Duration: 1 hour, 6 minutes

Blood gas analysis is essential in the diagnosis and care of patients. Point-of-care blood gas analyzers have made rapid analysis accessible to many veterinary practices, but interpretation of the results can be complex and challenging. In this webinar, Megan Brashear will review blood gas and acid base physiology and provide an enlighteningly simple and easy to apply technique for interpreting blood gas results.

This program is RACE approved.

Attendess Will 

  • Review acid/base mechanisms including differentiation between metabolic and respiratory abnormalitie
  • Practice the application of a simple Tic Tac Toe method for interpreting blood gas results using real patient case studies
  • Understand the effects of HCO3 and CO2 on pH

Speakers

Megan Brashear

Megan Brashear
BS, CVT, VTS (ECC)
Specialty Technician Trainer at VCA – Northwest Veterinary Specialists

Megan is a graduate of Brigham Young University with a BS in Animal Science with an emphasis in Veterinary Technology. She worked during tech school as a veterinary assistant in general practice making the jump to emergency and critical care in 2000. Megan earned her CVT at Oregon in 2000, and became a VTS (ECC) in 2004. She has over 16 years of ER/ICU nursing and technician management experience. Currently Megan is the Specialty Technician Trainer at VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists in Clackamas, Oregon where she enjoys training the technicians and medical staff to provide top notch specialty care.