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Remote Area Companion Animal Mobile - Sample Inspection Form

To assist you with preparing for your inspection, the College provides inspection forms to ensure you are familiar with the requirements to achieve a Certificate of Accreditation. Reviewing the sample inspections forms is a key step in ensuring success in your inspection.

The requirements of each category are tailored to meet the requirements of the type of practice and the needs of the animals served.

TITLE 4.1

REMOTE AREA COMPANION ANIMAL MOBILE

     

1.0

General

     

1.1. The facility is composed of,

 

1.1.1. a stationary element (“base unit”)

 

Y

N

 

1.1.2 one or more elements that are readily mobile from one service to another (“mobile unit”)

 

Y

N

  1.1.3. a stationary element at the remote location (“remote unit”)   Y N

1.2.

The base unit,

 

 

 

 

1.2.1. is self-contained

 

Y

N

 

1.2.2. has a separate and distinct entrance directly from the street or, if the facility is in a building containing more than one facility, directly from a common lobby, hallway or mall

 

Y

N

1.3.

The base unit has, and appears to have, the practice of veterinary medicine as its primary purpose.

 

Y

N

1.4.

The base unit is not, and does not appear to be, associated with or operated in connection with another enterprise.

 

Y

N

1.4.N Standards 1.3 and 1.4 do not prohibit the providing of ancillary services in the facility which are incidental and subordinate to the professional services provided in the facility.

1.5.

The base unit is not located in, and has no direct public access to, a commercial establishment,

 

Y

N

 

1.5.1.where animals are bought or sold

 

Y

N

 

1.5.2.providing animal food or other goods or services used principally by, with or for animals

 

Y

N

1.6. The contents of the mobile unit are organized so that they can be obtained readily for efficient service.   Y N
1.7. There is a written agreement between the member or members who own or lease the facility and the member or members who own or lease an unaffiliated accredited companion animal hospital within the geographical area usually served by the mobile unit.   Y N

 

1.7.N No agreement is necessary if the member or members who own or lease the facility also own or lease an accredited companion animal hospital (affiliated companion animal hospital) within the geographical area usually served by the facility, which may also be the base unit.

 

Y

N

1.8.

The written agreement provides that the member or members who own or lease the companion animal hospital, or his, her or their associates, will provide the services for animals referred to him, her or them by a member practicing in the facility for radiology, surgery, and hospitalization as required.

 

Y

N

1.9.

The remote unit is located in a community that,

 

Y

N

  1.9.1. is a minimum of 100 km from an unaffiliated accredited companion animal hospital   Y N
  1.9.2. or is a minimum of 50 km from an affiliated accredited companion animal hospital   Y N
  1.9.3. has a population of fewer than 7,000 people   Y N
1.10. The member undertakes in writing to,      
  1.10.1. ensure that the location of the remote unit from where the services will be provided properly serves the public in its location and provides adequate lighting, ventilation heat/cooling, size, cleanliness and accessibility   Y N
  1.10.2. provide for post-operative care after the member leaves the remote unit   Y N
  1.10.3. have a contact person to co-ordinate appointments and provide an avenue of contact with the member between visits   Y N

2.0.

Records

     

2.1.

Records are kept in the facility in accordance with the relevant provisions in the current regulations, including the following excerpts. As of November 24, 2015, Ontario Regulation 1093 s. 22 (1), (5), (6), and (7) include the following provisions:
Do the records for each companion animal contain: 

 

 

 

 

2.1.1. patient identification, including species, breed, colour age and sex

 

Y

N

 

2.1.2. client’s name, address and telephone numbers

 

Y

N

 

2.1.3. if the client is likely to be absent from his or her address while the animal is confined with the member, the name, address and telephone number of a person to be contacted in case of an emergency

 

Y

N

 

2.1.4. date of each time that the member sees the animal

 

Y

N

 

2.1.5. history of the animal's health, including a record of vaccinations included in the records

 

Y

N

 

2.1.6. the animal’s current weight

 

Y

N

 

2.1.7. particulars of each assessment, including physical examination data and diagnostic investigation performed or ordered by the member and the results of each assessment.

