2021 Continuing Education Lecture

Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2021 – 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM

Location: Virtual, GoTo Webinar

Audience: Veterinarians and veterinary technicians

Cost: Free

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Pain Management and Postoperative Comfort in Cats

Presenter: Dr. Manuel Martin-Flores, DVM, Diplomate ACVAA

Hosted by Upstate Veterinary Specialties

This program has been approved for 2.0 hours of New York State approved continuing education credits for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

Summary:

This session will discuss strategies to evaluate postoperative pain in cats, as well as different strategies that can be implemented early to prevent the development of postoperative pain. We will discuss systemic and regional techniques, such as opioids, NSAIDs, and epidural anesthesia. Long-acting agents, such as Nocita and Simbadol will be addressed. The session will also discuss the impact of temperature and gastro-intestinal upset (nausea, vomiting, and inappetence) on postoperative comfort, and some strategies to improve these animals’ experience.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss different types of systemic and local analgesics
  • Discuss the advantages and risks of those techniques
  • Discuss other aspects of postoperative comfort such as temperature management and gastrointestinal function

Dr. Martin-Flores studied veterinary medicine in Argentina and graduated in 2002. Following his DVM, Dr. Martin-Flores worked in private small animal practice for two years before pursuing his residency at Cornell. Dr. Martin-Flores has been faculty at Cornell ever since, spending most of his time practicing and teaching clinical anesthesia at Cornell’s hospitals.  Dr. Martin-Flores has several research activities that include the use and monitoring of neuromuscular blockers, hemodynamic function in cats, and most recently, the use of antiemetic and analgesic agents in cats. Dr. Manuel Martin-Flores is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia and an Associate professor of Anesthesiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University.

Questions:

Contact Kimberly Brisk kbrisk@uvsonline.com

This program has been approved for 2.0 hours of New York State approved continuing education credits for veterinarians and veterinary technicians. Upstate Veterinary Specialties is a New York State-approved sponsor for Continuing Education. Not from NY? Interested in attending? Email Kimberly Brisk at ce@uvsonline.com to see if our program qualifies for CE credits in your state.

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