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VSPN CE Course TECH238-1115: Tame That Cat! How to Get A Handle On Feline Anesthesia
Audio and Text: Audio and Text - The lectures for this course will be presented as a combination of text and audio

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Presenter: Brenda Feller, CVT, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia)
Course Open: November 30-December 17, 2015
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Monday, December 7, 2015; 9:00pm-10:30pm 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.

*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 a Practice Session.

Level and Prerequisites: This basic course is designed for the entire anesthesia team to review the nursing care and techniques involved in avoiding using the anesthesia induction chamber. The instructor encourages any veterinary staff with experience handling or inducing anesthetic patients utilizing chambers to enroll in this course. Team enrollment is highly encouraged.
VSPN CE Course:Open to veterinary technicians/support staff only.
This course has been approved by RACE for veterinary technicians/technologists only. (RACE# #22-13260)

Course Information:
Feline anesthesia is not the same as canine anesthesia, and unfortunately this translates to a higher mortality rate for our feline patients. In this course we will discuss how to integrate simple messages into your practice that will produce calm feline patients, the first step in an uneventful anesthesia procedure. The dangers of induction chamber use will be explored, not only to the patient but also the staff members. The end goal is to produce calm feline patients whose owners will not dread bringing them back to our practice and thus increase your practice’s bottom line.

Course Outline:
Week 1 (Real Time Session December 7): Calming Felines and Administering Anesthesia
Presenter: Brenda Feller, CVT, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia)
Objectives: Upon completion of this session participants should be able to Target Audience: Veterinary technicians/technologists
CE Credits: 1.5
RACE Category: Scientific
Format: Text/Audio

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 utiliz both text and 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 Textbooks: There is no required textbook for this course.

About the Presenter:
Brenda Feller, RVT, CVT, VTS (Anesthesia) is a graduate of Michigan State University’s Animal Health Technician Program. After graduation Brenda worked at the University of Illinois. Brenda currently works at Animal Specialty Hospital of Florida in Ft. Myers, FL. Brenda instructs several RACE approved CE courses for the Veterinary Support Personnel Network (VSPN), is a board moderator for VSPN and has spoken at major conferences including Western Veterinary Conference and NAVC. Brenda has been published in Veterinary Technician Journal, is a member of IAVPM, NAVTA, IVTA, AVTA. She holds a veterinary technician specialty credential in anesthesia and analgesia.

Total CE Credit: 1.5

Tuition: $30 ($27 early bird special if enrolled by November 16, 2015)

* Veterinary Technician 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 on December 4, 2015,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 (#22-13260) has been approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 1.5 CE Credits, with a maximum of 1.5 CE Credits being available to any individual veterinary technician/technologist. This RACE approval is for the subject matter category of: Scientific 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
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