Think Anesthesia Podcast

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.

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