Flashcards in Safety in Surgery Deck (18)
What 2 places can we find the safety guidelines for surgery?
2. 3 ring binder in shelter med room ("SOP" binder on desk)
Where are emergency numbers located?
On wall in shelter med room, in SOP binder, 911
Where are first aid kits located?
In surgery prep room on end of center island towards surgery room
Where are eye wash stations located?
In the technician's office, in the shelter med room (shower here also)
How can we prevent zoonotic disease?
Wash hands, wear gloves, clean up
How can we prevent rabies?
Make sure rabies vax up to date or titer is adequate, report bite or scratch wounds
What rooms have emergency posters?
1365 and 1385
What are the 5 steps that should be taken with a bite or scratch injury?
1. Make sure aggressive animals are contained or removed
2. Stop bleeding
3. Clean and protect
4. Get help
5. Report injury
How can bleeding from a bite or scratch wound be stopped?
By applying direct pressure
How can bite or scratch injuries be cleaned and protected?
Gently with soap and warm water; dilute betadine or chlorhexidine
When should medical attention be skeed for bite or scratch wounds?
If it is more than a superficial scratch; if the animal was wild or a stray
What containers are used for sharps?
What containers are used for glass?
if we have to evacuate junior surgery, _____ are the priority.
What should you do if there is an evacuation and you are holding a dog?
Put a leash on it and take it out with you
What should you do if there is an evacuation and you are holding a cat?
If have carrier take it with you; if no carrier place in kennel or leave in exam room
What emergency entrance is used for junior surgery?