Anesthesia Station volunteers arrive by 7:30am to sedate the cats in preparation for surgery. After signing in, volunteers collect the Anesthesia Supply Kit and complete the set up of the Anesthesia Station without delay so that the anesthesia can begin at the designated time. The Clinic Supervisor signals when the station is ready to accept cats.
Infectious Cat Warning
If an infectious cat (URI, ringworm or other infectious condition) is inadvertently handled during the flow of healthy cats through the clinic, all station staff must change their gloves, and the table drapes must be replaced or cleaned before handling or treating healthy cats.
Station Staffing Requirements
* Position requires rabies vaccination.
The Anesthesia Recorder charts the anesthesia dosage given on each cat’s Medical Record and maintains the TKX Anesthesia Log.
The Anesthesia Restrainer retrieves cats in traps to be anesthetized, restrains the cats for injection and transfers the cats still in the traps to the induction area for observation after they have been anesthetized.
The clinic Anesthetist assesses the health of each cat when it arrives at the Anesthesia Station, checks for an ear tip or URI and anesthetizes them for surgery.
The Anesthesia Monitor-Tagger monitors the cats for complications resulting from anesthesia, moves them from cages to fleece pads when they are anesthetized, attaches Paw Tags, lubricates their eyes, and transports them on a fleece to the Veterinary Examination Station.