fbpx
  • NAVC Brands

Hematology

Summer 2021, Hematology

Blood Transfusions in Anemic Dogs and Cats

Rebecca Nusbaum CVT, VTS (ECC)

Rebecca obtained her associate degree in veterinary technology in 1999 and her VTS in emergency and critical care in 2005. While working in ECC, she discovered her passion for transfusion medicine and veterinary blood banking. She was instrumental in starting HemoSolutions animal blood bank in 2004, and in 2014, she purchased the business. Rebecca has always been a strong advocate for the advancement of veterinary transfusion medicine and blood banking by supporting research, development, and education and raising standards in all areas of transfusion medicine. She wrote the chapter on donor program management in the Manual of Veterinary Transfusion Medicine and Blood Banking and has lectured and helped provide hands-on learning workshops. 

Successfully providing blood transfusions for anemic patients requires knowledge of how to support the patient during the procedure, blood product selection, administration of the blood transfusion, how to prevent complications, and more.

Hematology

Blood Pressure Monitoring from a Nursing Perspective, Part 1: Overview of Blood Pressure Monitoring

Lila K. Sierra CVT, VTS (Emergency and Critical Care) | Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital, University of Pennsylvania

Lila is the assistant nursing supervisor of the intensive care unit at Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital of University of Pennsylvania. She has lectured at state conferences and has published chapters in various veterinary manuals. Her passion lies in all aspects of advanced nursing care, including patient advocacy, innovative nursing development, and education of prospective veterinarians and nurses.

Emily Savino BA, CVT, VTS (Emergency and Critical Care) | Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital, University of Pennsylvania

Emily is the nursing supervisor of the intensive care unit at Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital of University of Pennsylvania. She has lectured on veterinary critical care nursing at conferences, and has published chapters in veterinary texts. She enjoys teaching new veterinary nurses the art of “critical thinking” and working in an environment where she is learning new things every day.

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 …

Hematology

Blood Pressure Monitoring From a Nursing Perspective, Part 2: Blood Pressure Monitoring Techniques

Lila K. Sierra CVT, VTS (Emergency and Critical Care) | Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital, University of Pennsylvania

Lila is the assistant nursing supervisor of the intensive care unit at Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital of University of Pennsylvania. She has lectured at state conferences and has published chapters in various veterinary manuals. Her passion lies in all aspects of advanced nursing care, including patient advocacy, innovative nursing development, and education of prospective veterinarians and nurses.

Emily Savino BA, CVT, VTS (Emergency and Critical Care) | Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital, University of Pennsylvania

Emily is the nursing supervisor of the intensive care unit at Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital of University of Pennsylvania. She has lectured on veterinary critical care nursing at conferences, and has published chapters in veterinary texts. She enjoys teaching new veterinary nurses the art of “critical thinking” and working in an environment where she is learning new things every day.

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 …

MENU