 

Y

N

 

2.1.8. a note of any professional advice given regarding the animal and an indication of when and to whom the advice was given if other than the client

 

Y

N

 

2.1.9. all medical or surgical treatments and procedures used, dispensed, prescribed or performed by or at the direction of the member, including the name, strength, dose and quantity of any drugs. one of the following with respect to each surgical treatment:

 

Y

N

 

2.1.9.1. written consent to the surgical treatment signed by or on behalf of the owner of the animal

 

Y

N

 

2.1.9.2. a note that the owner of the animal or a person on the owner’s behalf consented orally to the surgical treatment, and the reason why the consent was not in writing

 

Y

N

 

2.1.9.3. a note that neither the owner of the animal nor anyone on the owner’s behalf was available to consent to the surgical treatment, and the reason why, in the member’s opinion, it was medically advisable to conduct the surgical treatment

 

Y

N

 

2.1.10. a copy of all reports prepared by the member in respect of the animal

 

Y

N

 

2.1.11.  final assessment of the animal

 

Y

N

 

2.1.12. fees and charges, showing separately those for drugs and those for advice or other services

 

Y

N

 

2.1.13. any additional records required by this Regulation

 

Y

N

 

2.1.14. records are legibly written or typewritten

 

Y

N

 

2.1.15. records are kept in a systematic manner

 

Y

N

 

2.1.16. the records, in practices of more than one practitioner or practices that employ locums, identified after each entry with the initials or code of the veterinarian responsible for the procedure

N/A

Y

N

 

2.1.17. records are retained for a period of at least five years after the date of the last entry in the record or until two years after the member ceases to practice veterinary medicine, whichever occurs first (not applicable if new facility)

N/A

Y

N

 

2.1.18. The records required by this section may be made and maintained in an electronic computer system that:

 

Y

N

 

2.1.18.1. Provides a visual display of the recorded information.

 

Y

N

 

2.1.18.2. Provides a means of access to the record of each animal by its name or other unique identifier.

 

Y

N

 

2.1.18.3. Is capable of printing the recorded information promptly

 

Y

N

 

2.1.18.4. Is capable of visually displaying and printing the recorded information for each animal in chronological order.

 

Y

N

 

2.1.19. The electronic computer system maintains an audit trail that

 

Y

N

 

2.1.19.1. Records the date and time of each entry of information for each animal.

 

Y

N

 

2.1.19.2. Indicates any changes in the recorded information

 

Y

N

 

2.1.19.3. Preserves the original content of the recorded information when changed or updated.

 

Y

N

 

2.1.19.4. Is capable of being printed separately from the recorded information of each animal.

 

Y

N

 

How many records were examined? ___________ 

 

2.1.20. The electronic computer system includes a password and other reasonable methods of protecting against unauthorized access.

 

Y

N

 

2.1.21. The electronic computer system automatically backs up files and allows the recovery of backed-up files or otherwise provides reasonable protection against loss of damage to and inaccessibility of information.

 

Y

N

 

2.1.22. The electronic computer system has a secure method that permits only the member to apply an electronic signature to a document that is issued electronically and must be signed by the member.

 

Y

N

2.2.

The facility contains consent-to-surgery forms for execution by clients, and there is evidence that the forms are used and maintained in the animal’s clinical record.

