General Veterinary Technician Session: Respiratory distress and/or failure is 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. Through videos of patients in respiratory distress and discussion about each case, you’ll learn to use your hands, eyes, ears, and monitoring equipment to assess patients.
Identify physical signs of respiratory distress
Describe the pathophysiology of different types of respiratory compromise