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TECH111-1003: Small Animal Anesthesia Part II
Dianne Hudson, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia)
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
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:
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.
$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.
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.)
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