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VIN EMRG102-0522: Getting Thru the Night – How to make it thru the night in ER, Module 1

The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format using a webinar platform.

Presenters: Beth Davidow, DVM, ACVECC
Tony Johnson, DVM, DACVECC
Course Open: May 31-June 24, 2022
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Tuesdays, June 7 and 14, 2022; 9:00-11:00 pm ET (USA) World Clock Converter
Total CE Credit: 4
RACE Category: 4 hours Medical

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Course Information:
You recently were or soon will be diagnosed with a new condition -- DOCTOR! The transition from NOT doctor to THE doctor is a scary one. You don't know it yet, but you already know a lot and are ready to do this.
You have the knowledge and many of the skills. Transforming that competence into confidence is the next big step in your journey. "Getting Thru the Night" Part I is the first of a series of 3 CE modules offered yearly FREE to New Graduates, thanks to the VIN Foundation. The VIN Foundation ( is committed to helping you (and all new graduates) feel supported as you journey into and through our profession. As part of this commitment to the new grad, the VIN Foundation is covering your enrollment fee.

There will be minimal emphasis on pathophysiology and a strong emphasis on diagnostic testing, client management, time management and therapy for various common emergencies. Common mistakes will be highlighted so YOU don't make them and common pitfalls will be mentioned so YOU can avoid them.

Many revelations will be made and many long-held beliefs will be shattered. This will be a whirlwind magical tour through the whimsical world of blood and guts ER stuff! Wear your running shoes! This is the opposite of the Ivory Tower.
Upon completion of this course, you should:
  • Understand and be comfortable with many common ER diseases and their management.
  • Develop more confidence in general ER case management.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, the participant should be able to
  • Obtain vascular access in an emergency situation
    • formulate a fluid therapy plan, including shock management
    • discuss and collect finances as well as being able to identify what "do everything, cost is not a concern" means
    • understand and be comfortable with common ER diseases and their management including:
    • Acute vomiting
    • Heat stroke
    • Seizures
    • Hit by Car
  • place chest tubes in an emergency situation.
  • use a glucometer for more than just blood glucose testing.
  • understand and be comfortable with common ER diseases and their management including:
    • Urinary obstruction
    • DKA
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Head Trauma
    • Pneumonia

Level and Prerequisites: This basic VIN CE course is geared toward new grads looking for practical guidance as they venture forth into the unpredictable world of veterinary medicine but can be useful to those already experienced with ER work.
Accreditation: This course has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 4 hours of continuing education credit for veterinarians in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval.

Course Agenda:

Week 1 (Real Time Session June 7, 2022): Common Emergencies Part I
Presenters: Beth Davidow, DVM, ACVECC and Tony Johnson, DVM, DACVECC

Week 1 (Real Time Session June 14, 2022): Common Emergencies Part II
Presenters: Beth Davidow, DVM, ACVECC and Tony Johnson, DVM, DACVECC

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.

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.

Enrollment is closed.

Tuition: FREE for 2020, 2021 and 2022 graduates
Member $92 ($83 early bird special if enrolled by May 17, 2022)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*The course content, the course transcript, message board and library will be made available to the general VIN membership after the course closes, but VIN members who just can't wait may enroll at the standard course cost.

*VIN members and veterinary students who are scheduled to graduate in 2021 or later can access prior years' content FREE by going to the VIN CE Portal page and clicking on Getting Thru the Night under Archived Courses or using this direct link:

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on June 7, 2022 at 5 pm ET (USA) or when the maximum number of participants is reached.

*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.
  2. Each enrollee must be able to receive emails from and addresses. Email is our major form of communication with participants; personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
  3. For further assistance call 800-846-0028 ext. 797 or email . Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.

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.

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

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

VIN CE Services:
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