Updates in Perioperative Fluid Therapy
Provision of fluid therapy is an important aspect of patient support during anaesthesia. In recent years there have been various guidelines published regarding perioperative fluids in veterinary medicine. However, there are many factors to consider when creating an individualised fluid plan for small animals undergoing anaesthesia. This webinar will guide you through a logical approach to incorporating new information on this topic into your everyday clinical practice. The webinar will cover: indications for the provision of perioperative fluids, choice of fluid type and rate of administration for a range of patients, monitoring changes to fluid requirements during anaesthesia, and potential adverse effects of inappropriate fluid therapy.
Recording from 9 December 2020
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.