RACE Approved for Vets and Techs

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 950269


Content Presenter

Michelle Albino, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia)


Course Focus and Learning Objectives

VetCE on Demand: Intraoperative Fluid Therapy and the Hypotension Algorithm utilizes the archive of a live presentation under the same name.

Fluid administration in human and veterinary patients warrants constant re-evaluation. Fluid therapy is not benign. Determining the right amount and type are key to successful patient outcomes. We’ve been told to hold back on fluid rates and total doses administered perioperatively in the past 10 or so years. However, the pendulum may have swung a bit too much in the other direction. Fluid therapy must always be based on patient exam and evaluation. Ways to treat hypotension need to be discussed preoperatively to help avoid fluid overload.

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

  • differentiate between relative and absolute hypovolemia
  • discuss cardiac output and arterial blood pressure formulas
  • outline a hypotension algorithm
  • discuss how to prescribe goal-oriented, patient specific IV fluid protocols for patients undergoing anesthesia including indications for multi-modal anesthesia


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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