Tip of the Week: Thinking Inside the Box
Insulated boxes like the one shown here are often used as packaging for vaccines, but don’t dash to put ‘em in the trash—you can put them to use in your spay/neuter clinic, says Sara White, DVM.
If you use rice socks to promote warmth for patients in the post-operative period, storing them in an insulated box will keep the rice socks warm in between use—a big timesaver, since you’ll need to reheat them less often throughout the day.
As always, the rice socks and fluids should only be warm and NOT hot. Before use, each item should be assessed to determine if ready to be used with patients.
Tried it and liked it? Liked it and tried it? Share your experiences in the insulated, er, comment box…
Photos: Courtesy of Operation PETS: The Spay/Neuter Clinic of Western New York, Blasdell, NY