Uncertain when to intervene during changes in anesthetic parameters in your dental patients?
Having trouble making confident decisions to maximize safety for your patients under anesthesia?
Concerned about staff training in recognizing early warning signs of patient anesthetic problem?
Dr. Victoria Lukasik solves these problems and many more in the most comprehensive course available for maximizing safety during anesthesia for the dog and cat dental patient in your practice.
Build a confident and empowered dental team equipped to maintain safe anesthesia throughout long dental procedures.
Minimize anxiety associated with older or compromised patients armed with the knowledge and skills learned in this course.
Transform, not only your dentistry cases, but all of your anesthetic procedures with the novel solutions Dr. Lukasik provides in this game changing course.
Dr. Lukasik’s Bio
Dr. Lukasik received her doctorate in veterinary medicine from Washington State University, where she was awarded the Outstanding Senior Student in Medicine and Surgery Following a residency at Cornell University she became a Diplomate the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (DACVAA) in 1997.
She has received advanced training in cardiothoracic anesthesia and has provided anesthetic care for high risk dental patients for more than twenty years working with numerous boarded veterinary dentists around the globe.
Dr Lukasik’s experience with dentistry patients is unmatched and she is creating this course specifically for veterinarians in general practice that wish to manage every dentistry patient with the confidence and knowledge to provide maximum anesthetic safety.
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As a bonus for preregistering for this course you will have access to course segments along the journey of its creation and completion.
Chairside Guide to End-Tidal CO2 Interpretation
This guide provides a quick visual reference for causes end-tidal CO2 waveform changes in your patients.
Safe Anesthesia Guidelines for Dental Patients.
This 36 page guide provides a quick reference that should be kept in the dentistry suite at all times.
Creating the Safest Balanced Anesthetic Protocols
- Learn how to combine drugs to create smooth inductions and recoveries
- Drug combinations that will reduce inhalant anesthetic concentration (MAC)
- Create appropriate, individualized anesthetic protocols for fragile patients
- Understand the unwanted side effects of the anesthetic drugs
Safe Anesthesia of the Geriatric Patient
- Learn the specific physiologic changes that occur as patients age
- How to appropriately scale drug doses for patients at, or exceeding, life expectancy
- How to minimize the risk of post-anesthetic temporary or permanent memory deficits
Safe Anesthesia of the Obese Patient
- Specific considerations for supporting obese patients during anesthesia, including body position and ventilation.
- Scaling drug doses for morbidly obese patients
- Recovery considerations for obese patients
Non-opioid based Analgesic Protocols
- Effective analgesic protocols do not always need to include an opioid
- What to do when local anesthetic blocks are incomplete ….. and you did them correctly
- Protocols that provide comfort at home and are easy for clients to administer
Peri-anesthetic Decision Making Part I and Part II
- Case based discussion that is centered around the decisions that are made before, during and after every anesthesia. This includes evaluating pre-anesthetic laboratory testing, radiology, special diagnostics, ECG, etc. and how deviation from normal influences anesthetic management. The discussion ranges from drug and dose choices to patient support, to when and if postponing procedures is appropriate.
Managing Anesthetic Events Part I and Part II
- Case based discussion about common anesthetic complications and how to treat them.
- What to do when the first intervention does not work
- Increase confidence in recognizing changes in physiology that indicate intervention is necessary