As the clinical skills instructor for the Veterinary Technician program at Tidewater Community College in Norfolk, Virginia, Noah Meyers, LVT, uses mock scenarios and simulations to bring anesthesia education to life for his students.
Not everyone loves the night shift, but Morgan Rodgers, BS, CVT, says it’s a special time that “fosters an unparalleled sense of camaraderie” and “necessitates a high level of reliance on each other.”
A new column for NEWStat by Kate Boatright, VMD, will regularly discuss topics related to the role of the spectrum of care in improving outcomes in clinical practice.
From a career that started with big hair in the ‘80s and is now heading toward retirement , Vickie Byard, CVT, VTS (Dentistry), has seen enormous changes in vet med for techs, for dentistry, and for patient care . And it all happened because her practice leadership gave her the chance.
They may not happen often, but when cardiopulmonary events occur, your team needs to jump into action quickly. Here’s your nudge to take another look at your practice’s preparedness to perform CPR.
Stress First Aid was originally developed for the US Navy and Marine Corps as a way to monitor and manage stress , both individually and on teams. Now it’s being adapted for veterinary practices .
Stress First Aid is meant as a common language and a flexible framework of action steps that can be integrated into your practice’s daily operations . Explore how you can use the 7 Cs of SFA to support yourself and co-workers in veterinary practice.
Stress First Aid identifies four types of stress injuries, including trauma, loss, inner conflict, and wear & tear. These have been exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic, significantly impacting the mental and emotional wellbeing of those in the veterinary field.
Practice owner Jenn Galvin lets us in on when she considers firing clients and tips for how to cut those ties gracefully.
Once we learn to check in and identify stress, we can take action . The 7 Cs of Stress First Aid are calming and de-escalation tactics that can help ourselves and our teammates.