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13 February 2019 10:00 - 13 February 2019 17:00

Creative anaesthesia & pain management

Hillscourt Hotel and Venue Birmingham, Hillscourt, Rose Hill Rednal Birmingham Birmingham, B45 8RS

The morning, with Alessandra Mathis (Head of Anaesthesia at Willows Referral Service), will focus on different drug combinations and approaches to anaesthesia and acute pain management for patients with various morbidities. It will be aimed at giving general practitioners a broader range of tools and skills for anaesthetising difficult cases and providing multi-modal analgesia.

After lunch, Gwen Covey-Crump will speak on the management of chronic pain, considering a whole practice team approach to the pet+carer consort. Gwen’s expertise as Lead Specialist for the Rehabilitation and Pain Management Service at Langford Vets will allow delegates to consider how they can improve their management of chronic pain using both pharmacological and non-pharmacological tactics.

This day meeting will be very relevant for both veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses. Working as a team to manage anaesthesia in general practice, vets will benefit from understanding which different drug combinations are appropriate to prescribe for different circumstances, while the nursing team need to know how this will affect their patient’s anaesthetic monitoring and recovery. Management of chronic pain can be best achieved in a holistic way involving the whole practice team, with many practices running nurse mobility clinics, physiotherapy or complementary therapies.

This course is kindly sponsored by Summit

Alessandra Mathis DVM CertVA DipECVAA MRCVS
RCVS & European Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia & Analgesia
Gwen Covey-Crump BVetMed CertVA Dip.ECVAA MRCVS CertVetAc(IVAS)
RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia
EBVS European Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia

Intended for Veterinary Surgeons and Veterinary Nurses


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