VSPN TECH338-0622: Advanced Catheterization Techniques

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

Presenter: Heidi Reuss-Lamky, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia, Surgery), FFCP
Course Open: June 23-July 10, 2022
Real Time Sessions (RTS):Thursday, June 30, 2022; 8:00-10:00pm ET (USA)   World Clock Converter
Total CE Credit: 2
RACE Category: 2 hours Medical

Enrollment is closed.

Course Information:
Veterinary technicians play an integral role in determining case suitability for fluid intervention and/or nutritional support. This program is designed to provide the essential background information along with detailed instructions on how to successfully perform the following catheterization techniques; intraosseous and arterial catheter placement, nasoesophageal or nasogastric tube placement, as well as central/PICC line placement using the Seldinger technique. This session is beneficial for veterinary technicians seeking to augment their technical skills or for those seeking specialty (VTS) status in small animal internal medicine (SAIM), anesthesia & analgesia, or emergency and critical care (ECC).

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:
  • Determine case suitability for fluid intervention and/or nutritional support.
  • Identify potential complications and ways to prevent them.
  • Explain placement supplies, requirements and procedure.
Level and Prerequisites: This intermediate VSPN CE course will be open for enrollment to veterinary technicians/technologists actively interested in advanced catheterization.

RACE Accreditation: This program has been approved for 2 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval.(20-912121)

Course Agenda:

Week 1 (Real Time Session June 30): Advanced Catheterization Techniques
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to determine case suitability for fluid intervention and/or nutritional support, identify potential complications and ways to prevent them, and explain placement supplies, requirements and procedure.

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>

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on June 30, 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.

Enrollment qualifications:
  1. VIN CE Courses:
    1. VIN CE courses are open to VIN member, VIN student member, and non-member veterinarians.
    2. Veterinary support staff must be VSPN members in order to enroll in a VIN CE course open to VSPN member enrollment.
  2. VSPN CE Courses:
    1. VSPN CE courses are open to veterinary support staff and veterinarians.
    2. Only VIN and VSPN members can enroll in a VSPN CE course.
    3. Veterinarians will only receive credit for those VSPN CE courses that specify in the Accreditation statement that the course is accredited for veterinarians.
  3. Please check the course Level and Prerequisites, Accreditation, and Tuition before enrolling.
  4. Each enrollee must be able to receive emails from @vspn.org and @vin.com addresses.
    1. Email is our major form of communication with participants; personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
  5. For further assistance call 800-846-0028 ext. 797 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