VSPN TECH344-1220: VSPN CE Online Conference - Anesthesia

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

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Date: December 12, 2020
Time: 10:00am ET to 5:00pm ET (with one-hour break from 1:00-2:00pm ET)     Time converter

Are you seeking last-minute CE credits for license renewal? Are you passionate about all things anesthesia? This is the event for you! VSPN is pleased to offer this one-day conference on Saturday, December 12, 2020. This is a one-day event, with four 90-minute sessions presented in webinar format. You must attend to earn a certificate of participation. There will be a one-hour break for lunch at 1:00pm ET.

Participants will have access to the abstracts for each presentation 2 weeks prior to the event. There are no library materials or end of course test associated with this event. You must be a VIN or VSPN member to enroll. This course is RACE approved for veterinary technicians(20-797488)


10:00-11:30am ET
10-Step Process to Developing a Balanced Anesthesia Protocol        
Presenter: Darci Palmer BS, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia)


  • Be able to formulate an anesthetic drug protocol to meet the individual needs of each patient.    
  • Develop an anesthetic protocol that is best prepared by utilizing a systematic approach to drug selection. 
  • Be able to define the components of balanced anesthesia and provide an overview of the common anesthetic drugs used for premedication, induction and maintenance. 

11:30am-1:00pm ET
Post-Operative Analgesia Options
Presenter: Tasha M. McNerney, CVT, CVPP, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia)


  • Understand the pain pathways
  • Create a multimodal analgesia plan for post-operative care
  • Explore non-pharmacological modalities for patient comfort

1:00-2:00pm ET

2:00-3:30pm ET
Anesthesia for the Emergency Trauma Patient
Presenter: Katy W. Waddell, LVT, VTS (Emergency/Critical Care) and (Anesthesia & Analgesia)


  • Be able to assess the patient pre-operatively
  • How to monitor the emergency trauma patient pre-surgically well through the post-operative and recovery phases.
  • Develop of plan to control pain for the trauma patient.


3:30-5:00pm ET
What would you do? Working Through Anesthetic Case Scenarios in Small Animal Patients
Presenter: Jody Nugent-Deal, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia) and (CP-Companion Exotic Animal)


  • Critically work through a small animal case presented for anesthesia.
  • Be able to prepare a proper anesthetic and monitoring protocol for the type of case presented.
  • Be able to identify advanced anesthetic techniques that could be used for each case presented.

CE Credits: 6

Price: $80 (USD)

Early bird pricing: $72 (USD) if you enroll by November 28, 2020, you will receive a 10% discount off the price of the event.

Student pricing: $40 (USD) for students currently enrolled in and taking at least 2 classes or 5 units at an AVMA accredited or CVMA approved Veterinary Technician Program (upon verification of student status).

This program has been approved for 6 hours of continuing education for veterinary technicians/technologists in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval.(20-797488)

Event withdrawal and refund policy: A complete refund of the paid event price will be issued when your withdrawal request is received prior to December 12, 2020 at 10:00am ET. No refunds will be issued after the event. To withdraw, please contact VSPN CE at