VSPN TECH325-2022: It’s Catchy! Infection Control for the Veterinary Practice

This course is a self-paced, non-interactive course.

Presenter: Heidi Reuss-Lamky, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia, Surgery), FFCP

Course Open: January 3, 2022 - December 31, 2022
Total CE Credit: 1
RACE Category: 1 hours Medical

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Course Information:
In recent times, the importance of an infection control program has stomped its way onto the forefront. Based largely on the expert opinions responsible for current veterinary infection control guidelines, recommendations for best practices surrounding everything from what constitutes an infectious agent to, ‘How do I kill it?’, and how to prevent the spread of diseases. Are YOU ready to implement an infection control program?

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:
  • Identify the types of organisms capable of causing disease and infection.
  • Understand the chain of infection.
  • Describe the difference between critical, semi-critical, and non-critical medical devices.
  • Identify the different Spaulding categories.
  • Describe how to care for intravenous and urinary catheters.
  • Describe steps necessary to set up an infection control program.
  • Develop strategies to mitigate risk of infection in the veterinary hospital.
Level and Prerequisites: This intermediate VSPN CE non-interactive course will be open to veterinary technicians/technologists, support staff, etc. - actively interested in infection control in the veterinary facility.
VSPN CE Course: Open to veterinary technicians/technologists and support staff.
“This program has been approved for 1 hour of non-interactive continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval."(22-42105)

Course Agenda:

Segment 1: Infection Control

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: $22
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on December 1, 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 starting 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