Lead Emergency Technician Sit Stay Swim Olympia, WA, United States
Specialty Veterinary Technician Session: Opioids are the cornerstone for excellent pain management in veterinary patients. To adequately utilize the many opioids available, it is important to understand how opioids work. It is also essential to know what drugs are out there and what drugs are appropriate in different situations. Topics discussed will include method of action, different opioid choices, important cautions and contraindications, and special procedures involving opioid analgesia.
Understand the receptors involved in opioids and reversal agents
Understand the cautions and side effects associated with opioid applications
Understand how to create an appropriate opioid plan for individual patients and to recognize and react to an opioid overdose