Veterinary technicians: Catch that catheter

Veterinary technicians: Catch that catheter

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Jul 01, 2012
By dvm360.com staff

We were having problems with surgical patients going home with their IV catheters still in. So now we use red and green vet wrap to distinguish which patients are ready to go. Red is for stop, green is for go. Now we never send patients home with catheters.

—Kristy Ivey, surgery supervisor
Crossroads Animal Hospital
Newnan, Ga.