Understanding the associated physiology as well as the constituents of both inspired and expired fractions of the respiratory cycle is key to understanding the capnogram.
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U.S. Director of Technical Services
Elizabeth A. Martinez completed her undergraduate degree and attended veterinary medical school at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN. Subsequently, Dr. Martinez completed an internship and residency in Veterinary Anesthesia at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. She joined the faculty of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX in 1990 both practicing and teaching anesthesiology for 28 years until joining the Jurox Technical Services Team in 2018
RVT, VTS (A&A).
Anesthesia Solutions Coordinator
Amanda, a VTS in Anesthesia & Analgesia, is currently the Anesthesia Solutions Coordinator for the Technical Services team at Jurox USA. Amanda is dedicated and passionate about veterinary anesthesia education and dedicates her time developing educational CE modules to share with the veterinary community to ensure the highest standard of care and improving the anesthetic and analgesic experience for both patients and veterinary professionals.
Amanda received her Bachelor of Science from Murray State University in 2006. Following graduation, Amanda joined the staff at the University of Florida Gainesville anesthesia department and during that time, she received her veterinary technician specialty (VTS) in Anesthesia and Analgesia. In 2011, Amanda relocated and joined the anesthesia staff at Louisiana State University and served as an Adjunct Faculty member at Baton Rouge Community College. Amanda’s University and College experiences have allowed her to educate the next generation of Veterinary Practitioners.
Posted: Tuesday, 11th August 2020
General Anesthesia in Brachycephalic Dogs & Cats
Do pug procedures give you palpitations? Do you bristle at bulldog biopsies? This evidence-based discussion of anesthesia in brachycephalic dogs and cats will help veterinary professionals confidently tackle these cases. With careful preparation, management of stress (for both patient and veterinary team!), and vigilant monitoring, the considerable risks associated with brachycephalic airway structure can be minimized, optimizing the care provided.
In this article we will briefly review best practices of sedation and anesthesia to optimize patient outcomes, identify alfaxalone’s attributes as the ideal anesthetic drug and finally, we will focus on walking through some common emergency room cases utilizing Alfaxan® Multidose.
Successful anesthesia of puppies and kittens involves close monitoring, considered drug choices, and careful physiological support. This article discusses considerations for pediatric patients, from the impact of immature organ systems to anesthetic approaches that set veterinary professionals up for optimal outcomes.
Capnography II - What happened to the elephants? A summary of abnormal traces
In this second article of the capnography we review some of the more common capnography traces you may observe during anesthesia and try to understand them. Scroll to the end of the article to download a printable capnography cheat sheet.