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2022 NAVC Institute Veterinary Anesthesia Courses

Anesthesia For Your Practice Team

Veterinarians – May 22-25, 2022

30 CE credit hours (RACE approved) | $4,700

 

Veterinary Nurses/Technicians – May 22-24, 2022

22 CE credit hours (RACE approved) | $2,000

 

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Course Description

This multi-day course will blend lecture, discussion, and workshop sessions to provide a comprehensive refresher and update on small animal anesthesia for veterinarians and veterinary technicians. Experienced instructors will share information on anesthesia delivery equipment, anesthetic, analgesic and adjunctive medications, techniques for drug delivery, avenues for providing supportive care and interpretation of monitoring tools. This will be followed by information pertaining to management of anesthesia in animals presenting with specific conditions and finally both lecture and laboratory sessions on regional anesthesia techniquesfor veterinarians. Case-based scenarios will be used as appropriate and opportunities for discussion with instructors is encouraged.

Veterinarian Learning Objectives

After completing this program, you will have gained the ability to:

  • Participants will be able to select appropriate anesthesia equipment for a given patient, understand how different components can affect anesthesia management (e.g., valves, soda lime), calculate how much oxygen is available in supply tanks, know how to fill and empty a vaporizer, determine the oxygen flow rate and vaporizer setting to use for inhalation anesthesia induction and maintenance, and appropriately select ventilator settings for a given patient.
  • Participants will have knowledge of individual drug characteristics and be able to apply this information to develop appropriate sedation, anesthesia and analgesia protocols for dogs and cats in a broad range of practice circumstances. Drug calculations and unit conversions will also be addressed.
  • Participants should have the confidence to select appropriate supportive measures and monitoring equipment for individual patients, and manage common complications observed during anesthesia.
  • Participants will be able to select the appropriate drug from the different local anesthetic medications available for veterinary use. They will also gain the knowledge and skills necessary to perform perineural techniques to benefit patients during anesthesia management.

Veterinary Nurse/Technician Learning Objectives

After completing this program, you will have gained the ability to:

  • Participants will be able to select appropriate anesthesia equipment for a given patient, understand how different components can affect anesthesia management (e.g., valves, soda lime), calculate how much oxygen is available in supply tanks, know how to fill and empty a vaporizer, determine the oxygen flow rate and vaporizer setting to use for inhalation anesthesia induction and maintenance, and appropriately select ventilator settings for a given patient.
  • Participants will have knowledge of individual drug characteristics and be able to apply this information to develop appropriate sedation, anesthesia and analgesia protocols for dogs and cats in a broad range of practice circumstances. Drug calculations and unit conversions will also be addressed.
  • Participants should have the confidence to select appropriate supportive measures and monitoring equipment for individual patients, and manage common complications observed during anesthesia.
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Course Leader

Khursheed Mama, DVM, DACVAA

Course Leader - Khursheed Mama, DVM, DACVAADr. Mama received her DVM from Washington State University, completed her internship at the University of Guelph and Residency in anesthesia and critical patient care at UC Davis. She is currently a faculty member at Colorado State University. She enjoys managing anesthesia for a variety of species while also teaching DVM and graduate students. Her research interests are directed at improving patient care and safety. She feels fortunate that as part of her job she has had the opportunity to advance anesthesia and pain management through continuing education for veterinarians and technicians in many different venues both nationally and internationally.

Additional Instructors

  • Fernando Garcia-Pereira, DVM, MS, DCVAA
  • Tatiana Henriques Ferreira, DVM, MSc, PhD, DACVAA
  • Marlis Rezende, DVM, MSc, PhD, DACVAA
  • Ellen Shaub, CVT

Recommended Supplemental Reading

Grimm, K. A., Lamont, L. A., Tranquilli, W. J., Greene, S. A., Robertson, S. A., Tranquilli, W. J., Thurmon, J. C., & Grimm, K. A. (2015). Veterinary anesthesia and analgesia: The fifth edition of lumb and jones. Wiley Blackwell.

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