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How to handle emergencies while understaffed


Jessica Nord, VMD, shared tips for taking the stress out of emergency and critical care situations when the hospital is understaffed.

With veterinary hospitals across the country facing staffing shortages, emergency and critical care situations can put extra pressure on already-stressed clinicians. Jessica Nord, VMD, discusses the challenges veterinary professionals face and shares one tip to better handle an emergency.

View the video below for the entire discussion. The following is a partial transcript.

Jessica Nord, VMD: In general practice setting right now, I think what we're seeing all over the country and we have for many years now, even before COVID, is the fact that many practices are understaffed. The staff that we have, while they're enthusiastic and willing to learn, may not be trained in the way that we want them to be trained. And we feel like we don't have the time to provide them with the training that they really need to handle these more advanced situations.

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