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VSPN CE Course TECH178-0419: Fundamentals of Small Animal Anesthesia Module 2
Audio only - Webinar: The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format using a Zoomtm platform.

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Instructors: Darci Palmer, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia), Brenda Feller, CVT, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia)
and Lee Palmer, DVM, MS, DACVECC
Course Open: April 4, 2019-May 12, 2019
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Thursdays, April 11, 18, 25 and May 2, 2019; 9:00-11:00pm ET (USA)
Course RTS Times in Your Area: World Clock Converter

To prepare for your online experience, review the VIN-VSPN CE informational video prior to the course open date.

Level and Prerequisites: This intermediate course is focused towards the veterinary technician who routinely deals with anesthesia case management. Veterinarians are highly encouraged to enroll with their veterinary technicians to help foster a team approach when performing anesthesia. Module 1 is a required prerequisite for Module 2 to help insure a complete understanding of the basic principles of anesthesia before learning how to develop an anesthesia protocol. These modules are approved CE for those applicants applying for their VTS (Anesthesia and Analgesia).
VSPN CE Course: Open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists interested in anesthesia.
“This program (22-31524) is approved for 8 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval. “

Course Description:
Module 2 will continue to build on the foundation principles of canine and feline anesthesia covered in Module 1. The focus of Module 2 will be on anesthesia drugs used for premedication, induction and maintenance; pertinent information regarding induction and recovery; the use of intra-operative pain management techniques such as local/regional blocks and analgesic continuous rate infusions; use of ancillary drugs intra-operatively; and common anesthetic complications that may arise throughout the anesthetic period. Case scenarios will be presented during the real time sessions to highlight key points about the drugs and techniques. Participants will be encouraged to take the information presented each week and use it to construct an overall perspective of anesthesia case management. At the end of the course, participants will be able to effectively collaborate with their veterinarian in the development of anesthesia protocols and manage a patient through all phases of anesthesia care.

Week 1 (Real Time Session April 11): Pre-anesthetic Drugs
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 2 (Real Time Session April 18): Induction Period and Recovery Period
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 3 (Real Time Session April 25): Pain Management
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 4 (Real Time Session May 2): Anesthetic Complications and Ancillary Drugs
Objectives: 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.

*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: Course materials will be available in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.

Required Textbook: There is no required textbook for this course.