 

Y

N

2.3. Informed written consent must be obtained from the client when a member, or his or her auxiliary, must transport an animal or animals between accredited facilities.      
2.4. The facility contains an anaesthetic log, either alone or in combination with the surgical log, in which is entered in respect of each induction of general anesthesia in the facility,      
  2.4.1. the date of induction   Y N
  2.4.2. name of the client   Y N
  2.4.3. breed, age, sex, weight and identity of the anaesthetized animal   Y N
  2.4.4. pre-anaesthetic condition of the animal, e.g., whether the animal was healthy; indicated a mild disease; indicated an existing disease with mild systemic reaction; or indicated acute or severe systemic disease   Y N
  2.4.5. name, dose and route of administration of any pre-anaesthetic agents   Y N
  2.4.6. name, dose and route of administration of anaesthetic agents   Y N
  2.4.7. nature of the procedures performed under the anaesthetic   Y N
  2.4.8. post-anaesthetic condition of the animal,e.g., whether the animal recovered normally; demonstrated vocalization, excitement or paddling; demonstrated extreme vocalization, convulsions or vomiting; suffered cardiac or respiratory arrest; or died   Y N
  2.4.9. anesthetic monitoring chart   Y N
2.5. The facility contains a surgical log, either alone or in combination with the anaesthetic log, in which is entered in respect of each major surgical procedure performed in the facility,      
  2.5.1. the date of each procedure   Y N
  2.5.2. name of the client   Y N
  2.5.3. breed, age, sex, weight and identity of the animal upon which the procedure is performed   Y N
  2.5.4. name of the surgeon   Y N
  2.5.5. nature of each procedure   Y N
  2.5.6. animal’s pre-operative condition, e.g., whether the animal was healthy; indicated mild disease; indicated an existing disease with mild systemic reaction; or indicated acute or severe systemic disease   Y N
  2.5.7. animal’s post-operative condition, e.g., whether the animal demonstrated an unremarkable condition and status during the post-surgical period; required post-surgical care; or died during or shortly after surgery   Y N
  2.5.8. the length of time taken to perform the procedure   Y N
2.6. A radiographic log in which is entered,      
  2.6.1. the date each radiograph is taken   Y N
  2.6.2. identification of the animal and the client   Y N
  2.6.3. area of the body exposed to the radiograph   Y N
  2.6.4. number of radiographic views   Y N
  2.6.5. radiographic setting   Y N

3.0.

Library

     

3.1.

The base unit contains,

 

 

 

 

3.1.1. 1 or more veterinary reference textbooks published within the prior three years on basic topics in companion animal medicine or surgery (such as diagnosis, therapy or surgery)

 

Y

N

 

3.1.2. 2 or more current subscriptions to journals that are generally accepted as authoritative in recent developments in companion animal medicine or surgery; OR alternatively, a subscription to a computerized veterinary information network

 

Y

N

 

3.1.3. (a) a copy of the Veterinarians Act (Bill 39)

 

Y

N

 

(b) regulations (O.Reg.1093)

 

Y

N

 

(c) standards

 

Y

N

 

(d) by-laws under the Act

 

Y

N

 

3.1.4. A copy of the current regulations made under the Drug and Pharmacies Regulation Act, and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (Schedules),

 

Y

N

 

3.1.5. A human pharmaceutical reference that is relevant to the Canadian context

 

Y

N

 

3.1.6. A copy of the Compendium of Veterinary Products or CDMV Compendium published within the last three years

 

Y

N

 

3.1.7. a veterinary formulary published within the last three years

 

Y

N

3.1.N The above library requirements may be met by having access to an electronic equivalent.

4.0

Examination Room

     

4.1.

The following equipment or supplies are readily available in the mobile unit:

 

Y

N

 

4.1.1. restraint devices such as a leash, muzzle or safety snare

 

Y

N

 

4.1.2. stethoscope

 

Y

N

 

4.1.3. ophthalmoscope

 

Y

N

 

4.1.4. fluorescein eye-staining strips

 

Y

N

 

4.1.5. otoscope and speculum

 

Y

N

 

4.1.6. alcohol or other disinfectant

 

Y

N

 

4.1.7. thermometer

 

Y

N

 

4.1.8. examination gloves

 

Y

N

 

4.1.9. lubricant

 

Y

N

 

4.1.10. disinfectant for the examination table and applicators for the disinfectant

 

Y

N

 

4.1.11. weigh scale appropriate to the weights of reasonably expected animals

 

Y

N

 

4.1.12. mechanical device to measure intra-ocular pressure

 

Y

N

 

4.1.13. topical ophthalmic anesthetic drops

 

Y

N

 

4.1.14. microchip scanner capable of reading ISO compliant microchips [ISO 11784/11785] [Frequency 134.2 kHz]

 

Y

N

5.0

Pharmacy

     

5.1.

