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Mon, 22 Apr


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Not too old for anaesthesia! Geriatric anaesthesia considerations

Let us breakdown the old myth that a patient cannot have an anaesthetic because 'they are too old'.

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Not too old for anaesthesia! Geriatric anaesthesia considerations
Not too old for anaesthesia! Geriatric anaesthesia considerations

Time & Location

22 Apr 2024, 19:30 – 21:30

Zoom Webinar

About the event

Happily, our pets are living longer, which is amazing. The more time we have with our beloved pets, the better. However, we must ensure that this long life is still a happy, pain free, comfortable life.

Historically, there has been a fear and a commonly used statement ' We cannot perform anaesthesia on your cat/dog because they are too old for an anaesthetic'.

Is this statement fair? Does it allow our pets to have a high quality of life, right to the end?

Undoubtedly, there can be a higher risk when we place geriatric patients under a general anaesthesia- but this shouldn't mean we just do not do it. Realistically, there is a risk to all anaesthesia and surgery/treatment- but with proper planning, and an understanding of how to mitigate and reduce these risks- patients requiring treatment under general anaesthesia shouldn’t have that treatment excluded purely based on age.

Join us for this webinar as we discuss exactly that- reducing the risk and understanding how the needs of our geriatric patients may differ from the younger generation.

Our main learning objectives will be as follows:

•Understand the physiological and anatomical differences in our geriatric patients

•Understand common co existing disease processes

•Peri-anaesthetic considerations

•Feel confident creating an appropriate anaesthesia plan for geriatric patients

•How commonly used drugs may affect geriatric patients

We will end the session with some case examples of geriatric patients undergoing differing surgeries, followed by question time with our speaker.

The session will be recorded, and all those with a ticket, will receive a copy of the recording within 24 hours of the event finishing.

Terms and conditions:

This webinar is for Veterinary professionals only.

This event will be held on zoom, you will need your own zoom account in order to join the event/watch the recording.

All intellectual property rights related to the content and materials presented in this webinar including but not limited to audio, video, slides, handouts, and any resources are the property of their respective owners and are protected by copyright laws.

Please note that by signing up for this webinar, we will use the email used to book, to send you the recording, and invitations to future events- if you do not wish for this to occur, please let us know.

Your participation in this webinar indicates your acceptance of these terms and conditions.


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