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. 

RADIOGRAPHY GUIDELINES

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.

CHECKLISTS

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

POSTOPERATIVE GUIDELINES

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

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PATELLA LUXATION

An underestimated procedure that needs some attention

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APPROACH TO ELBOW DYSPLASIA

Here is our approach to elbow dysplasia

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SURGICAL MANAGEMENT OF ELBOW DYSPLASIA

And the surgical management

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APPROACH TO HIP DYSPLASIA

Our approach to the dysplastic hip

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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.

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PREMEDICATION TABLES

The same source as above vasg.org. Obviously, the doses are only guidelines and each veterinarian is responsible for his/her calculations.

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BRIEF PAIN INVENTORY

Canine and feline brief pain inventory

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LOAD QUESTIONNAIRE

Liverpool Osteoarthritis in Dogs LOAD questionnaire is a method to assess the degree of mobility before and after a treatment.

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