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TECH116-0504: How to Organize a Blood Donor Program
Paula Thompson, RVT
May 1 - 22, 2004
Real Time Sessions: Tuesday evenings 5/4 and 5/11; 9:30pm - 11:00pm ET (USA)
Goal of the course: This course is designed to help veterinary support staff organize and start a blood donor program in your clinic. All members of the veterinary support staff are encouraged to join the course; however, this course is focused toward veterinary technicians and veterinary assistants.
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:
WEEK 1 - How to pick the proper blood donor and get them into your program.
Content: This session will cover how to screen patients for a blood donor program, both canine and feline. Age restrictions, weight limits and other limitations concerning the patients or clients will be discussed. Once patients have been chosen for your program a basic understanding will be discussed on the lab work that needs to be completed. Explanations of why certain diseases should always be screened, and why other diseases should be screened for depending on your location.
WEEK 2 - Deciding how big your program should be and the supplies you will need.
Content: This session will cover a basic knowledge of how big or little your program should be and how to make your clinic money with the program. Supplies you will need and expenses you will encounter during management of a blood donor program will also be discussed.
Library materials will be made available prior to the topic week 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 begins and continue for one week following the last real time session. These discussions will be held in the VSPN CE course area.
CE HOURS: 3 CEUs
$48 ($43.00 early bird special if registered before April 16, 2004). Full time students of AVMA and Canadian accredited VT Programs are eligible for a discount of $24 (upon verification of student status)
Note: "This course has been submitted for approval for 3 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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