Pick Your Poison: Practical Analgesic Techniques for the Practitioner


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CE Credits: 1.2 Scientific

Understanding pain is the key to proper analgesic use. Learn the physiology of pain and the importance of a pain scoring system. Through the review of common case scenarios, discover current options for analgesic agents (especially if opioids are limited) and local anesthetic techniques including nerve and regional blocks.


Rebecca Johnson, DVM, PhD, DACVAA
Dr. Johnson obtained her DVM degree from the Ohio State University in 1993, completed a residency and MS degree at the University of Wisconsin, and became board-certified in Veterinary Anesthesiology and Pain Management in 1997. In 2002, she completed a PhD in Respiratory Neurophysiology. She currently is the Research Anesthesiologist for the University and is Clinical Professor of Anesthesia and Pain Management at the University of Wisconsin’s School of Veterinary Medicine. Her interests include: 1) advances in anesthetic and analgesic techniques of laboratory animal species, and 2) the effects of opioid and non-opioid analgesics on the gastrointestinal and respiratory systems of companion animals.

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