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VSPN CE Course TECH237-1116: Anesthesia for the Reptile Patient
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

Instructor: Jody Nugent-Deal, RVT, VTS (Anes, CP-Exot)
Course Open: November 4, 2016- December 21, 2016
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Sundays, November 13, 20 (no class November 27), December 4 and 11, 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 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 course will cover basic to advanced anesthetic techniques in reptile species commonly seen in companion animal practice including but not limited to snakes, lizards, and chelonians (turtles and tortoises).
VSPN CE Course: Open to veterinary technicians/technologists.
"This program 22-27635 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 Veterinary Technician CE Credits (6 max). This RACE approval is for the subject matter categorie(s) of: Category One: Scientific-Clinical 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 course will introduce credentialed veterinary technicians to both basic and advanced anesthesia techniques that can be utilized in common pet reptile species such as snakes, turtles, tortoises, and lizards. Basic anatomy and physiology, special anesthetic equipment, drug protocol selection, monitoring techniques, intravenous and intraosseous catheterization, and intubation techniques will be emphasized.

Week 1 (Real Time Session November 13): Overview of Reptilian Anatomy and Physiology and Anesthesia Drug Selection for Premedication, Induction and Maintenance Anesthesia
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 2 (Real Time Session November 20): Equipment Selection for Anesthesia Delivery and Monitoring
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 3 (Real Time Session December 4): Physical Examination and Venipuncture Techniques
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 4 (Real Time Session December 11, 2016): In-Depth Discussion on IV and IO Catheterization, Fluid Therapy, Intubation, and Post-operative Recovery and Nursing Care
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 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.

*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/Analgesia, 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, VetMedTeam and PennFoster Veterinary Technician Program. 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 October 21, 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 November 13, 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 (RACE program number to be determined) has been submitted for approval by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 6.0 CE Credits, with a maximum of 6.0 CE Credits being available to any individual veterinary technician/technologist. This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Scientific, 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 Interim Director

VSPN CE Services: VSPNCE@vspn.org
800-846-0028 or 530-756-4881; ext. 792
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