Continuing Education Credits

Course meets the requirements for 1 RACE hours of continuing education credit for 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 1000218


Content Presenter

Alyssa Mages, BS, CVT


Participant Feedback

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

...As a veterinarian, this was most helpful when considering how to best deploy my staff.

...The acronyms used: We are scatt...on every patient everytime. CPR songs: Input clinic information and Output ...repeat information to the client. Levels and categories (1 to 5) Very thorough and well presented. Thank you!

...It was very informative. It solidified information that I already knew but also talked about things that were not common knowledge in my own ER practice that may be something I will advocate towards changing.

...This is an amazing topic, presentation, and presenter. Should be mandatory watching for tech students and/or all current practices.


Course Focus and Learning Objectives

VetCE on Demand: Triage VetTechnicalities utilizes the archive of a live presentation under the same name.

Evaluate the patient. Calm the clients. Notify the team. Treat the patient. Repeat! Veterinary technicians and nurses are the first responders in the ER, and triaging requires more than a brief once-over. This course covers every aspect of an ER veterinary triage, from input to intake, and informs you how to implement effective triage into your practice. Useful for general practices and specialty centers, via telemedicine and in-person. You won't just be reading a temperature; you will be reading the whole room!

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

  • outline common ER visits & what they entail
  • explain Triage 101 the patient evaluation nose to toes
  • describe what telemedicine means for a veterinary technician/nurse
  • differentiate the roles of vet techs/nurses throughout the process
  • explain how a thorough triage team fits in the overall workflow in any veterinary setting


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.


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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