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VSPN CE Course TECH141-0617: Advanced Nursing-Critical Care Module 2
Audio only: The lectures for this course will be presented in a predominantly audio format. Please come prepared to listen.

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Instructor: Andrea Steele, RVT, VTS (ECC), MSc
Course Open: June 28, 2017-August 12, 2017
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Wednesdays, July 5, 12, 26 and August 2, 2017 (Note: No class on July 19); 9:00-11:00pm 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 advanced course is focused toward the experienced technician who routinely deals with emergent or critical cases, or has an interest in specializing in emergency and critical care. Module 1 is highly recommended prior to enrolling in Module 2, as Module 2 builds on information learned in Module 1.
VSPN CE Course: Open to VIN and VSPN members.
This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists.(22-29052)

Course Description:
This is module 2 of a two part course in advanced nursing skills for emergent and critically ill patients. Advanced Nursing Modules 1 and 2 will emphasize the role of the technician in emergency and critical care. Throughout the series, technicians will be encouraged to critically think, problem solve, and develop new skills. These courses will be presented in a systems approach, beginning with nursing techniques that may be universal to any emergency situation or critical illness, followed by techniques that focus on the various body systems.

Week 1 (Real Time Session July 5): Nursing of the Kidney Patient
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to

Week 2 (Real Time Session July 12): Nursing of the Endocrine Patient
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to

Week 3 (Real Time Session July 26): Nursing the Neurologic and Gastrointestinal Patient
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to

Week 4 (Real Time Session August 2): Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
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.

Required Textbook(s): There is no required textbook for this course.

About the Instructor:
Andrea Steele, RVT, VTS (ECC), MSc is an experienced lecturer on the topic of veterinary emergency and critical care at numerous international veterinary conferences, private continuing education events and in-clinic. Andrea has been an ICU technician since 1998, is a Veterinary Technician Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care, and is a Past President, and current Member at Large of the Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technicians (AVECCT). Andrea has authored numerous book chapters and articles, and co-edited Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care for Veterinary Technicians 3rd Edition.

Total CE Credit: 8

Tuition: $168 ($151 early bird special if enrolled by June 14, 2017)
**Enroll in both modules by May 10, 2017 and receive a 15% discount off the original course price.
All prices are listed in US dollars.

* Students currently enrolled in and taking at least 2 classes or 5 units at an AVMA accredited or CAAHT approved Veterinary Technician Program may be eligible to receive a 50% discount off the regular rate for this course (upon verification of student status).
*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close at 5pm ET on July 5, 2017, 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. 792 or email VSPNCE@vspn.org. Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
*Note: "This program 22-29052 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 8.00 Veterinary Technician CE Credits (8.00 max). This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Category One: Scientific using the delivery method of Interactive-Distance. This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements. RACE does not "accredit" or "endorse" or "certify" any program or person, nor does RACE approval validate the content of the program."

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 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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