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Technician Symposium: Pain Assessment and Anesthesia Techniques

June 7, 2015 @8:30 am-4:00 pm


This one-day symposium will provide attendees with indispensable knowledge on assessing and alleviating pain in dogs and cats and up-to-the-minute information on anesthesia techniques specifically for technicians.

Dr. Alicia Karas, DVM, MS, DACVAA, will review what we know about assessment of pain, and will utilize video presentations of dogs and cats after surgery or trauma to illustrate methods of assessment of pain so that when significant unrelieved pain is present, additional measures to treat it can be undertaken.

She will also discuss methods for improving pain and the overall experience that veterinary patients have by addressing handling, restraint, environment, techniques, and communication.

Susan Bryant, CVT, VTS, will lead the afternoon session with talks on Monitoring and Troubleshooting Blood Pressure Under Anesthesia, Respiratory Emergencies and Complications, and Anesthetic Considerations for the Dystocia Patient.


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6 Hours of Continuing Veterinary Medical Education Credit

8:30 AM –9:00 AM Registration and Check-In   Continental Breakfast will be served
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Comfort, Calming and Communication and the Difference they Make for Pain and Worry Dr Karas
10:05 AM-11:05AM Assessment of Pain in Hospitalized Dogs and Cats IDr Karas
11:05am BREAK-11:05AM-11:15AM
11:15 AM –12:15 PM Assessment of Pain in Hospitalized Dogs and CatsDr Karas
12:15 PM LUNCHEON 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM
1:00 PM –1:45 PM Monitoring and Troubleshooting Blood Pressure Under AnesthesiaSusan Bryant
1:50 PM –2:35 PM Respiratory Emergencies and ComplicationsSusan Bryant
2:40 PM –3:45 PM Anesthetic Considerations for the Dystocia Patient.Susan Bryant




June 7, 2015
8:30 am-4:00 pm


Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts
North Grafton, MA United States + Google Map

Continuing Education for Veterinary Professionals

Cummings School faculty provide the latest in surgical and medical education (CE) to the veterinary professionals and staff throughout New England. Leaders in research and teaching, they provide seminars, lectures, hands on labs, and online learning experiences that improve the care and treatment of all species.