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 part time Lecturer in veterinary anaesthesia at Murdoch University and a part time clinical anaesthetist at a private referral vet clinic in Perth called Animalius. She spends most of her time in the clinic providing specialist anaesthesia to both small and large animals, and contributing to the teaching of DVM students. Jen graduated with a BVMS from the University of Glasgow in 2005, then worked in general practice in the UK and Australia for the following 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 and has completed a research Master’s degree at Murdoch University in 2016. She is currently undertaking a PhD investigating the early identification of acute kidney injury in anaesthetised dogs using urinary biomarkers.