VIN EMRG207-0820: Mechanical Ventilation

The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format using a webinar platform.

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Presenter: Guillaume Hoareau, DVM, PhD
Course Open: August 5-22, 2020
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Wednesday, August 12, 2020; 9:00-11:00 pm ET (USA)
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Level and Prerequisites: This intermediate course will be open to veterinarians actively interested in mechanical ventilation.
VIN CE Course: Open to veterinarians. This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians.

Course Information:
Mechanical ventilation is a life-saving intervention aimed at rescuing patients with respiratory failure. When used appropriately, it sustains life while the underlying disease is being managed. It is an advanced procedure that requires and intensive care unit environment and a dedicated team. Survival is heavily dependent on attention to details. Proper machine and patient management are key to successful outcomes. It is important to understand respiratory and cardiovascular physiology to achieve the full potential of this therapy.

Week 1 (Real Time Session August 12, 2020): Mechanical Ventilation
Presenter: Guillaume Hoareau, DVM, PhD
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to
  • review the veterinary literature describing the use of mechanical ventilation.
  • discuss indication for mechanical ventilation.
  • describe important machine settings.
  • present an overview of patient management.
  • illustrate common complications and troubleshooting solutions.

Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required to earn a certificate of completion for the course. To learn more about the requirements for earning a CE certificate, please refer to Receiving Your CE Credit and Course Completion Certificate.

Course Materials: 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 Presenter:
Guillaume Hoareau is a diplomate of both the American and European Colleges of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. He graduated from the Toulouse National School of Veterinary Medicine (France). He completed a residency in emergency and critical care at the University of California-Davis and obtained a PhD in Translational Trauma and Critical Illness Research from the same institution. He was an Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Post-Doctoral Fellow in trauma and critical care research with the US Air Force. Dr. Hoareau is now an Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine at the University of Utah and balances his time between research and clinical work.

Total CE Credit: 2

Tuition: Member $46 ($41 early bird special if enrolled by July 29, 2020)
Non-Member $110 ($99 early bird special if enrolled by July 29, 2020)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on August 5, 2020 at 5 pm ET (USA) or when the maximum number of participants is reached.

*For more information on how online CE works, see the Participant Resource Center.

To Enroll:
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Each person is individually responsible for his/her own registration. To ensure that all information received is secure and correct, please do not enroll for a course on behalf of another individual.
  4. For further assistance call 800-846-0028 ext. 797 or email . Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
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"This program (RACE program number to be determined) has been submitted for approval by AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 2 CE Credits, with a maximum of 2 CE Credits being available to any individual veterinarian. This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Medical, using the delivery method of Interactive-Distance: (Web-based, Teleconference or Audio-Conference). This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements."

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 office 800-846-0028 ext. 797 to discuss eligibility for a pro-rated refund.

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Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Director

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