Continuing Education Credits

Course meets the requirements for 1 RACE hours of continuing education credit for veterinary technicians and veterinarians in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB's RACE approval. However, participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery.

RACE Subject Category: Medical; Delivery Method: Non-interactive Distance; Program Number 909574.


Content Presenter

Kris Kruse-Elliott, DVM, PhD, DACVAA


Course Focus and Learning Objectives

VetCE on Demand: : Anesthesia Safety – Checklists and Troubleshooting the Anesthetized Patient utilizes the archive of a live presentation under the same name.

This course outlines basic anesthesia safety including the use of checklists to help prevent problems as well as troubleshooting algorithms to quickly recognize and safely treat problems in the anesthetized patient. It offers a brief review of checklist development and implementation, particularly surgical safety and anesthesia machine checklists. The course also includes discussion of peri-anesthetic troubleshooting and a logical safe approach to managing common anesthesia problems.

At the end of the course participants should be able to:

  • describe basic anesthesia and surgical safety checklists
  • discuss how to implement checklists to improve safe anesthesia and the role in preventing complications and mishaps
  • outline troubleshooting of common anesthesia problems
  • discuss basic approaches to prevention and treatment to improve safe anesthesia delivery


Open Enrollment with Immediate Access and Individual Scheduling

This is an open enrollment course. Participants may enroll at any time. Upon submission of enrollment the participant is immediately added to the course. The course welcome email provides login and other important information.

This is an asynchronous course, meaning it does not contain real time components. Participants do not need to be logged into the course at specific times to attend lectures or view presentations. Participants do not need to complete the course in one sitting.

Completion Deadline:

Participants have 60 days from date of enrollment to view the presentation, as often as desired, as well as submit the two completion requirements outlined below. If after 60 days the completion requirements have not been submitted, the participant will be graded out of the course as incomplete.


Participant Feedback

When asked what aspects of the course liked best some responses were:

appreciated the steps involved with troubleshooting. The steps were prioritized as well. Thank you!

The course was very thorough and detailed for a guide to basic veterinary anaesthesia. I appreciated the highlighted step by step troubleshooting guide for each condition found in general practice GA, as it reaffirmed my experience in hospital.

I appreciated the "plan of action" bullet points of which things should be checked first when troubleshooting

The explanations of the complications of anesthesia were a great refresher and I will take these pointers back to my team and hope to get all of us on the same page when dealing with anesthetized patients.


Completion Requirements

The completion requirements for this course are:

  • complete the quiz with a score of 80% or better - multiple attempts are permitted
  • submit the course survey

Upon submission of the final completion requirement, the participant will automatically be marked as completed and the course completion email will be sent out. The participant will have immediate access to the certificate.


Course Fee

Price: $25.00 USD

Practices may enroll individual team members. To learn how to assign a specific team member to a course, please visit the Assigning Students page.

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