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VSPN CE Course TECH262-0718: Helping Technicians Provide Physical Rehabilitation for In-Hospital Patients
Audio only - Webinar: The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format using a Zoomtm platform.

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Instructor(s): Maria Maddox, BA, CVT, LVT, CCRP, AMCP, VTS (Physical Rehabilitation � OC member)
Course Open: July 5, 2018-August 12, 2018
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Thursdays, July 12, 19, 26, and August 2, 2018; 8:00-9:30pm 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 veterinary technicians and support staff interested in physical therapy and rehabilitation of veterinary patients. Participants should have a solid knowledge of anatomy, palpable anatomical landmarks, and intermediate skills in nursing care for hospitalized patients. VSPN CE Course: Open to VIN and VSPN members.
This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists.(22-33099)

Course Description:
Physical rehabilitation for animals is rapidly becoming a standard of care in most specialty and university hospitals, as well as in general practice. This course is designed to teach seasoned veterinary technicians and assistants various physical rehabilitation techniques that can immediately be implemented in their clinic for the benefit of their in-hospital patients. It is designed to help technicians have the proper skills to carry out rehab exercises that have been prescribed by the managing veterinarian. Discussion will include charting, pain scales, and therapeutic exercise goals, precautions, and contraindications.

Week 1 (Real Time Session July 12): Introduction to Veterinary Physical Rehabilitation
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 2 (Real Time Session July 19): Physical Rehabilitation of the Orthopedic Patient
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 3 (Real Time Session July 26): Physical Rehabilitation of the Neurologic Patient
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 4 (Real Time Session August 2): Treatment of the Aggressive Patient and Further Modalities
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(s): There is no required textbook for this course.

About the Instructors:
Maria Maddox, BA, CVT, LVT, CCRP, AMCP, VTS (Physical Rehabilitation � OC member) has a B.A. in Biology and graduated with honors from Bel-Rea Institute in 2002. She helped establish the rehabilitation department in one of the country�s largest privately owned veterinary hospitals in 2005. She earned her Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner status from the University of Tennessee in 2006. She has worked in the rehab field for over 8 years, mostly working hands-on with in-hospital and out-patient cases. She has lectured on rehab at the Oquendo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. She has taught basic rehab techniques to technicians and assistants in Las Vegas and in Okinawa, Japan. She is a member of the organizing committee of the Academy of Physical Rehabilitation Veterinary Technicians (APRVT), and is the head of the membership committee of the APRVT.

Total CE Credit: 6

Tuition: $126 ($113 early bird pricing if enrolled by June 21, 2018)
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 12, 2018, 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 22-33099 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.

*For more information on VSPN's upcoming CE courses, check the VSPN Course Catalog.

Lisa Kernaghan, LVT, RVT, CVT, VTS (ECC)
VSPN CE Coordinator

VSPN CE Services:
800-846-0028 or 530-756-4881; ext. 792
or direct line to VIN/VSPN from the United Kingdom: 01 45 222 6154
or direct line to VIN/VSPN from Australia: 02 6145 2357

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