CE: Tranquilization, Sedation, Neuroleptanalgesia, and Chemical Restraint: A Targeted Approach to Drug Combinations Used to 'Sedate' Patients

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

WVRC Waukesha, 360 Bluemound Rd.

Complimentary dinner at 6:30 p.m., followed by presentation at 7 p.m.

Choosing appropriate sedatives for minor procedures or as premedication before general anesthesia is a continuing topic of discussion, debate, research, confusion, and controversy. The number of choices of drugs that are available for premedication (often referred to simply as 'sedation') is daunting, and the number of possible combinations may seem endless. As practitioners, we often find our 'favorite' combination of premedications and may not stray from that combination, even if we worry there may be more optimal combinations available.

The goal of this talk, by Dr. Jon Congdon, board certified veterinary anesthesiologist, is to describe a systematic approach to drug combinations based on the goals of sedation, rather than by a more traditional presentation of drugs by drug class. When considering goals and combinations for sedation, we must also consider all the variables related to signalment, co-existing disease, the procedure to be performed, and the available sedative drugs in our practices.

This seminar has been approved for 1.2 hours of CE by the Waukesha VMA. 

RSVP to Kimberly Greene via email or 262-309-6942 x138.

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest grounds)

200 N. Harbor Dr., Milwaukee, WI 53202

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Join us at Petfest, a FREE pet-themed festival now in its third year! The Main Stage will have entertainment-driven attractions every hour, plus a meet & greet with Manny the Frenchie and Cooper the Frenchie! Petfest University will have educational presentations, including a talk by WVRC's board certified veterinary oncologist, Dr. Michelle Custead, about "Pet Cancer 101: Prevention, Signs & Symptoms, and Ways to Treat." WVRC's booth will feature several fun, interactive games and the chance to win swag! Plus, the two First Aid Stations at Petfest, manned by WVRC staff, will help ensure that safe times are had by all.