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Total IV Anesthesia

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The accepted best practice for anesthesia has been to induce the patient with and injectable drug, intubate, and maintain on inhalant anesthetics. The alternative to this is total IV anesthesia or TIVA. Learn from Kristin Spring, CVT, VTS (ECC, Anesthesia), CVPP about ideal patients for TIVA, equipment needed, and drug compatibility.

This talk is specifically RACE-approved for .5 Technician CE credit.
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Kristin Spring

CVT CVPP, VTS(Anes.), VTS(ECC)

Enrolled: 08/2011

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Brenda Sue Somes's picture

I also like Alfax IM but there are limitations to that method in large patients. That would've been an insane amount of Alfax to give IM which would probably be painful (due to volume) and very expensive.