Opioid Minimal Anesthesia
This lecture has been RACE approved for 1.5 CE hour for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.
Narcotics diversion has resulted in national and international reduction of available perisurgical opioids. Opioid free and opioid minimal anesthesia has become our new norm. Basic tenets of analgesia such as provision of preemptive and multimodal regimes still holds true. How to reliably, predictably anesthetize patients for diagnostic, procedural and surgical routines requires conservation of remaining opioids, creative use of sedative/analgesic combinations, use of anti-inflammatory techniques, modalities and drugs including Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories, and reliance on local and regional nerve blockade, all of which the participant shall learn within this webinar. Assessment of risk in each patient, and concomitant assignment of opioid minimal protocols to both high and low risk patients is an easy key to success. Less reliance on opioids for anesthesia has been a staple of worldwide anesthesia for decades, and now North America needs to get on the same ship! Join us as we discuss how best to face this change in the way we perform daily anesthesia for both general and specialty practices alike.