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Veterinarian Technician September 2012 (Vol 33, No 9)

Tech Tips

    Repurposing Needle Caps

    Trimming needle caps

    Instead of throwing away needle caps, I cut them with a pet nail trimmer so the staff can use them to cap the ends of 1-mL or 3-mL syringes when sending clients home with dewormer, pain medication, etc. It works great, and it’s free!
    Bethany Darling, CVT
    Village Animal Clinic
    Oregon, Wisconsin

    Organizing Insulin Syringes

    My workplace has numerous sizes of insulin syringes, so to help with refills, staff members attach the syringe each client uses to his or her file. This saves time, and we always have the correct syringe we need.
    Brenda England, RVT
    Veterinary Medical Center
    Glasgow, Kentucky   

    Creating a Thank-you Card Scrapbook

    My facility handles mainly emergency and referral cases, so the staff spends a lot of time with the owners of critically ill patients. We received so many thank-you cards that they were filling up the reception counter, and some had to be put away. We wanted everybody's cards to be accessible, so we made a thank-you scrapbook featuring all the cards that we receive. Clients enjoy looking at this book in the waiting area.
    Isabelle Cormier, RVT
    Grey Cove Veterinary Health Centre
    New Brunswick, Canada

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