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6 Tips to Success with Darvall Heated Breathing Circuits

With more and more practices turning to Darvall Heated Breathing Circuits to manage hypothermia during anesthesia (especially during National Pet Dental Health Month), we’ve put together a quick list of tips to help you get the most benefit from warming from … Continue reading

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Hypothermia and the Veterinary Dental Patient

To highlight the importance of oral health care for pets, the AVMA designated February as National Pet Dental Health Month.  Clients who appreciate the safety and convenience of non-anesthesia dentistry may question the need to have their pet face the … Continue reading

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VSPN – A Great Online Resource for Veterinary Anesthetists

Sometimes finding the answers to anesthesia questions can be tough.  But what if you had a whole group of friends you could count on, who understood the everyday challenges you face in practice and were eager to discuss them with … Continue reading

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A Two Minute Overview of Peri-Anesthesia Hypothermia: The Problem & The Solution

Ken Crump (kencrump.com) is a writer and animal anesthetist and writes Making Anesthesia Easier for DarvallVet.  He makes dozens of Continuing Education presentations on veterinary oncology and anesthesia across the United States and in Canada.  Ken retired from Colorado State … Continue reading

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Go With The Flow – How to decide the oxygen flow rate for small animal anesthesia

Let’s begin this article by saying, “You’re right!”  Whatever oxygen flow rate you routinely use when anesthetizing your patients, whether it’s determined by careful calculation, by habit, or by setting it where you’re told to set it, “You’re right!”  This … Continue reading

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Effective Patient Warming

A special guest blog post by Dr Colin Dunlop. Colin Dunlop is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists. His research interests include hypothermia and prevention of anesthesia morbidity and mortality. He consults in anesthesia and critical care … Continue reading

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IVECCS / ACVAA Conference – Washington, DC

We’re really excited to be exhibiting at the IVECCS / ACVAA conference being held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Washington, DC.  It’ll be a great time to reconnect with old friends and show off what innovations … Continue reading

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Decision Fatigue – Building a Case For Checklists

How many food-related decisions do you make in a day? Ten? Fifty? A hundred? When Cornell University staff and students were asked this question in a recent study, the average response was fifteen. However, after they answered specific questions about … Continue reading

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Unlearn Old Habits to Avoid Compassion Fatigue

  Many of us think we’re feeling burn-out with our jobs when we’re actually feeling compassion fatigue. Two terms for the same thing? Here’s how you recognize the difference. Burn-out always arises from dissatisfaction with your work environment. It’s generally … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Prolonged Exposure to Waste Anesthetic Gas

Is there a relationship between exposure to trace concentrations of waste anesthetic gasses and the development of health concerns?  After two independent groups analyzed more than seventeen studies, including one well-designed prospective study, the consensus is that there is no … Continue reading

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