WVC 92nd Annual Conference
Most anesthetic deaths occur during recovery from anesthesia, making patient support critical in this phase. Pain scoring and pain management are also critical. To optimize patient health and welfare post-anesthetic care doesn’t end at hospital discharge but continues at-home with the pet owner. Session 3 of 3 focuses on recovery from anesthesia and at-home care as described by the AAHA 2020 Anesthesia Guidelines, which defines anesthesia as a continuum of care, addressing patient needs from home to hospital to back home. In addition, this Session contains a detailed plan for anesthesia/analgesia staff training that will maximize the safety and efficiency of anesthesia in every practice.