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Articles by Tamara Grubb, DVM, MS, DACVA

Anesthesia for the patient with respiratory compromise (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2010

Because the airway extends from the oral or nasal cavity to the alveoli, respiratory compromise has numerous manifestations. Complications can be encountered in both the upper and lower airways.

Incorporating constant rate infusions into your anesthetic protocol (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2010

Constant rate infusions (CRI) of analgesic drugs are an excellent way to manage pain in both dogs and cats. A CRI of analgesic agents has several advantages over multiple repeated injections for pain relief.

Anesthetic complications and emergencies and how to handle them (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2010

The most effective way to deal with anesthetic emergencies is to prevent them and appropriate 1) stabilization of the patient, 2) selection of type and dosage of anesthetic drugs, 3) preparation of anesthetic equipment, 4) pre-, post- and intra-operative support of the patient, and 4) physiologic monitoring, will make the anesthetic episode safer and will decrease the likelihood of anesthetic emergencies.

Anesthetic management of patients with cardiovascular disease (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2010

Our patient population has changed fairly dramatically in the last 10 years as our medical skills have progressed and we have become capable of supporting patients with advanced disease and advancing age. Now we must hone our anesthesia skills in order to support patients that largely don't fit into the 'young, healthy' category and it is no longer appropriate to think that safe anesthesia means recovering as many patients as we anesthetize.

Anesthesia overview (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2010

Anesthesia should be thought of as 4 distinct and equally important periods: 1) preparation/premedication; 2) induction; 3) maintenance and 4) recovery. We tend to diminish the importance of the phases of preparation/premedication and recovery and yet these phases contribute as much to successful anesthesia as the phases of induction and maintenance.

Incorporating analgesia into anesthetic protocol (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2010

No matter what anesthetic protocol is chosen, the addition of adequate analgesia is imperative for safe anesthesia and for enhanced patient outcome.

Anesthesia for our feline friends (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2010

Cats can be difficult to safely anesthetize because of their small body size, fractious nature and altered metabolism of anesthetic drugs. Furthermore, cats are frequently undertreated for pain.

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