ICU Technician Assessments
Thank you for your interest in the ICU veterinary technician position at Southeast Veterinary Neurology (SEVN). We have reviewed your resume and we would like to further assess your knowledge and skills in this area.
Please answer the following honestly and to the best of your capability. Compile your responses in a word processing document:
You arrive for your shift at 12pm and are being rounded by the morning nurse Nancy Kerrigan (NK) about the patients. You are taking over the ICU treatments so that she can go to lunch.
Minnie Escobar, 2yr FS Yorkie that is day 2 post-op for a hemilaminectomy at L2-3 on the Left. She is comfortable in her cage and able to move her limbs, but unable to walk without assistance (NA Paraparesis). She took her morning meds in pill pockets and is on her FLK infusion at 2ml/kg/hr this morning, but seems very sedate and dysphoric. She is on Tramadol tablets, Gabapentin oral solution, and Omeprazole oral solution. She is also on Cerenia IV today only.
Download and review the treatment sheet for Minnie and summarize what you see or don't see. Please provide your response in a word processing document.
You arrive for your shift at 10am and are being rounded by the morning nurse JJ Watt (JJ) about the patients. You are taking over one of the patients so JJ can go tend to a critical patient coming out of anesthesia from the Imaging Department.
Bowser Ramos, 10yr MN Mixed Breed that was hospitalized the night prior for seizure management. He has done well overnight and has remained seizure free this morning except for a small focal seizure at 9am. He is waiting to go into the Imaging Department once they are ready for an MRI of his brain to determine the underlying cause of his seizures.
He was on injectable AED’s (Anti-Epileptic Drugs) overnight and is transitioning to tablets today after the 8am injectable doses. The last injections to be given are Phenobarbital and Levetiracetam at 8am, then he will transition to tablet forms for Phenobarbital, Levetiracetam and Prednisone. He is also on LRS maintenance dose and his pump has been running fine.
Download and review the treatment sheet for Bowser and summarize what you see or don't see. Please provide your response in a word processing document.
You are reviewing patients during your rounds given by Mike Tyson at the start of your shift. You're told that “Biggie Smalls” Shakur, a 2 yr MI French Bulldog presenting for Ambulatory Paraparesis, is going into MRI next for a T/L Spine MRI.
While preparing to get Biggie’s IVC in, you need to cross reference the treatment sheet to the cage card and ID bands. This is the cage card on Biggie’s cage currently.
- Review the cage card and summarize what you see and don't see.
- Review Biggie Smalls' treatment sheet and summarize what you see and don't see.
Please provide your responses in a word processing document.
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