This course is designed to help veterinarians and vet techs identify the pathologies that will benefit from effective pain management practices. It provides an in-depth discussion of the neurobiology of acute and chronic pain.
This program embraces the multimodal treatment of paint management and provides an evidence-based approach to treatment options. It focuses on the neurobiology of pain mechanisms so as to understand the basis for mechanism-based treatments. Further, this course embraces the team approach to paint management, recognizing the valuable roles of the veterinarian, veterinary technician, and owner in managing each case. In particular, veterinary technicians play a major role in managing these patients of their lifetime, and interact with veterinarians and owners to be certain that patients are receiving optimal treatment and that owners are informed and educated about the treatment options for their pets and receive appropriate follow-up care.
Treatment compliance and appropriate care of patients are most effective when clients receive appropriate education and regular communication. Veterinary technicians will be confidently equipped to perform these functions upon successful completion of this course.
|Instructor(s)||Robin Downing, Steven Fox|
After completion of this program, participants will understand the basic neurobiology of pain in companion animals, and be able to apply the information in the selection of treatment modalities. Participants will receive instruction in pain assessment and identifying animal behaviors that are consistent with pain. Participants should also be able to discuss common conditions causing neuropathic, visceral, or cancer-caused pain and application to clinical patients.
Contact Hours: 28
Companion Animal Pain Management - (25 hours) - presented by Steven M. Fox, MS, DVM, MBA, PhD
Module 2: Multimodal Management of Canine Osteoarthritis (2.25 hours)
Module 3: NSAIDs (2.75 hours)
Module 4: Pain Management in the Cat (3.0 hours)
Module 5: Neurobiology of Pain - Part 1 (1.5 hours)
Module 6: Neurobiology of Pain - Part 2 (1.75 hours)
Module 7: Cancer (.75 hour)
Module 8: Opioids & Alpha-2 Agonists (2.0 hours)
Module 9: Local Anesthetic Blocks (1.75 hours)
Module 10: Pain Assessment (1.5 hours)
Module 11: Animal Health Technicians in Pain Management (1.25 hours)
Module 12: Tricyclics & Anticonvulsants (1.0 hour)
Module 13: Nutraceuticals and Stem Cells (2.25 hours)
Module 14: Pain States (.5 hour)
Pain Assessment & Management Techniques (3.0 hours) presented by Robin Downing, DVM, CVPP, CVA, CCRP, CPE, DAAPM
Pain Assessment Techniques:
Pain Management Strategies:
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