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Spring 2010
Veterinary Technology   |  Loudoun Campus  |  NVCC

TIMES:

Notes & Information available via course web site and Blackboard

On line Chat for online students TBA

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LOCATION:

Laboratory vet tech building

On line and in mentor clinics

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INSTRUCTORS:

Brenda Taddeo, DVM
Bonnie Webster, LVT
Diane Schrenzel, LVT

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CONTACT INFO:

PHONE #'S: E-MAIL ADDRESS:

(703) 450-2525 Vet Tech Office (Rachna Prakash-administrative assistant)

(703) 450-2575 science division office

bst2269@email.vccs.edu
 
MY WEB SITE ADDRESS:
 
COURSE WEB SITE ADDRESS:

Log on through My NOVA off the NOVA web site:

https://nvcc.my.vccs.edu/jsp/home.jsp

 

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OFFICE HOURS:

I would be glad to schedule an appointment at any mutually agreeable time. I can easily be reached via e-mail.

OFFICE:

Room 103 ID Building

IMPORTANT DATE:

The last day to withdraw without a grade penalty is March 26, 2010

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Course description

    Introduces the basic principles of anesthesia of common domestic species.  Includes techniques of induction, maintenance, monitoring and recovery of patients using both injectable and inhalation agents (2 credits).  For further information, a complete course content summary is on file in the Science Division office or is available on the college web site.

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Topics/techniques to be covered

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Be familiar with the various pre-anesthetic drugs and calculate dosages and administer them. 
  2. Aseptically insert and maintain an IV catheter
  3. Calculate and administer IV fluids and medications
  4. Be familiar with agents and techniques for local anesthesia
  5. Be familiar with agents and techniques for regional anesthesia
  6. Be familiar with injectable and inhalation agents and techniques for general anesthesia.  This includes induction and inhalation as well as being familiar with the equipment. 
  7. Monitor the anesthetized patient.  This includes record keeping, reflex testing, and use of available equipment (i.e. esophageal stethoscopes, ECG, apnea monitors, etc.)
  8. Recognize and take steps to prevent anesthetic emergencies
  9. Be familiar with CPR for the arrested patient
  10. Understand anesthetic agonists and their use
  11. Use and maintain a respirator
  12. Monitor and care for a patient during anesthetic recovery
  13. Understand the care and preventative maintenance of the anesthetic equipment
  14. Understand waste anesthetic disposal and the potential for human toxicity

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Texts

Required-

Veterinary Drug Handbook by Plumb 6th edition ISBN# 978-0-8138-2056-9

Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia by McKelvey 3rd edition ISBN# 0-323-1988-9

Recommended-

Handbook of Veterinary Anesthesia by Muir 4th edition ISBN# 978-0-3230-4678-7

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Lab equipment and attire

You will need the following items for lab sessions...lab coat, nametag, scrubs, black ink pen, watch with a secondhand, penlight, stethoscope, bandage scissors, hemostats, pocket notebook to record drug dosages, calculator and a thermometer.  Please dress in scrubs and a lab coat prior to your lab session. Long hair needs to be tied back.  You will also need to wear a pair of new or washed tennis shoes for use in our surgical facility exclusively.  Students who are not properly attired and equipped will be dismissed from class and be marked absent for that lab.

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Grading 

  1. Lab skills and written theory grades will be calculated separately.  A minimum of 70% must be achieved on the written portion AND a pass on the skills portion in order to complete the course. On line students will document their skills via a video.  See VIDEO REQUIREMENTS under the course materials section of the Anesthesia web site.
  2. In order to get full credit (100 pts) for lecture you will need to participate in the Discussion Boards (DB's).  You will be required to post at least three postings each week.  Post a response to the initial subject posting ( 5pts ).  After reading the postings, respond to at least two ( 2.5 pts each ) of your classmates with a substantive response.  To be considered substantive, your reply should add significantly to the discussion by building on others comments, pointing out similarities or differences in your backgrounds or course expectations, etc. One or two sentence responses such as "Hi, welcome to the course!" or "I feel the same way" are not acceptable. Try to post early so everyone can get started right away.  To get full credit, start a post by Wednesday, answer all posts by Sunday.

