VSPN TECH348-0821: VSPN CE Online Conference - Toxicology

The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format using the Zoom platform.

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Date: August 14, 2021
Time: 11:00am ET to 5:15pm ET (with a 45-minute break from 2:00-2:45 PM ET)      Time converter

If you work in general practice or emergency/critical care, you WILL see patients that have been exposed to toxicants. Patients that have been exposed to toxins not only can become very ill, but death can result from exposure or ingestion. As not all toxins are created equal, differences in approaches to these therapies will be highlighted. A wide range of individual toxins will be covered in depth, with a deep dive into all of these concepts for several common toxins in veterinary medicine. Attendees for this one-day conference, will obtain a solid foundation of understanding the core concepts to treating a poisoned patient.

Registrants MUST be present on the day of the live sessions to earn a certificate of participation. VSPN will issue video recordings of each presentation, but CE credit cannot be earned from watching the video replays. This conference is open to VSPN members for registration. This course has RACE approval for veterinary technicians (20-868284)

PROGRAM

11:00am-12:00pm ET
Taking a Toxin History and Working with Poison Control        
Presenter: Jeff Backus, RVT, VTS (ECC)

Objectives: After attending this session, attendees will: 

  • Be comfortable taking accurate toxin exposure histories.
  • Know how to access Poison Control experts.
12:00-1:00pm ET
The Solution to Pollution is Dilution (Top Toxicity Tips)
Presenter: Liz Hughston, MEd., RVT, CVT, LVT, VTS (SAIM, ECC)

Objectives: After attending this session, attendees will:        

  • Be familiar with the information needed for effective toxin treatments.
  • Understand the goals of decontamination and different methods available.
  • Knowledgeably discuss treatment options for different toxins.
1:00-2:00pm ET
Rodenticides
Presenter: Liz Hughston, MEd., RVT, CVT, LVT, VTS (SAIM, ECC)

Objectives: After attending this session, attendees will:        

  • Understand the methods of action of various rodenticides.
  • Discuss how treatment differs depending on agent.

2:00-2:45pm ET: Break


12:45-3:30pm ET
Ethylene Glycol Ingestions
Presenter: Jeff Backus, RVT, VTS (ECC)

Objectives: After attending this session, attendees will:

  • Understand the toxic principles of ethylene glycol.
  • Discuss treatment options for this toxin.

3:30-4:15 pm ET
Chocolate Ingestions
Presenter: Liz Hughston, MEd., RVT, CVT, LVT, VTS (SAIM, ECC)

Objectives: After attending this session, attendees will:

  • Understand the toxic principles of chocolate ingestion in dogs.
  • Discuss treatment options.

4:15-4:45pm ET
Tremorgenic Mycotoxins
Presenter: Jeff Backus, RVT, VTS (ECC)

Objectives: After attending this session, attendees will:

  • Understand the toxic principles of tremorgenic mycotoxins.
  • Discuss treatment options.

4:45-5:15PM ET
Xylitol
Presenter: Liz Hughston, MEd., RVT, CVT, LVT, VTS (SAIM, ECC)

Objectives: After attending this session, attendees will:

  • Understand the toxic principles of xylitol ingestion in dogs.
  • Discuss treatment options.

CE Credits: 5

Price: $75 (USD)

Early bird pricing: $68 (USD) if you enroll by July 31, 2021, you will receive a 10% discount off the price of the event.

Student pricing: $38 (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 may be eligible to receive a 50% discount off the regular price for this event (upon verification of student status).

This program has been submitted but not yet approved for 5 hours of continuing education in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval.

Event withdrawal and refund policy: A complete refund of the paid event price will be issued when your withdrawal request is received prior to August 14, 2021 at 8:00am ET. No refunds will be issued after the event. To withdraw, please contact VSPN CE at