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preanesthetic period

RVT Responsibilities obtain pt history, consent form with owner, pt is fasted, physical exam, blood draw and testing, IV catheter, calculating drug dosages, administering pre medications, preparing anesthetic equipment
minimum database includes history, procedure to be preformed, physical exam, diagnostics, consultation to determine physical status and anesthetic risk
signalment species, breed, age, sex, reproduction status
preanesthetic period period immediately preceding the induction of anesthesia (from minutes to weeks)
sight hounds are sensitive to acepromazine
breeds hard to intubate brachycephalic breeds
age less capable of metabolizing injectable drugs because necessary liver pathways aren't fully developed less than 8 weeks
age prone to hypothermia and hypoxia young animals
Created by: Marie11892