Arterial Blood Gases: Obtaining a Sample and Avoiding Pre-Analytical Errors in Companion Animals

Learning Objectives: 1) Identify the sites available for arterial blood gas sampling and catheterization 2) Understand the technique for obtaining an arterial sample 3) Know anticoagulants and vehicles for blood gas collection 4) Learn proper specimen handling post-collection 5) Identify errors that may occur, causing alterations in electrolytes, pH, and metabolic/respiratory status

The Only Glucose Meter Specifically Approved by Health Canada for Use with Critically Ill Patients

Duration: 43 minutes In the last several years, numerous adverse events and several patient deaths have been attributed to the use of certain glucose meters with critically ill hospital patients.  These patients are more likely to present with interfering substances such as drugs and pathological factors that can cause glucose meter error and adverse events. This […]

FLEX2 On-Line Autosampler: Fully Automated Sampling and Analysis of Key Cell Culture Parameters

Duration: 1 hour, 17 minutes The BioProfile FLEX2 On-Line Autosampler (OLS) is a modular system that connects as many as 10 bioreactors to a FLEX2 analyzer for automated sampling and analysis of key cell culture analytes including pH, gases, metabolites, osmometry, cell density, and cell viability. The OLS’ small sample volume and fast analysis time provide […]

Acute Kidney Injury and Electrolyte Abnormalities in COVID-19 Critical Illness

Early studies have reported various electrolyte abnormalities in patients who progress to the severe form of COVID-19. It has also been shown that pre-existent chronic kidney disease increases the risk of more severe COVID-19 complications. This webinar will discuss COVID-19 critical illness and its impact on electrolyte homeostasis and kidney function. We will describe the […]

Determining Intravascular Volume Status: What Are My Options?

Summary Evaluating a patient’s intravascular volume status is an essential component of the overall assessment of a patient and is critical to establishing a treatment plan. This is especially true for critically ill patients, septic patients, postoperative patients, and patients with heart failure or kidney disease, to name a few. This webinar will review the […]

Ionized Magnesium, Not Total, Is A Better Indicator of Hypomagnesemia In Renal Replacement Therapy

Date: Thursday, March 04, 2021Time: 01:00 PM Eastern Standard Europe 6:00 PM GMTDuration: 1 hour SummaryHypomagnesemia is common in critically ill patients undergoing renal replacement therapy (RRT) and is associated with increased risk of mortality. Measurement of total plasma magnesium (tMg) is the current clinical practice to assess hypomagnesemia in these patients. However, tMg does not […]

Point of Care Testing for Hematocrit and Hemoglobin: Clinical Applications and Considerations

Duration: 1 hour Summary During this educational webinar we´ll discuss basic definitions and background regarding red blood cells (RBC), hematocrit and hemoglobin. We´ll talk about clinical considerations related to different types of anemias and other RBC pathologies. Later, we´ll focus on dagnostic considerations and advantages of POC testing in different settings including: Blood transfusion, Primary Care, […]