Dr Brock chats with me about the importance of having a patient be calm before inducing general anesthesia. Understanding that that is, in part, the point of premedication, it seems […]
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The finger trap tie, also known as the Chinese finger trap tie is definitely my favourite way to secure a drain, tube or urinary catheter to a patient. The finger […]
Lavaging the abdomen is not a complicated procedure yet it does offer it’s challenges. Often, lavaging a septic abdomen can take longer than doing the reparative surgery itself. Watch the […]
Dr Brock discusses the many advantages of using regional anesthesia to help her patients recover more quietly and comfortably from anesthesia. Regional anesthesia means getting better control of your patient […]
This is the last in my series on referring a patient to specialist. In this video I talk about knowing if the surgeon (whether GP or board certified) is in […]
This video is a follow up on the one explaining the difference between a boarded surgeon and general practitioner with extra training in surgery. This video helps to identify which […]
There are surgical cases that truly require the advanced training, skills, and experience of a board certified surgeon; however, there are other cases where the surgical abilities of a general […]
Doyens are used to help keep bowel content from leaking out when doing surgery on the intestinal tract. The problem is that many surgeons do not know how to properly use […]
The Velpeau sling is applied in order to prevent the dog from weight bearing on that forelimb and to immobilize the shoulder joint, for a period of time. Like most […]
The purpose of the subcutaneous closure is to reduce dead space and approximate skin edges. The start and end knots should be created in such a way that they will […]