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Articles by Sandra Robbins, BS, CVT, VTS (anesthesia)

Sandra Robbins, BS, CVT, VTS (anesthesia)

Pain assessment (Proceedings)
August 1, 2010

We already know that the way we each perceive pain will be different depending on our past experiences. The way we respond to that pain also varies from person to person. These two points make recognizing and treating pain difficult, especially in regards to our veterinary patients.

Anesthesia monitoring equipment (Proceedings)
August 1, 2010

Monitoring, for these purposes will consist of checking vitals on a regular basis. The vitals being monitored may be changed based upon the patient's status and the procedure performed. By watching for changes in trends we are able to catch and potentially stop a crisis from happening..

Critical care anesthesia (Proceedings)
August 1, 2010

Due to the fact that critical patients are more fragile than stabile patients, they require special nursing care. The same is true of these special patients under anesthesia.

Exotic mammal anesthesia (Proceedings)
August 1, 2010

The biggest concern with all exotic animals under anesthesia is hypothermia. Other main concerns include airway access, intravenous access, pain management, and hemorrhage.

Pain management (Proceedings)
August 1, 2010

There are a wide variety of pain management techniques. I hope to cover a few here. Some of the different areas we will cover are injectable analgesia, epidurals, wound soaker catheters, local blocks, NSAIDs, and alternative methods. Each group will be expanded upon, with specific examples.


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