Analgesia, anesthesia monitoring and perioperative care

Published on January 31, 2016   46 min

Other Talks in the Series: Animal Models in Biomedical Research

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Welcome back to this second lecture on the animal models in the biomedical research training program. So in this lecture, we're gonna speak mainly about analgesia, then we're also gonna cover anesthesia monitoring and perioperative care. But the main focus of this lecture is analgesia.
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Aims of this lecture is to understand why analgesia is important in laboratory animal sciences, to know how we do pain assessment, how we treat pain during the perioperative period, to know a little bit about local and regional anesthesia or analgesia, understand a little bit about anesthesia monitoring and post-anesthesia procedures.
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So starting with the definition of pain, the international association for the study of pain defines, "pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage." You see highlighted what I think are important issues in this definition. Pain is an unpleasant sensory. A sensation is different from person to person, animal to animal, et cetera, and it has an emotional component. It's an emotional experience. And is actually associative with actual or potential tissue damage, that means that it's not compulsory that sometimes the painful stimulus is there. So pain is a distressing feeling often caused by intensive or damaging stimuli. Pain is a complex and subjective phenomenon. In the context of this definition, we know that it's not easy to define pain. Defining pain has been a challenge, especially in animals. And the issue is relatively new, and there was quite often a discussion about pain between veterinarian colleagues.
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