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VSPN CE Course STAF163-0813: Compassion Fatigue Series: In Veterinary Practice


INSTRUCTOR(S): Katherine Dobbs, RVT, CVPM, PHR
COURSE OPEN: August 28-September 14, 2013
REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS): Wednesday, September 4, 2013; 8:00pm-10:00pm ET (USA)
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Practice Sessions: 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: This basic course is geared for teh entire veterinary health care team. This course has RACE approval for veterinarians and veterinary technicians. This course has been approved by VHMA for continual education units toward CVPM CE credit requirements.

Course Description:
Chances are you entered veterinary medicine because of your love of animals. That has remained your passion; although now you may be experiencing emotional difficulty in the role of animal caregiver. You are not alone! Every care giving profession can suffer from two similar, but different conditions: burnout and compassion fatigue. Yet even if you are feeling toasted around the edges or your compassion has been stretched thin, you can learn how to self diagnose your condition and initiate the proper treatment plan. This course will help you identify why the job tends to get tougher by the year, by the month, or even week, and what you can do to turn that path toward a better outcome. Your love of animals led you to this career, but your love for yourself will carry you through.

This course consists of one (1) 2-hour Real Time Session, supplemental library materials, interactive message board discussions, a mandatory end-of-course test. The instructor places emphasis on Message Board participation as an important component of the learning process. 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