VCS 145 Anesthesia for Veterinary Technicians I

Credit: 1.5

Course Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

Prerequisite Courses: BMS 236, VCS 201, VCS 140

Instructor: Paige Allen, MS RVT

Course Description:

This is the first of 2 courses involving basic principles of anesthesia and anesthetic delivery for the veterinary technician. This course focuses on the preparation of the patient for anesthesia, the agents used as pre-anesthetics, induction agents and general anesthesia, and the physiologic impacts of anesthesia on the body.

Course Objectives:

Method of Delivery: Primarily web-based exercises, textbook, and examinations (on-line or paper). The exercises will be completed on line and submitted to the instructor. Supplemental material will be offered on line as content (in addition to the textbook). Quizzes and exams will be sent to a proctor. The proctor must be a veterinarian, an accredited veterinary technician (RVT, LVT, or CVT), or an educator/teacher at a school, college, or university. The proctor will return the completed exam to the instructor for grading.


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