VSPN TECH292-1120: Anesthetic Complications

The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format using a webinar platform.

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Presenter: Dianne Hudson, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia)
Course Open: November 3, 2020-November 27, 2020
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Tuesdays, November 10 and 17, 2020; 9:00-11:00pm ET (USA)
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Level and Prerequisites: This intermediate course will be open to veterinary technicians/technologists actively interested in veterinary anesthesia.
VSPN CE Course: “This program has been approved for 4 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval. “ (22-43834)

Course Information:
This course will cover common arrhythmias and hypotension seen in anesthesia patients. We will discuss recognition, underlying causes, and recommended therapies. The second half of this course we will focus our discussion on hypotension; causes, consequences, and therapies.

Week 1 (Real Time Session November 10): Arrhythmias in the Anesthesia Patient
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to
  • Recognize common arrhythmias seen with anesthesia.
  • Anticipate arrhythmias seen with specific disease processes.
  • Be familiar with current therapies.
Week 2 (Real Time Session November 17): Hypotension in the Anesthesia Patient
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to
  • Know what normal blood pressure is and what is defined as hypotension.
  • Causes of hypotension.
  • Consequences of hypotension.
  • Steps to addressing hypotension.
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.

About the Presenter:
Dianne Hudson, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia) has worked at the Oklahoma State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital since 1984. She has had a diverse career working in multiple departments including Small Animal Medicine, Equine Medicine and Surgery, Small Animal ICU as the Staff Supervisor in addition to her role as in anesthesia for the past 20 plus years. Dianne has had the pleasure of teaching ECG interpretation in a private practice setting, as a guest lecturer for Tulsa Community College, Murray State College and OSU-OKC veterinary technician programs. She has also designed an interactive computer based course covering anesthesia monitoring and ECG interpretation in addition lecturing on ECG interpretation at the Southwest Veterinary Symposium.

Total CE Credit: 4

Tuition: $84 ($76 early bird special if enrolled by October 20, 2020)
* Students currently enrolled in and taking at least 2 classes or 5 units at an AVMA accredited or CVMA approved Veterinary Technician Program may be eligible to receive a 50% discount off the regular rate for this course (upon verification of student status).

Prices are listed in US dollars.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on November 10, 2020 at 5 pm ET (USA) or when the maximum number of participants is reached.

*For more information on how online CE works, see the Participant Resource Center.

To Enroll:
  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 @vspn.org and @vin.com 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. 797 or email . Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
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“This program has been approved for 4 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval. “ (22-43834)

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 VIN office 800-846-0028 ext. 797 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. 797
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