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Glossary of Clinical I: Everyday Vet Tech Terminology

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AD
Right Ear
AS
Left Ear
AU
Both Ears
OD
Right Eye
OS
Left Eye
OU
Both Eyes
qd
everyday
qod
every other day
BAR
Bright, Alert, Reponsive
NSR
Normal Sinus Rhythm
bid
2x a day
_
c
with
_
s
without
Dx
Diagnosis
Fx
Fracture
Hx
History
qam
every AM
qh
every hour
qhs
every PM
qid
4x a day
q2h
every other hour
stat
immediately
sid
once a day
tid
3x a day
Tx
Treatment
URI
Upper Respiratory Infection
UTI
Urinary Tract Infection
Vx
Vaccine
IM injection sites
1. lumbodorsal
2.hamstring
3. quadricep
Dog Pulse Range
60-160 bpm
Feline Pulse Range
180-220 bpm
Canine Respiratory Rate
15-30 br/m
Feline Respiratory Rate
20-30 br/m
SQ Injection Sites
1. Intrascapular
2. Lumbar
A percutaneous cathethetar can be left in for how long?
3 days
Signalment includes what?
Breed, Age, Sex, and Weight
Emergency Care/ Triage
"A"
Airway
Emergency Care/ Triage
"B"
Breathing
Emergency Care/ Triage
"C"
Circulation
Emergency Care/ Triage
"D"
Dysfunction/Disability of the Central Nervous System
Emergency Care/ Triage
"E"
Examination
When a client calls after their pet has had a seizure, what is the most important thing to get from them?
Timing of seizure(s)
LOC
Level of Conciousness
The 3 "no-no's" of writing in a medical record
1. No pencil
2. No white-out
3. No scribbling
"S" of S.O.A.P.
Subject data: Hx, chief complaint, signalment
"O" of S.O.A.P.
Objective data: PE, x-ray, observation
"A" of S.O.A.P.
Assessment: Dx based on "S" and "O"
"P" of S.O.A.P.
Procedure: Tx & client education
Two formats IN medical records (organizationally)
1. Conventional
2. Problem-Oriented
How many years is a medical record "active" and on-site?
3 years
How many years is a medical record "inactive", and can be off-site?
4 years
At how many years can a medical record be destroyed?
7 years
4 Primary techniques of PE
1. Percussion
2. Palpatation
3. Ascultation
4. Observation
BCS
Body Condition Score (in a range of 1 --> 9)
Canine Temperature Range
101 - 102.5
Feline Temperature Range
101 - 102.5
Alopecia
Hair Loss
5 Lymph Node locations
1. Submandibular (under chin)
2. Prescapular (above shoulder)
3. Axillary (Armpit)
4. Inguinal (under hip)
5. Popliteal (near base of tail)
dystocia
trouble delivering
Canine blood collection sites
1. Jugular
2. Cephalic
3. Saphenous
Feline blood collection sites
1. Jugular
2. Cephalic
3. Femoral (Medial Saphenous)
Gauge of needle used in a dog/cat for blood collection
22 gauge
Bevel up or Bevel down on a needle when drawing blood?
Always UP!
3 things to look for in a fecal
1. Parasites
2. Blood
3. Mucus
Thoracocentesis is performed where?
Between the 5th and 12th ribs
CPR: What percentage of air is received from an ambu bag?
21% O2
CPR: What percentage of air is received from mouth-to-snout?
16% O2
CPR: What percentage of air is received from an oxygen source?
100% O2
Pyometra
infected uterus
AVECCT was recognized by NAVTA in what year?
1996
4 types of teeth
1. Canine
2. Incisor
3. Premolar
4. Molar
Treatable stage(s) of periodontal disease
Stages 1 & 2
Dental: Cleaning Procedure Step #1
Oral exam when animals are not under anesthesia
Dental: Cleaning Procedure Step #2
Oral exam when animals are under anesthesia
Dental: Cleaning Procedure Step #3
Supragingival (above gumline) removal of plaque and tartar
Dental: Cleaning Procedure Step #4
Subgingival (below gumline)removal of plaque and tartar
Dental: Cleaning Procedure Step #5
Polishing
Dental: Cleaning Procedure Step #6
Irrigation
Dental: Cleaning Procedure Step #7
Flouride
Dental: Cleaning Procedure Step #8
Diagnosis and Post-exam
Dental: Cleaning Procedure Step #9
Charting in Records
Dental: Cleaning Procedure Step #10
Treatment
Dental: Cleaning Procedure Step #11
Home care instruction
Dental: Cleaning Procedure Step #12
Follow Up appointment
NPO
Nothing by mouth
OTC
Over the Counter
PO
By mouth
PR
By rectum

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