Euthanasia in Emergency Practice
In this session the value of pre-euthanasia sedation or anesthesia will be discussed because it can decrease adverse events during euthanasia and allows owners to see their pet at peace before saying their final goodbye. Owners have four main budgets when making euthanasia decisions (financial, emotional, physical and time) and all must be considered and respected. Setting the scene for success includes small but powerful ‘little things’ such as never separating the patient from the owner once the decision has been made, quickly creating a less clinical setting (blankets, cushions, dimming lights). The “elephant in the room” questions on how and when to ask for payment will be discussed.
Presentation Code: 052