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Source: CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS

What's new in small animal analgesia? (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

Pain management in small animal medicine is one of the fastest growing areas of revenue. Veterinarians should be knowledgeable about pain management because not only is it good medicine, clients think we already know about it and are doing something for their pets, our technicians are talking to each other about pain and our treatment of it.

Source: CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS

Chronic pain: pharmacologic treatment (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

Acute pain has an initial biological purpose in that it initiates a protective withdrawal reflex when a painful stimulus is encountered so that the tissue damage is minimized. Because of its usefulness, acute pain is often called 'physiologic pain'. Unfortunately, unlike acute pain, chronic pain serves no biological purpose.

Source: CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS

Managing common and uncommon complications of anesthetized patients (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

There is no such thing as completely safe anesthesia. Anesthesia complications can occur that can compromise a patient's health and even result in death. Many anesthetic complications and accidents can be minimized or avoided with proper knowledge and avoidance techniques and vigilant patient preparation and monitoring.

Source: CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS

Practical uses of the pulse oximeter and capnograph (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

Over the past two decades, technologies have developed to allow for rapid and continuous determination of many physiologic parameters in anesthetized and critical care patients. Two of the most important modalities are pulse oximetry and capnometry.

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Recognition, assessment and scoring of pain in dogs and cats (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

It is now a settled matter that the adaptive capacities of animals, coupled with the innate biases of human observers, seriously impairs our ability to "know" which of our patients are in pain, how much they are in pain, and sometimes, even where they are in pain. Historically the absence of behaviors easily associated with pain (crying, whimpering, etc.) has been equated with the absence of pain.

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Anesthesia for dogs and cats with cardiac or renal disease (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

Cardiac diseases occur frequently in small animal patients. It is often necessary to anesthetize these animals for routine procedures (dental prophylaxis, OVH, neuter), emergency procedures (GDV, fracture repair) or for the cardiac condition itself (PDA correction, balloon valvuloplasty, pacemaker implantation).

Source: CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS

ECG and blood pressure monitoring in anesthetized patients (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

Anesthetized patients should be continuously monitored. To augment the anesthetist's senses, electronic monitors have been developed to allow for a more precise picture of a patient's status.

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Anesthesia for geriatric patients (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

Although age itself is not a disease, advanced age can be a predictor for increased risk of certain disease conditions. Additionally, as our patients age, normal changes occur in their physiology that can change their responses to anesthesia and analgesic medications as well as potentially put them at higher risk of peri-anesthetic complications.

Source: CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS

Building a pain management focused practice (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

Pain management is a win/win situation for both the patient and the practice. The appropriately analgesed patient has a better quality of life and heals faster, while the practice increases profits and client satisfaction. There is no negative impact of good pain management in the practice and every practice should strive to have the best pain management practices possible.

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