ANES107-0513: Constant Rate Infusions as part of the anesthesia toolbox
Enrollment is closed.
Nancy Brock, DVM, DACVA (Anesthesiology) and Lydia Love, DVM, DACVA
May 16-June 9, 2013
REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS):
Thursdays, May 23 and 30; 8:00-10:00pm ET (USA)
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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.
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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 will be open to
veterinarians and veterinary technicians
with extensive experience in anesthesia delivery and interest
in peri-operative use of constant rate infusions.
VIN CE Course:
Open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians.
This course has been RACE approved for
veterinarians and veterinary technicians.
This course will take you through the steps involved in
problem-oriented drug selection and use of peri-operative
intravenous infusions. This topic will also engage participants
in a discussion/review of balanced anesthesia as a related topic.
The peri-operative period is described as the period of general
anesthesia/surgery and the immediate recovery period.
Additionally, the course will explore the indications,
contraindications and adverse events associated with peri-operative
constant rate infusion of drugs for anesthesia, analgesia,
and blood pressure support.
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.
*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
- Select a drug(s) for infusion based on a patient's needs and clinical presentation.
- Prepare a solution for infusion based on published pharmacokinetics.
- Monitor a patient under anesthesia during CRI delivery.
- Know how to predict and identify potential adverse events associated.
with constant rate infusion of each drug discussed.
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:
After receiving her DVM from the University of Tennessee College
of Veterinary Medicine in 2002 and completing a rotating small
animal internship in 2003, Dr. Lydia Love
four years performing high volume, high quality spay neuter and
providing small animal general practice and emergency relief services.
She then completed an anesthesia residency at the University of
Tennessee and was certified as a Diplomate of the American College
of Veterinary Anesthesiologists in 2010. She is currently Director
of Anesthesia and Pain Management at Animal Emergency and Referral
Associates in Fairfield, New Jersey.
Originally from Montreal, Dr. Nancy Brock
her DVM degree from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University
of Guelph in 1982. She completed a residency in anesthesia and
critical care at the University of California, Davis in 1988.
In 1995, she became certified as a veterinary anesthesia specialist
and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists.
Based in Vancouver British Columbia, Dr. Brock is a regular
contributor and consultant for the VIN (Veterinary Anesthesia Network).
She is also a clinical instructor of anesthesia at Douglas College's
AHT program in Coquitlam BC. As part of her clinical anesthesia
referral practice, Dr Brock provides veterinarians and their nursing
staff with anesthesia assistance and expertise.
This assistance comes in the form of telephone consultation,
in-clinic delivery of anesthesia to high risk or fragile patients and
the training of veterinarians and technicians in advanced
anesthesia techniques. She is also the author of a quick reference
anesthesia publication entitled Veterinary Anesthesia Update for
small animal practitioners.
(Real Time Session May 23, 2013):
Constant rate infusion overview and protocol selection
- Where do CRIs fit in balanced anesthesia?
- Drugs that are good candidates for infusion delivery.
- Selecting appropriate infusion drugs based on patient need 4)
Pharmacokinetics of CRIs.
(Real Time Session May 30, 2013):
Constant rate infusion drugs and delivery
CE CREDITS: 4
- Preparing drugs for infusion - equipment and math
- Identification of adverse events associated with infusion delivery
- Weaning a patient off CRI drug delivery -
knowing when/how to stop the infusion.
- Some tips on how to safely incorporate CRI's into your anesthesia toolbox
$80 ($72 early bird special if enrolled by May 2, 2013)
*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close when
the maximum number of participants is reached or at 5pm ET the day of the first
Real Time Session unless otherwise noted. If the first Real Time Session is on a
weekend, course enrollment will close on the Friday before the first Real Time Session.
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Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Coordinator
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