There is evidence of compliance with Part III of the Regulations. As of November 24, 2015, Ontario Regulation 1093 Part III includes the following provisions.

 

Y

N

5.2.

Every member who dispenses drugs shall maintain a system for filing the records of the purchase and dispensing of the drugs.
A member shall keep a record of every drug he or she purchases and, immediately upon receiving the drug, the member shall enter the following information in the record,

 

 

 

 

5.2.1. The date of purchase of the drug and if different, the date the member received the drug.

 

Y

N

 

5.2.2. The name, strength and quantity of the drug received.

 

Y

N

 

5.2.3. Name and address of the person from whom the drug was purchased.

 

Y

N

 

5.2.4. Purchase price.

 

Y

N

 

5.2.5. In the case of a controlled substance, ketamine or a targeted drug, the signature of the member who made the purchase and the signature of the person who received it.

 

Y

N

5.3.

The member shall retain the written record for a period of at least 5 years or until the member ceases to practice veterinary medicine, whichever occurs first. (not applicable if a new facility)

 

Y

N

 

Are drugs dispensed from the mobile unit?

 

Y

N

If yes,

5.4.

Are the containers in which the drugs are dispensed marked with:

 

 

 

 

5.4.1. the name, strength and quantity of the drug

 

Y

N

 

5.4.2. the date of the drug is dispensed

 

Y

N

 

5.4.3. the name and address of the member

 

Y

N

 

5.4.4. the identity of the animal or group of animals for which it is dispensed

 

Y

N

 

5.4.5. the name of the owner of the animal(s)

 

Y

N

 

5.4.6. prescribed directions for use

 

Y

N

5.5.

If controlled substances are dispensed from the facility, a controlled substances register is kept and contains the following information,

 

Y

N

 

5.5.1. The date the controlled substance is dispensed or administered,

 

Y

N

 

5.5.2. The name and address of the client,

 

Y

N

 

5.5.3. The name, strength and quantity of the controlled substance dispensed or administered, and

 

Y

N

 

5.5.4. The quantity of the controlled substance remaining in the member’s inventory after the controlled substance is dispensed or administered.

 

Y

N

5.6.

Are all controlled drugs and narcotics kept in a locked cabinet designed and constructed to ensure the reasonable security of the drugs.

 

Y

N

5.7.

Secondary containers for the storage of drugs within the facility have labels containing the name, strength where applicable, lot number and expiry date of the drug.

 

Y

N

5.8.

Expired drugs are kept separate from unexpired drugs and are discarded in accordance with The Food and Drug Act and The Controlled Drugs and Substances Act or returned to the manufacturer promptly after expiry.

 

Y

N

5.9.

Biologics and other drugs in base unit requiring refrigeration are kept in a refrigerator and in the mobile, are kept in a device adequate to maintain the temperature recommended by the manufacturer of the biologic or other drug.

 

Y

N

5.10.

The mobile unit contains at least one each of the following:

 

 

 

 

5.10.1. adrenergic/sympathomimetic

 

Y

N

 

5.10.2. anti-cholinergic

 

Y

N

 

5.10.3. analgesic

 

Y

N

 

5.10.4. sedative/tranquilizer

 

Y

N

 

5.10.5. anesthetic: local/regional

 

Y

N

 

5.10.6. anti-inflammatory

 

Y

N

 

5.10.7. anti-microbial for parenteral administration

 

Y

N

 

5.10.8. anti-convulsant for parenteral administration

 

Y

N

 

5.10.9. diuretic

 

Y

N

 

5.10.10. emetic and anti-emetic

 

Y

N

 

5.10.11. replacement fluids for intravenous administration

 

Y

N

 

5.10.12. if parenteral narcotics are used, a narcotic reversal, agent shall be present

 

Y

N

 

5.10.13. biologics for common infectious diseases

 

Y

N

 

5.10.14. injectable calcium

 

Y

N

 

5.10.15. injectable dextrose

 

Y

N

 

5.10.16. Oxytocin

 

Y

N

5.11.

