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How often do you change the soda lime?

6-8 hours of use (after 30 days not in use)


How do you do a leak test?

close off pop-off valve, turn O2 on, make sure reservoir bag is full (supposed to be 5 mins, usually 2 mins)


If you are using a nonrebreather, the manometer is not in use, so how can you monitor the pressure?

chest movement


Trace the flow of O2 through the system to the patient.

E tank -> pressure reducing valve -> flow meter -> vaporizer -> unidirectional valves -> patient -> unidirectional valves ->manometer -> soda lime -> reservoir bag -> scavenger


What is the purpose of the water spray?

to cool down the tooth


What type of precision vaporizer is needed for isoflurane?

precision (out of breathing circuit)


List the correct placement of the ECG leads.

white: goes on right arm (newspaper, christmas, good, evil)
black: left arm
red: left leg
green: right leg


Normals under Anesthesia:
1) HR-
2) RR-
3) BP- Systolic + Diastolic
4) MAP-
5) Pulse Oximeter-
6) ETCO2-

1) 60-120
2) 8-20
3) 120 (90-160) and 80 (50-90)
4) 70-90 (decrease of MAP indicates decrease in flow of blood to organs)
5) >96%
6) 35-45


What reflexes are monitored during anesthetic procedure?

PLR(pupillary light reflex), swallowing, jaw tone


How do you calculate the size of the rebreather bag?

the weight (kg) x 10-20mls/kg= mls x 5
19kg x 10mls/kg= 190mls x 5= 950mls= 1L


What is the rule of thumb when clipping hair?

2 clipper blade widths in every direction from the incision site


How do you measure the ET tube?

from the thoracic inlet to the incisors


Epinephrine causes ____ and what is it used for?

vasoconstriction, bradycardia, and in dentals to stop the bleeding around the prepiherphy


Dopram does what?

increases respiratory rate


What is the lowest rr to alert the vet (trend)?

8bpm (check iso, flow rate, kink)


How can you check perfusion?

SPO2, perfusion, CRT, mm color, bp


What can lidocane be used for?

nerve block (can be toxic in cats)


_______ drug is safer to use on cardio compromised patients



What is the required time, pressure, and temperature for the autoclave machine? How to test it's sterile?

15 psi, 15 mins, 250 degrees, culture test


What must be on the pack?

indicator strip in and on the outside, date, initials, what's in the pack


What suture pattern is this: takes deep and superficial bites insignificantly constraining minor blood vessels while providing maximum suture strength

vertical mattress


What suture pattern is this: stronger than the simple interrupted patterns, it is the easiest mattress suture to apply and the pattern resists tissue everison

interrupted cruciate


What suture pattern is this: with the interrupted pattern the sutures lie parallel to the wound edges making each stitch equivalent to two simple interrupted stitches. Minor vessels along with the wound edges are constrained

horizontal mattress


What suture pattern is this: over-and-over pattern, each stitch is tied with a square knot

simple interrutped


What suture pattern is this: over-and-over continuous pattern, a square knot is used to finish the first stitch, the suture continues as a running stitch until the wound is closed.

simple continuous


T/F The instrument surgeon's knot is tied in much the same fashion as the instrument square knot, but a double loop is placed around the instrument.



Monofilament nylon (Ethilon, Dermalon) characteristics, indications:

nonabsorbable, non-reactive, suture of choice for exposed skin pattern


Monofilamanet polypropylene (prolene, surgilence, fluorofil) characteristics, indications:

nonabsorbable, non-reactive, suture of choice for exposed skin pattern


Multifilament or braided nylon (nurolon, surgilon) characteristics, indications:

reactive, second choice for skin, preferred by many because of handling characteristics


Polygactin 910/Polyglycolic acid (dexon "s" uncoated and dexon II coated) characteristics, indications:

absorbable, non-reactive, subcuticular, subcutaneous, muscle, mucous membranes, not recommended for exposed skin