Veterinary Anesthesia and Pain Management Secrets

Veterinary Anesthesia and Pain Management Secrets

By Stephen A. Greene, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVA, Associate Professor of Veterinary Anesthesia, Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois


Patient Management
Airway maintenance
Oxygenation and ventilation
Blood gas and acid-base analysis
Electrolytes
Fluid Therapy
Blood and Blood Products
The Autonomic Nervous System

Patient Preparation
Preoperative Evaluation
Premedication
Anesthesia Machines
Anesthetic Circuits
Vaporizers

Pharmacology
Opioids
Alpha-2 agonists
Tranquilizers
Intravenous Anesthetics
Inhaled Anesthetics
Local Anesthetics
Neuromuscular Blocking Agents

Patient Monitoring
Respiratory Monitoring
Pulse Oximetry
Neuromuscular Monitoring
Monitoring the EEG

Perianesthetic Complications
Hypoxemia
Hypotension
Cardiac Dysrhythmias
Hypothermia
Hyperthermia

Anesthesia and systemic disease
Anesthesia of Patients with Cardiac Disease
Aspiration
Pulmonary Diseases
Perioperative Management of Patients with Liver Disease
Renal Disease
Anesthesia for Patients with Neurologic Disease
Endocrine Disease
Ocular Disease
Approach to Trauma Patients


Special Anesthetic Considerations
Neonatal Anesthesia
Anesthesia of Geriatric Patients
Obesity
Pregnancy
Canine Breed-specific Problems
Feline Anesthesia
Equine Anesthesia
Ruminant Anesthesia
Anesthesia in South American Camelids
Porcine Anesthesia
Avian Anesthesia
Reptile Anesthesia and Analgesia
Anesthesia of Urban Wildlife and Farmed Game
Laboratory Animal Anesthesia
Euthanasia

Regional Anesthesia
Dental Nerve Blocks
Epidural Analgesia
Other Local Anesthetic Techniques

Pain Management for Small Animals
Physiology of Acute Pain
Recognition of Pain in Small Animals
Pre-emptive Analgesia
Post-operative Analgesic Techniques
Analgesic Combinations
Physiology of Chronic Pain
Management of Chronic Pain
Acupuncture Analgesia