...What was most beneficial was the drugs used for anesthesia and the different types of machines used. I work in research so our protocols were different. I liked reading more on the pain drugs. I really appreciate all of the papers that Mary Ellen provided and can't wait to read them.
...It was challenging for me. I'm not certified and have never taken any vet tech classes (even though I have a bachelors degree in animal science) so I learned a lot especially about the anesthesia machines and flow rates. Mary Ellen Goldberg was wonderful with her feedback, links, and timely responses. My coworker raved about her so I was really looking forward to taking a course with her.
...This whole course was very informative. I found the course to be very challenging, given I am only a Veterinary Assistant a lot of the material was new to me. I now have a better understanding of pre-anesthetic patient history and testing, anesthetic machines and how they work/parts, and commonly used anesthetics/analgesics used in my workplace.
...I really enjoyed the critical thinking portion of the course-it really tested my knowledge as an RVT within my hospital setting. Also, revealed areas that I did not realize I needed improvement with. There is something new to learn everyday and this course has helped me become a better advocate and nurse for my future patients. Thank you so much!br />
...This was the first course I have taken on VetMedTeam, I truly enjoyed this course. I think it was a great review of anesthesia and also made me think of how I can improve anesthesia/analgesia and teach others in my work place. The instructor gave great feedback.
...It was challenging for me. I'm not certified and have never taken any vet tech classes (even though I have a Bachelor’s degree in animal science) so I learned a lot especially about the anesthesia machines and flow rates. Mary Ellen Goldberg was wonderful with her feedback, links, and timely responses. My coworker raved about her so I was really looking forward to taking a course with her.
...I'd covered all of this material in school a few years ago, and still had a copy of the previous edition of the text that I used at that time. However, this course was a good refresher on the details that I'd lost in the press of all of my other classes back-when. I particularly found the discussions of carrier gas flow rates and anesthetic pharmacology helpful. I also prefer the current text over the one I already owned.
...Very well formulated for the understanding of basic concepts of anesthesia. Since I am now instructing vet tech students this was an EXCELLENT course to understand the expectations of a veterinary team in regards to anesthesia...
...Up to date coverage of agents and their pharmacology were most beneficial. It has been over 33 years since graduation, and many times new agents are tried on recommendations without complete coverage of information on the agents used. Review of information and physiology is always useful. The course re-emphasized the risks associated with what seems a routine procedure.
...I enjoyed refreshing my knowledge of anesthesia and was also able to use the material to consider better options for anesthesia & pain management in my surgical patients.
...I cannot say enough great things about the instructor! She provided a lot of outside materials in addition to the course book that were very tangible and applicable. One article in particular that I truly enjoyed related to Marine Mammal Anesthesia and Analgesia, as I have previously interned as an RVT student at the Marine Mammal Center.
...As a veterinarian with many years' experience, it was not only a great refresher course but also presented material that was new and relevant to my daily activities.
...This was an outstanding online CE course. I am a licensed veterinarian. However, I have been in 2 consecutive administrative positions, and I wanted a solid comprehensive anesthesia review. This course was very well structured to provide that review.
...I felt that the study questions were all very well written and made sure to address the most important parts of the reading. I would read through each chapter, then do the questions. Having to read certain sections a second time to answer the questions really helped solidify the material for me. I also enjoyed the choice of text for this class. It provided a lot of good information without being overly technical and difficult to read. I feel like there is plenty of time to read through the material and get all the assignments done. The teacher seemed very knowledgeable about the material and eager to help with any questions or problems. She was very encouraging throughout the course. It was nice to see feedback on each assignment, even if it was a simple good job!
...Mary Ellen was very prompt in her responses, offered relevant supplemental readings on a variety of topics, and clearly is passionate about the course material, particularly pain management. Her desire to educate and her accessibility (both in response time and in friendliness) combine to make her an inviting instructor, and it's great that folks aren't afraid to ask questions (reading older forum posts, it's clear that ME treats all students, regardless of educational or experience level, as equally worthy or her time and effort; she works to provide material and responses to offer a wealth of information).
...This was an excellent course, instructed by an excellent instructor. This interactive course was worth much more than the fee, and was infinitly more educational, practical, and interesting than any conference continuing education class I have attended in many years. This course gets an A+, and the instructor rates an A+.
...I liked that the instructor responded so quickly to assignment submissions. Quick feedback made it easier to keep my momentum.
...Very relevant and helpful material. I will use these resources frequently. Also Mary Ellen provided fantastic additional resources that seemed hand picked for my situation. I'm absolutely going to enroll in course #2.
...This course provided me with a good review of the basic knowledge required to understand the anesthesia machine, the different anesthetic breathing circuits, the different anesthetic agents, and the use of analgesics to provide balanced anesthesia.
...I think the textbook, Anesthesia and Analgesia, 4th ed. was an excellent resource. I think the information was complete, yet succinct. I plan to use some of the material and concepts in our practice.