Daily Tasks/End of Shift Checklist

Daily Tasks

  • Start AM Treatment Shift at 8am and send shift report
  • Wash, dry, and fold laundry. Keep going throughout the day.
  • Restock needles/syringes and medication in the front ward
  • Check Shelterluv for vaccines that need to be updated.
    • Go to SL and under the cog wheel go to ‘Tasks’
    • Click ‘Vaccines’ and under ‘Location’ select ‘Parvo’
    • Check the ‘Show Overdue Vaccines’ box.
    • After giving the vaccines follow the steps to enter the vaccines on the dog’s profile (walkthrough under the ‘Intaking Dogs’ section).
      • DAPP vaccines are listed separately as ‘Parvo’ and ‘Distemper’
  • Flush catheters and check for swelling (below tape-too tight, above tape-blown)
  • Complete to-do list from Vet
  • (Re)place catheters
  • Administer midday medications
  • Force feed IV dogs that are very weak or <10lbs midday, twice midday if <5lbs
  • Bathe out negative dogs
  • Sweep and mop ward
  • Start PM Treatment Shift at 7pm and send shift report
  • PM Staff member: email the ‘Parvo EOD Report’ before leaving
    • To: parvo-eod@austinpetsalive.org
    • Subject: Parvo EOD (Date)
    • Body:
      • New Intakes:
      • Discharges:
      • Deceased:
      • Scheduled Bathe Outs:
      • Planned Arrivals:
      • Additional Information:


Down Time Tasks

  • Disinfect transport crates and move out of ward
  • Clean kennels
  • Organize ward and order inventory
  • Wipe down shower curtains.
  • Clean changing/bathing areas
  • Get wet/dry food from truckport to restock ward
  • Grab ordered supplies from Davenport
  • Move deceased bodies out of ward

EOD Tasks

  • Wash all dishes
  • Take out trash
  • Refill the 3 different spray bottles for each ward, plus a Trifectant one for the changing area.
  • Make sure all pumps are running and all dogs have enough fluids to last 12 hours
  • Make sure dogs that need heating pads (<5lbs or low temp) have them and are set to ‘Low’
  • Put away medications in the correct location.
  • Make sure all medical charts are filled out.
  • Turn off the dryers
  • Unplug any heaters
  • Turn off the lights