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Anaesthesia SOS! Anaesthetic Emergencies

Presenter: Denise Prisk DipAVN Surgical VTS Anesthesia and Analgesia

Category: Nurses Club

Anesthetic mortality rates in veterinary small animal patients are high, compared to human anesthesia, and emergencies are particularly at risk regardless of their health status. Complications can occur at any time in the perianaesthetic period. When dealing with a high-risk procedure, emergencies may be expected and suitable preparations made. However,…

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Published on: 19.03.2019
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Recovery from general anaesthesia; it's not over yet!

Presenter: Becky Robinson
BVSc MVetMed DipECVAA FHEA MRCVS

Category: Nurses Club

When in charge of an anaesthetic, the responsibility to the animal is not over until anaesthesia is complete; but when is this? When the vaporiser is turned off; when the animal is “up and about”; when the animal is discharged from the hospital? Given that most anaesthetic mortality occurs in…

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Published on: 13.02.2019
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Osteoarthritis, pathophysiology, treatment options and lifestyle management

Presenter: Lizzy Whiting BVSc CertAVP MRCVS

Category: Nurses Club

Osteoarthritis is a debilitating and life-limiting disease in our pet dogs and cats. It is poorly understood and recognised by owners and can lead to poor quality of life issues for many pets, not all of whom are elderly. With a proactive approach to the geriatric patient, these animals can…

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Published on: 24.01.2019
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