Anesthesia Flight and Landing: Maintenance & Recovery (1191)
Veterinary Technology |  Anesthesiology/Pain Management
Sunday | 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||211




Kim Spelts CVT, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia
PEAK Veterinary Anesthesia Services

Kim achieved VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia) status in 2004. She has lectured at many local and national conferences to veterinary professionals to further their knowledge of anesthesia and analgesia. She was named the WVC Veterinary Technician Continuing Educator of the Year in 2011. She also co-authored the AAHA Anesthesia Guidelines for Dogs and Cats and is a contributing author to Anesthesia for Veterinary Technicians and Pain Management for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses. She started her own business, PEAK Veterinary Anesthesia Services, in 2013 ( She strives to advance anesthesia knowledge and standards of care through advanced training and case management. Kim is currently the President-Elect of the Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Anesthesia and Analgesia.

Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 2


Now that the patient is asleep, what tools does the anesthetist have at his/her disposal to ensure a smooth experience for the patient and, more importantly, an uneventful and successful recovery? The goals of the maintenance and recovery phases of anesthesia will be discussed as well as suggestions for perianesthetic drug administration and monitoring.

Learning Objectives

1. Understand the importance of and methods for minimizing inhalant use

2. Become familiar with methods of providing multimodal perioperative analgesia

3. Determine methods of providing a smooth transition into normal mentation during recovery

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