Veterinary Technician Symposium

June 24-26, 2019
CE Hours: 24
Instructors: Kenichiro Yagi, Courtney Waxman, Heidi Reuss-Lamky,
Kristen Cooley, Ann Wortinger and Katy Waddell

 Course Agenda 

About This Course

This sell-out event is a unique opportunity for Veterinary Technicians to increase knowledge and sharpen skills in just three days. Offered at the world-famous Oquendo Center in Las Vegas, NV, expert instructors – using today’s most innovative instructional approaches and technology – present skill-based training in emergency & critical care, CPR and anesthesia.

Participants will receive a review of core concepts in RECOVER BLS and ALS have an opportunity to apply these concepts through various scenarios. Earn your certification as a RECOVER Certified BLS and ALS Rescuer upon passing. Discuss advanced venous access involving small vein access used most typically in exotics and neonates, interosseous catheter (IO) use, Seldinger catheter placement techniques, and ultrasound guided venous access. Participate in a fun, intimate overview of the anatomy and physiology of the anesthetic machine, learn to perform a diagnostic leak test and adeptly dissect the various components to determine causes for malfunction. Sources of waste anesthetic gases and waste gas management will also be discussed.

Working in small groups, participants rotate through active learning stations and experience the full extent of authority-centered lectures, workshops, and cooperative small group interaction. Hands-on labs round out the curriculum as individuals work with state-of-the-art equipment under the expert guidance of veteran instructors and knowledgeable equipment representatives.

Details

  • Date(s): June 24-26, 2019
  • Venue: Oquendo Center | Las Vegas, NV
  • Category: Anesthesia, CPR Training & Emergency & Critical Care
  • Enrollment Capacity: 120
  • CE Hours: 24

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify venous access sites in critically ill patients and increase comfort in atypical venous access
  2. Establish comfort with small vein access using romaine lettuce veins and simulated blood
  3. Properly apply Basic and Advanced Life Support CPR concepts using the most up-to-date approaches in dogs and cats according to the evidence-based RECOVER guidelines
  4. Troubleshoot and correct common ventilator malfunctions and alarms
  5. Identify when ventilatory assistance may be indicated in the anesthetic patient and determine appropriate ventilator settings for a variety of patients and surgical circumstances.

Course Cost

$375

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Kenichiro Yagi, MS, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM)
Veterinary Innovation Laboratory, Cornell University

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Courtney Waxman CVT, RVT, VTS (ECC)
Purdue University

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Heidi Reuss-Lamky LVT, VTS (Anesthesia & 
Analgesia, Surgery), FFCP
Oakland Veterinary Specialty

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Kristen Cooley, BA, CVT, 
VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia)
University of Wisconsin 

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Ann Wortinger BIS, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM, Nutrition), FFCP
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Katy Waddell LVT, VTS 
(ECC, Anesthesia/Analgesia)

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Emergency & Critical Care...

Discuss advanced venous access involving small vein access (24-26 ga catheters) used most typically in exotics and neonates, interosseous catheter use, Seldinger catheter placement techniques used for central lines and long-term catheter placement, and ultrasound-guided venous access. In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to practice these techniques on models under expert guidance.

Objectives

  1. Identify venous access sites in critically ill patients
  2. Increase comfort levels with CRI calculations
  3. Establish comfort with small vein access using romaine lettuce veins and simulated blood
  4. Practice long catheter placement using models and IO catheter placement using hand-held Jamshidi needles.

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CPR Training...

Review and apply the core concepts in RECOVER BLS and ALS using canine mannequins. The scenarios will provide the opportunity to apply concepts in patient monitoring, use of drugs, defibrillation, and the decision-making process of appropriate interventions during CPR. Earn your certification as a RECOVER Certified BLS and ALS Rescuer upon passing.

Objectives

  1. Rapidly recognize patients with cardiopulmonary arrest
  2. Properly administer high-quality chest compressions using the most up-to-date approaches in dogs and cats
  3. Provide mouth-to-snout or intubated ventilation according to current evidence-based guidelines
  4. Choose the most useful monitoring devices for patients in cardiopulmonary arrest and interpret data from them
  5. Rapidly diagnose the arrest ECG rhythm to determine the best ALS therapies for the patient

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Anesthesia...

