A vet nurse job with a difference
At the start of each shift all nurses have a quick round with the co-ordinating nurses to see the plan for the day. It is at this point that I will discuss with them the cases which may require further imaging and an order is determined dependent on how critical each case may be. Once a plan has been made I will transfer the list onto the whiteboard located in the imaging control room. We also have a similar board for all x-ray studies to ensure the days run as smoothly as possible.
Between myself and the other trained imaging nurses, we ensure the machines are ready for use and that the daily quality assurance checks have been performed. Performing these tests is vital to allow us to get the best images possible and to keep the machines in full working order.