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When and how to ventilate a veterinary patient | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Videos

In this VETgirl online veterinary continuing education video, we discuss when to place a dog or cat onto a ventilator (respirator) for mechanical ventilation/positive pressure ventilation (PPV). How severe should the hypoxemia or hypercapnea be before we sedate to control the airway for PPV? What should we sedate that patient with and what type of nursing care is involved? If you haven’t already seen our VETgirl “ventilator set up” video, check that one out first. Thanks to Dr. Tracy Julius, DACVECC at Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota for allowing us to film her and for providing this great content!

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