Less than 6% of dogs and cats that experience cardiopulmonary arrest survive to discharge. The veterinary team needs to be well trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and be ready to deliver it. Key aspects include preparedness and prevention, basic and advanced life support, monitoring, and postarrest care.

Critical Components to Successful CPR: The RECOVER Guidelines, Preparedness, and Team

Less than 6% of dogs and cats that experience cardiopulmonary arrest survive to discharge. The veterinary team needs to be well trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and be ready to deliver it. Key aspects include preparedness and prevention, basic and advanced life support, monitoring, and postarrest care.

May/June 2017 | Volume 2, Issue 3


Pediatric Emergencies

Neonatal and pediatric patients differ significantly from their adult counterparts. Veterinary nurses and technicians must understand these patients’ unique physiologic differences and how they affect diagnosis and treatment of emergencies.

March/April 2017 | Volume 2, Issue 2


Sildenafil Exposure in a Dog

Ingestion of high doses of sildenafil, which is used in both human and veterinary medicine, can affect heart rate and blood pressure. This case report describes the mechanism of action of sildenafil, along with recognition and management of a typical case of sildenafil exposure.

January/February 2017 | Volume 2, Issue 1


Today’s Technician: Responding to a Cardiac Emergency – Pericardial Effusion in Canine Patients

This article was originally published in the September/October 2015 “Today’s Technician” column of Today’s Veterinary Practice. Today’s Veterinary Practice is the NAVC’s official, peer-reviewed journal for veterinarians. You can find the full list of “Today’s Technician” articles on the Today’s Veterinary Practice website. Pericardial effusion is considered a cardiac emergency situation that is most commonly seen in more…



Today’s Technician: Blood Pressure Monitoring from a Nursing Perspective – Part 1: Overview of Blood Pressure Monitoring

This article was originally published in the January/February 2015 “Today’s Technician” column of Today’s Veterinary Practice. Today’s Veterinary Practice is the NAVC’s official, peer-reviewed journal for veterinarians. You can find the full list of “Today’s Technician” articles on the Today’s Veterinary Practice website. Systemic arterial blood pressure is created by the pumping action of the more…



Today’s Technician: Blood Pressure Monitoring From a Nursing Perspective – Part 2: Blood Pressure Monitoring Techniques

This article was originally published in the March/April 2015 “Today’s Technician” column of Today’s Veterinary Practice. Today’s Veterinary Practice is the NAVC’s official, peer-reviewed journal for veterinarians. You can find the full list of “Today’s Technician” articles on the Today’s Veterinary Practice website. Systemic arterial blood pressure is created by the pumping action of the more…


Emergencies cannot be predicted, but they can be anticipated. Learn how to create and stock a crash cart to prepare for the kinds of emergencies your clinic typically handles.

Crash Carts: Preparation and Maintenance

Emergencies cannot be predicted, but they can be anticipated. Learn how to create and stock a crash cart to prepare for the kinds of emergencies your clinic typically handles.

July/August 2016 | Volume 1, Issue 4

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Urethral Obstruction in Male Cats

Urethral obstruction is a relatively common and potentially life-threatening emergency. Prompt, appropriate treatment and supportive care can give patients a good prognosis.

May/June 2016 | Volume 1, Issue 3


Today’s Technician: Heatstroke in Dogs

This article was originally published in the September/October 2014 “Today’s Technician” column of Today’s Veterinary Practice. Today’s Veterinary Practice is the NAVC’s official, peer-reviewed journal for veterinarians. You can find the full list of “Today’s Technician” articles on the Today’s Veterinary Practice website. Heatstroke is a common problem in pets during the summer months, especially more…


Pain Recognition and Management in Critical Care Patients

Pain Recognition and Management in Critical Care Patients

Pain has multiple negative effects that can delay or prevent healing, and veterinary technicians play a central role in pain management. Understanding pain, its consequences, and how it can be addressed helps veterinary technicians ensure that patients are comfortable during hospitalization and when they go home.

March/April 2016 | Volume 1, Issue 2