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Instructor(s): Tony Johnson, DVM, DACVECC
EMRG103-0815: Getting Thru the Night, Module II
The lectures for this course will be presented in a predominantly audio format.
Please come prepared to listen.
August 12-September 5, 2015
Real Time Sessions (RTS):
Wednesdays, August 19 and 26; 8:00-10:00 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 is RACE approved 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 II is the second of a series of 3 CE modules
offered yearly FREE to New Graduates, thanks to the VIN Foundation.
The VIN Foundation: http://vinfoundation.org 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 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
- understand and be comfortable with many common ER diseases and their management.
- develop more confidence in general ER case management.
- unleash their inner ER doctor and realize their untapped potential for general life-saving and ass-kicking.
- see through walls, read minds, tap dance and shoot paralyzing barbs from their 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 (2008). Small Animal Critical Care Medicine. Elsevier.
Available in the VIN bookstore:
Remember to login in order to receive your VIN membership discount!
- Mathews, K (2006). Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Manual, 2nd Edition. Lifelearn.
Available in the VIN Bookstore:
Remember to login in order to receive your VIN membership discount!
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
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 August 19, 2015)
- When and how to induce vomiting
- Basic handling of toxin cases
- How NOT to give steroids
- Acute abdomen
- Acute renal failure
- Dog maul/Wound management
(Real Time Session August 26, 2015)
CE Credits: 4
- Lar Par and Tracheal collapse
- Pericardial Effusion
- Why pee is important
- Addisonian crisis
FREE for 2013, 2014 and 2015 graduates
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 Member $84 ($76 early bird special if enrolled by July 29, 2015)
Or don't enroll and access prior years' content FREE by going to
and clicking on Getting Thru the Night
under archived courses or
using this direct link: https://beta.vin.com/doc/?id=5374153
*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes,
enrollment will close on Wednesday, August 19th at 5 pm ET (USA)
or when the maximum number of participants 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 August 19 and 26 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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personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
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*Note: "This course has been 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 VIN CE at 800-846-0028 ext. 797 for further information.
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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.
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Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Coordinator
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