painful, collapsed, sedated, or weak - there are many reasons veterinary patients may be recumbent in the hospital. These patients require a skilled hand and understanding of disease processes in order to receive appropriate care. This webinar will discuss the reasons patients may be unable to ambulate and how the veterinary nurse can anticipate needs in these patients. Attention will be paid not only to the physical needs and positioning, but also the advanced procedures and care necessitated by these patients, all body systems will be covered and the webinar will help veterinary nurses examine each system in each patient to determine the care needed. Case studies will be utilized to bring the information provided to practical application.
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.