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Veterinarian Technician October 2012 (Vol 33, No 10)

Tech Tips

    Protect That Probe

    Probe protector
    Probe protector

    Probe protector


    To protect the probe on our ultrasound machine, we cover the tip with a rubber cap used for sharp instruments. For extra protection, we then place the probe inside a toothbrush cover.
    Julie Sloane
    Thousand Oaks, California

    Easier Catheter Placements

    To ease IV catheter placement, especially for squirming patients, I tear a standard length of tape and affix one end to the hub of the catheter, leaving the rest of the tape hanging. Once I insert the needle and the patient starts to move, I have my tape ready to wrap as soon as I feed the catheter in; more tape can be added as needed.
    Nicola Rivera
    Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

    Muzzles for Oxygen Masks

    Muzzles for Oxygen Masks

    For animals too large to fit in an oxygen cage—or when a cage is not available—a nylon muzzle can be used to hold the oxygen mask in place.
    Heather Riggs, BA, CVT
    Veterinary Technology Faculty
    Broadview University-Orem
    Orem, Utah

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