Today's Veterinary Practice

SEP-OCT 2018

Today's Veterinary Practice provides comprehensive information to keep every small animal practitioner up to date on companion animal medicine and surgery as well as practice building and management.

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■ Anesthesia Machine Checklist and Pre-Induction Timeout Checklist to support patient safety and team communication. ■ Learning Materials ■ Job aids to support each phase of anesthesia ■ Protocol Quick Reference Guide with key differences in patient support requirements. ■ Patient Tools ■ Anesthesia Dosage Calculator to guide medication dosages, fluid and oxygen flow rates and selection of personal anesthesia equipment. ■ Anesthesia Monitoring Form that aids in collecting key information to be captured in the medical record. The primary intent of all recommendations is to support patient safety and minimize patient risk as much as possible, based on the best evidence currently available. Most importantly, if you implement any changes to your anesthesia program, remember that the goal is to maintain patient safety above all else. Set realistic expectations based on the experience, equipment, training and staffing that are available to each team. To find Banfield anesthesia education tools and other resources, visit banfield.com under "Practice Resources." With questions on this content or to provide feedback on utilization by your team, please contact anesthesia@banfield.com . The primary intent of all recommendations is to support patient safety and minimize patient risk as much as possible, based on the best evidence currently available. 1 Note: Protocols are never meant to be followed blindly, and the veterinarian remains responsible for making medication decisions in the best interest of each individual patient. Carla Lerum Dr. Carla Lerum works on the Veterinary Affairs team at Banfield Pet Hospital's headquarters in Vancouver, WA. She previously worked as a clinical veterinarian at Banfield Pet Hospital locations in Oregon. In her current role, Dr. Lerum brings a medical and operational perspective to the broader scope of work. This incorporates drafting medical policies and guidelines, being a liaison for other teams for hospital workflow, and managing the process for evaluation of quality in the care that is delivered by veterinary teams in Banfield's more than 1000 hospitals across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Dr. Lerum earned her veterinary degree from Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine after graduating from Lewis and Clark College. She is the president elect for the Portland Veterinary Medical Association and enjoys connecting with and supporting the veterinary community. Ph 800.742.0516 Fx 866.373.0030 pethealthpharmacy.com • 20+ years of veterinary-specific experience • Customized for individual animal needs • Quick turnaround time – shipped same or next business day

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