Think Anesthesia Podcast
EP1: Preparing for Anesthesia

EP1: Preparing for Anesthesia

September 17, 2019

In the podcast “Preparing for Anesthesia” Dr. Martinez discusses her recommendations for preparing the patient for anesthesia. Topics discussed include obtaining informed owner consent, recommended pre-anesthetic fasting times, selection of laboratory and diagnostic tests, and the advantages of using safety checklists. Upon completion of the podcast, the attendee will be able to confidently optimize their process for patient assessment and preparation in designing an individualized anesthetic plan. This episode is RACE-approved for 0.25 hr continuing education credit. Visit www.thinkanesthesia.education/podcast/1 to complete the CE Quiz.

EP2: Premedication Part One – Sedatives and Tranquilizers

EP2: Premedication Part One – Sedatives and Tranquilizers

January 30, 2020

This podcast is Part 1 of a 2-part series on premedication focusing on the selection and use of sedatives and tranquilizers prior to anesthesia in dogs and cats. Topics discussed include the benefits of premedication and a review of commonly used sedatives and tranquilizers. Upon completion of the podcast, the listener will be able to use their understanding of the pharmacology and clinical effects of acepromazine, benzodiazepines, and dexmedetomidine to develop individualized premedication drug regimens for their patients. One-half hour of RACE-approved CE will be given for listening to both episodes (Premedication Part One – Sedatives and Tranquilizers and Premedication Part Two – Opioids) and successfully completing a short quiz.

Visit www.thinkanesthesia.education/podcast/2 to complete the CE Quiz.

EP3: Premedication Part Two – Opioids

EP3: Premedication Part Two – Opioids

January 30, 2020

This podcast is Part 2 of a 2-part series on premedication focusing on the selection and use of opioids prior to anesthesia in dogs and cats. Topics discussed include the rationale for providing preemptive analgesia and a review of commonly-used opioids. Upon completion of this podcast, the listener will be able to use their understanding of the pharmacology and clinical effects of schedule 2 and non-schedule 2 opioids to develop individualized premedication drug regimens for their patients. One-half hour of RACE-approved CE will be given for listening to both episodes (Premedication Part One – Sedatives and Tranquilizers and Premedication Part Two – Opioids) and successfully completing a short quiz.

Visit www.thinkanesthesia.education/podcast/3 to complete the CE Quiz.