Evidence that an audit of controlled drug inventory is done at least weekly.

 

Y

N

5.12.

Bulk supplies of drugs are kept in the base unit, and the mobile unit contains drugs sufficient only for the reasonably expected daily need.

 

Y

N

6.0

Diagnostics

     

6.1.

The base unit contains,

 

 

 

 

6.1.1. microscope, microscope slides and cover slips

 

Y

N

 

6.1.2. centrifuge and centrifuge tubes

 

Y

N

 

6.1.3. microhematocrit centrifuge, microhematocrit capillary tubes and tube sealant. If the facility contains a hematology analyzer that is capable of performing a hematocrit without prior centrifuging then this equipment is not required

 

Y

N

  6.1.4. refractometer   Y N
  6.1.5. urinalysis test strip or tablet reagents or both   Y N
  6.1.6. staining solutions and chemicals for blood, urine and cytology examinations   Y N
  6.1.7. forms for recording laboratory test results   Y N

6.1.N The centrifuges required by items 6.1.2 and 6.1.3 may be the same if the machine is suitable for both types of functions.

6.2.

The following investigation procedures can be performed within the facility or there is evidence of an arrangement that such procedures are performed by a diagnostic laboratory or there is a suitable combination for the performance of such procedures,

 

 

 

 

6.2.1. haematology

 

Y

N

 

6.2.2. biochemistry

 

Y

N

 

6.2.3. immunology

 

Y

N

 

6.2.4. cytology

 

Y

N

 

6.2.5. microbiology

 

Y

N

 

6.2.6. histopathology

 

Y

N

 

6.2.7. parasitology

 

Y

N

6.3. If laboratory services are not to be provided from the remote unit, the mobile unit contains equipment suitable for the collection of the specimens needed for the procedures described in clause 6.2.   Y N
6.4. Electrocardiography can be performed within the facility or there is evidence of an arrangement that electrocardiography is performed by a member in another facility in close geographical proximity to the facility or by a diagnostic service or there is a suitable combination for the performance of electrocardiography.   Y N
6.5. Where a facility performs in-house laboratory testing, the facility must demonstrate evidence that internal and external controls are run with sufficient frequency that results can be accepted as accurate.   Y N

7.0

Diagnostic Imaging

     
  7.0.N The remote unit need not contain an x-ray machine but, if an x-ray machine is present at the remote unit, compliance with the following standards are required. N/A Y  

7.1.

The remote unit or the mobile unit contains,

 

 

 

