and Lee Palmer, DVM, MS, DACVECC
Course Open: February 4, 2021- March 14, 2021
Real Time Sessions (RTS):Thursdays, February 11, 18, 25 and March 4, 2021; 9:00-11:00PM ET (USA) World Clock Converter
Total CE Credit: 8
RACE Category: 8 hours Medical
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.
- Identify parts of the anesthesia machine and know their function and proper use.
- Select the appropriate breathing system.
- Explain parts and function of a ventilator.
- Discuss specific terminology associated with ventilators and ventilation.
- Examine the types, parts and function and proper use of endotracheal tubes.
- Discuss proper intubation and extubation techniques.
- Point out complications from intubation and extubation.
- Show proper cleaning and storage of endotracheal tubes.
- Discuss commonly monitored parameters during anesthesia.
- Interpret what the numbers are saying.
- Illustrate the limitations of monitoring equipment.
- Understand importance of pre-operative assessment of the patient.
- Outline pre-operative considerations such as ASA status, fluid therapy, IV catheterization, etc.
- Discuss advantages of anesthesia planning form.
- Analyze case-based discussions.
RACE Accreditation: This program has been approved for 8 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval. This program is approved for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. (22-39064)Course Agenda:
Week 1 (Real Time Session February 11): Anesthesia Machine and Ventilators
Parts of the anesthesia machine, selection of appropriate breathing system and parts and function of the ventilator.
Week 2 (Real Time Session February 18):
Types of endotracheal tubes, proper techniques for use, and cleaning and storage.
Week 3 (Real Time Session February 25):
Monitoring and the Anesthesia Record
Parameters monitored during anesthesia, interpretation of indications and limitations of monitoring equipment
Week 4 (Real Time Session March 4):
Pre-operative assessment and considerations and anesthesia planning.
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.
Tuition: $168 ($151early bird special if enrolled by January 21, 2021)
Prices are listed in US dollars.
* Enroll in both modules by February 11, 2021 and receive a 15% discount off the original course price.
* Students currently enrolled in 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- For further assistance call 800-846-0028 ext.792 or email VSPNCE. Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
VSPN CE Coordinator VSPN CE Services: VSPNCE
800-846-0028 or 530-756-4881; ext. 792
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