3 Must-reads for pain management

dvm360 Staff

Here's a look at 3 articles designed to expand your knowledge on various methods and treatment options for managing pain in your patients.

Diagnosing, managing, and effectively treating your patient's pain can be challenging, especially with the high volume of treatment modalities available. Because each patient's situation is unique, we've selected 3 informative articles to help veterinary professionals brush up on their pain management knowledge.

From using a combination of modalities to treat pain to broadening your understanding of analgesia, pain, and dysphoria to learning about the many opioid options available and how to best tailor protocols to patients' needswe've got you covered. Happy reading!

  • Drugs and supplements: Working together to manage veterinary pain: When it comes to helping patients manage pain, a one-size-fits-all approach isn't always sufficient. Discover some commonly used analgesics and supplements that can offer relief for acute and chronic pain in companion animals.
  • Is it pain or dysphoria? How to tell the difference and what to do about it: It’s essential for anesthetists to have an in-depth understanding of analgesia, pain, and dysphoria to select the proper management intervention and provide a positive outcome for the patient. Learn the difference between the 3 sensations and how to provide patients with the best treatment options.
  • Understanding opioids in veterinary medicine: The plethora of available opioid options and the various methods of administration can complicate selecting the appropriate analgesia for patients. How can you determine the best route for treating each pet based on their needs? Check out Katrina Lafferty’s, RLAT, CVT, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia), article to find out.