The Anatomy and Physiology of Anesthetic Machines

 (1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Harry Latshaw

Description: This lecture is an introduction to the anesthetic machine. The focus will be to identify the various components of the machine (i.e. one way valves, pop-off valve and vaporizer). Attention will also be given to the function of each of the components and how that may affect the other components. Tips for daily care of the machine will be addressed.

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The EKG

 (.5 CE) .5 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Carrie LaCombe

Description: A review of the EKG. Troubleshooting to get a reliable EKG regardless of patient position and common anesthetic arrhythmias will be reviewed.

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Field Necropsy and Sampling

 (1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Yava Jones-Hall

Description: This lecture is designed to re-familiarize session attendees with proper necropsy techniques, gross evaluation, sample collection, and sample submission as well as general disease recognition by organ system.

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The Science Behind the Human-Animal Bond

(.5 CE) .5 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Maggie O’Haire

Description: The popular press is rife with examples of the positive value of pets for people. But does the research support these compelling stories? In this talk, you will discover the latest science behind our bond with man’s best friend and other species. From heart disease to autism to veterans with PTSD, this session will unveil cutting edge research that investigates the therapeutic value of animals for humans.

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The Social Vet I

 (1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Bill Schroeder

Description: You’ve heard the buzz about social media but may not know how to start, where to focus your attention, and/or how to develop content that encourages interaction. This course will help you identify today’s most beneficial social channels, introduce you to some techniques that engage your clients, and identify who should be managing your social media program.

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Understanding How Drugs Work: Factors that Affect Absorption

 (1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Pete Bill

Description: This module discusses the mechanisms by which orally administered medications or drugs administered by injection enter the body. This module also explains how changes in normal physiology can result in an abnormally increased or decreased amount of drug being absorbed into systemic circulation.

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Understanding How Drugs Work: Factors that Affect Excretion

 (1 CE) 1 Continuing Education Unit offered

Speaker: Pete Bill

Description: This module discusses the mechanisms by which drugs are eliminated by the liver and the kidney. This module also explains how changes in normal physiology can result in more rapid or slower excretion of drugs and how the elimination half-life can help predict the concentrations of drugs as they are eliminated.

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