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TECH108-0303: Small Animal Anesthesia Part 1
Dianne Hudson, RVT, VTS (anesthesia)
March 17 � April 20, 2003
Real Time Sessions: Thursday evenings, March 20, 27, April 3, and 10, 2003; 9:30 - 11:00pm ET (USA)
Participants will cover the importance of gathering patient information and recognizing its relevance to anesthesia. Participants will learn about anesthetic drugs, their classifications, physiological affects, advantages and disadvantages.
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:
Week 1: Chapter 1: Preanesthetic Physical Examination and Evaluation:
Content: This session will cover the importance of signalment, history, physical exam, lab work and diagnostic testing. We will discuss consideration of each of these and how they may affect the anesthetic protocol to be used.
Week 2: Chapter 2: Preanesthetic Agents:
Content: This session will cover the reasons for using premedications, the classes of drugs used as premedications, their pharmacology and affect on physiology. We will also cover routes of administration, duration of action and appropriate doses.
Week 3: Chapter 3: Anesthetic Agents: Section 1: Injectable General Anesthetics:
Content: In this session we will discuss the injectables used for induction and maintenance of anesthesia, their advantages, disadvantages, indications, contraindications and uses.
Week 4: Chapter 3: Anesthetic Agents: Section 2: Inhalant General Anesthetics:
Content: This session will cover the physiology and pharmacology of the inhalant anesthesia, MAC values and how other drugs may affect MAC values. We will also discuss the importance of waste gas management.
LIBRARY MATERIALS: Library materials will be made available one week before the course starts so participants will have plenty of time to prepare for the real time sessions and discussion.
MESSAGE BOARD DISCUSSIONS:
Message board discussions regarding the topic presented will begin on the day the course opens and continue for one week following the last real time session. These discussions will be held in the VSPN CE course area.
CE HOURS: 6 (applied for RACE approval)
Note: "This course has been approved for 6 hours of continuing education credits in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB's 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/VSPN for further information." (Attendees are encouraged to check with their licensing jurisdiction(s) for information regarding recognition by their board.)
TEXTBOOK: Required Text is: Manual of Small Animal Anesthesia, Second Edition. By Robert R. Paddleford, DVM, DACVA. W.B. Saunders, c1999. This book can be purchased from the VIN bookstore. Click here to access the bookstore: http://store.wellsfargoestore.com/Store.asp?m=vin&n=10&k=84829&s=Anesthesia%2FAnalgesia
$96 ($86 Early Bird before March 4, 2003)
Full time students of an AVMA accredited Veterinary Technician Program will receive a reduced rate for this course of $48.00 (upon verification of student status)
*VT students, please include your program directors name, school, and school phone number in the comments section of the CE registration form. Your registration will be delayed if this information is not included.
Note: "This course has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 6 hours of continuing education credits in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB's 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/VSPN for further information." (Attendees are encouraged to check with their licensing jurisdiction(s) for information regarding recognition by their board.)
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