Anesthetist Procedure

ANESTHETIST CHECK LIST BEFORE PROCEDURE

  1. Set up anaesthetic machine and leak test (leak test MUST be done when machine set up or we will assume it is done)
  2. Draw up top up Ketamine
  3. Make sure ET tube, gag, and cuff syringe in ready
  4. Anaesthesia record is started within HVMS.
  5. Charges for the surgery completed during the surgery (discussion with surgeon as to quotes etc easiest when in surgery).

 

****(Please have a nurse or bystander fill in parameters if maintenance is tricky). Remember there is a digital record of the time the worksheet is started, filled out, and completed. ***

 

 

ANESTHETIST’S DUTIES AT THE END OF THE DAY or AFTER THE LAST SURGERY

(last vet to do last procedure)

  1. ALL S8’S CHECKED OUT FOR THE APPROPRIATE ANIMAL AND WRITTEN DOWN IN THE BOOK AS WELL AS CHARGED OUT IN HVMS
  2. Break down anaesthetic machine
  3. Make sure Halothane is full
  4. Make sure oxygen is OFF
  5. Wrap anaesthetic machine cords neatly
  6. Place new extension set on arterial catheter line
  7. Make sure there is intravenous fluids with a new needle
  8. Put all S8’s back in safe! EXTREMELY IMPORTANT
  9. Restock anaesthesia trolley drawers
  10. Make sure S8 are written in S8 book
  11. Make sure anaesthetic time is written on soda lime canister- if more than 8 hours then mix or change please.
  12. Wash ET tube-hang properly to dry.