VSPN TECH346-0722: Advanced Anesthetic Techniques

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

Presenter: Jody Nugent-Deal, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia) and (Clinical Practice-Companion Exotic Animal)
Course Open: July 11-July 28, 2022
Real Time Sessions (RTS):Monday, July 18, 2022; 8:30pm-10:30pm ET (USA)   World Clock Converter
Total CE Credit: 2
RACE Category: 2 hours Medical


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Tuition: $44 ($40 early bird special if enrolled by June 27, 2022)
* 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).
Prices are listed in US dollars.


Course Information:
This course on advanced anesthetic techniques will provide an interactive discussion about common drugs, basic pharmacology, and the advantages of including multimodal anesthesia and analgesia into your practice. Participants will lead through constant rate infusion calculations as well as how to perform various locoregional techniques including, but not limited to epidural/coccygeal anesthesia/analgesia and local blocks such as ring blocks, incisional blocks, dental blocks, testicular blocks, and soaker catheter administration.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:
  • Identify the common drugs used for multimodal anesthetic techniques and thus how to properly put together an anesthetic protocol in conjunction with the veterinarian.
  • Be able to properly calculate and set-up drugs/supplies used for constant rate infusions and local blocks.
  • Apply the techniques utilized in administration of locoregional anesthetic and analgesic techniques.
Level and Prerequisites: This advanced VSPN CE course will be open for enrollment to veterinary technicians/technologists actively interested in advanced anesthesia techniques.

RACE Accreditation: This program has been approved for 2 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval.(20-913398)

Course Agenda:

Week 1 (Real Time Session July 18): Advanced Anesthetic Techniques
This session will start with a quick review of common anesthetic drugs used for multimodal anesthesia/analgesia. We will then discuss constant rate infusions, proper calculation of the CRI for administration in both a bag and syringe pump, and then finish up with discussion and videos on various locoregional block techniques.

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.


Enroll Now  

Tuition: $44 ($40 early bird special if enrolled by June 27, 2022)
* 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).
Prices are listed in US dollars.


*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on Monday, July 18, 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