Veterinary Technician

WVC 90th Annual Conference

(VT21) Just Breathe! Respiratory Emergencies

Tuesday, March 6
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
MBCC, Banyan, Level 3

CE Credits: 1

General Veterinary Technician Session: Respiratory distress and/or failure are one of the most common emergencies seen in veterinary medicine. When a patient presents in respiratory distress, the technician's ability to quickly and accurately assess the problem and provide appropriate emergency intervention is vital to a positive outcome. The various types of respiratory emergencies and their pathophysiology, concepts in assessing oxygenation and ventilation status, and methods of treatment will be discussed. There are various tools, both low and high tech, at our disposal. Attendees will be given opportunities to view videos of patients in respiratory distress, participate in the discussion of concerns in each case and appropriate interventions. Use your hands, eyes, ears, and monitoring equipment to assess your patients!

Kenichiro Yagi

ICU Manager, Blood Bank Manager
Adobe Animal Hospital

Over the 17 years in practice, Ken has discovered and refined his role as a veterinary technician by promoting compassionate and progressive care for the patients and their family. He obtained his VTS certification in emergency and critical care as well as small animal internal medicine. He now practices at Adobe Animal Hospital as an ICU Manager and Blood Bank Manager. Ken’s role has progressed from directly caring for patients to providing an environment for others to do the same.

Ken works to encourage further recognition of the vital role of the veterinary nurses and technicians through work with organizations such as the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America, and serving as a board member of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society, the Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technicians, and the Veterinary Innovation Council. He pursues the goal by showing the value of the profession’s perspective in veterinary medicine.

Ken invites everyone to ask “Why?” to understand the “What” and “How” of our field, and to constantly pursue new limits as veterinary professionals and individuals.


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