Emergency and Critical Care FAQs
Effective January 1, , it is required that there be at least one credentialed Veterinary Technician Specialist Emergency and Critical Care on the staff, or one credentialed technician eligible and in a documented training program for VTS-ECC certification on the staff Level I. At least 2 certified technicians employed full time. There must be sufficient other staff available and trained to provide expedient patient care and allow: Processing of multiple patients concurrently Performance of a wide range of life saving procedures to include, but not be limited to, cardiopulmonary resuscitation in accordance with current RECOVER guidelines, and emergency surgery.
This requires a minimum of two people. One must be a veterinarian and the other may be a veterinary technician or trained assistant. The ability to call in additional staff as needed.
Provision of timely and appropriate in-hospital care. Timely and appropriate consultation with veterinary specialists via phone or Internet. Medical Records A complete, accurate, and thorough medical record for each patient should be kept on file at the emergency and critical care facility. Because of the importance of legibility and availability of medical records, all summary medical records should be computer generated, digitally stored, and backed up.
Terminology and abbreviations should be generally recognizable and acceptable across the profession.
Diagnostic imaging performed, and their interpretation s Assessment, diagnosis, or differential diagnosis Procedures performed include all anesthetic and surgical release forms, anesthesia logs, and surgery reports All drugs administered, admixed, prescribed, and dispensed, to include: Name of drug Dose, by weight; frequency, and length of treatment Route of administration Progress notes, such as SOAPs at shift changes.
Additional treatment and nursing notes, including ICU flow sheets Client discharge instructions, including follow up instructions All entries in the medical records should identify the individuals who administered the care, and entered data, with the date and time included. Communications Effective communications must be maintained to allow efficient transfer of patient information between the emergency and critical care facility and the primary care veterinarians in a timely manner. It is highly recommended that the emergency and critical care facility maintain an updated list of primary care veterinarians that includes an after-hours contact number, and indicates whether or not they are willing to be contacted after-hours.
Continuing Education Continuing education CE must be provided for professional and technical staff and must allow: Veterinarians and veterinary technicians to comply with CE requirements for state licensure. Veterinary specialists to meet specialty board CE requirements to maintain certification.
Veterinary technician specialists to meet CE requirements of their respective specialty academy to maintain certification. A maximum of 6 CE hours per two year period may be obtained via online CE courses. First year interns, and new graduates for the first calendar year after graduation are excluded from this requirement.
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Credentialed technical staff, and non-credentialed technical staff veterinary assistants , having completed the in house training program, should obtain a minimum of ten 10 hours of CE every 2 years, in the field of emergency and critical care medicine. In-house CE classes, given by credentialed staff or doctors. Home Timothy B. Stock Image. Published by Wileyand ;Blackwell, New Condition: New. Save for Later. About this Item New Book.
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