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PVMA General Membership Meeting & CE Presentation: "What Pain?!": Adjusting to the Opioid Crisis/Epidemic
"What Pain?!": Adjusting to the Opioid Crisis/Epidemic

The talk will begin with a brief mention of the “evolution” of the current opioid crisis/epidemic leading to opioid shortages – “THE ANALGESICS” of choice by most. Attendees will be reminded of “this thing called PAIN”; understanding different types of pain – not all the same treatment. The talk will conclude with a discussion on the veterinary team’s responsibility/flexibility in adjusting to the current opioid shortage with suggestions of different drugs and modalities.

Limited to current PVMA and OVTAA members. Will be recorded and shared with members for those unable to join us live.

1.5 Credit of CE available.

Nov 12, 2020 07:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Donna M Sisak, CVT, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia)
@Seattle Veterinary Specialists
Donna M. Sisak has been a licensed veterinary nurse specialist in anesthesia/analgesia for 14 years; she has worked in the veterinary profession for 35 years. Her clinical experience includes general practice, academia and currently specialty medicine. Upon graduating from Harcum College, Bryn Mawr, PA in 1991 – she began her career at the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary Hospital, Phila PA as a ICU/general ward nurse. In 1995 Donna transferred to the anesthesia department in pursuit of learning more about a lifelong interest – anesthesia/analgesia. It was during this time Donna was bitten by the teaching “bug”. In the spring of 2008, Donna pursued her professional interests in specialty medicine in the Pacific Northwest where she has been a member of Seattle Veterinary Specialists in Kirkland, WA. Her role at SVS has been as an anesthesia/analgesia specialist –performing and training anesthesia/analgesia.