Among the changes made in this most recent revision include:
- More detailed protocols for patient assessments made prior to the administration of sedatives and anesthetics
- More detailed protocols for handling client communication before and after animal euthanization
- More detailed protocols for the labeling of medication
- Changes to protocols for presurgical assessment
A detailed list of changes made to the Standards of Accreditation can be found at https://aaha.org/accreditation/whatsnew.
The changes to the AAHA’s Standards of Accreditation will take effect January 1, 2019.