RACE-Approved 1 Hour CE Course


Course Overview

In this learning module we will cover post-operative pain management, the science of nociception, local anesthetics and a review of the pharmacology of bupivacaine analgesics. We’ll also review the safety and efficacy clinical research study findings of the first FDA-approved long-acting local anesthetic in veterinary medicine. Participants who complete this course can expect to learn the latest techniques for optimizing post-operative pain management following cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) surgery in dogs.

Course Outline

  1. Introduction & Overview of Post-Operative Pain Management
  2. Local Anesthetics
  3. The Need for a Long-Acting Local Anesthetic
  4. New FDA-Approved Extended-Release Bupivacaine Pharmacology
  5. Summary

About the Author

Todd Charles Duffy, DVM, DACVECC graduated from University of Illinois – College of Veterinary Medicine. He has special interests in fluid therapy, antibiotic stewardship, patient safety, as well as analgesia and managing anesthesia for critical patients. Dr. Duffy is a distinguished speaker at various veterinary conferences throughout the United States and is also on the review board for the Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. Currently, he is the midwestern Veterinary Medical Liasion for Aratana Therapeutics.