VSPN TECH328-0122: ER Series: Fluids

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

Presenter: Jeff Backus. RVT. VTS(ECC)

Course Open: January 3-January 20, 2022
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Monday, January 10, 2022; 8:30-10:00pm ET (USA)   World Clock Converter
Total CE Credit: 1.5
RACE Category: 1.5 hours Medical

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Course Information:
This lecture explores fluid therapy in the small animal patient. We discuss fluid compartments and different types of losses and tailoring a fluid plan to each individual patient. We discuss many fluid types including balanced and unbalanced electrolyte solutions and why one choice may be more appropriate for a particular patient. We’ll also discuss the types and uses of colloids. We’ll also discuss perfusion parameter and dehydration assessments, and dosing for patients in shock.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:
  • Calculate a fluid plan and a fluid deficit.
  • Understand body fluid compartments.
  • Understand fluid types and uses.
Level and Prerequisites: This intermediate VSPN CE course will be open for enrollment to veterinary technicians/technologists actively interested in fluid therapy in emergency medicine.

RACE Accreditation: This program has been approved for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval. This program is approved for veterinary technicians/technologists. (#20-757365)

Course Agenda:

Week 1 (Real Time Session Monday; January 10, 2022): Fluid Therapy
We will discuss how estimate a fluid deficit and calculate a fluid plan. We will discuss real cases and scenarios and examine fluid plans and how to evaluate response to therapy.

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: $33 ($30 early bird special if enrolled by December 20, 2021)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

* Enroll in both ER Series modules modules by January 10, 2022 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).

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on January 10, 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.

Lisa Kernaghan, LVT, RVT, CVT, VTS (ECC)
VSPN CE Coordinator

VSPN CE Services:
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