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TECH117-0604: Basic Ventilation: An Introduction to Mechanical Ventilation
Heather Deering, CVT
June 18 - July 17, 2004
Real Time Sessions: Wednesday evenings, June 23, 30, and July 7; 9:30-11:00pm ET (USA)
This course is designed to give veterinary technicians a basic understanding of why we would use a ventilator in a veterinary hospital and basics on how they function. The course will also include an overview of ventilation, terminology, and sources as to where to purchase a mechanical ventilator. The course will have message boards to further discuss the course materials, weekly homework assignments, reading materials for reference on ventilators, and slideshows including ventilators with corresponding information during the real time sessions and/or in the library materials.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
Content: This week we will discuss the difference between ventilation vs. oxygenation, why a ventilator is useful in a veterinary hospital, and different modes of ventilation.
Content: During this session we will cover modes of operation for mechanical ventilation, classification of ventilators, and have a slide show on the different ventilators available to veterinary hospitals.
Content: During this last session, we will discuss the "weaning-off" process of the mechanical ventilators.
There is no required text for this course. Course materials will be in the form of handouts and slideshows/webtours. There will also be a list of sources where the materials were retrieved to help create this course.
Library materials will be made available prior to the topic week so participants will have plenty of time to prepare for the real time sessions and discussion.
MESSAGE BOARD DISCUSSIONS:
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: 4.5 CE credits (RACE and VHMA approved)
$72 ($65.00 early bird special if registered before June 9, 2004). Full time students of an AVMA accredited Veterinary Technician Program will receive a reduced rate for this course of $36.00 (upon verification of student status)
Note: "This course has been submitted for approval for 4.5 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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