How to recognise pain and provide effective analgesia
Presented by Gwen Covey-Crump ~ BVetMed, CertVA, Dipl.ECVAA, MRCVS
We’ll confront the difficulties in assessing maladaptive pain and consider the physiological basis for different types of pain. Taking a mechanism based approach will equip the clinician to make more informed decisions about which analgesic to use for effective pain relief.
BVetMed, CertVA, Dipl.ECVAA, MRCVS
After graduating in 2001 Gwen spent 3 years in small animal practice before commencing a residency in Veterinary Anaesthesia at the University of Bristol in 2004. After completion she spent 1 year in clinical anaesthesia practice at the Queen’s Veterinary Hospital, University of Cambridge, returning to Bristol as the team lead Clinical Anaesthetist for the newly formed Langford Veterinary Services (University of Bristol School of Veterinary Sciences teaching hospital) in 2009. She obtained the European Diploma in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia in 2012. As the lead clinical Specialist of the Small Animal Rehabilitation and Pain Management Service at Langford Vets, Gwen now focuses her energies working alongside physiotherapists and collaborating with specialist colleagues in surgery, neurology and medicine. She has a particular interest in established and emerging non-pharmacological therapies for pain. Other interests include comparative medicine, patient safety and clinical effectiveness. Gwen sits on council for the Comparative Medicine Network of the Royal Society of Medicine.