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VSPN CE Course TECH269-1117: Smoothing the Way, Creating a Low Stress Environment for Patients
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.

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Instructor: Sherrie Yuschak, AAS, RVT, VTS (Behavior), KPA-CTP
Course Open: November 21, 2017-December 29, 2017
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Tuesdays, November 28, December 5, 12 and 19, 2017; 8:00-9:00 pm 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 basic course will be open to all veterinary staff that participate in patient care.
VSPN CE Course: Open to VIN and VSPN members. This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists.(22-31050)

Course Description:
Learn how to effectively adapt and enrich the veterinary environment to allow for modern, low stress patient care. Relaxed and cooperative patients can receive more thorough treatment thereby improving health outcomes and building revenue. Staff experiences less stress and fewer injuries when patients are easier to handle. Clients want their pets to be able to receive treatment without struggle, discomfort and fear. All of these benefits and more can be gained through implementation of the knowledge, skills and techniques discussed in this course.

Week 1 (Real Time Session November 28): Fearful Fido and Stressed-out Sheba
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to

Week 2 (Real Time Session December 5): What Does YOUR Patient Perceive?
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 3 (Real Time Session December 12): Champion the Most Challenged Patients
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 4 (Real Time Session December 19): Planning, Promoting and Assessing Environmental Improvements
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.

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*The lecture portion of this course will utilize 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 Textbook: There is no required textbook for this course.

About the Instructor:
Sherrie Yuschak, AAS, RVT, VTS (Behavior), KPA-CTP is employed by North Carolina State University and works remotely for the Behavioral Medicine Service providing expertise in canine learning theory and application as part of a research team. Her previous duties at North Carolina State include patient behavior modification and client, student and staff education. Low stress veterinary handling and improved patient welfare is a priority to Sherrie and she serves on the Fear Free? Initiative Task Force. Sherrie is also a faculty member of the Karen Pryor Academy for Professional Dog Trainers. Active in the veterinary community, Sherrie holds board positions and membership on many technician and behavior organizations.

Total CE Credit: 4

Tuition: $84 ($76 early bird special if enrolled by November 7, 2017)
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 28, 2017, or when the maximum number of participants is reached.
*For more information on how online CE works, see the Participant Resource Center.

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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 22-31050 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 4.00 Veterinary Technician CE Credits (4.00 max). This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Category Two: Non-Scientific-Clinical using the delivery method of Interactive-Distance. This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements. RACE does not "accredit" or "endorse" or "certify" any program or person, nor does RACE approval validate the content of the program."

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
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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