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 909590.


Content Presenter

Alyssa Mages, BS, CVT


Course Focus and Learning Objectives

VetCE on Demand: Knock ‘em Down; Wake ‘em Up utilizes the archive of a live presentation under the same name.

This course covers the fundamentals of veterinary anesthesia for the veterinary technician. It starts with reviewing the basics of vital parameters and the impact that anesthesia has on them. It transitions into what is needed to prepare for an anesthetic case. The course also addresses equipment needs, intubation approaches, anesthetic maintenance, and troubleshooting. Lastly, it focuses on the process of recovery. The course reviews how we traverse from knocking patients down to waking them up.

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

  • discuss the impact of anesthesia both physically and physiologically
  • outline how to prepare both oneself and the patient
  • list proper techniques for intubation
  • explain how to maintain a stable plane of anesthesia
  • explain what do to when things go wrong with either the patient or the equipment
  • discuss how to recover patients appropriately and safely


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:

...Really liked the presenter, the way information was presented by her really made it stick, didn't feel too overwhelmed. Liked her quick reference tricks for remembering things.

...I found the video portion to be most valuable as the instructor discussed valuable information about recovering patients.

...I thought this course was very informative and easy to follow. The best aspect for me was the section about doing a self-check as I feel it is important for anyone working in a surgery setting to know when they are not in the right head space to be on top of things or if they will need assistance before beginning a procedure.

...This course was a great refresher on vital signs of patients and a good reminder on how to handle emergent situations in a GP setting.


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

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