The Case of the Yellow Dog: A Coagulopathic Crisis from Copper Toxicosis
Presenter: Rebecca Giacomini, CVT, VTS (ECC)
In this lecture, we'll go over various aspects of a single case from beginning to end. First, the case is presented in detail along with a variety of nursing management concerns for the learner to consider. Then, we dive deeper into nursing management perspectives and evaluate the case from a Morbidity and Mortality Rounds perspective. What went right? Went went wrong? What would you do different considering the medical evidence available today? We will review pertinent pathophysiology of disease, shock syndromes, and advanced sequela relative to this case. Keep in mind this case is based on a real patient from years ago, and still has intense learning opportunities but there may be a few treatment options that vary today in light of new, available medical evidence. We will dive into the details of this very intense, critical case and provide a look into advanced nursing management and care from a Veterinary Technician Specialist's perspective.