VSPN TECH296-0322: Shock: It’s Shocking What We Should Know

The real time sessions for this course will be presented via Zoom webinar platform.

Presenter: Jeff Backus. RVT. VTS(ECC)
Course Open: March 16-April 16, 2022
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Wednesdays, March 23, 30, & April 6, 2022; 8:30-10:00pm ET (USA)    World Clock Converter
Total CE Credit: 4.5
RACE Category: 4.5 hours Medical

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Course Information:
Shock must be treated diligently and appropriately, while investigating the underlying cause as shock is not a diagnosis of its own. In this lecture, we’ll explore the pathophysiology of shock, the stages and types of shock, and current treatment modalities. There is an emphasis placed on the role the veterinary technician plays in the successful outcome of treating shock. We’ll talk about shock doses of fluids, medications used, and the importance of vital signs monitoring in the shock patient.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:
  • Define shock.
  • Discuss classes of shock.
  • Learn importance of differentiating classes of shock.
  • Identify the 3 stages of shock.
  • Recognize the clinical signs of the different stages of shock.
  • Learn interpretation of diagnostic testing that may help identify a patient in shock.
  • Discuss treatment of the various types of shock.
  • Discuss real life case examples to exemplify common cases of shock.
Level and Prerequisites: This basic VSPN CE course is open to veterinary technicians/technologists and support staff that are actively interested in increasing their knowledge of shock, both its causes and treatments.

RACE Accreditation: This program has been submitted (but is not yet approved) for 4.5 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval.

Course Agenda:

Week 1 (Real Time Session March 23): Definition and Classes of Shock
During this session we will discuss the definition and classifications of shock. We will also discuss the importance of differentiating the classes of shock.

Week 2 (Real Time Session March 30): Stages of Shock and Diagnostic Testing
This week we will discuss how to identify the three stages of shock, how to recognize clinical signs, and learn interpretation of diagnostic testing.

Week 3 (Real Time Session April 6): Treatment of Shock and Case Examples
During this final session, we will discuss treatment of various types of shock and run through real-life case examples.

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.

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Tuition: $99 ($89 early bird special if enrolled by March 2, 2022)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

* 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).

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on March 23, 2022 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. For further assistance call 800-846-0028 ext.792 or email . Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.

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. 792 to discuss eligibility for a pro-rated refund.

*For more information on VSPN's upcoming CE courses, check the VSPN Course Catalog.

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