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VIN CE Course ANES109-1017: Anesthesia Alphabet Soup
An exploration of anesthesia drugs, their beneficial and undesirable effects, dosing regimens, and protocol combinations for anesthesia and chemical restraint of dogs, cats, and rabbits.

The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format.

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Presenters: Nancy Brock, DVM, DACVAA (course coordinator)
Lydia Love, DVM, DACVAA
Kris Kruse-Elliott, DVM, PhD, DACVAA

Course Open: October 3-December 1, 2017
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Tuesdays, October 10, 17, 24, November 7, 14 and 21, 2017; 8:00-10:00 pm ET (USA)
Course RTS Times in Your Area: World Clock Converter

Practice Sessions: In order to prepare you for a successful experience in your CE course, we request you attend a Practice Session prior to the first Real Time Session. Please arrive promptly at the start time; each Practice Session is up to 1 hour in length. For more information, please visit the CE Practice Area.

*The presenters for this course will be using audio which will require you to have a headset or speakers to listen. If you have any concerns regarding your computer's audio capabilities, please be sure to attend one of the Practice Sessions.

Level and Prerequisites: This basic course will appeal to seasoned, newly minted and returning small animal clinicians alike - anyone interested in deepening their understanding of decision making that enhances clinical anesthesia safety. Veterinarians new to and re-acquainting themselves with small animal practice will find a valuable overview of drugs to help optimize anesthesia protocol selection. While experienced practitioners will find this course helpful for optimizing existing anesthesia protocols and incorporating newly available anesthetic drugs.

VIN CE Course: Open to veterinarians. Licensed or experienced (5 years suggested) veterinary staff may also enroll provided they are associated with an enrolled veterinarian. Veterinary staff need to provide the name of their veterinarian in the comment section during the enrollment process.
Please note: Veterinary staff may not be able to access the full complement of VIN Message Board-based resources in the course library.
This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists.

Course Information:
This course provides an overview of anesthesia drugs, old and new, with a focus on drug selection to optimize anesthesia management in cats, dogs and rabbits. Case studies with varying levels of complexity and patient compromise will provide examples for participants to discuss pros and cons of drug selection.

Week 1 (Real Time Session October 10, 2017): Acepromazine, Alfaxan, Anticholinergics, Alpha-2 Agonists and Antagonists
Presenter: Nancy Brock, DVM, DACVAA (course coordinator); Lydia Love, DVM, DACVAA & Kris Kruse-Elliott, DVM, PhD, DACVAA
Format: Audio

Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 2 (Real Time Session October 17, 2017): Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Dissociative Agents, Etomidate
Presenter: Nancy Brock, DVM, DACVAA (course coordinator); Lydia Love, DVM, DACVAA & Kris Kruse-Elliott, DVM, PhD, DACVAA
Format: Audio

Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 3 (Real Time Session October 24, 2017): Gabapentin, Inhalants, Lidocaine, NSAIDs
Presenter: Nancy Brock, DVM, DACVAA (course coordinator); Lydia Love, DVM, DACVAA & Kris Kruse-Elliott, DVM, PhD, DACVAA
Format: Audio

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

**** BREAK - October 31, 2017 ****

Week 4 (Real Time Session November 7, 2017): The Jaundiced Cat and the Dog with Chronic Liver Disease
Presenter: Nancy Brock, DVM, DACVAA (course coordinator); Lydia Love, DVM, DACVAA & Kris Kruse-Elliott, DVM, PhD, DACVAA
Format: Audio

Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 5 (Real Time Session November 14, 2017): Case Discussion - Premedication & Induction
Presenter: Nancy Brock, DVM, DACVAA (course coordinator); Lydia Love, DVM, DACVAA & Kris Kruse-Elliott, DVM, PhD, DACVAA
Format: Audio

Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 6 (Real Time Session November 21, 2017): Case Discussion - Maintenance & Recovery
Presenter: Nancy Brock, DVM, DACVAA (course coordinator); Lydia Love, DVM, DACVAA & Kris Kruse-Elliott, DVM, PhD, DACVAA
Format: Audio

Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required to earn a certificate of completion for the course. To learn more about the requirements for earning a CE certificate, please refer to Receiving Your CE Credit and Course Completion Certificate.