  7.1.1. protective equipment that includes;      
  7.1.1.1. a collimator or cone   Y N
  7.1.1.2. a minimum of two protective aprons each of at least 0.5 lead equivalent that are long enough to cover an operator from the neck to below the knees   Y N
  7.1.1.3. a minimum of two pairs of gloves of at least 0.5 lead equivalent with cuffs   Y N
  7.1.1.4. individual monitoring badges approved by the Health Canada, Radiation Protection Bureau that are worn by all people regularly involved in radiology procedures   Y N
  7.1.1.5. a minimum of two thyroid protectors   Y N
  7.1.2. radiographs or images all of which are permanently identified with;   Y N
  7.1.2.1. the name of the veterinarian or the designation of the facility or both   Y N
  7.1.2.2. identification of the animal   Y N
  7.1.2.3. the date of the radiograph   Y N
  7.1.2.4. an indication of the left or right side of the animal   Y N
  7.1.2.5. an indication of time for sequential radiographic studies   Y N
  7.1.3. at least 2 film cassettes (holders)   Y N
  7.1.4. fresh, unexposed x-ray film that is properly stored   Y N
  7.1.5. a machine that automatically develops radiographs
If N/A,
Alternatively, a dark room that contains;
N/A Y N
  7.1.5.1. a tank or tray containing fresh chemicals for developing and fixing exposed film   Y N
  7.1.5.2. a tank or tray containing fresh water for washing film   Y N
  7.1.5.3. a tank thermometer   Y N
  7.1.5.4. safety light   Y N
  7.1.5.5. film hangers   Y N
  7.1.6. a radiographic viewer   Y N
  7.1.7. material for positive contrast gastrointestinal radiography   Y N
  7.1.8. calipers or a measuring tape to measure body thickness   Y N
  7.1.9. technique charts, one calibrated for each diagnostic x-ray machine that indicates the MAS, kV and focal distance for specific body areas and thicknesses   Y N
  7.2. For each x-ray source in the facility, an application in accordance with Sections 6 or 7 of Ontario Regulation 861/90, made under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, has been reviewed and accepted by an inspector under that Act (and a registration number has been issued).
Registration # ___________________________________________
  Y N
  7.3. Radiographs not stored with the clinical record for the animal are stored collectively and maintained in a systematic manner and, in either case, are retained for a period of at least 5 years.   Y N
  7.4. The radiographs or images created are of diagnostic quality.   Y N
  7.5. If the facility uses additional diagnostic and imaging equipment, the images created must be of diagnostic quality.   Y N
  7.6. If the facility is using digital radiographic equipment, then the facility need not comply with clauses 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.1.5, 7.1.5.1-5 and 7.1.6.   Y N
  7.7. For the purposes of storage and transfer of digital radiographic images; DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine) and PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication Systems) methodology or equivalent is acceptable.   Y N
  7.8. For the purposes of viewing digital radiology images, the monitor must be a minimum of 2.5 LPMM resolutions and a minimum of 10 bit grayscale image depth (400 shades of grey).   Y N
  7.9. Diagnostic ultrasound can be performed within the facility or there is evidence of an arrangement that diagnostic ultrasound is performed by a member in another facility or by a diagnostic service or there is a suitable combination for the performance of diagnostic ultrasound.   Y N

8.0

Treatment Area

     
8.1. The remote unit contains,      
  8.1.1. one or more treatment areas which can be used for,   Y N
  8.1.1.1. preparing animals for major surgery   Y N
  8.1.1.2. performing minor (non-sterile) surgery   Y N
  8.1.1.3. performing dentistry   Y N
  8.1.1.4. providing medical treatment   Y N
  8.1.1.5. administering general anesthesia   Y N
  8.1.1.6. performing major surgery   Y N
  8.1.1.7. observing animals recovering from anesthesia and the immediate effects of surgery   Y N
  8.1.1.N The areas defined may comprise one area.   Y N
  8.1.2. Each treatment area contains,   Y N
  8.1.2.1. a table large enough for the treatment of an animal, with a readily sanitized, fluid-impervious surface   Y N
  8.1.2.2. a drained sink with hot and cold running water   Y N
8.2. The treatment area contains or has readily available from the mobile unit,      

 

8.2.1. electric hair clippers with a fine surgical blade or a razor for hair removal

 

Y

N

 

8.2.2. vacuum cleaner or a central vacuum with an outlet in the treatment area

 

Y

N

 

8.2.3. preparations for cleansing skin and other tissue prior to surgery, including a skin cleaning solvent and an antiseptic skin preparation solution

 

Y

N

 

8.2.4. a tray or container of fresh cold sterilization solution or sterilized packs containing at least one of each of the following,

 

Y

N

 

8.2.4.1. scalpel handles (not required if sterile disposable scalpels are used)

 

Y

N

  8.2.4.2. scissors      

 

8.2.4.3. suture needles

 

Y

N

 

8.2.4.4. needle drivers

 

Y

N

 

8.2.4.5. thumb forceps

 

Y

N

 

8.2.4.6. haemostatic forceps

 

