Idea Exchange: Fashion trash to keep patients clean

Idea Exchange: Fashion trash to keep patients clean

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Feb 01, 2013
By dvm360.com staff




Giving charcoal to patients is messy, so we place protective trash bag coats on these animals. We simply cut a hole the size of the patient's head in the bottom of a trash bag. Then we carefully place the bag over the animal, draping it like a poncho. The patient's head is exposed, but everything else is protected. We remove the bag when we're finished administering the charcoal.

Kristina Nigro, veterinary assistant
Agata Witelus, veterinary assistant
Hamden, Conn.