VETERINARY NURSING: SMALL ANIMAL HEMATOLOGY PART TWO
|RACE Approved Interactive For Veterinary Technicians/Nurses
Course meets the requirements for 18 RACE hours of continuing education credit for veterinary technicians 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: Interactive Distance; Program Number 57-36713.
VetMedTeam is approved as a New York State sponsor of continuing education for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.
VetMedTeam is approved as a Florida state sponsor of continuing education for veterinarians. The Florida Medical Board does not recognize technicians and therefore only addresses veterinarian CE requirements.
|Flexible Open Enrollment and the Activity Requirements
This course is designed to be as schedule friendly as possible as we understand it can be hard to fit interactive CE into an already busy life. Open enrollment allows students to enroll in this course at any time. Students can expect to be able to access their course with 48 hours of enrollment submission.
The participant is not expected to be online in the course at any specific times as there are no real time lectures. The instructor will respond to an assignment submission, or a forum question, within 48 hours, with extended time for holidays.
In order to remain in the course, a student must post assignments for grading on a regular, frequent, basis. Module or final exams, or just logging into the course, does not meet this requirement. As long as the participant continues to make regular progress, course access time is not set to a specific deadline.
However, the course is not designed to take months to complete. If 30 days elapses without submitted assignment activity, the student will be removed from the course and graded as incomplete, as the lack of activity will indicate the student wishes to drop the course.
But What If Something Comes Up?:
There are times that students will have situations that interfere with their ability to work the course on a regular basis. In that case an email to VetMedTeam, as soon as such a situation arises, will allow us to work with the student to adjust the time frame. It all comes down to communication.
|Course Focus - Learning Objectives - Completion Requirements
Veterinary Nursing: Small Animal Hematology Part Two is designed for the advanced credentialed veterinary technician who is looking to further hematologic skills.
After completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- list the functions of platelets and describe potential disorders associated with platelets
- discuss the physiology of hemostasis
- list and describe the function of all coagulation factors, and distinguish between acquired and hereditary coagulation disorders
- describe the physiological process of DIC
- compare and contrast innate and acquired immunity
- explain the importance of crossmatching blood and interpreting results prior to a transfusion procedure
- describe immune-meditated thrombocytopenia
- compare and contrast lymphoma and leukemia
- identify normal and abnormal bone marrow cells
- describe proper methods for bone marrow collection
- recognize common disorders of bone marrow
Instructor Graded Interactive Critical Thinking and Case Study Assignments: Designed to help the participant apply the newly learned skills and knowledge via implementation focused and patient based scenarios
Examinations: Must be submitted with a score of 80% or better, multiple attempts
A certificate of completion is provided.
Reading content within the course is provided via PDF therefore the ability to download files and open PDFs is required.
It is recommended that participants utilize a program such as MS Word to create, and save, their assignment submission to their computer. Then the information can be pasted into the assignment submission area.
...Case studies and exams are most beneficial to me.
...Looking at the images were most beneficial to me and i liked that that best in the course.
...I liked the identification of abnormal cell on a blood film.
...found the coagulation and immunology section helpful.
... the coagulation and immunology sections.
... I am able to work at my own pace, and whenever I had the time. I was not tied to a strict timetable.
...I love having to apply my knowledge in study cases!
Rebeccah Vaughan, CVT, VTS (Anesthesia) (Clinical Practice- canine/feline)
Becky Vaughan is a Certified Veterinary Technician and a Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) in Anesthesia/Analgesia and in Clinical Practice - Canine/Feline. After graduating from Manor College in Jenkintown, PA in 2002, Becky's career has taken her to General Practice and Specialty Surgery, Radiology and Dentistry services in Philadelphia, Vermont, and the Chicagoland area in a variety of patient care and leadership roles.
Becky is currently the Technical Supervisor of VCA Aurora Animal Hospital, a 27-doctor teaching hospital comprised of 24-hr Emergency/Critical Care, Specialty Referral Services, and General Practice. She also serves on the Credentials Committee for both the Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Clinical Practice and the Academy of Veterinary Technician Anesthetists, in addition to being the past Credentials Committee Chair.
Becky has lectured on anesthesia and dentistry topics throughout the US since 2006. She has contributed to magazines and VSPN on a number of topics, as well as being an instructor for VetMedTeam courses. Becky also is part of a Technician and Assistant Task Force for the VCA corporate Medical Operations division in an effort to improve and standardize support staff education nationwide.
Becky has a special interest in critical anesthesia, dentistry, and feline pain management. She shares her home in Downers Grove, IL with her family and pets.
Practices may enroll individual team members. To learn how to assign a specific team member to a course, please visit the Assigning Students page.