Jun 06, 2023
AGV 170 - Veterinary Anesthesiology Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
“This course involves the study of pharmacology, application of anesthetic agents, the physiological effects and means of monitoring them, principles and administration of inhalant anesthetics, and a broad overview of anesthetic protocol and care. Emphasis will be on anesthetic practical skills and anesthesia equipment.”
Prerequisite: AGV 140 , AGV 164 , AGV 172 , AGV 182 and AGV 266 .
- Summarize considerations for anesthetic preparation in veterinary medicine.
- Describe fundamental challenges and risks associated with anesthesia.
- Demonstrate proper procedure for admission and discharge of patients.
- Perform preoperative patient evaluation.
- Assign a patient one of the five physical status classifications as specified by the American Society of Anesthesiologists.
- Calculate IV fluid infusion rates and prepare equipment for use with patients.
- Identify and operate veterinary anesthetic machines and carrier gas banks.
- Troubleshoot malfunction of and make adjustments to veterinary anesthesia machine.
- Demonstrate set up and leak test of an anesthetic machine.
- Understand function of both rebreathing and non-rebreathing circuits.
- Explain oxygen maintenance including calculation of oxygen flow rates, tank PSI, tank volume, and patient use rate.
- Demonstrate knowledge of commonly used anesthetic agents and adjunct agents.
- Classify common anesthetic agents and adjuncts principal effect or chemistry.
- List anesthetic agents and adjuncts commonly used as pre-anesthetic medications and describe their indications, mode of action, effects, and adverse effects.
- List the inhalation anesthetic agents in common use and describe their indications, mode of action, effect, adverse effects and use.
- Show proper technique of administration of anesthetic agents by injection, mask and endotracheal tube.
- Organize and implement balanced anesthetic protocol on a canine or feline patient.
- Summarize concepts of analgesia.
- Discuss the pain pathway and ways to affect nociception.
- Define multimodal pain therapy.
- List the consequences of untreated pain.
- Describe the techniques used in local anesthesia.
- Understand the differences between the two classes of neuromuscular blocking agents, including mode of action and reversibility.
- Illustrate methods of balanced anesthetic technique.
- Compare and contrast the equipment used to monitor animals under sedation and/or anesthesia.
- Explain the tracing of the ECG in small animal patients
- Perform endotracheal tube placement in the dog or cat using a laryngoscope.
- Use the esophageal stethoscope to monitor small animal patients under sedation and/or anesthesia.
- Discuss the information given by the capnograph relative to patient ventilation.
- Explain the difference between assisted and controlled ventilation.
- Recognize and react to equipment malfunctions.
- Describe anesthetic techniques specific to certain domestic large animal and exotic animal species.
- Describe anesthetic techniques commonly used in equine practice.
- Explain the special anesthetic challenges resulting from patient temperament, large body size and equine anatomy and physiology.
- Describe the main physiologic and anatomic differences that influence anesthetic management of ruminants and swine.
- Explain how to position a ruminant for recovery.
- Explain the anesthetic concerns and challenges regarding anesthetizing pigs.
- Summarize the common problems that may arise when anesthetizing rodents and rabbits.
- Demonstrate proper technique for various nursing skills.
- Show appropriate technique for administration of eye and ear medication in the small animal patient.
- Administer an IM injection to a dog and a cat.
- Use proper technique for bathing a small animal patient.
- Perform a Shirmer Tear Test on a dog.
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