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Patient Induction Supply Checklist

  • Surgery schedule for the day
  • Patient chart/medical records
  • Anesthesia monitoring form
  • Signed owner authorization papers
  • Verify all pre-ops have been performed, reviewed and signed off by surgeon
  • Technician assigned to the patient should also review all pre-ops
  • Anesthesia machine – See our “Basic Anesthesia Machine Set-Op Checklist”
  • Calculator, make sure to calculate all medication doses a minimum of 3 times
  • Stethoscope
  • Technician assigned to the patient should perform physical examination
  • Administer pre-op medication and record: drug name/dose/amount given/route given/time and initial entry
  • Canine patients should be walked prior to anesthesia unless contraindicated
  • IV catheter supplies
  • Clipper with #40 blade
  • Scrub/alcohol preparation
  • Sterile gloves
  • IV catheters (several of the appropriate sizes)
  • 3 x 3 gauze pads
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Venoset
  • Extension set
  • T-connector
  • IV fluids
  • Tape to secure and bandage material
  • Bandage scissors
  • IV stand
  • IV Pump w/charging plug
  • Anesthetic drugs for induction and reversing agents if indicated
  • Alcohol-cotton ball, to clean IV port prior to administering anesthetic
  • Endotracheal tube, several sizes – see our “Endotracheal Tube Article”
  • 3cc syringe (cats and toy breed dogs) or 6cc syringe (dogs) to inflate cuff
  • Stylette if using a small endotracheal tube
  • Viscous Lidocaine and applicator sticks (for cats)
  • Sterile lubricant
  • 3 x 3 gauze pad
  • Mouth gag
  • String gauze to tie endotracheal tube in place
  • Ophthalmic ointment
  • Injectable antibiotics
  • Post-op medication, such an analgesic, diuretics, etc.

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