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VSPN CE Course TECH186-1116: The Complete Urinalysis Module 2-Abnormalities and Case Studies
Audio and Text: The lectures for this course will be presented in a text format. Audio will be used to answer questions and augment the lecture. Please come prepared to listen.

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Presenters: Cheryl Stockman, MT (ASCP) and Joyce Knoll, VMD, PhD, DACVP
Course Open: November 23, 2016-December 24, 2016
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Wednesdays, November 30, December 7 and 14, 2016; 8:00-10:00pm ET (USA)
Course RTS Times in Your Area: World Clock Converter

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 intermediate course will focus on why laboratory urinalysis results are important and how these results, in the context of clinical signs and other supporting laboratory abnormalities (e.g. CBC and chemistry profile), can be used to diagnose patient disease by a clinician. This course will build on information covered in The Complete Urinalysis Module 1, Module 1 is highly recommended.
VSPN CE Course: Open to veterinarians, veterinary technicians/technologists, support staff, veterinary teams, etc.
This course has been RACE approved (22-26391) for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists.

Course Description:
Urinalysis is most accurate when performed soon after sample collection. Veterinarians often rely on veterinary technicians to perform this analysis. This course is designed to provide the veterinary technician with useable knowledge about the importance of a urinalysis, and all of its components, in diagnosing disease, and will highlight factors that affect accuracy of urinalysis results. The skills covered in this class are best learned by the team of the veterinarian and veterinary technician in an effort to work together in finding all diagnostics accurately and combining them to aid the veterinarian in formulating a diagnosis.

Week 1 (Real Time Session November 30): Interpretation of Urine Sediment Abnormalities
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to

Week 2 (Real Time Session December 7): Interpretation of Urine Chemistry Abnormalities
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to

Week 3 (Real Time Session December 14): Interpretation of Specific Gravity in conjunction with Serum Chemistry Abnormalities
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.

*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(s): There is no required textbook for this course.

About the Presenters:
Cheryl Stockman, MT (ASCP) has been a supervising medical technologist at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine for 23 years working closely with Joyce Knoll, DVM, DACVP teaching clinical pathology to veterinary students. She has also worked as an assistant in a veterinary hospital for more than 20 years giving her the ability to understand and teach in both the academic and general practice fields. Joyce Knoll, DVM, DACVP has been overseeing veterinary clinical pathology testing and teaching veterinary students at the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine for 25 years.

Total CE Credit: 6

Tuition: $120 ($108 early bird special if enrolled by November 9, 2016)
*Enroll both modules by November 2, 2016 and receive a 15% discount off the original course price.

* 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 November 30, 2016, or when the maximum number of participants is reached.
*For more information on how online CE works, see the Participant Resource Center.

To Enroll:
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  1. Enrollment qualifications: VIN CE courses are open to VIN member and non-member veterinarians. Veterinarians enrolling in a VSPN CE course must be a VIN member. Veterinary support staff must be a VSPN member to enroll in a VSPN CE or a VIN CE course open to VSPN member enrollment.
  2. Each enrollee must be able to receive emails from and addresses. Email is our major form of communication with participants; personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
  3. Each person is individually responsible for his/her own registration. To ensure that all information received is secure and correct, please do not enroll for a course on behalf of another individual.
  4. For further assistance call 800-846-0028 ext. 792 or email Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
*Note: "This program (22-26391) is approved by AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 6 CE Credits, with a maximum of 6 CE Credits being available to any individual veterinarian or veterinary technician/technologist. This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Scientific using the delivery method of Interactive-Distance: (Web-based, Teleconference or Audio-Conference). This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements."

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.

Charlotte Waack, RVT, CVT
VSPN Director/VSPN CE Director

VSPN CE Services:
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