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Veterinary technicians: Catch that catheter

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Use red and green vet wrap to indicate if a patient's ready to go home.

We were having problems with surgical patients going home with their IV catheters still in. So now we use red and green vet wrap to distinguish which patients are ready to go. Red is for stop, green is for go. Now we never send patients home with catheters.

—Kristy Ivey, surgery supervisor

Crossroads Animal Hospital

Newnan, Ga.

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