Veterinary Standard Operating Procedures

Anaesthesia Protocol

  • Veterinary surgeons induce general anaesthesia if the dose is either incremental or to effect.
  • RVNs monitor anaesthesia.
  • SVNs must be supervised by an RVN or veterinary surgeon, or had adequate training (record evidence in house or nursing log online)
  • Anaesthetic charts must be filed out for each patient, except for cat castrates.
  • Anaesthetic charts must be completed fully and correctly.
  • Monitoring equipment must be used – oesophageal stethoscope, pulse oximeter or multiparameter machine.

Prepared by V1. 26/9/2023

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