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VSPN CE Course TECH283-0618: Anesthesia in Common Emergencies
Audio only - Webinar: The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format using a Zoomtm platform.

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Instructor: Katy Waddell, LVT, VTS (ECC, Anesthesia & Analgesia)
Course Open: June 13, 2018-July 28, 2018
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Wednesdays, June 20, 27 (no class July 4), July 11 and 18, 2018; 8:00-9:30 pm 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 toward individuals seeking to expand their knowledge of stabilization, developing an anesthesia plan, anesthesia monitoring and the recovery of these patients
Open to veterinary technicians/technologists.
This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists. (22-32835)

Course Description:
Anesthesia on healthy patients is not without complications and is too often taken for granted and performed without adequate planning or preparation. However, with any emergency presented to triage, a thorough pre-operative assessment must be performed and patient assessment begins with the first step inside the door. The stressed and ill emergency patient will have altered physiological responses that will in turn alter the pharmacokinetics of the agents commonly used to provide anesthesia. This course is designed to assist you in your management of the most common emergent presentations that will need anesthesia. We will cover: Gastric dilatation�volvulus, feline urethral obstruction, dystocia and proptosis.

Week 1 (Real Time Session June 20): Gastric Dilation and Volvulus
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 2 (Real Time Session June 27): Feline Urethral Obstruction
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 3 (Real Time Session July 11): Dystocia
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 4 (Real Time Session July 18): Proptosis
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:
Katy Waddell, LVT, VTS (ECC, Anesthesia & Analgesia) has been in the veterinary field for 44 years in small animal, mixed animal, specialty referral practices, 24/7 facilities, academia, and as an author. Katy retired from full time employment in 2017 and currently is a consultant providing in-clinic training, lecturing at local, state, national and international meetings, VSPN instructor and board moderator. Additionally, she has the pleasure of being the veterinary technician consultant for Hadukikai Animal Critical Care Center, Osaka, Japan. She also serves as the President elect of AVTAA and Member at Large for AVECCT. She is the proud recipient of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association 2013 Veterinary Technician of the Year Award as well as multiple Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Student Choice Awards for Best Teacher, Best Patient Advocate, and "Cat Whisperer".

Total CE Credit: 6.0

Tuition: $126 ($113 early bird pricing if enrolled by May 31, 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 June 20, 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 22-32835 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:
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or direct line to VIN/VSPN from Australia: 02 6145 2357

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