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VSPN CE Course TECH177-0219: Fundamentals of Small Animal Anesthesia Module 1
Audio only - Webinar: The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format using a Zoomtm platform.

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Instructors: Darci Palmer, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia), Brenda Feller, CVT, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia)
and Lee Palmer, DVM, MS, DACVECC
Course Open: February 7, 2019-March 17, 2019
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Thursdays, February 14, 21, 28 and March 7, 2019; 9:00-11:00pm 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 towards the veterinary technician who routinely deals with anesthesia case management. Veterinarians are highly encouraged to enroll with their veterinary technicians to help foster a team approach when performing anesthesia. Module 1 is a required prerequisite for Module 2 to help insure a complete understanding of the basic principles of anesthesia before learning how to develop an anesthesia protocol. These modules are approved CE for those applicants applying for their VTS (Anesthesia and Analgesia).
VSPN CE Course: Open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists interested in anesthesia.
“This program (22-31522) is approved for 8 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval. “

Course Description:
This is module 1 of a 2-module series designed to provide the foundation principles of canine and feline anesthesia. The series will present a systematic approach to anesthesia case management starting with the basic essentials in module 1 and ending with anesthetic complications in module 2. Anesthesia cases performed in general, specialty/referral practice, and at a veterinary teaching hospital will be used to help demonstrate concepts that are taught each week. Module 1 will focus on becoming familiar with the anesthesia machine parts and their functions; the importance of airway management; common monitoring modalities and how to interpret the values; and pre-operative considerations for the patient. Module 1 will not discuss individual drugs or drug protocols as that will take place in Module 2. At the end of the series the participant should feel comfortable with the equipment and monitoring devices used during anesthesia and will be prepared to collaborate with their veterinarian on the development of an anesthesia protocol that is tailored to meet the specific needs of the patient. Module 1 is a prerequisite to Module 2.

Week 1 (Real Time Session February 14): Anesthesia Machine and Ventilators
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 2 (Real Time Session February 21): Airway Management
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 3 (Real Time Session February 28): Monitoring and the Anesthesia Record
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 4 (Real Time Session March 7): Pre-operative Period
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: There is no required textbook for this course.