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alteration of behavior. quiets and calms the patient. awake, no analgesia, calm. implies calm, not sleepy like sedation.
patient is awake, but it slightly depressed as sleepy. decreased activity and excitement. implies sleepier than tranquilized.
an/esthesia. without feeling or sensation. patient is asleep, cannot be awakened until drug wears off, has amnesia and loss of reflexes
relief of pain without loss of consciousness
loss of memory, patient does not remember surgery
Incoordination - stumbling gait, falling to side
greater depression than sedation. patient is asleep but can be awakened
patient is asleep, can be awakened but goes back to sleep. implies good analgesia
period immediately preceding the induction of anesthesia
define pre-anesthetic medication
preop, any drug given within 1 hour before anesthesia
a person such as a nurse or technician, trained in the administration of anesthetics
a physician or veterinarian specializing in anesthesiology - doctor
what is the primary and secondary goal for anesthesia
primary - safety and health
secondary - success of procedure
anesthesia is _____.
what is the role of the LVT
patient induction, maintenance, and recovery
what is idiosyncratic response?
unexpected patient response
what is the Virginia state law concerning anesthesia
allows LVT to induce anesthesia, including intubation, "under the direct supervision of a licensed veterinarian"
why do we use anesthesia?
restraint, surgery, control seizures, euthanasia
what should you do for the owners before anesthesia
get an informed consent, give estimate, get contact phone numbers
what should get from the patient before anesthesia
minimum data base, patient history, physical examination
what is the minimum data base?
nature of the procedure, patient history, physical exam, diagnostic tests, classification of patient status
what is patient history?
ask open questions
up to date vaccinations
previous - allergies, anesthetic episodes, surgery, and drugs given, and patients response to each
current or recent illnesses or injuries, possibly contagious
what is the physical examination?
look for problems
: respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease, abnormal size of organs, disorders to treat, physical factors affecting procedure
: species, breed, age, sex, if neutered, weight okie
age pediatric - unable to metabolize injectable a as week, use inhalants and geriatrics - decreased ability to metabolize is decrease dose
what is class I?
minimal risk - normal, healthy, no underlying disease
what is class II?
slight risk - slight to mild disorder, able to compensate, no clinical signs
what is class III?
moderate risk - moderate systemic disorder, mild clinical signs
what is class IV?
high risk - severe preexisting systemic disorder
what is class V?
grave risk - life threatening disorders, moribund, surgery performed in desperation