Enrollment is closed.
INSTRUCTOR: Tony Johnson, DVM, DACVECC
EMRG104-0813: Getting Thru the Night in the ER, Module III
August 22-September 15, 2013
REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS):
Thursdays, August 29 and September 5; 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 has been RACE approved 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 Module II 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.
This course consists of two (2) 2-hour Real Time Session, supplemental library materials,
interactive message board discussions, 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.
*The lecture portion of this course will be presented using both text and audio.
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.
- Be able to 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:
Dr. Tony Johnson
- Silverstein D, Hopper K (2008).
Small Animal Critical Care Medicine.
- Mathews K. (2006).
Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Manual, 2nd Edition.
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 2 young sons and daughter.
He is married to Gretchen Statz, also a veterinary criticalist.
(Real Time Session August 29, 2013)
- When to stabilize a fracture
- Urethral calculi
- Feline ER essentials
(Real Time Session September 5, 2013)
CE CREDITS: 4
Tuition: Free for 2011, 2012, and 2013 graduates
- Anemia/transfusion medicine
- IMHA or ITP
- ER Nutrition
- Respiratory distress/Oxygen therapy
The course content, session transcripts, message board, and library will be
made available to the general VIN membership after the course closes.
VIN members who just cannot wait may enroll at the standard course cost.
VIN Member $80 ($72 early bird special if enrolled by August 15, 2013)
The content for prior offerings of this class can be accessed FREE by
VIN members and veterinary students scheduled to graduate in 2014 and later.
- Go to the CE portal page (www.vin.com/CE),
- select the CE Course Archive button
(lower left on the CE portal page), then
- select Getting Thru the Night from the menu on the left
of the CE Course Archive page.
Here is a direct link to that page:
*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close
at 5pm ET August 29th or when the maximum number of participants is reached.
Free courses fill up quickly, so enroll now!
As space is limited, we request that you enroll
in this course only if you will be attending the Real Time Sessions on
August 29 and September 5th or will be completing the requirements for a CE certificate.
If your interest is solely in the course content, please note 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
Enrollment is closed.
- 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.
- Each enrollee must be able to receive emails from @vspn.org
and @vin.com addresses. Email is our major form of communication with participants;
personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
- Each person is individually responsible for his/her own registration.
To ensure that all information received is secure and correct, please do not enroll
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*Note: "This course is 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 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).
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/VSPN office 1-800-700-INFO (4636)
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/VSPN office at 1-800-700-INFO (4636).
*For more information on VIN's upcoming CE courses, check the
VIN Course Catalog
Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Coordinator
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