Extremely productive, rewarding and fun working environment. Personally challenging.
Veterinary Nurse (Former Employee) – Brisbane, QLD – 15 March 2014
Working in ICU:
Arrive at work at 6:45am and update ICU list of patients/ailments for the reception staff;
Update whiteboard with patient/student/doctor/ailment information for day staff;
Assign 2 nurses onto cases and start morning treatments.
Weigh, TPR, medicate, feed, check iv catheters and clean cage/bedding of each patient.
Record fluid's received, patient temperament, pain score and any other observations.
Help students with holding patients and performing blood collections and various treatments and medications.
Clean and restock ICU.
Manage any critical patients; monitor blood pressure, ECG, feeding tubes, chest drains, ventilators, oxygen therapy, blood transfusions, Paralysis Tick and Snake antivenom transfusions;
Updating veterinarians and nurses on ICU cases;
Preparing patients for surgery, ultrasound, endoscope, imaging and chemotherapy workup;
Recovering patients from surgery and procedures such as dentals and CT;
Be constantly prepared for incoming emergencies.