Y

N

 

8.2.5. sterile gauze sponges

 

Y

N

 

8.2.6. absorbable and non-absorbable sterile suture material

 

Y

N

 

8.2.7. sterile intravenous catheters and administration sets

 

Y

N

 

8.2.8. sterile urinary catheters

 

Y

N

 

8.2.9. intravenous stand or equivalent

 

Y

N

 

8.2.10. drainage tubes, irrigation solutions and irrigation application supplies

 

Y

N

 

8.2.11. sterile needles and syringes

 

Y

N

 

8.2.12. cotton, gauze, bandages, tapes and splints

 

Y

N

 

8.2.13. sufficient quantity of stomach tubes

 

Y

N

 

8.2.14. sterile scalpel blades

 

Y

N

  8.2.15. sufficient surgical packs for the reasonably expected case load, each of which,   Y N
  8.2.15.1. display the date of sterilization and the name or initials of the person who carried out the sterilization   Y N
  8.2.15.2. contain the following sterilized instruments,   Y N
  8.2.15.2.1. scissors   Y N
  8.2.15.2.2. 2 thumb forceps   Y N
  8.2.15.2.3. 4 towel clamps   Y N
  8.2.15.2.4. scalpel handle (not required if disposable sterile scalpels used)   Y N
  8.2.15.2.5. 4 hemostatic forceps   Y N
  8.2.15.2.6. spay hook   Y N
  8.2.15.2.7. needle driver   Y N
  8.2.15.2.8. an internal sterility monitor   Y N

 

8.2.16. intravenous fluid pump

 

Y

N

 

8.1.17. mobile light source

 

Y

N

8.3. Either the remote unit or the base unit of the facility contains,      
  8.3.1. a steam sterilizer of sufficient size to sterilize the quantity of surgical packs necessary for the reasonably expected case load (a gas sterilizer may be present but it is not a substitute for the steam sterilizer) N/A Y N

 

8.3.2. or, a written agreement between the member or members who own or lease the facility and the member or members who own or lease an accredited facility with a steam sterilizer in close geographical proximity, which provides that the member or members who own or lease the facility may have regular use of the steam sterilizer.

N/A

Y

N

9.0

Anaesthesia

 

 

 

9.1.

The remote unit anesthesia area contains or has readily available from the mobile unit,

 

Y

N

 

9.1.1. pre-anaesthetic agents

 

Y

N

  9.1.2. induction anaesthetic agents for intravenous administration   Y N
  9.1.3. sufficient quantity of cuffed endotracheal tubes and tube adaptors   Y N
  9.1.4. antiseptic agent for venipuncture preparation   Y N
  9.1.5. sterilized needles and syringes   Y N
  9.1.6. a machine for the administration of gaseous anaesthesia that includes a canister containing a fresh agent to absorb carbon dioxide   Y N
  9.1.7. gaseous agent for the induction and maintenance of general anaesthesia   Y N
  9.1.8. cylinder of compressed medical oxygen   Y N
  9.1.9. gas scavenging system that complies with the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act   Y N
  9.1.9.N A passive scavenging system may be used in the remote unit, but the member is responsible for ensuring that the remote unit has at least one window that can be opened to the outdoors and that the area is adequately ventilated during operation of the anaesthetic machine.      
  9.1.10. bag device for monitoring respiration or an electronic respiratory monitor   Y N
  9.1.11. stethoscope   Y N
  9.1.12. esophageal stethoscope for cardiac monitoring or an electrocardiograph machine   Y N
  9.1.13. a method of maintaining an animal’s body heat   Y N
  9.1.14. anesthetic delivery circuits   Y N
  9.1.15. one or more electronic devices for the continuous monitoring of cardiac and/or respiratory function such as: respiratory monitor, pulse oximeter, a continuous blood pressure monitor, a continuous ECG monitor, capnography or an esophageal stethoscope   Y N

10.0

Confinement

     

10.1.

