Practical Local Anaesthetic Blocks in Dogs and Cats

Sarah Gibson
Multiple Lecturers
Vet Practical

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This one day course for veterinary surgeons, delivered by Sarah Gibson and Heide Klöppel, will cover local anaesthesia techniques. Practical cadaver-based sessions will allow delegates to develop skills and confidence. 

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  • Description

    The use of local anaesthetic drugs as part of a multimodal approach to analgesia is commonplace in human medicine; they reduce the time patients spend in hospital, accelerate recovery and improve patient satisfaction.  Peripheral nerve blocks can be quick, simple and inexpensive to perform.  Despite this, the veterinary profession still relatively under-uses local anaesthetics.

    This course will cover how and when to use common peripheral nerve blocks in the limbs and head in dogs and cats. We’ll start with theory lectures before moving onto canine cadaver-based practical sessions allowing delegates the opportunity to apply the theory learned, develop their practical skills and gain confidence in these procedures. There will also be some case-based discussion and an opportunity for delegates to discuss their own experiences.

    Topics to be covered include:

    • How to perform common peripheral nerve blocks for use in orthopaedic, soft tissue and dental procedures
    • How and when to perform a lumbosacral epidural nerve block
    • Revision of how local anaesthetic drugs work, including the complications and contraindications associated with their use
    • Cadaver-based practical sessions
    • Case-based discussion – when to use the nerve blocks you've learnt
  • Reviews

    Vet Practical Attendee

    (Faye) Phaedra Susans

    Absolutely brilliant! Learnt so much. Very practical and felt I could ask questions to guide learning. The course leader was excellent & venue staff great! Thanks!
    Vet Practical Attendee

    Petra Willoughby

    Best CPD I've done since having children 14 years ago! Fantastically practical, lectures were relevant and engaging and the food was excellent. Thank you.
    Vet Practical Attendee

    Lucy Mackintosh

    A really excellent practical course. I really feel that I could use many of the techniques in practice now.

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