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 1094974.


Content Presenter

Kris Kruse-Elliott, DVM, PhD, DACVAA


Course Focus and Learning Objectives

Feline Anesthesia: Renal Disease is a self-study course.

Cats needing anesthesia often present with pre-existing disease. In the case of chronic renal disease, it is important to understand the basic pathophysiology and interplay with the effects of anesthesia and anesthesia drugs. Properly applied, this knowledge helps to avoid worsening of already compromised renal function and maximizes positive outcome. This course will discuss the basic approach to take when dealing with the patient with chronic renal disease in need of general anesthesia.

At the end of the presentation attendees should be able to:

  • outline IRIS staging guidelines and discuss their use in anesthesia planning
  • explain the clinical impact of chronic renal disease and its interplay with the effects of general anesthesia and medications
  • explain how to optimize fluid therapy and cardiovascular homeostasis to minimize the impact of general anesthesia on cats with renal disease
  • develop a recovery plan that considers the post anesthesia impact and care of the cat with chronic renal disease


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.


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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