Veterinary Clinical Procedures. Surgeries. The Surgery Team. Surgery Team consists of a surgeon, an anesthetist (or a few sterile assistants-scrub nurse), and a few non-sterile assistants (called circulators). Scrub Nurse.
Surgery Team consists of a surgeon, an anesthetist (or a few sterile assistants-scrub nurse), and a few non-sterile assistants (called circulators).
Keeps track of all important surgical notes
Pre-anesthetic Patient Care
Main Parts of Anesthesia Machine:
Vaporizer - converts liquid anesthesia to gas form
Oxygen tanks – hold compressed forms of liquid to keep patient oxygenated
Flow meter – measured in ml/minute, regulates the proper amount of oxygen a patient needs. Most common rate of flow is 30 ml/kg/minute
Soda lime – a granular white substance that traps CO2 exhaled from patient that can’t be let back out into the facility. Starts white may turn pink, blue or purple when used.
“Y” connector – tubing that connects to the inhalation and exhalation valve to regulate breathing.
Include everything you will need when performing a surgery. All packs are sanitized prior to surgery.
Used to made a surgical incision into an animal
Different blades are used for different surgeries/incisions
Handles come in a variety of lengths
Used to hold surgical drape in place over the patient during surgery
Used to hold the needle in place during surgery.
Hinged, locks into place to hold the needle.
Have scissor like blades, be cautious to not cut the suture material.
Allis Tissue Forceps
Babcock Tissue Forceps