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Sunday, August 13 • 9:10am - 10:00am
Blood transfusion medicine

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Blood transfusions (feline and canine) are not everyday practice in our veterinary clinics, so it is good to have a quick reference to the important features when a blood transfusion is required.  This lecture will guide you on the collection process, blood typing and cross matching, what is the best product to administer to your patient, how to prepare to administer the product and the monitoring that is required during the transfusion.  Reactions can come in varying degrees, how to deal with these reactions promptly can mean life or death, how to pick up on these reactions and different treatment options will also be addressed.

**Nurse Congress Proceedings will be available on a USB in your congress bag

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Anita Parkin

Anita has been a veterinary nurse for over 20 years.  Joining Veterinary Specialist Services in 2001 working as a medical and surgical nurse.  For the last 10 years specializing as a surgical nurse. In 2013 Anita completed her Diploma in Emergency and Critical Care, recertified in her Diploma in Surgery and was re-accredited through the VNCA (Veterinary Nurses Council of... Read More →


Sunday August 13, 2017 9:10am - 10:00am
Room 8