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  • in reply to: anesthesia monitoring sheets #5395
    VeronicaStamm
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    Hi Amanda,
    The email bounced twice. Please double check it for spelling and dots

    in reply to: anesthesia monitoring sheets #5391
    VeronicaStamm
    Participant

    Hi Amanda,
    I try a copy/paste of the one I created. I can not see any direct link to add to it.
    If you send me your email, then I can attach to it
    Veronica

    in reply to: Suggestions other than Prevail and Virkon #5268
    VeronicaStamm
    Participant

    We use 904. 15 ml per gallon

    in reply to: ET tubes cleaning protocol #4951
    VeronicaStamm
    Participant

    FABULOUS !!!! THANK YOU

    in reply to: ET tubes cleaning protocol #4940
    VeronicaStamm
    Participant

    Hi Daniel,
    Probably many of us are wanting to know which is the product names of the high level disinfectant you are referring to.
    Thanks

    Veronica

    in reply to: ET tubes cleaning protocol #4938
    VeronicaStamm
    Participant

    Hi Daniel,
    Preferably are the autoclavable ones, but many practices do not purchase them due to the high expense.
    Which other solution – other than Hibitane -do you recommend to use ( soaking time and rinsing ) that will not damage the plastic ?
    We use Sheridan for most tubes

    in reply to: ET tubes cleaning protocol #4936
    VeronicaStamm
    Participant

    I use the long endotrecheal tubes brushes to wash the debri from the inside and cuff with hot water.
    If you have enough tubes, breathing hoses etc, I pile them in a bucket to perform the disinfection.
    250 ml HIBITANE DISINFECTANT ( NOT THE SOAP ) PER GALLON OF WARM WATER. I fill the E- tubes at the bottom of the bucket,
    then the lumen of the breathing tubes and finally the rebreathing bugs so the inside is filled with the solution.
    Let it sit for 20 minutes, rinse and soak 1 hr in warm water with same method as above
    Use the ties of the Endotubes to hang them vertically to drain

    in reply to: Assistants monitoring anesthesia #3916
    VeronicaStamm
    Participant

    Hi Rose,
    I am 100% with you and my hair goes up on my back when Assistants and VOA ” monitor” anesthesia.
    To help you out with some ideas: Show your DVM the new CVBC regulation of all parameters that need to be recorded
    in an anesthesia sheet. Another alternative is that you go to the patient and assess it every 5 minutes and the assistant
    tell you the numbers in between. Only you have the authority to change oxygen and Iso concentrations, additional injectables
    from Induction to analgesia.
    What ” burns me” is these assistants call themselves ” TECH”, so does teh Drs to them…..just venting
    Veronica

    in reply to: Soda-Lime Crystals and when to change #1927
    VeronicaStamm
    Participant

    The speed of use also depends if you use low flow or not

    in reply to: CVBC Bylaw Revisions Thread #1595
    VeronicaStamm
    Participant

    Hi Denise,

    That will be dream before I retire. I think the CVBC has to ” clean up their act” regarding the old bylaws and be specific what lay people are are not allowed to do and the level of supervision for RVT. Once this is in place to the BCVTA approval, then we can move getting the CVBC to regulate that a Vet hospital is not allowed to operate without a RVT as there are in other provinces. How did they manage to get to this point ? Are their bylaws ( the DVM’s) better than in BC ?

    in reply to: CVBC Bylaw Revisions Thread #1586
    VeronicaStamm
    Participant

    My main concern is that there are VOA programs teaching Technologists tasks with minor in depth education on anaesthesia monitoring, dentistry, lab work. etc.
    They are not regulated (as far as I know), they do not go through competency tests, etc.

    The final ” insult” is that themselves and some DVM called them “Technician”. That is a misrepresentation of our profession and does not protect the public.

    in reply to: CVBC Bylaw Revisions Thread #1585
    VeronicaStamm
    Participant

    Hi, I am a little confused what stands for SVBC. What is the link,as a branch, between SVBC and CVBC ( College of Veterinarians of BC) As I understand that the SVBC provides and coordinate CE opportunities and the CVBC controls our Credits earned on CE. Is this correct ?

    Another questions:
    How does the CVBC tracks our CE ? Are these being submitted by our association or we have to submit them independently?
    How do we go on to process to become members of the CVBC or that is on the planning process ?
    What is the fee involved ?

    Thank you,

    Veronica

    in reply to: Endotracheal tube wash and lubrication #1525
    VeronicaStamm
    Participant

    I use the endotrecheal tube brushes supplied by AVP to do the initial wash to remove blood, saliva, etc. Then I soak these, all breathing tubes and rebreathing bags in Hibitane SOLUTION, not the Hibitane scrub soap for 20 minues.
    Rinse them thoroughly under running water and the soak them 1 hour in hot water.
    Also I have place them in a gentle Cycle in the washing washing inside a mesh.
    At the end, I shake them as a hard circle to remove as much water as possible and hang to dry.
    I general, I use one breathing tube, bag and ties per patient. Also use the Muko Lubricant jelly.

    in reply to: How to find Locum Techncians #1363
    VeronicaStamm
    Participant

    Hi Anita,

    I am a locum RVT in Vancouver and willing to do some days/week in Nanaimo area .
    Please contact me at veronica.stamm@gmail.com .

    in reply to: Floor Cleaner #1265
    VeronicaStamm
    Participant

    904 daily and Virkon weekly. They are good broad spectrum antibacterial and viral.
    Virkon is broader spectrum but more expensive; that is the reason to use it weekly.

    in reply to: microscope repairs #1192
    VeronicaStamm
    Participant

    Precision Microscope:
    Scott Weir 604 943 5159 scottweir@telus.net

    Micro-Optics:
    Andrew Ward 604 532 8578 m-optics@telus.net

    in reply to: Centrifuges #1125
    VeronicaStamm
    Participant

    If I remember correctly, Eckermyer or Mc Carthy has a good centrifuge with set dial for speeds to
    spin urine, fecals and blood. The little tubes fit in well without problems. If want ease of removing them, I was placing them in a plain red top blood tube with a little cotton at the bottom to avoid using and instrument to remove from the metal tubes or removing it from the centrifuge itself.

    in reply to: looking for blue ET adaptors #1123
    VeronicaStamm
    Participant

    Try Mac carthy, CDMV or BC Stevens.

    Veronica

    in reply to: heat moldable splinting material #930
    VeronicaStamm
    Participant

    I think that Catherine is correct. Try Novartis or Johnson and Johnson products as the be newer -more useful friendly ones

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