Iowa State University Veterinarian

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Emergency care for patients is very important. Often, the patient is presented in critical condition and the veterinarian needs to work quickly and efficiently to stabilize the patient. The goal of this paper is to provide a quick reference for setting up an emergency area in a clinic and assistance for getting through emergencies. Tile primary areas covered include: setting up for an emergency, both before and when the patient initially arrives, cardiopulmonary arrest (CPA), blood transfusions, and fluid therapy.