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2024 MVTA CE on the Cape
Cape Codder Resort & Spa
1225 Lyannough Rd, Route 132 & Bearses
Hyannis, MA 02601
508- 771- 3000
Sunday, March 24, 2024, 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
Category: Events

2024 MVTA CE on the Cape - Sunday, March 24.

Location: Cape Codder Resort & Spa, 1225 Lyannough Road, Hyannis, MA

3 MVTA CE-approved lectures and brunch buffet

Attendee Check-in: 8 am – 9 am ~ Lectures begin at 9 am

Registration fee: MVTA Member $40, Non-Member $60

Speaker - Jaime Maher, CVT, VTS (ECC) (Anesthesia/Analgesia)

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) in Veterinary Medicine

 The concept of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery is not new.  It was conceived by a group of general surgeons in human medicine out of a desire to perform certain procedures on an outpatient basis.  As with many advances in veterinary medicine, we are a few decades behind our counterparts in human medicine.  In both fields however, the end goals are simple: reduced hospitalization stays, less stress and anxiety, and smoother/quicker recoveries from surgery.  During this lecture, the attendee will come to understand that ERAS is not one single attribute that we can add to the anesthetic protocol.  It is a collection of many actions that we can implement throughout the pre-operative, peri-operative and recovery process.   

Anesthetic Considerations for Various Organ Systems: What to do when one or more systems is suffering

 The drugs utilized in anesthesia are not benign and carry certain risks.  Not every patient requiring anesthesia will be considered normal and healthy, potentially increasing the risks of certain drugs.  This lecture will discuss how anesthesia can affect some key organ systems, how to optimize your patient for anesthesia, emergency situations, and key monitoring parameters specific to certain disease processes. Rather than an in depth look at each disease within the multiple organ systems, this lecture will focus on highlighting the anesthetic concerns and variables specific to a selection of morbidities.

Anesthetic Recovery

The risk for anesthetic related complications or death does not end when the vaporizer dial is turned off.  In fact, it can be argued that the greatest risk occurs during the recovery period, thereby requiring extra vigilance on the part of the veterinary nursing team.  This lecture will provide details on the process of discontinuing general anesthesia, continued monitoring during the recovery phase, and highlight some of the complications that can arise during this phase.    

Registration closes Friday, March 15, 2024 (no refunds can be provided after this date)

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