This is the second online Mini Series I have done, and I have found both so convenient and flexible as they allow me to work around my small children.
I enjoyed it and enjoyed being able to do at my own pace. It’s much easier to do the webinars when I have quiet time at home or in practice.
- Everything you need for effective management of pain in small animals
- How to Manage Acute Pain effectively
- How to Manage Chronic Pain effectively
- Pathophysiology - what you need to know
- You have a whole year’s access to recorded sessions and study notes for reviewing key points
- Superb value for money - you learn without travelling or paying for accommodation, childcare or petcare
- Watch the recordings on your iPad, mobile, PC or tablet
- Self-assessment quiz to ‘release’ your 8 hours CPD certification
Pathophysiology of acute pain and underpinning principles of pain management
- What is acute pain and how does it affect cats and dogs
- Pathophysiology of acute pain and mechanisms underpinning hyperalgesia, allodynia and spontaneous pain
- Recognition and quantification of acute pain
- Principles and evidence in support of mechanisms based approach to analgesia, multi-modal analgesia and preventive analgesia
Rationale approach to drug therapy for the management of acute pain in cats and dogs
- Clinical pharmacology of opioids, NSAIDs
- Clinical pharmacology of ketamine, lidocaine, alpha 2 agonists and tramadol
- Building analgesia protocols and tailoring analgesia protocols to meet the demands of the individual patient
- Local anaesthetic techniques: techniques that are accessible in practice (epidural, dental nerve blocks, IVRA)
Chronic pain management in cats and dogs
- What is chronic pain and how does it affect cats and dogs
- Pathophysiology of chronic inflammatory and neuropathic pain
- Recognition and quantifying chronic pain and Quality of Life
- Clinical pharmacology of drugs used in the management of chronic pain (NSAIDs, grapiprant, amantadine, tramadol, gabapentin)
- Focus on management of osteoarthritis pain and what to do when NSAIDs are no longer effective
BVSc. (hons), PhD, Dipl.ECVAA
Jo Murrell has spent most of her career in academia, most recently at Bristol University from 2007-2018. While at Bristol she focussed her time on pain research and clinical anaesthesia and has carried out many studies investigating pain mechanisms and clinical analgesic protocols in cats, dogs and horses. These studies have contributed to the Market Authorisation of methadone and buprenorphine in dogs and cats and buprenorphine in horses. Her work has also clearly demonstrated upregulation of pain pathways in dogs with osteoarthritis, highlighting the need for aggressive pain management in these patients.
She has been a Diplomate of the European College in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia since 2002 and enjoys the challenges of clinical anaesthesia. Jo is a member of the WSAVA Global Pain Council and is passionate about providing best practice in analgesia to cats and dogs. She has recently joined the team at Highcroft Veterinary Referrals, Bristol to continue her career in clinical practice.
12 months access to recordings and course materials is included. Please note that these are webinar recordings and not live events. Full details on how to access the Mini Series will be emailed to you.
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Very thorough and comprehensive courses. The course notes are a great addition too.