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ANES108-1114: Veterinary Anesthesia Review
The lectures for this course will be presented in a predominantly audio format.
Please come prepared to listen.
Nancy Brock, DVM, DACVAA (course coordinator)
Lydia Love, DVM, DACVAA
Kris Kruse-Elliott, DVM, PhD, DACVAA
November 4-December 12, 2014
Real Time Sessions (RTS):
Tuesdays, November 11, 18, 25 and December 2, 2014; 8:00-10:00 pm ET (USA)
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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:
course will appeal to seasoned, newly minted and returning
small animal clinicians alike - anyone interested in deepening their understanding of decision
making that enhances clinical anesthesia safety:
VIN CE Course:
- Veterinarians new to and re-acquainting themselves with small animal
practice will find a valuable overview of anesthesia management.
- Experienced practitioners will learn how to effectively incorporate new anesthesia concepts,
drugs and equipment into their current practice and also avoid or eliminate common
and recurring anesthesia problems.
Open to veterinarians. Licensed or experienced (5 years suggested)
veterinary staff may also enroll provided they are associated with an enrolled veterinarian.
Veterinary staff need to provide the name of their veterinarian in the comment section
during the enrollment process.
This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.
The Veterinary Information Network (VIN) is RACE Provider #22.
This review course explores the concepts of safe anesthesia delivery to
canine and feline patients with a focus on adverse events in the peri-operative period.
This course consists of four (4) 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.
To learn more about the requirements for earning a CE certificate, please refer to
Receiving Your CE Credit and Course Completion Certificate
*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
- make an informed choice of inhalant anesthesia delivery and equipment.
- select the most appropriate anesthesia monitoring tools and techniques for a given situation.
- provide effective supportive measures.
- recognize the early signs of adverse peri-operative events and respond effectively.
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:
Nancy Brock, DVM, DACVAA
Originally from Montreal, Dr. 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 Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary
Anesthesia and Analgesia. Based in Vancouver British Columbia, Dr. Brock provides
veterinarians and their nursing staff with anesthesia assistance and expertise.
This assistance comes in the form of case management through telemedicine,
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.
Lydia Love DVM DACVAA
Dr. Love graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary
Medicine in 2002. After completing a small animal internship in San Diego,
Dr. Love worked for The Humane Society of the United States organizing and
conducting free vaccination and sterilization clinics from southeastern Ohio
to southern Georgia in underserved and rural communities. This work led
Dr. Love to develop a passionate interest in anesthesia, pain management,
and complete peri-operative care. After five years in practice, Dr. Love
returned to the University of Tennessee to complete a residency in veterinary
anesthesia. She obtained board certification from the American College of
Veterinary Anesthesia & Analgesia in 2010 and has been working in private
specialty practice since then. Dr. Love is a co-editor of and author of several
chapters in the book Pain Management in Veterinary Practice.
Kris Kruse-Elliott DVM PhD DACVAA
Dr. Kruse received her DVM from Oregon State University in 1984. The following year
was spent in mixed animal practice in Seattle, WA before moving on to advanced
specialty training in anesthesiology. She completed her anesthesia residency at
North Carolina State University from 1985-1988, becoming board certified and a
Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia in 1989.
Dr. Kruse received her PhD in pulmonary physiology from North Carolina State
University in 1992 and joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
the same year where she taught for 15 years. Dr. Kruse has been the medical
director at Animalscan in Redwood City, CA since 2006.
(Real Time Session November 11):
Fluid Therapy, Hypotension
- Applications and implications of new AAHA fluid therapy guidelines
- Management of hypotension in the anesthetized patient
(Real Time Session November 18):
Breathing Circuit, Capnography
- Selecting, testing and troubleshooting breathing circuits
and managing oxygen flow rates
- Capnography as a monitoring and troubleshooting tool
(Real Time Session November 25):
Bradycardia, Hypoxemia, Airway Management
- What to do about a patient with a low heart rate
- Patient with a low pulse ox reading
- The difficult airway
(Real Time Session December 2):
Alfaxan, Feline Arrhythmias
CE Credits: 8
- The implication of pre-operative anxiety and its management
- Use of intramuscular Alfaxan in the difficult feline patient
- What to do about feline intra operative arrhythmias
Member $168 ($151 early bird special if enrolled by October 21, 2014)
Non-Member $266 ($239 early bird special if enrolled by October 21, 2014)
*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes,
enrollment will close at 5 pm ET on November 11,2014
or when the maximum number of participants is reached.
*For more information on how online CE works, see the
Participant Resource Center
Enrollment is now closed.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- For further assistance call 800-846-0028 ext. 797 or email
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*Note: "This course is approved for 8 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 VIN CE at 800-846-0028 ext. 797 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 office 800-846-0028 ext. 797
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 office at 800-846-0028 ext. 797.
*For more information on VIN's upcoming CE courses, check the
VIN Course Catalog
The CE team:
Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Coordinator
VIN CE Services: CEonVIN@vin.com
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