In the second of his posts on pulse oximetry, Gerardo Poli looks at issues that can undermine the accuracy of pulse oximeter readings and discusses how to overcome such problems.7 mins
Gerardo Poli describes how best to assess the overall oxygen status of a patient and explains why pulse oximetry values should be assessed in the context of the oxyhaemoglobin dissociation curve.
In part two of his series, Gerardo Poli discusses the secondary survey process and how following “A CRASH PLAN” can help in emergency situations.
In the first of a new two-part series, Gerardo Poli discusses the primary survey process and explains his alphabetical approach to all deteriorating or critical patients.
In the fifth and final part of this series, Gerardo Poli turns to advanced life support and discusses vasopressors and vagolytic agents, both of which are widely used in veterinary CPR.10 mins
Monitoring devices are crucial in the success of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Many monitoring modalities can … more
In part three of his series on CPR, Gerardo Poli discusses the use of endotracheal intubation, and, when this cannot be immediately achieved, the other ventilation techniques required.
In the second part of his series on CPR, Gerado Poli offers an overview of the procedure that must take precedence over everything else: chest compressions.
In his latest series of articles, Gerado Poli looks to explain the fundamentals of CPR to help ensure the whole veterinary team is familiar with the procedure. The most important aspect? Preparation.
In the final part of his series, Gerardo Poli discusses content plans, being prepared to respond to questions and comments, and the importance of seeking consent from clients before posting.8 mins
In the third of a four-part series on social media, Gerardo Poli looks at the plethora of platforms available and offers some advice on choosing the best one to fit your requirements.
In the second of a four-part series on social media, Gerardo Poli discusses the importance of getting the right message out to the right audience.
Gerardo Poli begins a four-part series looking at the main aspects to consider with social media for veterinary practices – starting with goals and objectives.
Gerardo Poli explains how the SNAP cortisol test is useful in helping assess for hypoadrenocorticism, but urges caution for hyperadrenocorticism diagnosis.6 mins
Tip of the Week author Gerardo Poli takes a look at the SNAP Idexx Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) antigen-feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) antibody test kit.
Following on from last week's discussion about SNAP CPL, this week Gerardo Poli looks at Giardia SNAP tests.
Gerardo Poli discusses how he uses the pancreas-specific lipase test to rule out acute pancreatitis in dogs.
In his final post to mark Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month, Gerardo Poli outlines signs that might indicate whether you are at risk of compassion fatigue or burnout.10 mins
In the third of his posts marking Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month, Gerardo Poli notes how composure, empathy and good communication skills go hand in hand when dealing with angry pet owners.
Taking a slightly different tack during VN Awareness Month, Tip of the Week author Gerardo Poli presents advice bestowed upon him by the fabulous nurses he works with at Animal Emergency Service in Queensland, Australia.