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Low Flow Anesthesia & Patients Waking Up – Part 4

“Why would my patient wake up just because I reduced my oxygen flow rate?” We originally posed the question in Part 1 of this series. It’s a common challenge that often leads to abandoning the practice of low flow anesthesia. … Continue reading

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Low Flow Anesthesia & Patients Waking Up – Part 3

For Part 2 in this series, click on this link. “Why would my patient wake up just because I reduced my oxygen flow rate?” In this series we dive deeply into answering that question. We’re approaching the answers from three … Continue reading

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Low Flow Anesthesia & Patients Waking Up – Part 2

For Part 1 in this series, click on this link. “Why would my patient wake up just because I reduced my oxygen flow rate?” The short answer is that your patient isn’t getting enough anesthetic gas. We’ve established that even … Continue reading

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Low Flow Anesthesia & Patients Waking Up – Part 1

“Why would my patient wake up just because I reduced my oxygen flow rate?” At first, this question perplexes many of us who try low flow anesthesia. Later we realize that if our patients don’t get lighter when we reduce … Continue reading

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Where to get answers to your anesthesia questions

I typed the title of this post into a Google search engine and got 13,700,000 results in 0.60 seconds.  When I modified my search to where to get answers you can trust to your anesthesia questions, I got only half … Continue reading

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When to Change Soda Lime

Your anesthetized patient exhales carbon dioxide.  But you already know that.  And you know that you are exhaling carbon dioxide as you’re reading this.  You may not have thought about it in awhile, but you also know how carbon dioxide … Continue reading

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Are you ready for Dental Month?

Did you know that February 9th is National Toothache Day? No, really.  It’s a thing.  Along with National Toothache Day, American Heart Month, Black History Month, Valentine’s Day, and Creative Romance Month (again, it’s a thing), February boasts the AVMA-sponsored … Continue reading

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ECG and Me – What do I need to know?

Look at a list of recommended anesthesia monitoring tools. You’ll always see an ECG, usually near the top of the list.  The 2011 AAHA Anesthesia Guidelines for Dogs and Cats even lists it first on their list, although I can’t tell … Continue reading

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Why Monitor CO2?

My guess is that you have just purchased a vital signs monitor that includes the ability to monitor CO2.  Kudos to you.  That single purchase has improved the quality of your anesthesia monitoring exponentially.  Nicknamed the “Anesthesia Disaster Early Warning … Continue reading

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Nerve Blocks for Veterinary Oral Surgery

You’ve been to the dentist, right?  Yeah, me too. February is right around the corner, and in honor of AVMA-sponsored National Pet Dental Health Month, this post is about making dental anesthesia easier for you and your animal patients by … Continue reading

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