COMPANION ANIMAL PAIN MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE $499 TO $999
This course is designed to help veterinarians and vet techs identify the pathologies that will benefit from effective pain management practices. It provides an in-depth discussion of the neurobiology of acute and chronic pain.
This program embraces the multimodal treatment of pain management and provides an evidence-based approach to treatment options. It focuses on the neurobiology of pain mechanisms so as to understand the basis for mechanism-based treatments. Further, this course embraces the team approach to pain management, recognizing the valuable roles of the veterinarian, veterinary technician, and owner in managing each case. In particular, veterinary technicians play a major role in managing these patients for their lifetime, and interact with veterinarians and owners to be certain that patients are receiving optimal treatment and that owners are informed and educated about the treatment options for their pets and receive appropriate follow-up care.
Treatment compliance and appropriate care of patients are most effective when clients receive appropriate education and regular communication. Veterinary technicians will be confidently equipped to perform these functions upon successful completion of this course.
After completion of this program, participants will understand the basic neurobiology of pain in companion animals, and be able to apply the information in the selection of treatment modalities. Participants will receive instruction in pain assessment and identifying animal behaviors that are consistent with pain.
Participants should also be able to discuss common conditions causing neuropathic, visceral, or cancer-caused pain and application to clinical patients.
The Companion Animal Pain Management Certificate Program consists of 14 modules (25 hours) presented by Dr. Fox and an additional module (3 hours) presented by Dr. Robin Downing entitled "Pain Assessment & Management Techniques."
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