Total intravenous anaesthesia TIVA - when and how - for Nurses
Total intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA) involves the maintenance of general anaesthesia using only injectable anaesthetic drugs, rather than the more traditional practice of using inhalant agents. In some situations, such as work in remote areas, this technique is of a practical advantage. In other cases, for example, severe neurological disease or during some respiratory procedures, TIVA is a safer option compared to inhalational anaesthesia.
This webinar will cover indications, delivery techniques, and drug options for TIVA of dogs and cats. We will also discuss monitoring and supportive care that is necessary to ensure safe practice during TIVA in small animals.
Recording from 20 May 2021
Dr Jennifer Davis, BVMS MVS MANZCVS DipECVAA, Lecturer in Veterinary Anaesthesia
Jen is a specialist veterinary anaesthetist (Dip.ECVAA), currently working at Animalius, a private small animal referral clinic in Perth, Western Australia. Jen graduated with a BVMS from the University of Glasgow in 2005, then worked in general practice in the UK and Australia for seven years. During that time, she developed an interest in anaesthesia and analgesia, and attained Membership (by examination) with the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Critical Care in 2011. In 2012, Jen commenced a residency in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia at Murdoch University. Jen became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia in 2015. Jen completed a Master’s degree by research at Murdoch University in 2016, and is currently writing a PhD on the early identification of acute kidney injury in anaesthetised dogs using urinary biomarkers.