Anesthesia for Patients with Comorbidities: Brachycephalics
Presenter: Andrea Looney, DVM, DACVAA, DACVSMR, CCRP
This program has been approved for 1.0 hour of continuing education credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval.
This webinar will examine the common comorbidity of brachycephalism, and how this affects drug and technique choices and routes. Comorbidities of brachycephalic patients will be discussed. Premedication agents (opioids, sedatives, anti-inflammatories, and anticholinergics), induction agents, continuous rate infusion options are debated and guidelines for mechanical ventilation, intubation, extubation, intraoperative management,and stress reduction are covered in an attempt to guide clinicians and technicians more safely with management of brachycephalic cats and dogs.