Veterinary Anesthesia & Analgesia Support Group
Practical Information for the Compassionate Veterinary Practitioner
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The anesthetic patient experience might be looked at in three segments. There is stress and anxiety associated with being away from home in a strange environment. There is pain associated with blood draws, catheter placements, and surgical procedures. And there is the foundational issue of patient safety: to survive the event without any negative consequences

Stress and anxiety can be moderated by sedative medications. Pain relief is tightly bonded to this issue too as pain increases patient stress and anxiety.

Patient comfort requires proper use of analgesic medications. Fluid support plays a roll in maintaining optimal patient comfort. Dehydration reduces the patient's sense of well being. Supplemental heat also helps improve patient comfort and plays a role in patient safety.

Patient safety is more than simple patient survival. All supportive attempts should be made to avoid any tissue damage at the organ level. In-depth monitoring helps detect problematic trends before serious consequences occur.




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