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VSPN CE Course TECH235-0716: Anesthesia for the Avian Patient
Audio and text: The lectures for this course will be presented in a predominantly text format, with audio used to augment the presentation.
Please come prepared to listen.

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Instructor: Jody Nugent-Deal, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia, Exotic Companion Animal)
Course Open: July 8, 2016-August 10, 2016
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Sundays, July 17, 24 and 31, 2016; 9:30-11pm 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 instructors 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 will be open to veterinary technicians/technologists interested in anesthetic techniques in avian species commonly seen in companion animal practice such as pet parrots, finches, canaries, birds of prey (falconry birds), chickens, and waterfowl.
VSPN CE Course: This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists. (22-25402)

Course Description:
This course will introduce credentialed veterinary technicians and veterinarians to both basic and advanced anesthesia techniques which can be utilized in common companion pet birds such as parrots, passerines, ducks, geese, and chickens. Basic anatomy and physiology, special equipment, drug protocol selection, monitoring techniques, intravenous and intraosseous catheterization, and intubation techniques will be emphasized. Advanced anesthetic techniques such as analgesic constant rate infusions and air sac cannulation will be discussed in detail.

Week 1 (Real Time Session July 17): Overview of Avian Anatomy and Physiology and Anesthesia Drug Selection for Premedication, Induction and Maintenance Anesthesia and Air Sac Cannulation,

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

Week 2 (Real Time Session July 24): Equipment Selection for Anesthesia Delivery and Monitoring

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

Week 3 (Real Time Session July 31): Physical Examination & Venipuncture Techniques

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

Week 4 (Real Time Session August 7): In-Depth Discussion of the Usefulness of Balanced Anesthesia, Calculating CRIs, IV and IO Catheterization, Fluid Therapy, Intubation, Air Sac Cannulation, and Successful Recovery Techniques

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 lecture 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:
Jody Nugent-Deal, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia, Exotic Companion Animal) has worked for the University of California-Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital since 1999, working in the companion exotics department for 10 years and currently the small animal anesthesia department where she is the supervisor. Ms. Nugent-Deal is a founding member of the Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Clinical Practice and is the executive secretary for the group as well as the appeals committee chair. Jody is an active member with the Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Anesthesia and Analgesia having served on the nominations, credentials and appeals committees. Jody is currently a Member At Large for the AVTAA. Jody also serves on the board for CaRVTA. Ms. Nugent-Deal has lectured throughout North America since 2000 on anesthesia and various exotic animal topics. Jody has published numerous articles and book chapters for both canine/feline and exotic animal medicine and anesthesia topics. Jody is an instructor for both VSPN and VetMedTeam and she has a special interest in anesthesia, analgesia, pain management and critical care in exotics and dogs and cats. In Jody’s spare time, she loves to read, visit the ocean, run, road and mountain bike.

Total CE Credit: 6

Tuition: $120 ($108 early bird special if enrolled by June 24, 2016)
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 17, 2106, 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 22-25402 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 3.00 Veterinary Technician CE Credits (3.00 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
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