The Anesthesia Recorder charts the anesthesia dosage given on each cat’s Medical Record and maintains the TKX Anesthesia Log. No rabies vaccine is required for this station.
Anesthesia Recorder Instructions
Telazol® and Ketamine® are Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) controlled drugs and by law must be tracked from receipt to disposal. The DEA may inspect our records at anytime, and the University IACUC (Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee) inspects them a minimum of two times each year. The Medical Director signs the completed TKX Anesthesia Log.
Complete the TKX Anesthesia Log:
- Record the dose, TKX bottle #, and time of each TKX injection in the TKX Anesthesia Log, and initial each entry. Use a leading zero in all dosages that are less than 1.0; for example, enter the amount as “0.25” cc, and not “.25” cc.
- Record any doses spilled or otherwise not injected into a cat.
- Submit the completed and signed TKX Anesthesia Log to the Clinic Supervisor at the conclusion of the clinic. The Clinic Supervisor will review it for compliance.
Attach any Alert tags issued for the cat by Admissions (orange “URI,” green “Food,” red “Medical Alert”) to the plastic sleeve provided along with the Medical Record when it is completed. (The Anesthesia Restrainer will collect them from the trap and transfer them to the recorder.) Collect Gender ID tags and return them to Admissions at the end of the clinic.
Complete the Medical Record:
- Find the Medical Record that matches the Paw Tag number on the trap.
- Enter the date of the clinic and the Cat ID# on the Medical Record, if it is not already pre-printed.
- Record and initial the dose and time of each TKX injection on the Medical Record. Use a leading zero in all dosages less than 1.0; for example, enter the amount as “0.25” cc, and not “.25” cc.
- Note vomiting or any other reaction to the anesthesia on the Medical Record and on a red “Medical Alert” tag.
- Insert the Medical Record into the plastic sleeve.
- Attach an Alert tag to the plastic sleeve, if issued by the Anesthetist.
- Give the Medical Record to the Anesthesia Restrainer to stay with the cat.
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Station Closing and Cleanup
When the clinic is concluded all station volunteer are expected to assist in the following:
- Inventory the remaining supplies and repack the supply kits. Replacement supplies are found in our Storage Room.
- Replace the repacked kit, including instructions, on the rolling cart in the proper position.
- Return Gender ID tags to the bins and return the bins to Admissions.
- Wipe and dry all plastic sleeves inside and out with disinfectant to clean.
- Clean all tables and the induction area rack, ensuring all tape is removed, including the undersides of the tables.
- Clear area of all trash and remove the trash in the large plastic bags to the anatomy lab hall for disposal.
- Complete the TKX drug log and return ALL drug vials, including empty vials, to the Clinic Supervisor. A completed drug log means it is signed by the Anesthetist and all blank areas are crossed off.