Immune Mediated Disasters (1288)
Veterinary Technology |  Emergency/Critical Care
Monday |  9:00 AM -  9:50 AM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||212A




Megan Brashear BS, CVT, VTS (ECC)
VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists

Megan Brashear has been a CVT in Oregon since 2000 and a VTS(ECC) since 2004. She lives in Portland and is the Specialty Technician Trainer at VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists. She is passionate about all things emergency/critical care and enjoys lecturing internationally and helping technicians learn to think critically. In her spare time Megan enjoys exploring hiking trails and waterfalls with her German Shorthaired Pointer.

Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 2


The immune system. Great when it's working, disastrous when not. Through case studies, this hour will cover IMHA and ITP including what we understand about causes, treatments, and the intensive nursing care required to get the immune system under control and the patient out of the hospital.

Learning Objectives

1. Understand the physiology behind IMHA and ITP

2. Discuss the nursing care, including understanding of medications, required for immune mediated diseases

3. Discuss the client communication and education required with immune diseases

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