Unraveling anemia -- starting with a manual reticulocyte
count, which can be
easily done in your practice if you don't have access to same day lab results. Automated
counts are rarely reliable. We'll makes sense of all those RBC Indices that might seem like Greek to you.
Bone marrow collection (video and slide show demo) and slide preparation (dry
lab) techniques. If you can place an IM pin, you can get bone marrow -- it is much easier than you
think... the secret is in preparing the slides.
Increasing treatment success and long term survival of IMHA (immune mediated
hemolytic anemia) and ITP (immune mediated thrombocytopenia) patients. Did you know that most IMHA
patients present for GI upset, often prior to developing anemia?
Working up and treating the patients with unexplained bleeding, bruising, or
petechiae. Included is a handy dandy diagnostic chart for interpreting coag tests and bleeding
Working up and treating the patient with splenomegaly - it's not always
hemangiosarcoma. When is aspirating the spleen safe, and when is it risky?
Blood Typing. Bring blood samples (EDTA blood) from your canine and
feline blood donors to have them blood typed (dry lab). Do you know which blood types are acceptable
for donor cats and dogs?
Affordable Plasma. Learn to harvest your own plasma in your clinic, to have
at the ready for treatment of parvovirus, pancreatitis, etc.
Transfusion medicine in dogs and cats - how much, how often, and how
Performing the major cross-match (dry lab) in your clinic, with a kit.
Using central intravenous lines in general practice. Did you know you
can draw blood samples out of them multiple times daily with no patient restraint?