NHVMA Spring CE - Anesthesia Topics with Dr. Hay-Kraus
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NHVMA Spring CE - Anesthesia Topics with Dr. Hay-Kraus

Join the NHVMA in Nashua, NH for our Spring CE. This Anesthesia CE offers 6 credits each day as well as a continental breakfast and buffet lunch. Our annual meeting happens Friday, April 5th and our auction to benefit the NHVMA Scholarship Fund takes place Saturday April 6th at Noon. PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR TOPICS AND FURTHER DETAILS. ALL PRICES WILL INCREASE BY $25 ON 3/31/19 if not sold out.

 Export to Your Calendar 4/5/2019 to 4/6/2019
When: April 5 & 6
Where: Courtyard Marriott Nashua, NH
2200 Southwood Dr.
Nashua, New Hampshire  03063
United States
Contact: Cheryl Catrambone

Online registration is available until: 4/3/2019
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Day 1 and Day 2 topics are outlined below.  You may register for one or both days.  6 Credits will be awarded each day with buffet lunch at Noon and a continental breakfast kicking off the day at 7am.  Registration is from 7-8am each morning with CE beginning promptly at 8am.



Focus on Monitoring and Troubleshooting Anesthetic Complications

The ‘Big 5’ anesthetic complications, which may occur in any small animal patient during general anesthesia, include: hypotension, hypoventilation, hypoxemia, cardiac arrhythmias (arrest) and hypo-/hyperthermia. Hemorrhage, pain, gastroesophogeal reflux (GER), upper airway obstruction and difficult recovery are additional considerations depending on the specific pathophysiology and procedure. This will be a 6 part lecture series will focus on anticipation/preparation for complications, discussion of ‘normal’ values in patients under anesthesia, effective use of monitoring equipment to warn of complications and troubleshooting interventions of identified complications. Specific sessions will focus on the big 5, including:  hypotension, hypoventilation, hypoxemia, cardiac arrhythmias, hypo/hyperthermia, but will also include management of peri-operative hemorrhage, GER and recovery.



Peri-anesthetic Management of Brachycephalic Breeds: Optimizing Success -  Peri-anesthetic complications and mortality are higher for brachycephalic breeds compared to the general canine population. This lecture will review the risks and complications and strategies to minimize and/or manage them.      

Peri-anesthetic Use of Maropitant  - Maropitant (Cerenia) is an FDA approved neurokinin-1 antagonist used to treat vomiting in cats and dogs. It has also been found to significantly decrease vomiting and signs of nausea associated with premedication drugs in dogs and cats. This lecture will provide a brief review of the pathophysiology of vomiting and the mechanism of action of maropitant. Current literature and scientific studies will be reviewed with respect to maropitant’s role as an anti-vomiting/nausea agent, an adjunct analgesic and its role in early return to feeding in post-operative patients. Client communication and client concern regarding their pet’s discomfort due to peri-operative nausea and vomiting will be discussed, along with strategies for incorporating use of maropitatnt into peri-operative protocols.

Obesity and Veterinary Anesthesia: The New Normal - Recent estimates indicate that up to 45% of small animal patients are overweight or obese. This lecture will review the physiologic/pathophysiologic changes that occur with obesity as they relate to anesthesia and recommendations for management. Participants will gain an understanding of management of anesthetic complications related to obesity in the small animal patient.

Local Anesthesia and Analgesia - Local anesthetics are the only analgesic drugs which completely block transmission of nociceptive impulses transmitted from the periphery to the central nervous system. Thus, they are an inexpensive and effective pain management modality. This lecture will discuss opportunities to incorporate local anesthetics into a balanced, multimodal approach to peri-operative pain management including peripheral nerve and incisional blocks, intra-peritoneal use, infiltrative techniques, intravenous use, epidurals and wound infusion catheters.

Event to end approximately 3:45pm