Think Anesthesia Podcast

Earn RACE-approved CE credits while increasing your confidence in providing anesthetic care for your patients. In this exciting new series, Dr. Elizabeth Martinez, board-certified specialist in veterinary anesthesia and analgesia, shares her knowledge and experience as she discusses anesthesia-related topics and has conversations with veterinary leaders and experts on current debates, literature, and trends in anesthesia and analgesia.

Episode 5: Anesthesia Maintenance Drugs

This podcast focuses on the commonly used anesthesia maintenance drugs for veterinary species. The episode will review anesthetic maintenance with inhalant drugs, beginning with defining and discussing the concept of minimum alveolar concentration (MAC). The differences and similarities of isoflurane and sevoflurane will be discussed, as well as information on the use of desflurane and nitrous oxide. The technique and drugs used for partial and total intravenous anesthesia will also be discussed.

Episode 6: Recovery from Anesthesia

This podcast focuses on the commonly used anesthesia maintenance drugs for veterinary species. The episode will review anesthetic maintenance with inhalant drugs, beginning with defining and discussing the concept of minimum alveolar concentration (MAC). The differences and similarities of isoflurane and sevoflurane will be discussed, as well as information on the use of desflurane and nitrous oxide. The technique and drugs used for partial and total intravenous anesthesia will also be discussed.

Episode 4: Anesthesia Induction Drugs

This podcast focuses on the selection and use of anesthesia induction drugs in dogs and cats. Topics discussed include the attributes of the ideal induction drug and a review of commonly used induction drugs including alfaxalone, propofol, and dissociative drugs. Upon completion of the podcast, the listener will be able to use their understanding of the pharmacology and clinical effects of these drugs to develop individualized anesthetic plans for their patients.

Episode 3: Premedication Part Two – Opioids

This podcast is Part 2 of a 2-part series on premedication focusing on the selection and use of opioids prior to anesthesia in dogs and cats.

Episode 2: Premedication Part One – Sedatives and Tranquilizers

This podcast is Part 1 of a 2-part series on premedication focusing on the selection and use of sedatives and tranquilizers prior to anesthesia in dogs and cats.

Episode 1: Preparing for Anesthesia

“Preparing for Anesthesia” provides veterinary professionals with recommendations when preparing to anesthetize a patient. Topics discussed include obtaining informed owner consent, recommended pre-anesthetic fasting times, selection of laboratory and diagnostic tests, and the advantages of using safety checklists.