Pain Management for Veterinary Nurses

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About the course

Course summary

This one day course for veterinary nurses will discuss all aspects of pain identification, assessment and analgesia.

Specific areas to be covered

Understand the basic pain pathway

Be able to identify signs of pain and perform pain assessments in dogs and cats

Understand important concepts in pain management such as multimodal and pre-emptive analgesia

Understand the basic pharmacology of commonly used analgesic drugs

Understand the indications for continuous infusions and the drugs used, successfully prepare them and be able to recognise any potential side effects

Understand the concept of local anaesthesia and the drugs used

Understand and practice the techniques for some of the more commonly used nerve blocks

Recognise the indications for and understand the technique for epidural analgesia and anaesthesia

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