Better care with cage tags

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Michigan Veterinary Specialists in Southfield, Mich., is a large specialty practice with a 24-hour facility. Technicians work different shifts and are constantly passing on important information about patients. "To improve communication between shifts, we made cage tags that highlight patients' special needs," says Kathy Estrada, LVT, the practice's technical services manager.

Michigan Veterinary Specialists in Southfield, Mich., is a large specialty practice with a 24-hour facility. Technicians work different shifts and are constantly passing on important information about patients. "To improve communication between shifts, we made cage tags that highlight patients' special needs," says Kathy Estrada, LVT, the practice's technical services manager.

The laminated tags fit inside the cage ID area along with the patient ID. "We make a note on the tag to share any important information, for example, if the patient is aggressive, has a history of seizures, or is NPO," says Estrada. "Knowing about pets' special needs helps our team give pets the best care possible. And we hang the tags outside our ICU kennel area with hooks and suction cups so they're handy."

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