3 must-reads on veterinary anesthesia


Here is a look at 3 articles designed to ensure safety while patients undergo anesthesia.

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Administering anesthesia plays a vital role in ensuring a veterinary patient's surgery runs smoothly from start to finish. Because each pet has individual needs, staying current on the latest trends and protocols surrounding this topic can safeguard the health of each beloved animal. To help, we've selected 3 articles that delve into the specifics of anesthesia including fostering a plan that considers each pet's comfortability, how to avoid complications, and what to do when complex situations arise.

From improving pain protocols by extending local anesthetic blocks to pointers on measuring blood pressure and preventing hypotension—there's something for everyone. Happy reading!

  1. I like big blocks and I cannot lie: Stephen Cital, RVT, SRA, RLAT, CVPP, VTS-LAM (Res. Anesthesia) shares insightful tips on extending or enhancing local anesthetic blocks to ensure patients are comfortable for a longer period.
  2. Pediatric and geriatric anesthesia considerations: Discover the risk factors and considerations for anesthesia in neonatal, pediatric, and geriatric patients to improve safety and stability during surgery.
  3. Measuring blood pressure and managing hypotension in the surgical patient: Tasha McNerney, BS, CVT, CVPP, VTS (Anesthesia and Analgesia), explains how to monitor blood pressure trends and treat hypotension while patients are under anesthesia.
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