An anesthesia nerd's favorite products

February 2, 2018

Nerd #1 Tasha McNerney guides us through her top anesthesia and pain management picks.

Tasha McNerney, BS, CVT, CVPP, VTS (anesthesia and analgesia), is a Fetch dvm360 conference speaker, founder of the mighty Anesthesia Nerds Facebook group and a practicing technician. So when we asked about her favorite new products at a recent edition of Fetch, she went scurrying around the exhibit hall and delivered the items she was most hyped about. Check 'em out:

HotDog Patient Warming System

"Patient temperature is really important in the postoperative period," McNerney says. And to that end, she was pleased with the HotDog Patient Warming system. What's so great about it? She notes that the versatile system is durable and environmentally friendly and, on a practical note, will not dry out EKG leads.

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Sentier Vetcorder multi-parameter monitor

No doubt you may feel the need to multitask in the vet clinic, and this instrument can help. Sentier's Vetcorder multi-parameter monitor records pulse oximetry, ECG and SpO2 data and-how cool is this-it connects wirelessly to Bluetooth devices.

"You could be typing up notes but still be monitoring a patient," McNerney says.

Nocita bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension

Nocita is a local anesthetic perfect for pets coming out of TPLO or knee surgery, McNerney says. The product lasts for 72 hours, providing pain control and reducing postoperative opioid use in catheterized patients.

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