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VSPN CE Course TECH241-0617: Urine Collection, Urinary Catheterization and Urinary Catheter Care
Text only: The lectures for this course will be presented in a predominantly text format.

  Enrollment is Closed

Instructor(s): Amanda Callens, LVT
Course Open: June 29, 2017-August 6, 2017
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Thursdays, July 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2017; 8:30pm-10:00pm EDT (USA)
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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.

Level and Prerequisites: This intermediate course is geared toward experienced veterinary assistants and technicians who deal with internal medicine/critical care cases that require urine collection and short or long term urinary catheter placement and management. Participants should have a basic working knowledge of canine and feline anatomy.
VSPN CE Course: Open to veterinary support staff. This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians only.(22-29625) Veterinary Information Network�s RACE provider number is #22.

Course Description:
Urine collection and testing is an important skill that provides practitioners information needed for a diagnosis. This course will cover various methods of urine collection and will focus on techniques for transurethral urinary catheter placement in both male and female canine and feline patients. There will be description of disease processes that make indwelling urinary catheter placement necessary and there will be discussion of care and maintenance of indwelling urinary catheters. Participants in this course will gain a more comprehensive understanding of methods for urine collection, urethral catheter placement, and indwelling urinary catheter care and management.

Week 1 (Real Time Session July 6): Urine Collection
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 2 (Real Time Session July 13): Urinary Catheter Placement
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 3 (Real Time Session July 20): Urinary Catheter Indications
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 4 (Real Time Session July 27): Indwelling Urinary Catheter Care
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.

Recommended Textbook(s):

About the Instructors:
Amanda Callens is a veterinary technician who earned her Bachelor�s degree in Veterinary Technology from Michigan State University in 2003. She has worked in critical care, internal medicine and surgery. Her career has taken her in directions of both academia and private practice. She has spent time working in the Internal Medicine services at the University of Tennessee, Cornell University Veterinary Specialists, and currently at BluePearl in Seattle, Washington. She lives in Seattle, WA and spends as much time as possible exploring the Pacific Northwest with her two Dobermans; Ellie and Asheton.

Total CE Credit: 6

Tuition: $126 ($113 early bird special if enrolled by June 15, 2017)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

* 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 July 6, 2017, or when the maximum number of participants is reached.
*For more information on how online CE works, see the Participant Resource Center.

To Enroll:
  Enrollment is Closed
  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 22-29625 is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 0.00 CE Credits (0.00 max) being available to any one veterinarian: and/or 6.00 Veterinary Technician CE Credits (6.00 max). This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Category One: Scientific using the delivery method of Interactive-Distance. This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements. RACE does not "accredit" or "endorse" or "certify" any program or person, nor does RACE approval validate the content of the program."

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 Interim Director

VSPN CE Services:
800-846-0028 or 530-756-4881; ext. 792
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or direct line to VIN/VSPN from Australia: 02 6145 2357

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