VSPN TECH352-0322: Analgesia for Blockheads-Dental Nerve Blocks for Technicians

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: March 17-April 3, 2022
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Thursday, March 24, 2022; 8:00-9:30pm ET (USA)    World Clock Converter
Total CE Credit: 1.5
RACE Category: 1.5 hours Medical

Enrollment is closed

Course Information:
Dental nerve blocks have many indications. In addition to the typical dental applications, oral nerve blocks can be used for bone and soft tissue reconstruction, mass removals, oronasal fistula and cleft palate repair, among others. This presentation provides attendees with detailed instruction (including video demonstrations) on how to perform various dental nerve blocks in dogs and cats using nerve-friendly techniques. Discussion includes maxillary, middle mental, infraorbital and mandibular nerve blocks, as well as potential complications and precautions associated with their use.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:
  • Explain indications and contraindications for various dental nerve blocks.
  • Identify anatomic landmarks for various dental nerve blocks.
  • Explain various drug options.
  • Pertinent pharmacology and duration of action.
Level and Prerequisites: This intermediate VSPN CE course will be open for enrollment to veterinary technicians/technologists, support staff, veterinary teams, etc. - actively interested in dental nerve blocks.

RACE Accreditation: This program has been approved for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval. (20-890701)

Course Agenda:

Week 1 (Real Time Session March 24): Dental Nerve Blocks for Technicians
During this session we will cover the anatomy, drug choice, and procedural steps of nerve blocks for dental procedures. Complications and precautions for performing nerve blocks will also be discussed.

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: $33 ($30 early bird special if enrolled by March 3, 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 March 24, 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:
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