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v-gel

advanced veterinary airway management system

Cleaning and Sterilising the v-gel


The v-gel is guaranteed for 40 cycles provided these cleaning and sterilising guidelines are followed. Please do not use any harsh cleaning or sterilisation agents on the v-gel - this will result in degradation of the soft cuff compromising the pharyngeal seal and will void any guarantee.

1. Place enzymatic cleaner into warm water

2. Soak the v-gel for 15 minutes

3. Using a tube brush, clean the internal channel making sure any mucus is removed.

4. Rinse the v-gel well

5. Allow the v-gel to dry

6. Return the v-gel to it s cradle

7. Mark off the cycle counter

8. Place the v-gel into an autoclave pouch

9. Run on a 121 C autoclave cycle.

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v-gel

advanced veterinary airway management system

Using the v-gel in Rabbits


The v-gel can be used with any induction protocol. Ensure a surgical plane of anaesthesia is achieved before inserting the v-gel

1. Check rabbit s mouth for food.

2. Spray larynx with a local anaesthetic spray and wait 60-90 seconds

3. Pre-oxygenate rabbit for 34 mins with appropriate size face mask

4. Lubricate v-gel cuff with Vetlube spray or sachets

5. Attach a capnograph to v-gel

6. Slowly insert the correct size v-gel into the mouth until the shoulders butt up against pharyngeal arch

7. Check v-gel placement with the capnograph

8. Secure v-gel in place using the v-tie ensuring knot on ventral aspect

9. Use d-grip circuit holder to support all circuits and cables

Docsinnovent Ltd, 18 Hand Court, London, WC1V 6JF UK Tel. (UK) 0844 5570248 + 44 (0) 207 649 9071 www.docsinnovent.com info@docsinnovent.com

v-gel

advanced veterinary airway management system

Using the v-gel in Cats


The v-gel can be used with any induction protocol. Ensure a surgical plane of anaesthesia is achieved before inserting the v-gel

1. Spray larynx with a local anaesthetic spray and wait 60-90 seconds

2. Pre-oxygenate cat for 3-4 mins with appropriate size face mask

3. Lubricate v-gel cuff with Vetlube spray or sachets

4. Attach a capnograph to v-gel

5. Slowly insert the correct size v-gel into the mouth until the shoulders butt up against pharyngeal arch

6. Check v-gel placement with the capnograph

7. Secure v-gel in place using the v-tie ensuring knot on ventral aspect

8. Use d-grip circuit holder to support all circuits and cables

Docsinnovent Ltd, 18 Hand Court, London, WC1V 6JF UK Tel. (UK) 0844 5570248 + 44 (0) 207 649 9071 www.docsinnovent.com info@docsinnovent.com