Veterinary Anesthesia

Faculty
Science & Technology
Department
Veterinary Technology
Course Code
VTEC 2108
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15
Max Class Size
30
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Lab
Typically Offered
Fall

Overview

Course Description
This course combines both the theoretical and practical aspects of veterinary anesthesia for both small and large animals. Topics include the calculation of drug doses, pre-anesthetic patient preparation, administration of local anesthetics, sedatives, induction drugs and inhalant anesthetics, monitoring patients under general anesthesia, detection and management of anesthetic complications, as well as post-operative patient care and pain prevention. Inhalant anesthetic machines and monitoring equipment will also be covered.

Enrolment is limited to students in the Veterinary Technology Program.
Course Content

The major topics in this course include the following:

  1. The anesthesia machine and its component parts.
  2. Patient assessment in preparation for anesthesia.
  3. Anesthesia protocols, including pre-medication, induction, maintenance and recovery.
  4. Anesthetic support:
        -fluid therapy
        -heat supplementation
        -assisted breathing
  5. Anesthetic monitoring :
        - Cardiovascular, respiratory and species specific monitoring
Methods Of Instruction

This course includes 3 hours of classroom instruction as well as 3 hours of laboratory activity per week.

Means of Assessment

The instructor will present a written course outline with specific evaluation criteria at the beginning of the semester. A final minimum cumulative grade of “C” or 60% is required (in both lecture and lab components) in order to pass this course. Evaluation will be based on quizzes and assignments, practical evaluations including a final practical examination, at least one midterm and a final written examination.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the proper use and function of inhalant anesthetic machines for the delivery of general anesthesia.
  2. Discuss the pharmacology and routes of administration of drugs used for local anesthesia, sedation and inhalant anesthesia.
  3. Calculate sedative, anesthetic and analgesic drug dosages.
  4. Monitor, record and intervene as necessary to ensure safe anesthesia in dogs and cats.
  5. Set up, use and maintain inhalant anesthetic machines and anesthetic monitoring equipment.
  6. Perform and/or describe intubation of companion and food animal species.
  7. Describe the function of compressed gas delivery systems associated with the inhalant anesthetic machine.
  8. Describe the occupational hazards associated with workplace exposure to anesthetic drugs, inhalant anesthetics and waste gases.
  9. Set up and maintain a crash kit.
  10. Identify anesthetic emergencies and discuss the use of emergency drugs and equipment.
Textbook Materials

A list of required and optional textbooks and materials is provided for students at the beginning of each semester.

Requisites

Prerequisites

Successful completion of Year 1 of the Veterinary/Animal Health Technology Program

Corequisites

None

Equivalencies

None

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.

Course Offerings

Fall 2021

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
33570
Mon
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
De Santis
Ashley
Open
VTEC 2108 001 is restricted to Veterinary Technology students. Must ALSO register in VTEC 2108 L01 or L02.

Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
30
29
1
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Mon
Coquitlam - Bldg. A
A2143
13:30 - 16:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
33571
Tue
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Sabo
Victoria
Full
VTEC 2108 L01 is restricted to Veterinary Technology students. Must FIRST register in VTEC 2108 001.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
15
15
0
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue
Coquitlam - Bldg. A
A2143
8:30 - 13:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
33572
Tue
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Sabo
Victoria
Open
VTEC 2108 L01 is restricted to Veterinary Technology students. Must FIRST register in VTEC 2108 001.

.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
15
14
1
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue
Coquitlam - Bldg. A
A2145
8:30 - 13:20