Grasp the paw while tensing the skin with your thumb.
Starting at the distal area of your prepped site, position the
needle with the bevel pointed up, and advance the catheter
and stylet through the skin. After seeing a flash of blood in
the needle hub, advance the entire unit 2-3 mm to ensure
that the catheter is completely within the vessel.
Holding the stylet still with the thumb and middle finger, use
the index finger to advance the catheter off of the stylet.
WHILE STILL HOLDING THE PAW, attach the T-port, which
has been previously flushed and is connected to the fluid
bag. WHILE STILL HOLDING THE PAW, place the thumb on
the T-port to stabilize the catheter, then tape the catheter in
After opening all clamps, drop the fluid bag below the level
of the catheter to ensure that blood flows back into the line.
Rehang the fluid bag and set your fluid rate.
Administer induction drugs. (For feline patients, administer 0.1 mL of 2% lidocaine to the glottis.)
Using the largyngoscope, press at the base of the tongue
without touching the epiglottis. Visualize the arytenoid
Intubate the patient in an efficient manner.Connect the patient to the anesthetic circuit and turn the oxygen flow meter to the correct induction flow rate.
Confirm that the patient has a pulse.
Turn the vaporizer on to the induction setting.
Secure the tube.
While administering a breath, listen for any leaks around
the endotracheal tube. IF a leak exists, add air to the cuff
slowly until the leak resolves. Avoid overinflating the cuff.
Take a respiration and heart rate.
Start the medical record, recording your first set of
monitoring parameters, flow meter and vaporizor settings,
and induction drugs.
Institute mechanical ventilation
Increase gas to induction level and ventilate