TECH171-1214: Anesthetic Complications: Blood Pressure-Causes and Treatments
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)
December 11 - 28, 2014
Real Time Sessions (RTS):
Thursday, December 18, 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 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 hypotension seen in anesthesia patients. The discussion will include causes for hypotension, techniques to reduce the incidence of hypotension, and steps to address hypotension including the drugs used to treat this common anesthesia problem.
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
- the definition of hypotension.
- common causes of hypotension in anesthesia patients.
- techniques for avoiding hypotension in the anesthesia patient.
- steps to address hypotension.
- commonly used drugs which address hypotension.
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 18, 2014):
Hypotension in the Small Animal Anesthesia Patient
This single Real Time Session will cover the definition of hypotension, causes and techniques for avoiding hypotension in the small animal anesthesia patient. We will then review the step-by-step ways of addressing hypotension with a focus on inotropes and vasopressures. The Real Time Session will also include ECG interpretation in the form of poll questions identifying several ECG examples. Last, the participants will interactively work through a minimum of three case studies.
CE Credits: 2.5
$40 ($36 early bird special if enrolled by November 27, 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 18, 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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personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
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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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