Practice owner Southwest Animal Hospital Las Vegas, NV, United States
It’s all too common that our veterinary patients present with chronic sources of oral pain, whether it be broken teeth or severe attachment loss, the chronicity predisposes the development of windup pain which not only complicates our abilities to maintain the patient under general anesthesia, but also can complicate transition to medications post procedure. During this session we will review how to extend the duration of activity for local block drugs, identify landmarks for accurate delivery and discuss situations where regional anesthesia may not be desirable.
List advantages to adding regional anesthesia to your oral surgery patients
Describe methods to extend the duration of action for regional anesthesia
Define the landmarks for local block administration and describe the tissues covered by each block
Discuss oral surgery procedures or situations where regional anesthesia may not be desirable
Define the toxic dose for the lidocaine family of drugs