Enrollment is closed.
INSTRUCTOR(S): Tony Johnson, DVM, DACVECC
EMRG102-0614: Getting Thru the Night, Module I
The lectures for this course will be presented in a predominantly audio format.
Please come prepared to listen.
June 9-July 3, 2014
REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS):
Mondays, June 16 and 23; 9:00-11:00 pm ET (USA)
Course RTS Times in Your Area:
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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 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.
VIN CE Course:
Open to ALL recent grads and VIN members.
This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians.
The Veterinary Information Network (VIN) is RACE Provider #22.
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: http://vinfoundation.com 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.
This course consists of two (2) 2-hour Real Time Sessions, 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
- understand and be comfortable with many common ER diseases and their management.
- develop more confidence in general ER case management.
- be able to unleash your inner ER doctor and realize your untapped
potential for general life-saving and ass-kicking.
- be able to see through walls, read minds, tap dance and
shoot paralyzing barbs from your fingers. Simultaneously.
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:
- Hopper K, Silverstein D.
Small Animal Critical Care Medicine. Saunders 2008.
- Mathews K.
Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Manual, 2nd Edition.
Lifelearn Publishers 2006.
is a 1996 graduate of Washington State
University College of Veterinary Medicine. After completing a one-year
internship in California, he chose to pursue a three-year residency in
emergency medicine and critical care at Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital
in Portland, Oregon. In October, 2003 he became ACVECC board certified.
Dr. Johnson went on to practice critical care medicine in Chicago, Illinois
and Gaithersburg Maryland before joining VIN as Minister of Happiness.
He has lectured at several local, national and international veterinary
conferences. He was inadvertently voted Speaker of the Year for the Western
Veterinary Conference for 2010, and has somehow won several teaching awards.
Dr. Johnson's special interests include pain management, bacon, mechanical
ventilation, trauma, blood banking and transfusion medicine.
In his free time, he enjoys woodworking, blogging, counting his vast fortune
in debt, cooking, SCUBA diving and raising his 3 young children. He is married
to Gretchen Statz, also a veterinary criticalist.
(Real Time Session June 16)
- 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
(Real Time Session June 23)
CE CREDITS: 4
Tuition: FREE for 2012, 2013, and 2014 graduates
- 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
VIN Member $84 ($76 early bird special if enrolled by May 26, 2014)
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.
Both veterinary students (scheduled to graduate in 2015 and later) and VIN members can
access the course content from previous years' for FREE from the CE Course Archives:
Start on the CE Portal page
click on the ARCHIVED CE Courses button (on the bottom left of the page).
Select Getting Through the Day/Night from the Course Archives menu.
Or you can use this direct link:
*Enrollment WILL CLOSE on Monday, June 9 at 5 pm ET or
as soon as the course capacity is reached.
Awesome free courses like this fill up quickly, so enroll now!
** NOTE: As space is limited, we request that you enroll in this course only if
you will be attending the Real Time Sessions on June 16 and 23 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.
*For more information on how online CE works, see the
Participant Resource Center
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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.
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Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Coordinator
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