A veterinary technician's role in surgery (Proceedings)

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A veterinary technician's role in surgery (Proceedings)

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Aug 01, 2008
By dvm360.com staff

The Patient

It is important that the technician examines and inform the surgeon of any abnormalities before the patient is anesthetized. It is important that things such as food or water were denied over night, the animal received prescribed pre-surgical medication, all vital signs are normal, etc.

• Examination Of The Patient

• Anesthesia And Monitoring

• Talking To The Owner

• Preparation For Surgery

The Surgery

• Preparation Of The Surgery Room

• Preparation Of The Patient

• Preparation & Proper Use Of The Instruments

• Proper Suture Material Selection

• Suturing Techniques

The Recovary

• Recovering The Patient

• Pain Management

• Wound Healing

The Post-Op Period

• Feeding

• Body Temp

• Eliminations

• Home Instructions