TECH170-0116: Anesthetic Complications: Arrhythmias
The lectures for this course will be presented in a predominantly audio format.
Please come prepared to listen.
Enrollment is closed
Instructor: Dianne Hudson, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia)
January 5, 2016-January 22, 2016
Real Time Sessions (RTS):
Tuesday, January 12, 2016; 8:30-10:30pm 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 instructor 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 course is focused toward veterinary technicians and veterinary technician students involved with anesthetizing patients.
VSPN CE Course:
Open to veterinarians, veterinary technicians/technologists, support staff, veterinary teams, etc.
This course is approved by RACE for veterinary technicians/technologists. (RACE program #22-15095).
This course is designed to provide a basic knowledge of arrhythmias seen in anesthesia patients. The discussion will include common causes and the hemodynamic effects arrhythmias can have on patients. Conditions which predispose patients to arrhythmias will also be covered. Treatment protocols and guidelines will be reviewed.
(Real Time Session January 12):
ECGs and Anesthesia
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to
Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required
to earn a certificate of completion for the course.
- Common arrhythmias seen in anesthesia patients
- Common causes of arrhythmias
- Clinical signs in patients predisposed to arrhythmias
- Drug induced arrhythmias
- Indications for and suggested treatment protocols to aid in assisting the veterinarian and attending to the patient
*The lecture portion of this course will be an audio presentation, please be prepared to listen.
*To learn more about the requirements for earning a CE certificate, please refer to
Receiving Your CE Credit and Course Completion Certificate.
Course materials will be available
in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.
There is no required textbook for this course.
About the Instructor:
Total CE Credit:
Dianne Hudson, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia) has worked at the Oklahoma State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital since 1984. She has had a diverse career working in multiple departments including Small Animal Medicine, Equine Medicine and Surgery, Small Animal ICU as the Staff Supervisor in addition to her role as in anesthesia for the past 20 plus years. Dianne has had the pleasure of teaching ECG interpretation in a private practice setting, as a guest lecturer for Tulsa Community College, Murray State College and OSU-OKC veterinary technician programs. She has also designed an interactive computer based course covering anesthesia monitoring in addition lecturing on ECG interpretation at the Southwest Veterinary Symposium.
$40 ($36 early bird special if enrolled by December 23, 2015)
* Students currently enrolled in and taking at least 2 classes or 5 units at an AVMA accredited or CAAHT approved Veterinary Technician Program may be eligible to receive a 50% discount off the regular rate for this course (upon verification of student status).
*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes,
enrollment will close at 5pm ET on January 12, 2016,
or when the maximum number of participants is reached.
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Enrollment is closed
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