EMRG104-0812: Getting Thru the Night, Module III
This course is now closed for enrollment.
INSTRUCTOR(S): Tony Johnson, DVM, DACVECC
August 29-September 22, 2012
REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS):
Wednesdays, September 5 and 12; 8:00-10:00pm 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
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*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.
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 III is the third 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 Session, supplemental library materials,
interactive message board discussions, a mandatory end-of-course test, and may include online multiple
choice quizzes (after each Real Time Session).
Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required
to earn a certificate of completion for the course.
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.
About the Instructors:
- Hopper, K. & Silverstein, D. (2008). Small Animal Critical Care Medicine. Saunders.
- Matthews, K. (2006). Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Manual, 2nd edition. Lifelearn Publishers.
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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.
He is also on faculty and runs the critical care unit at the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine,
and has lectured at several local and national 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 young son, Connor.
He is married to Gretchen Statz, also a veterinary criticalist.
(Real Time Session September 5):
- When to stabilize a fracture
- Urethral calculi
- Feline ER essentials
(Real Time Session September 12):
CE CREDITS: 4
Tuition: FREE for 2010, 2011 and 2012 graduates.
- Anemia/transfusion medicine
- IMHA or ITP
- ER Nutrition
- Respiratory distress/Oxygen therapy
Veterinary students (unless scheduled to graduate in 2012) are not eligible
to enroll in this course.
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: $80 ($72 early bird special if enrolled by August 15, 2012)
*Enrollment will close on Wednesday, September 5th or when
the maximum number of participants 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 September 5th and 12th,
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.
Free courses fill up quickly, so enroll now!
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Participant Resource Center
Enrollment qualifications: This VIN CE course is open to
VIN members only.
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*Note: "This course is submitted for approval 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 VSPN/VIN CE at 1-800-700-4636 for further information.
(Attendees are encouraged to check with their licensing jurisdiction(s) for
information regarding recognition by their board).
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A complete refund of the paid course price will be
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If you wish to withdraw after the start date please contact the VIN/VSPN office 1-800-700-INFO (4636)
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call the VIN/VSPN office at 1-800-700-INFO (4636).
*For more information on VIN's upcoming CE courses, check the
VIN Course Catalog
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