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VIN CE Course ANES107-0513: Constant Rate Infusions as part of the anesthesia toolbox

Enrollment is closed.

INSTRUCTOR(S): Nancy Brock, DVM, DACVA (Anesthesiology) and Lydia Love, DVM, DACVA
COURSE OPEN: May 16-June 9, 2013
REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS): Thursdays, May 23 and 30; 8:00-10:00pm ET (USA)
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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 advanced course will be open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians with extensive experience in anesthesia delivery and interest in peri-operative use of constant rate infusions.
VIN CE Course: Open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians. This course has been RACE approved for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

Course Description:
This course will take you through the steps involved in problem-oriented drug selection and use of peri-operative intravenous infusions. This topic will also engage participants in a discussion/review of balanced anesthesia as a related topic. The peri-operative period is described as the period of general anesthesia/surgery and the immediate recovery period. Additionally, the course will explore the indications, contraindications and adverse events associated with peri-operative constant rate infusion of drugs for anesthesia, analgesia, and blood pressure support.

This course consists of two (2) 2-hour Real Time Session, supplemental library materials, interactive message board discussions, and a mandatory end-of-course test. 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.

Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to 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:
After receiving her DVM from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002 and completing a rotating small animal internship in 2003, Dr. Lydia Love spent four years performing high volume, high quality spay neuter and providing small animal general practice and emergency relief services. She then completed an anesthesia residency at the University of Tennessee and was certified as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists in 2010. She is currently Director of Anesthesia and Pain Management at Animal Emergency and Referral Associates in Fairfield, New Jersey.

Originally from Montreal, Dr. Nancy Brock obtained her DVM degree from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph in 1982. She completed a residency in anesthesia and critical care at the University of California, Davis in 1988. In 1995, she became certified as a veterinary anesthesia specialist and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists. Based in Vancouver British Columbia, Dr. Brock is a regular contributor and consultant for the VIN (Veterinary Anesthesia Network). She is also a clinical instructor of anesthesia at Douglas College's AHT program in Coquitlam BC. As part of her clinical anesthesia referral practice, Dr Brock provides veterinarians and their nursing staff with anesthesia assistance and expertise. This assistance comes in the form of telephone consultation, in-clinic delivery of anesthesia to high risk or fragile patients and the training of veterinarians and technicians in advanced anesthesia techniques. She is also the author of a quick reference anesthesia publication entitled Veterinary Anesthesia Update for small animal practitioners.

Course Outline:
Week 1 (Real Time Session May 23, 2013): Constant rate infusion overview and protocol selection
Content: Week 2 (Real Time Session May 30, 2013): Constant rate infusion drugs and delivery
Content: CE CREDITS: 4

Tuition: Member $80 ($72 early bird special if enrolled by May 2, 2013)
Non-Member $150 ($135 early bird special if enrolled by May 2, 2013)

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close when the maximum number of participants is reached or at 5pm ET the day of the first Real Time Session unless otherwise noted. If the first Real Time Session is on a weekend, course enrollment will close on the Friday before the first Real Time Session.

*For more information on how online CE works, see the Participant Resource Center.

  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.
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*Note: "This course is approved for 4 continuing education credits in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval; however participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education." Call VSPN/VIN CE at 1-800-700-4636 for further information. (Attendees are encouraged to check with their licensing jurisdiction(s) for information regarding recognition by their board).

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 VIN/VSPN office 1-800-700-INFO (4636) to discuss eligibility for a pro-rated refund.
* Note: To ensure rapid handling of your request for withdrawal, we recommend that you call the VIN/VSPN office at 1-800-700-INFO (4636).

*For more information on VIN's upcoming CE courses, check the VIN Course Catalog.

Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Coordinator

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