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Anesthesia Safety

by Lori Hehn - June 5, 2014 at 5:15 PM

To ensure a safe workplace for pets and employees, remember a few key points regarding anesthesia safety.

For General Anesthetic Procedures:

    • Always remember to ask for assistance when moving large pets from one place to another. Moving a heavy dog by yourself could cause you or the pet injury.
    • Patients that are recovering from anesthesia need to be closely monitored. Sometimes they may thrash around or make sudden movements and could injure themselves or others.
    • Watch for the swallowing reflex during recovery and remove the deflated endotracheal tube when the patient begins to swallow.
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