• First do no harm - anaesthetising the challenging patient

    First do no harm - anaesthetising the challenging patient

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    Our veterinary patient population has changed as our medical skills have progressed and we have become capable of supporting patients with advanced disease and advancing age. All tranquilizers, induction drugs and inhalant drugs cause CNS depression and most cause some degree of dose-dependent physiologic dysfunction. In healthy patients, many of the physiologic effects of anesthetic drugs are well tolerated or can be counteracted by routine measures such as administration of oxygen or intravenous (IV) fluids. In compromised patients, these effects can be exacerbated, further contributing to the demise of the patient. Successful anesthesia in compromised patients is highly dependent on adequate patient stabilization, diligent patient support and monitoring, and the use of appropriate anesthetic/analgesic drugs at appropriate dosages. We will discuss drug protocols and care for the challenging patient.


    Presented by: 

    Chair: Professor Jill Maddison, BVSc DipVetClinStud PhD FACVSc SFHEA MRCVS, Professor of General Practice, Royal Veterinary College
    Speaker: Dr Tamara Grubb, DVM PhD DACVAA, Adjunct Professor, Washington State University

    Presented at London Vet Show 2021
    RVC Clinical Theatre 1
    Friday, November 12th 09:00 AM

    Please note this session is not RACE-approved but you can still earn a CPD certificate.