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VSPN CE Course TECH284-2018: Equine Surgery Non-Interactive
Non-Interactive

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Instructor(s): Shana Lemmenes, CVT, VTS-EVN
Course Open: January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018

Level and Prerequisites: This basic course course is open to all VSPN staff members with an interest in equine surgery.
VSPN CE Course: Open to VIN and VSPN members. This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists.(22-31612 )

Course Description:
The veterinary technician plays a vital role in the equine surgical team. Knowing all aspects of the equine surgery process, from what instruments are needed to how to safely recover the patient is key to a safe and successful outcome. This course will cover commonly used surgical instruments, the sterilization process, safety concerns, and the order of procedures during both standing and general anesthesia surgeries. This course will consist of 5 (five) non-interactive modules that are in the form of videos to be watched. Modules will include poll questions (quizzes) during the videos, handouts to be read, and a mandatory end of course test. To earn a certificate of participation, you must attain a score of 80% or higher on the poll questions within each module the end of course test. The modules and reading library handouts should take the participant a minimum of 90 minutes total. Participants must complete participation requirements by December 31, 2018 to be eligible to earn a certificate of participation.

Module 1 - Surgical Instruments
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Module 2 - Surgical Packs
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Module 3 - Safety
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Module 4 - Standing Surgery
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Module 5 - General Anesthesia
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.