Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Gentle Vet Animal Hospital, Dr. Ehud Sela: The Importance of a good anesthetic protocol.


Good anesthesia is essential in the good outcome of a procedure that requires general anesthesia.

Today we performed a dentistry on a ten years old Dachshund. In my practice a complete physical exam is done by me before premedication with a sedative, and then about 15 minutes later another physical exam is done before the administration of the inducing anesthetic.

Once the induction is achieved, the patient is intubated and inhalation anesthesia begins. In my practice, all of the above are done by me the veterinarian. Monitoring devices are placed on the patient and the veterinary technician starts the dentistry.

I'm there at all times during the procedure monitoring the patient under anesthesia and the dentistry.

When the procedure is completed I extubate the patient and stay with him in the surgical suite until fully awake and all parameters are normal.

Furthermore, my vet tech stays with the patient in recovery observing him until the patient stands up and can walk.

I use very short acting inducing agents so the patient usually is home within an hour of the procedure fully awake and wagging its tail in happiness when the owner picks him up.

In conclusion: attention to details and close monitoring of a patient during anesthesia and during recovery is essential for a good outcome.

Dr. Ehud Sela

Gentle Vet Animal Hospital

Margate, Florida.

Phone: 954-972-5900 

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