Patient Preparation

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  1. A minimum patient database consists of:
    • 1. Preliminary General Examination
    • 2. CBC and Serology results
    • 3. Appropriate X-rays as needed
  2. According to Thomas, what is the best way to convey the caring that the client desires and expects?
    Exceptional communication
  3. LVT/RVT responsibilities during pre-anesthesia:
    • History
    • Preliminary General Examination
    • Diagnostic Tests
    • Ensure animal is fasted 8-12 hours (water ok)
    • Walk animal prior to surgery to evacuate bowls and urinate
    • Intravenous catheterization
    • Initiate fluid administration
    • Prepare basal anesthetics
    • Stabilization of patient
  4. For an elective surgery, when should the minimal patient database workup be done?
    Several days in advance
  5. Of the 180 accredited RVT programs, what percentage has and out-patient clinic?
  6. What are the 4 points that should be answered no matter what symptoms?
    • 1. Duration
    • 2. Appearance
    • 3. Frequency
    • 4. Severity
  7. List some common concurrent illnesses that can be on a standard "check in" sheet at a clinic:
    • Anorexia
    • Vomiting
    • Diarrhea
    • Coughing
    • Sneezing
    • Change in behavior
    • Exercise intolerance
    • Weakness
    • Seizures (syncope)
    • Noted bleeding problems
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Patient Preparation
2014-02-02 22:03:05
VTHT Surgery Anesthesia

how to prepare patient and client for surger
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