The No. 1 thing technicians get wrong about pain management

March 20, 2017
Tasha McNerney, BS, CVT, CVPP, VTS (anesthesia and analgesia)
Tasha McNerney, BS, CVT, CVPP, VTS (anesthesia and analgesia)

Tasha McNerney, BS, CVT, VTS (anesthesia and analgesia), is host of the Firstline series, "Coffee on the Couch." Sick of being asked, "When are you going to be a veterinarian?" and "Why aren't you a real nurse?" Tasha set out to interview veterinary professionals to elevate the profession's perspective on veterinary technicians and identify career paths for technicians. Tasha is a member of the IVAPM. She works as a technician at Rau Animal Hospital in Glenside, Pennsylvania.

We'll give you a hint: saying, "we've always done it this way" isn't how you should go about pain management.

Not every animal functions the same way, and all experience pain differently. According to expert and CVC speaker Tasha McNerney, BS, CVT, CVPP, VTS (anesthesia and analgesia), taking a "one size fits all" approach to pain management is the main thing that technicians need to fix in their veterinary practices. Watch below for her advice to fix this pain management mistake in order to benefit painful patients.