Review this on-demand recording to learn more about anesthesia for emergency patients. As with any trauma patient presented to triage, a thorough pre-operative assessment must be performed, and patient assessment begins with the first step inside the door. The traumatized patient has altered physiological responses that in turn alter the pharmacokinetics of the agents commonly used to provide anesthesia. Never labor under the assumption that your trauma patient was a previously healthy patient or even that the patient arrives with an empty stomach. Many patients are presented with under-lying pre-existing physical conditions. Always presume your trauma patient to be in pain, respect and handle him accordingly during the assessment and surgical preparatory period to optimize their experience. Upon completion, a short survey quiz is required to earn 1 hour of RACE approved CE credit for veterinary technicians and veterinarians.