Anesthesia for Fractious/Aggressive Patients

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Fractious & aggressive patients can be very difficult and dangerous to anesthetize. Not only do they present a danger to the staff, they also generally require a much larger dose of sedative/anesthetic drugs than calmer patients require. Since the adverse effects of sedative/anesthetic drugs are generally dose-dependent, this puts these patients at a high risk for anesthesia-related morbidity or even mortality.

Program Track:  Small Animal

CE Credits:  1.5

Available To:  All Attendees

Fee:  $0.00

Speaker(s)

Tamara Grubb DVM, PhD, DACVAA

Dr. Tamara Grubb is a board certified veterinary anesthesiologist with a strong clinical interest and research focus in pain management. She is an Associate Clinical Professor of Anesthesia & Analgesia in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University, a certified acupuncturist and a consultant in a private small animal veterinary practice. Dr. Grubb’s favorite achievement is winning the Carl J. Norden Distinguished Teaching Award, which was awarded to her from students at two universities.