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Non-opioid Pain Management
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5/6/2018
When: Sunday, May 6, 2018
8:00 AM
Where: Pierce College
9401 Farwest Dr. SW
Lakewood, Washington  98498
United States

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The WSAVT is excited to offer 4 hours of WSAVT & VBOG approved CE presented by Donna Sisak, CVT, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia) & Tamara Grubb DVM, PhD, DACVAA.

Topics include:

Think Local...Think Nocita

Preemptive analgesia, multimodal analgesia, matching the analgesic to the severity of the pain, and “overlapping” analgesics to avoid breakthrough pain are crucial in delivering “optimal” analgesia to the patient.  The recommended amount of time analgesics should be delivered to the patient is 72 hours (post-surgical pain can last up to 72 hours).  This session will focus on the class of drugs that offer “complete” analgesia with minimal side-effects – local/regional analgesics with specific mention of NOCITA – an extended release bupivacaine (up to 72 hours duration).  Application/examples of the use of this analgesic and the benefits to the patient, client, and staff will be discussed.

Don’t be so inflamed! The real story of NSAIDs

NSAIDs seem to be more feared in some clinics than they should be. Of course, they should be respected, but not necessarily feared. And what is the source of most surgical, trauma and chronicpain? INFLAMMATION! Let’s talk about how touse NSAIDs in both dogs AND cats.

Constant Rate Infusions without Potent Opioids

Lidocaine and ketamine can play a major role in prevention/alleviation of pain associated with surgery and trauma. We will discuss the best way to utilize these two infusions, the easiest way to calculate the drug concentrations and the most efficient ways to deliver the infusions to the patients.

Are You Using Everything You Have for Analgesia?

In addition to NSAIDs and local anesthetics, we can use a other drugs and techniques for pain relief whenwe don’t have access to the potent opioids.Gabapentin, amantadine, ketamine, tramadol (yes! Even tramadol plays a role; -0 ) and tricyclic antidepressants are examples. Nonpharmacologic techniques like heat/cold, acupuncture and physical therapy should also be considered. And all of these drugs/techniques should be used in a multimodal protocol for the best effect.

When: May 6, 2018

Time: 8:00am -1:00pm

·     Check in: 8:00 am to 8:30 am

·     Lectures are from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm

Where: Pierce College

Address: 9401 Farwest Dr. SW Lakewood, WA 98498

Cost: 

·     WSAVT Members: $35.00

·     Non-members: $95.00

·     Brunch is included with registration fee. 

 

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