Course Materials: Course materials will be available in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.
Please note: Veterinary staff may not be able to access the full complement of VIN Message Board-based resources in the course library.
Required Textbook(s): There is no required textbook for this course.

About the Presenters:
Nancy Brock, DVM, DACVAA
Originally from Montreal, Dr. Brock obtained her DVM degree from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph in 1982. She completed a residency in anesthesia and critical care at the University of California, Davis in 1988. In 1995, she became certified as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia. Based in Vancouver British Columbia, Dr. Brock provides veterinarians and their nursing staff with anesthesia assistance and expertise. This assistance comes in the form of case management through telemedicine, telephone consultation, in-clinic delivery of anesthesia to high risk or fragile patients and the training of veterinarians and technicians in advanced anesthesia techniques. She is also the author of a quick reference anesthesia publication entitled Veterinary Anesthesia Update for small animal practitioners.

Lydia Love, DVM, DACVAA
Dr. Love graduated from the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002, completed a small animal internship in San Diego, and then worked for The Humane Society of the United States organizing and conducting free sterilization clinics in the rural Southeastern US. This work led her to develop a passionate interest in anesthesia, pain management, and complete peri-operative care. Dr. Love returned to the University of Tennessee to complete a residency in veterinary anesthesia and obtained board certification from the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia & Analgesia in 2010. She has since been working in private specialty practice and is a co-editor of and author of several chapters in the book, Pain Management in Veterinary Practice.

Kris Kruse-Elliott, DVM, PhD, DACVAA
Dr. Kruse received her DVM from Oregon State University in 1984. The following year was spent in mixed animal practice in Seattle, WA before moving on to advanced specialty training in anesthesiology. She completed her anesthesia residency at North Carolina State University from 1985-1988, becoming board certified and a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia in 1989. Dr. Kruse received her PhD in pulmonary physiology from North Carolina State University in 1992 and joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison the same year where she taught for 15 years. Dr. Kruse has been the medical director at Animalscan in Redwood City, CA since 2006.

Total CE Credit: 12

Tuition: Member $276 ($248 early bird special if enrolled by September 19, 2017)
Non-Member $413 ($372 early bird special if enrolled by September 19, 2017)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on October 10, 2017 at 5 pm ET (USA) or when the maximum number of participants is reached.

*For more information on how online CE works, see the Participant Resource Center.

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  1. Enrollment qualifications: VIN CE courses are open to VIN member and non-member veterinarians. Veterinarians enrolling in a VSPN CE course must be a VIN member. Veterinary support staff must be a VSPN member to enroll in a VSPN CE or a VIN CE course open to VSPN member enrollment.
  2. Each enrollee must be able to receive emails from @vspn.org and @vin.com addresses. Email is our major form of communication with participants; personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
  3. Each person is individually responsible for his/her own registration. To ensure that all information received is secure and correct, please do not enroll for a course on behalf of another individual.
  4. For further assistance call 800-846-0028 ext. 797 or email CEonVIN@vin.com. Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
"This program (RACE program number to be determined) has been submitted for approval by AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 12 CE Credits, with a maximum of 12 CE Credits being available to any individual veterinarian or veterinary technician/technologist. This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Scientific, using the delivery method of Interactive-Distance: (Web-based, Teleconference or Audio-Conference). This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements."

Course withdrawal and refund policy: A complete refund of the paid course price will be issued when your withdrawal request is received prior to the listed start date of the course. If you wish to withdraw after the start date please contact the VIN office 800-846-0028 ext. 797 to discuss eligibility for a pro-rated refund.

*For more information on VIN's upcoming CE courses, check the VIN Course Catalog.

Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Coordinator

VIN CE Services: CEonVIN@vin.com
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