How to reduce anaesthetic risk in geriatric patients

Megan Brashear
Wednesday, February 2, 2022

As medicine continues to evolve and improve, veterinary patients are living longer lives. This means more medical care for geriatric pets, and potentially more anaesthetic procedures. The veterinary team needs to be comfortable anaesthetising and monitoring these pets and can achieve this comfort through training, education, and practice. By increasing knowledge, veterinary nurses can instil confidence in the patient's family.

Figure 1. Blood pressure measurement should be performed prior to any anaesthetic event.
Figure 1. Blood pressure measurement should be performed prior to any anaesthetic event.

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