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VSPN CE Course TECH252-1115: The Blood Sweat and Tears of Blood Banking
Audio and Text: In some of the course Real Time Sessions the lecture will be predominantly audio
while in others the lecture will be predominantly text.

  »Enrollment Closed

Instructors: Kenichiro Yagi, BS, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM) and Sally Lester, DVM, MVSc, DACVP (Anatomic & Clinical Pathology)
Course Open: November 25, 2015-December 27, 2015
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Thursdays, December 3, 10 and 17; 8:00- 9:30pm 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 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 intermediate is designed for the veterinarians and veterinary technicians interested in establishing or refining blood banking practices within their facility. Enrollees should be familiar with normal anatomy and physiology as well as the function of the hematologic system. Participants are strongly encouraged to enroll in TECH251-1015: A Very Bloody Affair: Veterinary Transfusion Medicine course for a full understanding of the material.
VSPN CE Course: Open to veterinarians and veterinary support staff. This course has been RACE approved for for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

Course Description:
Veterinary blood banking is performed at various levels in current practice. While commercial blood banks are available to provide blood components, relying solely on their supply can leave a practice without transfusion options for stretches of time, thus leaving their patients without treatment options. Appropriate donor selection and screening, blood collection and component separation, and blood banking management can be performed without being in a commercial facility with attention to detail and diligence in adhering to standards aimed at keeping donors and recipients safe. As our veterinary donors cannot truly volunteer their service as a donor, additional measures must be taken to ensure ethical treatment of donors for their altruism.

Week 1 (Real Time Session December 3): Donor Selection and Screening
Presenters: Kenichiro Yagi, BS, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM) and Sally Lester, DVM, MVSc, DACVP (Anatomic & Clinical Pathology)
Objectives: Participants should be able to Target Audience: Veterinarians, Veterinary Technicians/Technologists
CE Credit: 1.5
RACE Category: Scientific
Format: Text/Audio

Week 2 (Real Time Session December 10): Blood Collection and Component Separation
Presenters: Kenichiro Yagi, BS, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM) and Sally Lester, DVM, MVSc, DACVP (Anatomic & Clinical Pathology)
Objectives: Participants should be able to Target Audience: Veterinarians, Veterinary Technicians/Technologists
CE Credit: 1.5
RACE Category: Scientific
Format: Text/Audio

Week 3 (Real Time Session December 17): Blood Bank Management
Presenters: Kenichiro Yagi, BS, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM) and Sally Lester, DVM, MVSc, DACVP (Anatomic & Clinical Pathology)
Objectives: Participants should be able to Target Audience: Veterinarians, Veterinary Technicians/Technologists
CE Credit: 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 utilize both text 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 Instructors:
Kenichiro Yagi, BS, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM) is a veterinary technician in the field for 14 years. He is a University of California-Davis graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and is pursuing a master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences with an emphasis in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery at the University of Missouri. He is currently employed at Adobe Animal Hospital in Los Altos as the ICU Manager and the Blood Bank Manager. He is an instructor for VSPN, and is the ECC trainer for PetED Veterinary Education and Training Resources. He serves as the recording secretary for the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society, the treasurer for the Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technicians, and the NAVTA State Representative Committee Chairperson. Kenichiro has also lectured at several conferences both in the United States and internationally. He is interested in critical care, transfusion medicine, respiratory care, evidence-based medicine and critical care nursing. Ken invites everyone to ask the question of “Why?” to understand the reasons behind the “What” and “How” of our field. Sally Lester, DVM, MVSc, DACVP (Anatomic & Clinical Pathology) graduated from Washington State University’s veterinary medicine program in 1967. She practiced as a general practitioner for 10 years, then went back to WCVM for a masters in clinical pathology, and obtained her diplomate status in clinical and anatomic pathology (1980, and 1988). She was the CEO and founder of Evergreen Lab in Seattle and Central Lab for Veterinarians in Langley BC, and is now “semi-retired”, being the laboratory director for Pilchuck Veterinary hospital and QA director for Seattle Veterinary Specialists. Sally has taught continual education courses for the Veterinary Information Network since 2000.

Total CE Credit: 4.5

Tuition: $90 ($81 early bird special if enrolled by November 19, 2015)

* 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 December 3, 2015, 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 22-18688 is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 4.50 CE Credits (4.50 max) being available to any one veterinarian: and/or 4.50 Veterinary Technician CE Credits (4.50 max). This RACE approval is for the subject matter category 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
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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