TECH267-1216: Radiology Positioning for Exotics
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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Instructor: Jody Nugent-Deal, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia, Exotic Companion Animal)
December 5, 2016-December 22, 2016
Real Time Sessions (RTS):
Monday December 12, 2016; 9:00-10:30pm ET (USA)
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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 instructor 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 is open to all veterinary staff that work with exotics in radiology. This course will not cover basic radiology principles.
VSPN CE Course:
Open veterinary technicians/technologists, and support staff.
This course has been RACE approved (22-27544) for veterinary technicians/technologists.
This course will introduce veterinary technicians to basic principles of radiology positioning used in companion avian, reptilian and exotic small animal patients. Anesthesia and sedation techniques will be covered, as well as special studies and other radiologic modalities. This course will not cover basic radiology principals.
(Real Time Session December 12):
Radiology Positioning for Exotics
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.
- Understand the basic equipment necessary for radiographing companion avian, reptilian, and exotic small mammal patients.
- Understand basic sedation and anesthetic techniques used for facilitating radiographs in companion avian, reptilian and exotic small animals.
- Understand and utilize correct positioning for extremity, whole body, thoracic, abdominal, and skull radiographs.
- Learn about special studies and other radiologic modalities available for exotic species such as the usefulness of barium studies, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging.
*This course will include 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 will be available
in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.
There is no required textbook for this course.
About the Instructor:
Jody Nugent-Deal, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia, Exotic Companion Animal) has has worked for the University of California-Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital since 1999, working in the companion exotics department for 10 years and currently the small animal anesthesia department where she is the supervisor. Ms. Nugent-Deal is a founding member of the Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Clinical Practice and is the executive secretary for the group as well as the appeals committee chair. Jody is an active member with the Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Anesthesia and Analgesia having served on the nominations, credentials and appeals committees. Jody is currently a Member At Large for the AVTAA. Jody also serves on the board for CaRVTA. Ms. Nugent-Deal has lectured throughout North America since 2000 on anesthesia and various exotic animal topics. Jody has published numerous articles and book chapters for both canine/feline and exotic animal medicine and anesthesia topics. Jody is an instructor for VSPN, Penn Foster, and VetMedTeam and she has a special interest in anesthesia, analgesia, pain management and critical care in exotics and dogs and cats. In Jody's spare time, she loves to read, visit the ocean, run, road and mountain bike.
Total CE Credit: 1.5
$30 ($27 early bird special if enrolled by November 21, 2016)
All 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).
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enrollment will close at 5pm ET on November 22, 2016,
or when the maximum number of participants is reached.
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*Note: "This program 22-27544 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 1.50 Veterinary Technician CE Credits (1.50 max). This RACE approval is for the subject matter categorie(s) of:
Category One: Scientific
using the delivery method(s) of: Interactive-Distance. This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements"
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