How to Manage Complicated Anesthesia in the Field

How to manage complicated anesthesia in the fieldAnesthesia should never be considered simple or routine. Even short procedures can become complicated. A physical exam prior to sedation, a plan, and additional anesthetic and emergency drugs within reach will improve the chances of a successful outcome.


This two-part course consists of one proceedings paper and the accompanying 2019 AAEP Convention presentation. The video has been split into two parts for ease of download and viewing; as one video part concludes, the next will unlock.

You must view all sections of the course before the quiz will unlock.

Course objectives:

With the successful completion of this course, students will understand

  • What can go wrong?
  • Preparing for anesthesia in the field
  • Drugs to have available
  • Tools to have available
  • Sedation prior to anesthesia
  • Analgesia
  • What to do when things go wrong

Continuing education credit:

  • 0.5 credit hours Medical, Non-interactive/Anytime, with a passing score of at least 70%

Approximate duration:

  • 30 minutes: read the paper, view the presentation, complete the quiz


  • Read the paper from the 2019 AAEP Convention proceedings, approximately 1250 words
  • View the presentation from the 2019 AAEP Convention, 21 minutes
  • Complete quiz
How to Manage Complicated Anesthesia in the Field00:31:30
View the presentation, part 1 00:10:30
VIew the presentation, part 2 00:11:00
Read the paper from the 2019 AAEP Convention proceedings 00:10:00
Pass the quiz to earn CE credit
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