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IVECCS TECH MDR 2017: The Urinary System

IVECCS TECH MDR 2017: The Urinary System

IVECCS TECH MDR 2017: The Urinary System

Megan Brashear, BS, CVT, VTS (ECC)
Megan Brashear, BS, CVT, VTS (ECC)
on behalf of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society

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Launch date: 22 Feb 2018
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Last updated: 18 Jul 2020

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Urinary tract emergencies are not only urinary obstructions but include all trauma and disease of the bladder, urethra, and the nerves connected to them. This lecture covers the common urinary tract emergencies and the triage and nursing care required in treating these patients.


The anatomy of the urinary system is covered including the storage and voiding of urine as well as the neurologic component of urination
Discussion of the difference between Feline Idiopathic Cystitis and traditional urinary obstruction due to uroliths and urine sediment including the stress response system and the role of genetics.
Discussion of the physiologic changes brought about by hyperkalemia and emergency treatment including calcium gluconate, insulin, and beta-adrenergic agonists.
: Discussion of emergency treatment of uroabdomen, urinary catheter placement and a sample protocol for catheter care, and a discussion of peritoneal dialysis in cases of traumatic uroabdomen or urethral rupture
Neurologic Injury
Discussion of upper vs lower motor neuron injury and how this affects the urinary system. Monitoring and care of these patients both in the hospital and at home.
Megan Brashear, BS, CVT, VTS (ECC)

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Megan Brashear, BS, CVT, VTS (ECC)
on behalf of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society

Megan graduated from Brigham Young University in 2000 with a BS in Animal Science with an emphasis in Veterinary Technology. She worked during tech school as a veterinary assistant in general practice and made the jump to emergency and critical care in 2000. Megan earned her CVT in Oregon in 2000, and in 2004 became a VTS(ECC). Megan is the Specialty Technician Trainer at VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists in Clackamas, Oregon, where she works on the clinical floor with technicians and medical staff providing in-the-moment training and teaching the whys of ECC nursing. Megan has served as a Member-at-Large on the board of the Oregon Veterinary Technician and Assistant Association and is currently the Legal Committee Chair for the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America. She enjoys lecturing on emergency veterinary nursing topics and the opportunity to meet veterinary technicians and nurses around the world. Her special interests include exploring the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, mastering the personality quirks of German Short-haired Pointers, and helping technicians to learn to think critically.

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