RESOURCES FOR VETS
Some information for my veterinary colleagues, vets and nurses
USING THIS SERVICE
SURGICAL THEATRE REQUIREMENTS
A few lines on what is needed for an orthopaedic procedure. The checklists bellow are also useful.
A few notes and pictures to help you take good radiographs
SURGICAL PREPARATION OF THE SKIN
Surgical preparation of the skin is one the most important steps for a successful procedure. Our nurses should be proud for this important role.
Who doesn't love a checklist. Error is part of humanity and checklists should lower the risks of error.
Although adds about 30 seconds to the surgery, would you be operated without a checklist?
Presurgical checklist to be used 24-48 hours prior to surgery
Surgical checklist to be used on the day of surgery
Discharge checklist to be used before discharging the patient
A few lines about recovery. It includes a checklist to be used before discharging the patient. 'Postoperative recovery' sheet is also useful.
APPROACH TO CRANIAL CRUCIATE LIGAMENT RUPTURE
A brief guide to help my colleagues understand the current approach cranial cruciate ligament disease
An underestimated procedure that needs some attention
APPROACH TO ELBOW DYSPLASIA
Here is our approach to elbow dysplasia
SURGICAL MANAGEMENT OF ELBOW DYSPLASIA
And the surgical management
APPROACH TO HIP DYSPLASIA
Our approach to the dysplastic hip
SPINAL SURGERY POLICY
Spinal surgery is a particular one. A few lines on spinal surgery for the general first opinion practice
CONSTANT RATE INFUSIONS
These are provided courtesy of vasg.org. This website is one of the most useful ones for a vet surgeon/nurse. Obviously, the doses are only guidelines and each veterinarian is responsible for his/her calculations.
The same source as above vasg.org. Obviously, the doses are only guidelines and each veterinarian is responsible for his/her calculations.
BRIEF PAIN INVENTORY
Canine and feline brief pain inventory
Liverpool Osteoarthritis in Dogs LOAD questionnaire is a method to assess the degree of mobility before and after a treatment.