  3. The mid-term and the written final will be multiple choice.
  4. Students will also be asked to demonstrate proficiency with certain laboratory techniques (Practicals).
  5. It is not possible to offer make up labs.  Laboratory attendance is considered mandatory.  Students are expected to make arrangements to make up any missed labs on their own at a private facility and provide documentation of completion.  Failure to complete the work and assignments will result in an F for the course.
  6. There will be only ONE opportunity to complete the equine anesthesia portion of the course.  The date for this lab was chosen by the Equine Medical Center based on their caseload and convenience.  Completion of this lab is required to pass the course.  If for some reason it is impossible for a student to attend this session then the student must arrange to observe equine general anesthesia on his or her own and provide documentation of completion of this requirement prior to the end of the semester. Failure to complete the work and assignments will result in an F for the course
  7. Come prepared to work with the necessary equipment, books, notes, nametag and clothing. Students not properly prepared will be dismissed from lab and be marked as absent.  This could result in failing the class.
  8. Each student will be issued an ESSENTIAL SKILLS list that must be completed to successfully graduate from the class and the Program.  Skills are evaluated on a pass/fail basis.
  9. Each student is expected to compile a DRUG BOOK that contains all of the inserts for each of the anesthetic drugs on the Program drug dosage sheet.  Please try to use original inserts, however, photocopies are acceptable.  The indications and contraindications for each drug should be highlighted.  Each student is expected to review in writing, the pros and cons for the drugs and know them.  This information is fair game for testing purposes.  The books are due by the last lecture.  Turn it in sooner if you want your book for study purposes for the final exam.
  1. Each student has the opportunity to complete an individual anesthesia rotation under the supervision of a Board Certified Anesthesiologist at the AnimalScan Imaging Center in Vienna, VA. Call 703-281-9440 to set up your rotation.  Please contact the Center ASAP as AnimalScan can only accommodate one person at a time. Do NOT wait until the last minute and expect to be able to fit the rotation in.  The center is open M-F
  2. Each student will complete 10 cases studies for labs.  The case studies will be posted under the course materials section of the Anesthesia web site.  These will be completed as if each animal were an actual anesthetic patient being evaluated by the student.  Cases 1-5 are due by mid-terms.  Cases 6-10 are due by the last week of class.

*Please, no food or drink in the lab or lecture areas.

Lecture

Mid-term

100

 

Final

100

 

Chapter review questions/discussion forums (10)

100

 

 

 

Lab

Drug book

Pass/fail

  Lab practical(s) Pass/fail

 

On line video

Pass/fail

  Essential skills sheet Pass/fail
  On campus visit(s) Pass/fail
  Equine Anesthesia at the EMC Pass/fail
  AnimalScan Imaging anesthesia rotation (1)-optional for on line Optional

 

Case studies & drug/fluid calculations (10)

Pass/fail

     

 

Total points available

300

     
     

*REMEMBER, as was discussed during orientation, you MUST pass BOTH the laboratory and the written portions of this class in order to successfully complete the course*

*If you have any questions or if you have a personal situation that requires special accommodation, please speak with me directly*

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SCHEDULE

CLASS SCHEDULE

 

DATE

READING & ASSIGNMENTS

TOPIC

SUGGESTED LABORATORY PRACTICE

Jan 11

Chapter 1 McKelvey Chapter 4 McKelvey

Intro & Pre-Anesthesia, Equipment & Monitoring

ID equipment, records, DEA Run circuits, leak tests, O2 tanks, monitoring equipment

Jan 18

HOLIDAY

NO LECTURE

NO LABS-On your own practice for lab practical, complete lab assignments, know equipment & how to use

Jan 25

Chapter 2 McKelvey

General Anesthesia

IV catheters, monitoring

Feb 1

Chapter 2 McKelvey

General Anesthesia

IV catheters, monitoring 

Feb 4

Chapter 10 McKelvey

Equines-Trip to EMC

Equine Lab (ONLINE-sign up sheet)-Visit to EMC

Feb 11

Chapter 3 McKelvey

Equines-Trip to EMC

 

Anesthetic Agents

Equine Lab (ONLINE-sign up sheet)-Visit to EMC

General anesthesia, entubation

Feb 22

Chapter 3 McKelvey

Anesthetic Agents

General anesthesia, entubation

March 1

Chapters 1-4 & 10 McKelvey

MID-TERM LECTURE EXAM Feb 26th to March 5th

CAMPUS VISIT Wednesday March 3rd.  Practical, entubation, monitoring equipment, CPCR

March 8-14

SPRING BREAK

 

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March 15

Chapter 6 McKelvey

CPR & Anesthetic Problems

General anesthesia

March 22

Chapter 8 McKelvey

Analgesia

General anesthesia

March 29

Chapter 5 McKelvey

Work Place Safety

General anesthesia 

April 5

Chapter 7 McKelvey

Special Techniques

General anesthesia

April 12

Chapter 9 McKelvey

Exotics & Lab Animals

General anesthesia

April 19

Review

Catch-up days

General anesthesia

April 26

Review

Catch-up days

Catch-up days

May 3

Chapters 1-10 McKelvey

LECTURE FINAL EXAM APRIL 30TH TO MAY 7TH

VIDEO DUE APRIL 30TH

 

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Last Edited: November 08, 2010
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