Technicians are required to perform with competency by demonstrating a strong knowledge base and applying appropriate hands-on skills. While clinic experience is fundamental to the training process, so is the learning of the concepts behind the tasks. This series focuses on expanding animal-health topic comprehension at the technician level.
Technician Training Sessions:
1 hour sessions for up to 14 attendees.
Two – 1 hour sessions per month chosen from any of the staff training sessions (Staff Compliance, Receptionists, Assistants, or Technicians series) included in the Staff Training Program package.
Anesthesia and Surgical Nursing Topics:
1-The Anesthetic Machine
Components of the Anesthetic Machine, Circle Breathing System (VOC), Non-Rebreathing System, Settings
2-Anesthetic Maintenance & Emergencies (2-part series)
Anesthetic Monitoring, Maintenance of Body Temperature, Fluid Therapy, Anesthetic Depth, Checkpoint System, Anesthetic Recovery, Emergency Response: Respiratory and Cardiovascular
Emergency Care Topics:
Normal Fluid Maintenance, Causes of Dehydration, Dehydration deficit, Fluid Volume
Calculations, Types of Fluid Losses and Replacement, Routes of Fluid Administration,
Indwelling Catheter Placement
Vomiting and Diarrhea, Foreign Bodies, Intestinal Obstruction, Intussusception, Fecal Impaction, Pancreatitis, Peritonitis, Gastric Torsion, Contrast Studies
Urinary Tract Infection, Urinary Obstruction and Calculi, Pyometra, Dystocia, C-Section,
4-Hematological Emergencies and Anemia (2-part session)
Anemia: Causes, Microscopic Analysis of Blood, and Treatment; CBC Profile, Blood Transfusions, Biochemistry Profile and Organ Function
Common Household Poisons, The Vomiting Reflex, Emetics, Toxin Adsorption, Seizures
6-First Aid and Triage
Objectives, Initial Assessment, ABCD Rule, CRASH PLAN, Emergency Care Management
Drug Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, and Excretion; Half-Life and Steady-State
Polyuria-Polydipsia(+/-Polyphagia), Diabetes Mellitus, Renal Failure, Function Tests,
Diabetes Insipidus, Psychogenic Polydipsia, Cushing’s Disease
Liver Diseases, Renal Failure, Congestive Heart Failure