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VSPN CE Course TECH159-0816: Basic Medical Math
Audio and Text: The lectures for this course will be presented in a text format.
Audio will be used to answer questions and augment the lecture. Please come prepared to listen.

  » Enrollment is Closed

Presenter: Elizabeth Warren, LVT
Course Open: August 31, 2016-October 8, 2016
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Wednesdays, September 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2016; 8:30pm-10:00pm EDT
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 instructor 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 intermediate course includes a brief review of the fundamentals of arithmetic leading to interactive study of calculations frequently performed by veterinary technicians and assistants in veterinary practice. Participants should have a good grasp of fundamental concepts and successful completion of a high school or college algebra class is strongly recommended.
VSPN CE Course: Open to VIN and VSPN Members. "This program 22-25906 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 6.00 Veterinary Technician CE Credits (6.00 max). This RACE approval is for the subject matter categorie(s) of:
Category Three: Non-Scientific-Practice Management/Professional Development
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 Description:
This six-hour skills development course reviews the fundamentals of math and is designed to help students learn to work through the types of calculations frequently performed by veterinary technicians and assistants in veterinary practice. There will be a review of basic math concepts and an introduction to the formulas and skills necessary to solve drug and fluid dosage problems.

Week 1 (Real Time Session September 7): Math Assessment and Review of Decimal Numbers, Fractions, and Percentages
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to

Week 2 (Real Time Session September 14): Solving for "X" and Systems of Measurement
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to

Week 3 (Real Time Session September 21): Dosage Calculations
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to

Week 4 (Real Time Session September 28): IV Fluid Calculations
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.

*The question/answer portion of this course will be an audio presentation, please be prepared to listen.

*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:
Elizabeth Warren, LVT has been a credentialed veterinary technician in Texas since 1995, first as an RVT and currently as an LVT, and a community college instructor since 1999. She teaches the following courses at Austin Community College in the veterinary assistant certificate program which she co-developed in 1999: Veterinary Pharmacology, Pharmacological Calculations, Nutrition, and Clinical Pathology; Canine and Feline Clinical Management and Veterinary Anesthesia and Surgical Assistance, and Introduction to Veterinary Technology. She also assisted with curriculum development for ACC's AVMA-accredited veterinary technology program in 2013. She has worked as an emergency veterinary technician part-time at the Emergency Animal Hospital of Northwest Austin since 2001, and as a volunteer moderator at the Veterinary Support Personnel Network since 2000.

Ms. Warren holds an AAS in veterinary technology from San Juan College and will graduate with a BA in Liberal Arts from Thomas Edison State University in September 2016. She is a contributing author to several publications, including The VSPN Notebook, Mosby's Comprehensive Review for Veterinary Technicians (pharmacology chapter), Tasks for the Veterinary Assistant (post-operative techniques chapter), Texas Veterinarian magazine, Veterinary Technician magazine, and Technically Speaking newsletter. She has contributed test items to the Texas RVT (TVMA) exam and the Veterinary Technician National Exam (AAVSB).

Total CE Credit: 6

Tuition: $120 ($108 early bird special if enrolled by August 17, 2016)
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 September 7, 2016, or when the maximum number of participants is reached.
*For more information on how online CE works, see the Participant Resource Center.

To Enroll:
  » Enrollment is Closed
  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 (22-25906) has been approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 6 CE Credits, with a maximum of 6 CE Credits being available to any individual veterinary technician/technologist. This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Non-Scientific-Practice Management/Professional Development 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 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
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