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VSPN CE Course TECH120-0116: Winter VTNE Preparation Class
Text only: The lectures for this course will be presented in a text format.

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Presenters: Ann Wortinger, BIS, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM, Nutrition)
Darci Palmer, BS, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia)
Mark Sharpless, MBA, CMAR, RVT
Shelley Shopsowitz, RVT, BA
Kenichiro Yagi, BS, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM)

Course Open: January 8, 2016-April 15, 2016 (Note: For a certificate of completion, participation statistics will be pulled and calculated on March 16, 2016 (10 days after the last Real Time Session); however, class message boards will remain open for interaction with the instructors through the VTNE testing window ending April 15, 2016).
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Sundays, January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21, 28 and March 6, 2016; 8:00pm-9:30pm 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.

Level and Prerequisites: This intermediate course is designed to help veterinary technician students review the basics of veterinary technology in an overview format. It is not designed to provide in-depth knowledge on each subject as it is assumed the student has that knowledge and is reviewing information in preparation for sitting for the VTNE.
VSPN CE Course: Open to veterinary technicians/support staff only. This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists only.

Course Information:
This course is designed to provide a review of the veterinary technician essential skills, tasks, and knowledge base as provided by the guidelines set forth by the AVMA CVTEA for approved veterinary technology programs. Active engagement in the entire course should help organize study time and allow for better competency and test taking skills. The course library will contain a variety of handouts, study guides, charts, interactives, slide shows, and flash cards. Note: This class does not guarantee passage of the exam; we will approach as many topics as possible in an effort to help the student identify levels of competency as an aid to focus study efforts. In depth and advanced topics will NOT be covered.

Course Outline:
Week 1 (Real Time Session January 17): Laboratory Procedures (Domain 40)
Presenter: Ann Wortinger, BIS, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM, Nutrition)
Objectives: Upon completion of this session participants should be able to

Week 2 (Real Time Session January 24): Pharmacy and Pharmacology (Domain 10) & Pain Management and Analgesia (Domain 90)
Presenter: Darci Palmer, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia)
Objectives: Upon completion of this session participants should be able to

Week 3 (Real Time Session January 31): Anesthesia (Domain 70)
Presenter: Darci Palmer, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia)
Objectives: Upon completion of this session participants should be able to

Week 4 (Real Time Session February 7): Animal Care and Nursing and Zoonoses (Domain 50)
Presenter: Ann Wortinger, BIS, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM, Nutrition)
Objectives: Upon completion of this session participants should be able to

Week 5 (Real Time Session February 14): Animal Care and Nursing and Zoonoses (Domain 50 continued) and Emergency Medicine/Critical Care (Domain 80)
Presenter: Kenichiro Yagi, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM)
Objectives: Upon completion of this session participants should be able to

Week 6 (Real Time Session February 21): Surgical Nursing (Domain 20)
Presenter: Kenichiro Yagi, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM)
Objectives: Upon completion of this session participants should be able to

Week 7 (Real Time Session February 28): Large Animal Medicine and Nursing
Presenter: Shelley Shopsowitz, RVT, BA
Objectives: Upon completion of this session participants should be able to

Week 8 (Real Time Session March 6): Diagnostic Imaging (Domain 60) & Dentistry (Domain 30)
Presenter: Ann Wortinger, BIS, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM, Nutrition)
Objectives: Upon completion of this session participants 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.
Required Textbooks: There is no required textbook for this course.

About the Presenters:
Please click on the instructor names above to view their bio pages.

Total CE Credit: 12

Tuition: $210 ($105 for enrolled AVMA/Canadian accredited VT program students or those who have graduated within 6 months of the course start date, see below). Tuition fees are deeply discounted thanks to a generous grant from the VIN Foundation.
**NOTE: There is NO early bird discount date and enrollment enrollment WILL CLOSE on Friday January 15, 2016, at 5pm ET or when the maximum number of participants is reached.
*For more information on how online CE works, see the Participant Resource Center.

To Enroll:
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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. 792 or email VSPNCE@vspn.org. Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
*Note: "This program 22-19007 is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 0.00 CE Credits (0.00 max) being available to any one veterinarian: and/or 12.00 Veterinary Technician CE Credits (12.00 max). This RACE approval is for the subject matter categorie(s) of: Category One: Scientific using the delivery method(s) of: Interactive-Distance. 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 VSPN office 800-846-0028 ext. 792 to discuss eligibility for a pro-rated refund.
* Note: To ensure rapid handling of your request for withdrawal, we recommend that you call the VSPN office at 800-846-0028 ext. 792.

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

Charlotte Waack, RVT, CVT
VSPN Director/VSPN CE Interim Director

VSPN CE Services: VSPNCE@vspn.org
800-846-0028 or 530-756-4881; ext. 792
or direct line to VIN/VSPN from the United Kingdom: 01 45 222 6154
or direct line to VIN/VSPN from Australia: 02 6145 2357


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