Real Time Sessions (RTS): Tuesdays, October 20, 27 and November 3, 2015; 9:30-11:00pm ET (USA)
Practice Sessions: In order to prepare you for a successful experience in your CE course, we request you attend a Practice Session prior to the first Real Time Session. Please arrive promptly at the start time; each Practice Session is up to 1 hour in length. For more information, please visit the CE Practice Area.
The instructor for this course will be using audio which will require you to have a headset or speakers to listen. If you have any concerns regarding your computer's audio capabilities, please be sure to attend one of the Practice Sessions.
Level and Prerequisites: This basic ccourse covers foundational small animal nursing and hospital assisting techniques, is primarily for the novice employee, and will include components of radiology, pharmacology, and laboratory diagnostics. Supervisors and managers may find the course helpful in hiring and organizing training protocols for their hospitals.
VSPN CE Course: This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians only. (RACE #22-18185) The Veterinary Information Network (VIN) is RACE Provider #22.
You have the basic veterinary assisting skills down and it is time to improve your knowledge base regarding pharmacy, laboratory and radiology! As an integral component of the veterinary healthcare team, you will learn interpretation of written prescriptions and the terminology associated with prescriptions, how to fill prescriptions accurately and enhance customer compliance by explaining how to administer medications. Veterinary assistants are often the primary staff in the set-up, collection, and client interaction regarding many standard diagnostic laboratory tests. Understanding the importance of accurate collection, set up, and maintenance of laboratory equipment is essential knowledge for assistants and your accuracy and attentiveness to these duties can drastically affect patient care. Each module in this three module series becomes increasingly more technical and provides new information, making all three modules a valuable learning resource for veterinary assistants.
This course consists of three (3) Real Time Sessions of ninety (90) minutes each, supplemental library materials, interactive message board discussions, a mandatory end-of-course test, and may include online multiple choice quizzes (after each Real Time Session). Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required to earn a certificate of completion for the course. For more information, please visit http://www.vin.com/ce/STAF136-1015_VSPN.htm