Think Anesthesia Podcast

EP5: Anesthesia Maintenance Drugs

September 23, 2020

This podcast focuses on the commonly used anesthesia maintenance drugs for veterinary species. The episode will review anesthetic maintenance with inhalant drugs, beginning with defining and discussing the concept of minimum alveolar concentration (MAC). The differences and similarities of isoflurane and sevoflurane will be discussed, as well as information on the use of desflurane and nitrous oxide. The technique and drugs used for partial and total intravenous anesthesia will also be discussed. Upon completion of the podcast, the listener will be able to use their understanding of the pharmacology and clinical effects of these drugs to develop individualized anesthetic plan for their patients. Half a credit of RACE-approved CE will be given for listening to this episode and successfully completing a short quiz.

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