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Tech 1-Overview

Animal Tech 1--Overview, Restraint, and Physical Exam

How many hours of CE does a veterinary technician need and how often? 16 hours every 2 years on the even numbered years
What are 4 things that a veterinary technician can not do? prescribe, prognose, diagnose, and perform surgery
source oriented medical record the most recent information is last; short and saves space
problem oriented medical record most complete
SOAP subjective, objective, assessment, and plan
What part of the SOAP do techs complete? subjective and objective
What part of SOAP do doctors complete? assessment and plan
Where is the best place to lift a small or medium dog? hand under the neck and behind the front legs or hand under the neck and behind rear legs
Where is the best place to one person lift a large dog? one hand under the neck and one hand behind the rear legs
purulent producing pus
hyperemia bright red mucus membranes
shock malperfusion of blood flow
gallop rhythm presence of the 3rd heart sound
polydipsia excessive water consumption
stridor high pitch respiratory wheeze
anisocoria pupil asymmetry
pyometra pus in the uterus
sinus arrhythmia normal variation in heart rhythm
pulse deficit absence of palpable pulse with heartbeat
nuclear sclerosis increased lens opacity
ataxia limb weakness with abnormal gait
hypothermia decrease in normal body temperature
pleural effusion thoracic fluid accumulation
puritis itching
third eyelid nictitating membrane
icterus yellow discoloration of serum or mucus membranes
polyuria excessive urine production
What are heart murmurs assessed for? loudness, character, and timing
Key aspects of determining hydration status are CRT and skin tent
Purple gums along the margin of the teeth are termed hyperemia
How is conscious proprioception tested? picking up a paw and placing the dorsal surface on the floor
If a heart murmur is detected on only the right side of the heart, what valve is probably affected? tricuspid
point of maximum intensity area on the chest where the heart murmur is loudest
Where are common places to find petechia and ecchymosis? gums, conjunctiva of the eye, lining of nostrils, vulva
During a fight or flight response, what physiological response is experienced? a chemical release of epinephrine
tympanic membrane ear drum
What is the special layer behind the lens of the eye that allows cats and dogs to see better? tapetum ludcidum
In dogs, how long is the socialization period? 4-12 weeks of age
How many quadrants do you listen for in the lungs? 9-on each side
popliteal lymph nodes above the hock
inguinal lymph nodes inside rear legs
axillary lymph nodes inside the front legs
parotid lymph nodes in front or under ears
submandibular lymph nodes on neck below the mandible
prescapular lymph nodes above the shoulders
What are the other 3 organs in the lymphatic system besides the lymph nodes? spleen, thymus, and bone marrow
spleen the largest lymphatic organ, stores RBCs
What are the 3 main functions of the lymphatic system? filtering debris and bacteria from the lymph, producing lymphocytes, returning fluid to the circulatory system
Created by: abarber09