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TECH111-1003: Small Animal Anesthesia Part II

INSTRUCTOR:
Dianne Hudson, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia)

DATES:
October 20 - November 30, 2003
Real Time Sessions: Thursdays, , October 23, 30, November 6, 13, and 20, 2003; 9:30pm - 11:00pm ET (USA)

Small Animal Anesthesia Part I is NOT a prerequisite for Small Animal Anesthesia Part 2

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Participants will cover the importance of monitoring and the different methods thereof, observing normal physiological parameters, and addressing complications and emergencies. We will explore the many different pain management drugs, techniques and the importance of pain management to patient recovery in addition to post-operative care and complications.

Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Determine depth of anesthesia
    1. Address a patient that is too light or too deep
    2. Recognize factors that would contribute to a prolonged recovery.
  2. Understand the physiological consequences of anesthesia
    1. Recognize bradycardia
    2. Recognize hypotension
    3. Recognize low O2 saturation
    4. Recognize hypercapnia, etc
    5. And know how to address these problems.
  3. Have a deeper knowledge of pain management and it's relevance to patient recovery
  4. Have a deeper understanding of other important issues of post-operative care and be able to address complications.
This course is geared toward veterinary technicians assisting with and inducing anesthesia in hospital patients. It is open to all VSPN members.

COURSE OUTLINE:

Week 1: Chapter 7: Perioperative Monitoring

Content: We will cover how to monitor anesthetic depth, physiological parameters and how to recognize and address problems.

Week 2: Chapter 8: Anesthetic Emergencies and Complications: Pages 147-173.

Content: We will discuss anaphylaxis, the Central Nervous System (CNS), and respiratory emergencies and their treatments.

Week 3: Chapter 8: Anesthetic Emergencies and Complications: Pages 174-194

Content: Being able to address cardiovascular emergencies or to prevent them are some of the most important skills technicians can have and we will discuss the recognition of such emergencies and the steps to correct the different situations that we may see.

Week 4: Chapter 9: Postoperative Care and Complications

Content: We will briefly cover pain management in this chapter with a much deeper discussion of it in the next chapter. We will discuss post oxygen support, extubation, physiological monitoring and postoperative complications (difficult breathing, behavior changes, blindness, circulatory shock, hyperthermia, oliguria, pulmonary edema, and seizures).

Week 5: Chapter 10: Analgesia and Pain Management

Content: We will discuss the physiology of pain and perception, grading pain and the different methods (opioids, non-opioid, blocks, & NSAIDS) for addressing it.

LIBRARY MATERIALS: Library materials will be made available one week before the course starts so participants will have plenty of time to prepare for the real time sessions and discussion.

MESSAGE BOARD DISCUSSIONS:
Message board discussions regarding the topic presented will begin on the day the course opens and continue for one week following the last real time session. These discussions will be held in the VSPN CE course area.

CE HOURS: 7.5 (applied for RACE approval)

Note: "This course has been approved for 7.5 hours of continuing education credits in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB's RACE approval; however participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Call VIN/VSPN for further information." (Attendees are encouraged to check with their licensing jurisdiction(s) for information regarding recognition by their board.)

TEXTBOOK: Required Text is: Manual of Small Animal Anesthesia, Second Edition. By Robert R. Paddleford, DVM, DACVA. W.B. Saunders, c1999. This book can be purchased from the VIN bookstore. Click here to access the bookstore: http://www.vin.com/Members/Store/Store.plx?p=82313
TEXTBOOK REQUIRED - Orders received after 10/6 may not receive the book prior to course open.

TUITION:
$120 ($108 Early Bird before October 6, 2003)
Full time students of an AVMA accredited Veterinary Technician Program will receive a reduced rate for this course of $60.00 (upon verification of student status)
*VT students, please include your program directors name, school, and school phone number in the comments section of the CE registration form. Your registration will be delayed if this information is not included.

TO REGISTER:

  1. You must be a registered member of VSPN (www.vspn.org). Membership in VSPN is free.
  2. VIN Member DVM's SHOULD NOT register for their staff. Please have the staff member register through VSPN. Please email VSPNCE@vspn.org if you have questions.
*** For More Information on VSPN's upcoming CE Courses, check out www.vspn.org/CE

Note: "This course has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 7.5 hours of continuing education credits in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB's RACE approval; however participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Call VIN/VSPN for further information." (Attendees are encouraged to check with their licensing jurisdiction(s) for information regarding recognition by their board.)


COURSE WITHDRAWAL AND REFUND POLICY: Withdrawal prior to the listed start date of a course entitles the registrant to a complete refund or a credit toward a future VSPN CE course, whichever is preferred. Withdrawal within 1 week after the listed start date (i.e. including no more than one real-time session) entitles the registrant to a credit toward any future VSPN CE course. (Does not apply to courses with only one real-time session.) After the first real-time session, a registrant may withdraw due to special circumstances and receive prorated credit towards a future VSPN course. These requests will be handled on an individual basis. The amount of the prorated credit will be determined based on 65% of the time remaining in the course at the time of withdrawal. It is not possible to withdraw retroactively.

Note: To ensure rapid handling of your request for withdrawal, we recommend that you call the VIN office at 1-800-700-INFO (4636).


Nanette R. Walker Smith, RVT, CVT
VSPN Content Director
Nanette@vspn.org or VSPNCE@vspn.org

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