VETERINARY ANESTHESIA
INFORMATION CORNER

We have curated videos, documents, and resources that can help you to advance and improve the safe administration of anesthesia and analgesia to all animals.

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PRACTICE GUIDELINES

December 31, 2011

AAHA Anesthesia Guidelines

The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) Anesthesia Guidelines for Dogs and Cats.

June 30, 2013

AAHA/AAFP Fluid Therapy Guidelines

American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) Fluid Therapy Guidelines for Dogs and Cats

ACVAA Guidelines for Anesthesia Delivery to Horses

Guidelines for Anesthesia in Horses prepared by the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA) Equine Standards Committee.

December 31, 2012

RECOVER CPR Clinical Guidelines

Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care RECOVER CPR Clinical Guidelines

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CE VIDEOS, TRAINING, AND ONLINE COURSES

atDove.org

Videos, CE, and online training for the entire veterinary team.

Apnea in Anesthetized Patients

World Small Animal Veterinary Association Congress' online course offering includes this free course on treating apnea in the anesthetized patient.

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PAIN ASSESSMENT TOOLS AND SCALES

December 31, 2006

CSU Canine Acute Pain Scale

Colorado State University Canine Acute Pain Scale

December 31, 2006

CSU Feline Acute Pain Scale

Colorado State University Feline Acute Pain Scale

Anesthesia Record Mobile App

The Anesthesia Record mobile app was designed for use in medical centers and hospitals for accurate anesthesia management. The app, which is easily accessible from any smartphone or tablet, tracks the types of anesthesia used, postoperative pain management plans, patient safety information and other important patient details.

Whether a local anesthetic or moderate sedation is used, it's important to maintain a complete Anesthesia Record for all patients. This helps protect patient safety, while also providing valuable care details for registered nurses, anesthesiologist assistants and others who monitor patients that receive anesthesia. The app can be customized to include notes on preoperative care, blood pressure, gas flow rates, specific anesthesia codes and other details that are vital to effective patient care. The results are saved electronically, making it easy to add them to the patient's permanent medical record and anesthesia services log.

December 09, 2016

ASRA TimeOut App

The American Society of Regional Anesthesia (ASRA) TimeOut App provides a quick and easy way to execute a pre-procedure timeout. Timeouts have repeatedly been shown to reduce human error prior to performing complex tasks. In regional anesthesia, it is imperative that we perform the correct block on the correct limb for the correct patient every time.

The app is based on the 2014 ASRA publication, A Checklist for Performing Regional Nerve Blocks, and was built in collaboration with ASRA to stay consistent with the evidence-based checklist described in that publication.

In addition, the user has access to the full PDF publication from Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine built right into the app.

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DRUG INFORMATION AND FORMULARIES

Drugs@FDA

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Approved Drug Products

Drug Shortages

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Drug Shortages Database

Approved Animal Drug Products

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) provides a FDA-Approved Animal Drug Products list in its Green Book.

Clinical Topics: Analgesia and Anesthesiology for Exotic Species

LafaberVet Clinical Topics in Analgesia and Anesthesiology for Exotic Species

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REPUTABLE SEARCH ENGINES

Pub Med

PubMed is a free search engine accessing primarily the MEDLINE database of references and abstracts on life sciences and biomedical topics. The United States National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health maintains the database as part of the Entrez system of information retrieval.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts, and court opinions from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities, and other web sites.

OpenAnesthesia

OpenAnesthesia is maintained by the International Anesthesia Research Society.

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ANESTHESIA SOCIETIES AND ASSOCIATIONS

American Society of Anesthesiologists

Founded in 1905, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is an educational, research and scientific society with more than 50,000 members organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology. ASA is committed to ensuring that physician anesthesiologists evaluate and supervise the medical care of patients before, during and after surgery to provide the highest-quality and safest care every patient deserves.

World Federation of Societies of Anesthesiologists

Uniting Anaesthesiologists to Improve Patient Care and Access to Safe Anaesthesia. Anaesthesiology is the practice of medicine dedicated to the total care of the patient before, during and after surgery. Anaesthesiologists are also experts in resuscitation, pain management and intensive care. With a network of hundreds of thousands of anaesthesiologists in over 150 countries WFSA facilitates learning and promotes the highest standards of patient care around the world.

Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Anesthesia and Analgesia

The Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Anesthesia and Analgesia (AVTAA) exists to promote interest in the discipline of veterinary anesthesia.  The Academy provides a process by which a veterinary technician may become certified as a Veterinary Technician Specialist (Anes / Analgesia).  The Academy provides the opportunity for members to enhance their knowledge and skills in the field of veterinary anesthesia.

Association of Veterinary Anesthetists

The Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists is an active, enthusiastic group of veterinary surgeons, researchers, technicians, pharmacologists who share an interest in animal anaesthesia, analgesia and animal welfare. 

 

The Association was established in 1964 to promote the study of, and research into, the subject of anaesthesia and analgesia in animals. It also publishes the Journal of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia and has been active in the founding of the European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia. We are keen to promote collaboration between anaesthetists in all places, and actively encourage the establishment and taking of diplomas and degrees in veterinary anaesthesia.

American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia

The American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia promotes the advancement of veterinary anesthesiology and to assist the veterinary profession in providing exceptional service to all animals.

The goals of the ACVAA include establishing, evaluating and maintaining the highest standards in the practice of veterinary anesthesiology by promoting the establishment of educational facilities and clinical and research training in veterinary anesthesiology. Additionally, the ACVAA establishes the criteria of fitness for the designation of a specialist in the practice of veterinary anesthesiology.

AnesthesiaUK

AnaesthesiaUK is an educational site with training resources for anaesthetic professionals. It provides interactive practice questions, journal abstracts and reference articles.

International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management

IVAPM is a forum and educational resource for veterinary professionals interested in animal pain prevention, management and treatment.

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TWITTER FEEDS

@EMARIANOMD

Ed Mariano, MD

Dad, husband, #anesthesiologist, @StanfordMed Prof, @GUMedicine grad, improving patient experience & outcomes, #meded, #NYG, #travel. Tweets not medical advice.

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NEWSLETTERS

American Patient Safety Foundation Newsletter

Newsletters are released February, June, and October every year. Archived editions are available.

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MOBILE APPLICATIONS

September 23, 2017

Anesthesia Central

Anesthesia Central is a resource for every anesthesiologist, critical care specialist, nurse anesthetist, and trainee. Consult the automatically updating collection of disease, drug, test, and procedure information for treating patients before, during, and after surgery. Download to your mobile device and use the quick-read format to find answers fast or search for journal articles and citations in the full PubMed database – anytime, anywhere.

Veterinary iPhone ECG Monitor

The Veterinary iPhone® ECG and heart monitor is designed to snap onto your iPhone® 4 / 4S / 5 / 5S / 6 / 6S / SE / 7 like a case and wirelessly communicates with the AliveECG Vet app. The AliveECG Vet app is free to download from the Apple App Store by clicking here, once partnered with the ECG monitor, it transforms your iPhone® to a clinical-quality, single-lead ECG recorder that leverages the power, display and communication capabilities of the iPhone® 4 / 4S / 5 / 5S / 6 / 6S / SE / 7.

drawMD

Quickly provide patients with accurate and easy-to-understand custom illustrations to help them understand medical conditions and procedures. Currently offering drawing templates for: Anesthesia & Critical Care, Breast Health, Cardiology, ENT, Family Practice, Female Pelvic Surgery/Uro-gynecology, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, OB/GYN, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Plastic Surgery, Pulmonology Speech-Language Pathology, Thoracic Surgery, Transplant Surgery, and Urology.

 

drawMD® makes it easy for doctors, nurses and other clinical professionals to visually explain medical conditions and procedures to their patients. With professionally-created medical artwork templates spanning 17 medical specialties and counting, drawMD® is a valuable tool for any medical practice. Register for free access, or upgrade to drawMD® Professional to add saved presentations, favorites, cloud sync, and more to come.

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EQUIPMENT

How Anesthesia Equipment Works

This website aims to help you understand, in a simplified way, the physics principles used in medical equipment.

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MONITORING

Free ECG Simulator

This free simulator is maintained by SkillStat.

Capnography

A comprehensive educational website promoting patient safety.

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OTHER RESOURCES

FOAMed

Free Open Access Meducation - Medical education for anyone, anywhere, anytime.

Ed Mariano

Edward R. Mariano, MD, is a physician anesthesiologist, husband, and father working to improve pain control, outcomes, and the overall experience for patients having surgery.

Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation

The APSF's Mission is to improve continually the safety of patients during anesthesia care by encouraging and conducting safety research and education, patient safety programs and campaigns, national and international exchange of information and ideas.

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