Decreasing fear, anxiety, stress (FAS), and pain leads to safer anesthesia by allowing a lower dose of sedative and anesthetic drugs needed for anesthesia premedication, induction, maintenance, and recovery. Lower drug dosages are especially critical in complicated patients with underlying disease and physiologic compromise. In this discussion, Tamara Grubb DVM, PhD, DACVAA, will explore the role of Fear Free principles in anesthetic safety, especially in the compromised/complicated patient.
1. Review the physiologic/pathologic impact of fear, anxiety, stress, pain and anesthesia on the patient.
2. Understand how these physiologic/pathologic impacts can magnify pathologic changes of select diseases, increasing the likelihood of anesthetic adverse effects.
3. Learn how to incorporate Fear Free principles into anesthetic protocols to improve anesthetic safety for complicated patients.
About the Presenter
Dr. Tamara Grubb is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia & Analgesia with a strong focus in pain management. She owns an anesthesia/analgesia/continuing education consulting practice that serves both small and large animals (VetAACE). Dr. Grubb is a national/international educator and lecturer, a certified acupuncturist, an Adjunct Professor of Anesthesia & Analgesia at Washington State, a Fear Free Certified Practitioner, and on the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management’s (IVAPM) Board of Directors. She is co-author of two books, including "Veterinary Anesthesia & Pain Management for Nurses & Technicians." Dr. Grubb’s favorite achievement is winning the Distinguished Teaching Award at two universities.
This program has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize AAVSB RACE approval.
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