Many practices may at some point find it necessary to provide temporary or short-term ventilatory support for critical veterinary patients. Learn the basic operation of anesthetic ventilators, as well as valuable troubleshooting tips and how carbon dioxide measurements can help drive ventilatory efforts.

In the afternoon, participate in a fun, intimate overview of the 'anatomy and physiology' of the anesthetic machine. You'll also be able to perform a diagnostic leak test and adeptly dissect (and re-assemble!) the various components and breathing circuits to determine causes for malfunction.

Objectives

  1. Identify when ventilatory assistance may be indicated in the anesthetic or critical care patient
  2. Determine appropriate ventilator settings for a variety of patients and surgical circumstances
  3. Describe various components of the anesthesia machine and list the normal function of each part
  4. Troubleshoot and correct common ventilator malfunctions and alarms and outline the importance of carbon dioxide monitoring
  5. Identify common locations for leaks in the anesthetic circuit and describe other sources of waste anesthetic gas exposure
  6. Troubleshoot anesthetic equipment and breathing circuit malfunction and correct problems

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Oquendo Center...

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All the tools you need to succeed, all in one extraordinary learning environment. Oquendo Center is devoted to practical, clinical and knowledge based learning. Distinctively designed for medical professionals to share, collaborate, teach and learn, this cutting-edge center is fully equipped with the most advanced equipment for hands-on training. A sought-out destination for forward thinking education and innovation, Oquendo Center is a premier environment for professional learning, optimized to advance the field of medicine.

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MEALS

Monday, June 24
Registration: 7:30a
Breakfast: 7:30a
Lunch: 12:00p

Welcome Reception: 5:30p - Will include hors d’oeuvres & one drink per person

Tuesday, June 25
Breakfast: 7:30a
Lunch: 12:00p
Dinner to Go: 5:30p

Wednesday, June 26
Breakfast: 7:30a
Lunch: 12:00p
Wraps to Go: 5:30p

TRANSPORTATION

Monday, June 24
7:00a –From Tropicana Las Vegas to Oquendo Center

6:30p – From Oquendo Center to Tropicana Las Vegas

Tuesday, June 25
7:00a – From Tropicana Las Vegas to Oquendo Center

5:30p – From Oquendo Center to Tropicana Las Vegas

Wednesday, June 26
7:00a – From Tropicana Las Vegas to Oquendo Center

5:30p – Transportation from Oquendo Center to McCarran International Airport and Tropicana Las Vegas

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PACKING TIPS

    1. WVC scrubs are available upon your arrival if needed.
    2. Closed-toe shoes are required during labs.
    3. A light sweater for indoor areas.
    4. Plenty of sunscreen.
    5. Electronic charging device to power up.
    6. Valid ID - We highly recommend you carry your ID at all times in Las Vegas.

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HOTEL

Tropicana Las Vegas
3801 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Booking link:
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Rate: $75/night + $10 resort fee + 13.38% tax

Resort fees to include

  • High-speed wireless internet access in your guest room
  • (2) Two bottles of Tropicana Water
  • Unlimited fitness center access
  • Access to their award-winning resort pool
  • 2-for-1 Show tickets to Laugh Factory (Sun – Thurs)
  • 2-for-1 Cocktails at Oakville Steakhouse from 5:00p – 8:00p
  • Local Calls
  • 800 calls
  • Printing of boarding pass

Check-in – 3:00p
Check-out – 11:00a

  • A charge of $25 will be added for each guest over the double occupancy with a maximum of four guests per room
  • The group rate will be honored until June 4
  • Early departure fee - $50

Transportation will only be provided from the Tropicana.

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Participant Reviews

“Excellent Course. I feel capable of doing all of these procedures following the instruction given. Great materials to take home for refresher, as well. Thank you.”
Oral and Maxillofacial Participant

“There was a lot of attention to detail. We had excellent lectures balanced with hands on lab. Everything we needed was available in  abundance. The assistants and instructor were most helpful.”
Edward McGuiness