Stop struggling to find supplies

Stop struggling to find supplies

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Mar 02, 2009
By dvm360.com staff

Pop quiz: The doctor just asked you for the Material Safety Data Sheets. Do you know where they're located? What about the topical eye anesthetic or eye wash handout? What about replacement bulbs and batteries?

It's every team member's responsibility to know where objects live around the office—no matter if the items are used daily or rarely. To help your team learn the locations of hard-to-find tools, try holding a scavenger hunt. The first step: poll your practice to see what to include on the list.

Here's a sample list from Donna Bauman, CVPM, practice manager at Ottawa Animal Hospital in Holland, Mich., to get you started.

Allergy tests
Blood collection sets
Culture plates
Emergency drug box
Flashlights
High-level scissors
Infusion pump
Large bloat tube
Small bloat tube
Surgical patches
Tissue adhesive
Various handouts

Proceedings papers for techs

The very best behavior advice for new puppy owners (Proceedings)

CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

The entire hospital staff should play a role in the counseling of new puppy owners.

The technician's role creating a behavior centered veterinary practice (Proceedings)

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A focus on pet behavior in the veterinary clinic is an excellent practice builder.

Trying times--dealing with canine adolescent dog (Proceedings)

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A behavior wellness exam is an opportunity to check up on a pet’s behavioral health and answer any related questions a client may have.

Enriching geriatric patients' lives (Proceedings)

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An important time for practices to include a behavioral exam is when a pet becomes a senior.

Tubes and tracheas--all about endotracheal tubes and lesions in difficult intubations (Proceedings)

CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Endotracheal tubes are usually made from silicone, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic or red rubber.