The Medications Recorder records the buprenorphine (pain medication) in the Buprenorphine Log. No rabies vaccination is required for this position.
- Visually monitor the cats closely. If the cat is moving, blinking or licking, then it is recovering normally. If the cat is fully sedated, watch the chest for movement. Breathing can be very shallow and difficult to see. A normal respiratory rate is 6 or more breaths per minute. If breathing is less frequent or isn’t visible at all, alert the Medications Technician to do a hands-on assessment immediately.
Medications Recorder Instructions
Complete the Buprenorphine Log:
- Record the dose and vial# of buprenorphine given.
- Adult cats receive 0.1 ml of buprenorphine on the gums and kittens receive 0.05 ml.
- Enter the time and initials.
- Sign the logs at the end of the shift.
Station Closing and Cleanup
When the clinic is concluded:
- Make sure the buprenorphine log is signed before leaving for the day
- Inventory the remaining supplies and repack the supply kit.
- Return the kit, station instructions and any remaining items to storage.
- Clean the area and dispose of all trash.
- Wash all tables, including the central trough, and wipe down entire base of table.
- Remove tape from the underside of the table.
- Wipe as much of the overhead surgery lamp as can be reached.