Anesthesia for Emergent Care
This lecture has been RACE Approved for 1 CE hour for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.
Various essentials must be satisfied in order to maintain perfusion of vital organs, a major goal of anesthesia safety. Oxygen delivery to tissues and waste removal depends on stabilization of the patient regardless of its ASA status. Stabilization comes in many forms because emergent patients arrives in all different scenarios. This stabilization will be a major focus of this seminar in terms of vascular volume, tone, protein electrolye glucose and hemoglobin regulation, cardiac contractility, preload and afterload, oxygenation and ventilation, neurologic stability and urine production. We will discuss all these variables their evaluation, ranges of stability and correctional procedures, as well as high risk drug choices, to guide any patient through emergent surgery.