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.