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Small Animal Intensive Care Unit (SAICU)

Small Animal Intensive Care Unit (SAICU). Iowa State University Pre-Vet Club Fall 2012. What i s SAICU?. Located at the College of Vet Med!

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Small Animal Intensive Care Unit (SAICU)

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  1. Small Animal Intensive Care Unit (SAICU) Iowa State University Pre-Vet Club Fall 2012

  2. What is SAICU? • Located at the College of Vet Med! • Program that allows participants to work hands-on with ICU patients and clients, as well as work face-to-face with veterinarians and veterinary students in real life emergency situations

  3. What Does the SAICU Do? • The SAICU is a 24-hour emergency and critical care service • A veterinarian is on staff at all times • Specialists are also on staff during the day and on call after hours for any emergencies

  4. How Does the Program Work? • There are three shifts each Saturday and Sunday • 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM • 11:00 AM-3:00 PM • 3:00 PM- 7:00 PM • Volunteers must show up for their shifts • Unlike NICU, you do not get called in for your shift • You will be paired with someone who can drive • You are responsible for switching shifts with another volunteer if you cannot make the shifts you are scheduled for EMAIL BOTH KALI AND ALLISON IF YOU CAN NOT ATTEND A SHIFT AND FIND A REPLACEMENT!

  5. What Will I Do As a Volunteer? • Learn from the ICU veterinary students, technicians, and interns • Assist the ICU staff with: • Emergency triage • Determining heart and respiratory rate • Determining oxygen saturation • Stabilizing the patient • Some medical procedures • Blood work and other diagnostics • Nebulizing • Ultrasounds • Hourly patient care duties • Feeding and walking patients

  6. Why Should I Volunteer? • Gain animal experience in a medical setting • Learn new procedures and medical terminology • Become more familiar with ISU College of Veterinary Medicine • Meet other PVC members, as well as doctors and vet students • Looks great on vet school applications!

  7. Where is the SAICU Located? • ISU College of Veterinary Medicine • 1600 S. 16th Street • Drive south on University Blvd. past football stadium • Turn left on South 16th St. • Take the second right into Entrance A • Follow signs to Small Animal Hospital

  8. How Do I Sign Up? • Pay PVC dues by deadline (Oct 25th) • $10 per semester (or $17 all year) • Drop dues off in 120 Kildee (silver box drop-DUESONLY) or bring a check or money to the next meeting. • Fill out survey we will send out next week • Email us if you have any questions! • Kali Johnson kali@iastate.edu • Allison Ludwig aludwig@iastate.edu Must pay dues to participate in SAICU!

  9. “Training” Session Is there any interest in having a tour of the SAICU before volunteering?


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