VSPN TECH312-0122: ER Procedures

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


Courtney Waxman, MS, CVT, VTS (ECC)

Course Open: January 26-February 26, 2022
Real Time Sessions (RTS): January 26-February 26, 2022    World Clock Converter
Total CE Credit: 4.5
RACE Category: 4.5 hours Medical

Enrollment is closed.

Course Information:
This course is designed to review common procedures performed in the emergency and critical care setting that should be performed by veterinary technician/technologists. This course will focus on the concepts of indications, procedural steps, and nursing care of the following procedures: nasoesophageal (NE) and nasogastric (NG) feeding tube placement, nutritional care, urinary catheterization (male and female, canine and feline), multi-lumen catheterization (central and peripheral), arterial blood sampling, arterial catheterization, blood gas analysis (venous and arterial), transfusion therapy, nasal oxygen cannula placement, advanced respiratory tube care, and defibrillation.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:
  • Identify the indications for each procedure.
  • Recognize the technical steps to be able to successfully perform each procedure.
  • Understand the nursing care involved for each procedure
Level and Prerequisites: This intermediate VSPN CE course will be open for enrollment veterinary technicians/technologists, support staff, veterinary teams, etc. - actively interested in advancing their emergency procedural skill set.

RACE Accreditation: This program has been approved for 4.5 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval.(RACE #22-44256)

Course Agenda:

Week 1 (Real Time Session February 2): Feeding Tubes & Urinary Catheters
This week we will be covering the care and utilization of nasal feeding tubes and urinary catheters. We will also be covering feeding tube care, nutritional support, urinary catheter care, and care of the renal patient.

Week 2 (Real Time Session February 9): Feeding Tubes & Urinary Catheters
This week we will be discussing the indications for central venous and arterial catheters. We will discuss the procedures of placing those catheters and how to care for them. We will be discussing arterial blood pressure monitoring, as well as what parameters are used for arterial and venous blood gas analysis.

Week 3 (Real Time Session February 16): Transfusions, Respiratory & Defibrillation
This week will be covering indications for blood transfusions, blood product administration and nursing care of patients receive blood component therapy. We will also be covering nursing care for nasal cannulas, log term intubation, and advanced respiratory illness. Identifying the indications and procedure steps for defibrillation will also be covered.

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.

Enrollment is closed.

Tuition: $99 ($89 early bird special if enrolled by January 12, 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 February 2, 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.

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