Anaesthesia, Analgesia, Sedation and Therapeutics
Current interest in small animal accident and emergency medicine and surgery is greater now than ever before. This exciting modular course is dedicated to providing high quality, relevant, clinically useful information for the small animal practitioner. Information that is practically relevant is presented using an approach based around the major organ systems.
Interactive discussions and clinical case material will be used to highlight important elements in successful patient management. This course will be of immense value to all veterinary surgeons and particularly those who see emergency cases as part of their regular workload.
Key learning objectives
At the end of this module delegates should be able to:
1. Detail an approach to patient stabilisation prior to anaesthesia
2. Select appropriate parenteral and inhalational anaesthetic regimes and appreciate their relative advantages and disadvantages. Sedation versus anaesthesia.
3. Have an understanding of anaesthetic equipment and monitoring techniques and their advantages and disadvantages
4. Explain the selection of NSAIDs, opioids, local anaesthetic and topical treatment options for the emergency patient
5. Understand the pharmacokinetics, potential interactions and adverse effects of commonly used therapeutic agents including anti-microbials and anti-parasiticides in addition to anaesthetics and anti – inflammatories in the emergency patient
6. Understand the use of neuromuscular blockers
This module forms part of the Emergency Medicine and Surgery Postgraduate Certificate and General Practitioner Certificate programmes.