Think Anesthesia Podcast
EP21: Addressing Challenging Intubations with Darci Palmer

EP21: Addressing Challenging Intubations with Darci Palmer

March 31, 2022

Curious about what to have prepared for a challenging intubation or what to do when orotracheal intubation attempts fail. We interviewed Darci Palmer, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia) about airway management in those challenging cases.

EP22: Interview with Tasha McNerney “Becoming a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner”

EP22: Interview with Tasha McNerney “Becoming a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner”

June 6, 2022

Interview with Tasha McNerney, CVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia), CVPP. Listen to learn more about the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management and the process and value of becoming a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner.

EP23: Peri-Anesthetic Fluid Therapy for the Renal Patient

EP23: Peri-Anesthetic Fluid Therapy for the Renal Patient

July 6, 2022

In this episode, we will discuss the peri-anesthetic fluid management of Raisin, a 16-yr-old Siamese cat, previously diagnosed with Stage 3 chronic kidney disease. Raisin requires general anesthesia for a dental scaling due to periodontitis. We will follow Raisin from preanesthetic examination and assessment through anesthesia and recovery, with a focus on anesthetic concerns and fluid therapy goals for a renal patient. The listener will learn the benefits of pre-anesthetic fluid administration, what fluid type and rate are most appropriate for this patient, and whether fluid therapy should be continued following anesthesia.

EP24: Anesthesia for Radiation Therapy with Jenny Cassibry Fisher, RVT, VTS (Oncology)

EP24: Anesthesia for Radiation Therapy with Jenny Cassibry Fisher, RVT, VTS (Oncology)

August 1, 2022

Jenny Cassibry Fisher, RVT, VTS (Oncology) shares some of the factors specific to anesthetizing veterinary patients for radiation therapy. This episode covers patient and procedural factors, medications commonly involved, and some success stories from Jenny’s experiences as an oncology technician.

EP25: A resurrected donkey and a dog named ‘Airway’; how animals played a role in the development of modern anesthesia

EP25: A resurrected donkey and a dog named ‘Airway’; how animals played a role in the development of modern anesthesia

September 22, 2022

The contributions of animal testing played a significant role in the evolution of both general and regional anesthesia. There are many reports, stories, and anecdotes about animals that have been loved, named, and tested by scientists. In this episode, Dr. Elizabeth Martinez shares two of these stories how animals have contributed to the advancement of anesthesia that helped save many lives on the operating table.

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