TECH170-1114: Anesthetic Complications: Arrhythmias
Audio and Text: The Real Time Session lecture will be predominantly text with audio used to answer questions.
Instructor(s): Dianne Hudson, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia)
November 26-December 14, 2014
Real Time Sessions (RTS):
Thursday, December 4, 2014; 9:00-11:00pm ET
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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.
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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 is focused toward veterinary technicians and veterinary technician students involved with anesthetizing patients.
VSPN CE Course:
This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians only.
The Veterinary Information Network (VIN) is RACE Provider #22.
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.
This course consists of one (1) Real Time Session of two hours (120 minutes), supplemental library materials,
interactive message board discussions, a mandatory end-of-course test, and may include online multiple
choice quizzes (after each Real Time Session).
To learn more about the requirements for earning a CE certificate, please refer to Receiving Your CE Credit and Course Completion Certificate
** The lecture portion of this course will combine both text and audio presentation. Please be prepared to listen.
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to
- 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.
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 Instructors:
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 designing an interactive computer based course covering anesthesia monitoring in addition lecturing on ECG interpretation at the Southwest Veterinary Symposium
(Real Time Session December 4, 2014):
ECGs and Anesthesia
Library notes will cover the common ECG waveforms seen in anesthesia patients starting with normal waveforms and progressing to common arrhythmias encountered in anesthesia patients. Additionally, library materials will cover common causes and appropriate treatment protocols. The Real Time Session will focus on recognition of the various arrhythmias from different types of cases with a goal of reinforcing the correlation between underlying cause (disease or drug) and arrhythmias. There will be at least three case studies presented throughout this session that the participants will interactively work through.
CE Credits: 2.5
$40 ($36 early bird special if enrolled by November 12, 2014)
* 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 5 pm ET December 4, 2014,
or when the maximum number of participants is reached.
*For more information on how online CE works, see the
Participant Resource Center
- Enrollment qualifications: VIN CE courses are open to
VIN member and non-member veterinarians. Veterinarians enrolling in a VSPN CE course
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*Note: "This course has been approved for 2.5 continuing education credits in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB 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 VSPN CE at 800-846-0028, ext. 792 for further information. (Attendees are encouraged to check with their licensing jurisdiction(s) for information regarding recognition by their board).
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 VSPN office 800-846-0028, ext. 792 to discuss eligibility for a pro-rated refund.
* Note: To ensure rapid handling of your request for withdrawal, we recommend that you call the VSPN office at 800-846-0028, ext. 792.
*For more information on VSPN's upcoming CE courses, check the
VSPN Course Catalog
The CE team:
Charlotte Waack, RVT, CVT
VSPN Director/VSPN CE Interim Director
VSPN CE Services: VSPNCE@vspn.org
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