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Passive Reflux and Regurgitation During Anesthesia

Endotracheal intubation was one of the first advanced veterinary medical skills I learned in tech school. Of course it doesn’t seem very advanced now, but it was the first technique I learned that could actually save a life. In the … Continue reading

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The Impact of Waste Anesthetic Gas on Climate Change

The Onion is a parody digital media organization that publishes satirical news articles on social media. This Instagram post not only illustrates their tongue-in-cheek approach to critical issues of the day, it also reflects the helplessness many of us feel … Continue reading

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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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