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Capnocytophaga: What are the Facts?

by Lori Hehn - August 10, 2018 at 12:15 PM

There have been several articles published this week regarding a very rare infection from a bacterium called Capnocytophaga, which a man contracted resulting in multiple limb amputation. (How does dog saliva turn into a life-threatening infection?)

The articles state that he likely contracted the organism from his dog's mouth. Before you panic about your daily dose of dog kisses, let's review some facts about this bacterium.

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7 Tips on Avoiding these VetTech Medical Mistakes

by Lori Hehn - July 27, 2018 at 9:58 AM

While these seem like very obvious things, complacency is unfortunately something that leads to medical mistakes being made. In a busy practice, people are rushing around and multitasking.

These are some things that you must always do to avoid mistakes. These are to be reminders for you. Always be in the moment when you are performing a task at hand. Don’t be thinking about something else, as this will lead to errors and could even result in patient death.

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AVMA DENVER 2018 "It felt like being back in vet school"

by Flavia Vaduva - July 23, 2018 at 1:00 PM
 
Have you been to any really great conferences lately? Or are you planning to go one in the next year? With so many conference options, it can be hard to pick which one to go to.
 
After attending AVMA for the first time this year, it’s definitely one I would want to attend again in the future and one that I would recommend you check out as well! 
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Link Post: Personal Stress Test

by Lori Hehn - July 20, 2018 at 6:23 AM

I follow Firstline Magazine on Twitter and they posted a "Personal Stress Test Straight Outta Fetch," which is referring to a publication by DVM360. 

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Heatstroke Treatment Review for Vet Techs

by Lori Hehn - July 12, 2018 at 11:00 AM

It is getting hot outside! Heatstroke is very common during the summer and very dangerous. Remind your clients about the dangers of heatstroke. Let's take a moment to review.

Heatstroke is a very serious concern, especially in the hot summer months. Providing good client education on this subject is especially important.

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