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EMRG102-0610: Getting Thru the Night, Module I

Tony Johnson, DVM, DACVECC
Garret Pachtinger, VMD
Lee Palmer, DVM
Michele Gaspar, DVM, DABVP
Julie Fischer, DVM, DACVIM
Teresa Rieser, DVM, DACVECC

June 15 - June 29, 2010
Real-time sessions: Tuesdays, June 15 and 22; 9:30 - 11:30 pm ET (USA)

Practice sessions: Tuesday, June 8 and Monday, June 14; 9:30 - 11:30 pm ET (USA)
Course library will be available to enrolled participants starting Tuesday, June 8.


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 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 - a CE course offered FREE to New Graduates is now open for enrollment!

The VIN Foundation (a nonprofit foundation you will be hearing a lot more about) is committed to helping you (and all new graduates) feel supported as you journey into and through our profession. As a 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 - think of it as the Ebony Tower.

Course Outline:

Week 1 (June 15):

Vascular access
Acute vomiting
Hit by car
Discussing and collecting finances as well as being able to identify what "do everything, cost is not a concern" means
Fun things to do with a glucometer
Heat Stroke
Seizures - especially cluster and status
Week 2 (June 22):
It's DKA- now what?
Management of CHF
Chest tubes
How to unblock a cat
Head trauma
How to formulate a fluid therapy plan, including shock management
Discussions will begin on the start date of the course and continue for 7 days following the last real-time session.


FREE for 2010 and 2009 graduates
VIN members: $80
This course is open to VIN members and veterinary students that will have graduated by July 2010 only.
Non-members and veterinary students are not eligible to enroll in this course.

Enrollment WILL CLOSE on Tuesday, June 8 OR as soon as the course capacity is reached.

As space is limited, we request that you enroll in this course only if you will be attending the real-time sessions on June 15 and 22 or will be completing the requirements for a CE certificate. If your interest is solely in the course content, the course transcript, message board and library will be available to the general VIN membership directly after the course closes.

In addition, last year's "Getting Thru the Night" course materials are currently available to all VIN members thru the main CE page (see past free courses).

Required Textbook: None

Recommended Textbook: Small Animal Critical Care Medicine- Hopper, K, Silverstein, D: Elsevier, 2008
Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Manual, 2nd Edition, Mathews, K: Lifelearn, 2006

For More Information on VIN's Upcoming CE Courses, check out

"This course has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 4 hours of continuing education credit 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 at 1-800-700-4636 for further information."

Debbie Friedler
Continual Education Division
Veterinary Information Network


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