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Quiz Review #1

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Define Malpractice: A conduct that falls below the standard of care which causes harm to the patient.
What does AVMA stand for? American Veterinary Medical Association
What is the practice act? State law governing the practice of veterinary medicine and the legal roles of technicians. (as well as the legal roles of veterinarians and assistants.)
Where do you usually take a pulse on a cat or dog? Femoral artery
If your dog is limping what system are you evaluating? musculoskeletal
If a pet has bright red gums what is that a sign of? septic shock
If a pet has yellow gums what is that a sign of? icterus
If you are extracting a tooth and the dr. is in the treatment area and readily available what type of supervision is that? Immediate
If you're evaluating a patient and the Dr. is in the other room on the phone what type of supervision is that? indirect
If the veterinarian ask you to give a fluid bolus, but is out of the room while you do it what type of supervision is that? Indirect
Define Licensed Veterinary Technician: A person who is formally trained for the specific purpose of assisting a licensed veterinarian in the performance of professional or technical services in the field of veterinary medicine.
What are the requirements to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician? Varies by state, but generally requires an Associate Degree (or x number of years in practice), Completion of the VTNE, and fulfilling the state requirements for certification, registration, or licensure.
What is American Veterinary Medical Association? Association that represents veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services. It is structured to work for its' members it acts as a collective voice for it's membership and for the profession
What governing body is responsible for the accreditation of veterinary technician educational programs? The AVMA
What is the mission statement of the AVMA? To improve animal and human health and advance the veterinary medical profession.
What is the objective of the AVMA? To advance the science and art of veterinary medicine, including it's relationship to public health, biological science, and agriculture.
What does NAVTA stand for? National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America
What does the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America do? They are responsible for influencing the future of veterinary technology, they are involved in the decision making process that affects veterinary technology, they foster high standards of veterinary care, and
Can a Licensed Veterinary Technician Diagnose? No
Can a Licensed Veterinary Technician give a client a prognoses for the patient? No
What is the most often used venipuncture site on cats and dogs? Jugular
Is a medial saphenous often used for venipuncture on a dog? No
If directed by and thus relaying for the attending veterinarian can a LVT give a prognoses? Yes
Using a red top tube instead of a lavender top tube for a CBC is an example of what? Incompetence
What does VTS stand for? Veterinary Technician Specialist
What is the key difference between a Veterinary Technologist and a LVT? A Veterinary Technologist typically holds a 4-year Bachelor's degree and meets other requirements set by the certifying board for the field they specialized in while a LVT typically has a 2-year degree.
Define Negligence: A departure from the standard of care
Define Incompetence: lack of knowledge or skill
Define Neglect: Neglects to provide a standard of care
Animal left in it's kennel with pee all day is an example of what? Negligence
Define Veterinary Nurse Title given to veterinary technicians in European countries, not used in the US because some human medical field professionals think "nurse" should be restricted to human medicine.
Who is allowed to revoke a license for a veterinary technician? WSVMA
A veterinary technician specialist is also referred to as what? Board-certified technician
What is required to become a VTS? Advance Knowledge in a particular field, min amount of hrs, letters of recommendations, skills list, case logs/reports, and 3 years in the field, and they have to pass an exam focused on that specialty.
What is the difference between Certified and Registered/Licensed? Certification is given by a non-governmental body that regulates persons eligible to perform vet medicine. Registered/Licensed are required to take a national and state exam and complete CE, it's maintained by the government.
What is the first half the Veterinary Technician's oath? I solemnly dedicate myself to aiding animals and society by providing excellent care and service for animals by alleviating animal suffering and by promoting public health.
What is the second half the Veterinary Technician's oath? I accept my obligations to practice my profession conscientiously and with sensitivity, adhering to the profession's Cod of Ethics and furthering my knowledge and competence through commitment to lifelong learning.
Is an LVT permitted to perform surgery? No
Is an LVT permitted to prescribe medicine? No
Is an LVT permitted to administer or dispense drugs, medicines or appliances? No
What is an LVT not permitted to do? Any activity which represents the practice of veterinary medicine or which requires the knowledge, skill, and training of a licensed veterinarian.
What type of supervision is required for an LVT to perform dental extractions? Immediate
What type of supervision is required for an LVT to perform anesthetic induction (including intubation)? Direct
What type of supervision is required for an LVT to apply casts or splints? Direct
What type of supervision is required for an LVT to administer blood? Direct
What type of supervision is required for an LVT to monitor and maintain anesthesia? Direct
What type of supervision is required for an LVT to administer IP injections? Direct
What type of supervision is required for an LVT to Float teeth? Direct
What type of supervision is required for an LVT to perform closure, including suturing, of prepared skin wounds or gingival incisions? Direct
What type of supervision is required for an LVT to place arterial or central vein catheters? Direct
What type of supervision is required for an LVT to give IV injections into an un-catheetrized vein? Indirect
What type of supervision is required for an LVT to perform centesis? Indirect
What type of supervision is required for an LVT to unobstructed bladder catheterization? Indirect
What type of supervision is required for an LVT to do fecals? Indirect
What type of supervision is required for an LVT to perform ECGs? Indirect
What type of supervision is required for an LVT to take blood pressure? Indirect
What type of supervision is required for an LVT to perform urinalysis? Indirect
What type of supervision is required for an LVT to perform hematology or microbiology tests? Indirect
What type of supervision is required for an LVT to placement or use of a nasogastric or orogastric tube for gavage or lavage? Indirect
What type of supervision is required for an LVT to perform ophthalmic tests? Indirect
What is included in signalment? age, breed, sex, reproductive status
Define icterus technical term for jaundice or liver failure
What are the steps to a good physical exam? Assess general appearance/initial observations, Signlament, take history, assess body condition, take vital signs, head to toe Physical Exam, ASA assessment
What type of questions should you ask? tailor to the individual and open ended, avoid being judgmental or using technical jargon
Created by: Adeprey4311