The veterinary nurse's role in the management of acute oropharyngeal injury in dogs

Victoria Kennedy, Paul Aldridge
Thursday, June 2, 2022

Oropharyngeal injuries are commonly seen in practice. Severity can range from minor the life threatening. It is important that veterinary nurses can confidently perform an initial triage, recognise life-threatening problems, and provide initial stabilisation to these patients. Nurses play a fundamental role in the management of these cases throughout their stay in hospital. This article aims to provide practical advice and guidance on cases of oropharyngeal injury, and the importance of client education to help prevent similar cases in the future.

Table 1. A table showing the clinical parameters that should be recorded on initial triage and the normal values
Table 1. A table showing the clinical parameters that should be recorded on initial triage and the normal values

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