The remote unit contains or has readily available from the mobile unit, enough compartments to accommodate the reasonably expected number of confined animals.

 

Y

N

10.2.

The compartments are large enough to accommodate comfortably animals of reasonably expected sizes.

 

Y

N

10.3. Each compartment,      

 

10.3.1. allows for adequate air circulation within it

 

Y

N

 

10.3.2. is secure and solidly constructed

 

Y

N

 

10.3.3. permits easy observation of the animal

 

Y

N

 

10.3.4. will prevent the contained animal from escaping

 

Y

N

10.4.

The remote unit contains, or has readily available from the mobile unit,

 

Y

N

 

10.4.1. equipment and materials for applying disinfectants to compartments

 

Y

N

 

10.4.2. material for clean, dry bedding

 

Y

N

 

10.4.3. devices for capturing and restraining animals

 

Y

N

 

10.4.4. blankets or towels for the prevention of heat loss

 

Y

N

 

10.4.5. equipment and materials for identifying animals and their compartments

 

Y

N

  10.4.6. cat litter and litter trays if cats are expected for treatment   Y N
  10.4.7. containers for waste from confinement areas   Y N

11.0

Necropsy

     

11.1.

Unless records kept at the facility demonstrate a regular pattern of transferals for necropsy to another member, the base unit contains an area that can be used for the performance of necropsy.

N/A

Y

N

  If yes,      
11.2 The necropsy area is constructed of readily sanitized, fluid-impervious material.      
11.3. The necropsy area contains or has readily available at least one of each of the following,      
  11.3.1. knives   Y N
  11.3.2. scalpels   Y N
  11.3.3. scissors   Y N
  11.3.4. bone cutters or saws   Y N
  11.3.5. gloves   Y N
  11.3.6. forceps   Y N
  11.3.7. specimen containers   Y N

12.0

Dentistry (Discretionary)

     
12.1. If the member provides dentistry from the remote unit, the remote unit contains, or has readily available from the mobile unit,      
  12.1.1. dental scaling instruments or devices   Y N
  12.1.2. dental elevators   Y N
  12.1.3. tooth extractors   Y N
  12.1.4. sterile gauze sponges   Y N
  12.1.5. absorbable and non-absorbable sterile suture material   Y N
  12.1.6. a drained sink with hot and cold running water   Y N
  12.1.7. landscrapers, curettes (including a subgingival curette), and a dental probe or employer   Y N
  12.1.8. air compressed gas or electrically driven dental polisher   Y N

13.0

Facility Maintenance

     

13.1.

The remote unit contains or has readily available from the base unit a puncture-proof container into which needles, scalpel blades and other sharps are discarded.

 

Y

N

13.2.

There is evidence of a regular cleaning program at the remote unit.

 

Y

N

13.3.

There is evidence of a system of orderly and regular waste disposal at the remote unit.

 

Y

N

13.4.

Animal remains are disposed of within 24 hours unless frozen.

 

Y

N

13.5.

The remote unit contains, outside the operating/treatment room, an adequate supply of clean linens, stored to minimize contamination from surface contact or airborne sources, including,

 

 

 

 

13.5.1. towels

 

Y

N

 

13.5.2. personal protective equipment, such as smocks, lab coats, aprons or some combination of them

 

Y

N

  13.5.3. masks and caps   Y N
13.6. Dirty laundry is stored separately until cleaned   Y N
13.7. The remote unit contains, or has readily available from the mobile unit, tools for routine maintenance and minor repairs of equipment.   Y N
13.8. There is evidence of a regular program of maintenance of equipment and of mechanical systems or services.   Y N

14.0

Safety

     

14.1.

Doors and windows in both the base unit and mobile unit can be secured to prevent the theft of drugs.

 

Y

N

14.2.

There is a source of emergency lighting in the remote unit, e.g. large flashlight.

 

Y

N

14.3. The remote unit contains at least one readily accessible all-purpose fire extinguisher.   Y N

14.N The facility is expected to comply with the municipal, provincial and federal legislation