2019-2020 Catalog 
    Mar 27, 2023  
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

VTHT 1441 - Anesthesia and Surgical Assistance

Credit Hours: 4
Contact Hours - Lecture: 2 Lab: 6
In-depth application of surgical, obstetrical, and anesthesia techniques including identification and use of instruments and equipment. A major portion of the course will include detailed instruction in the principles of pharmacology with a practical application in determining anesthetic dosages and after care treatments for patients. Necropsy techniques will be demonstrated with active participation by students.
Prerequisite: VTHT 2201 , VTHT 1413 VTHT 1249  and Departmental Approval. Corequisite: VTHT 1140 , VTHT 1245  and VTHT 2331  
Student Learning Outcomes
1 - The student will identify instruments used in veterinary surgery. 2 - Demonstrate operating room etiquette and the use of sterile technique. 3 - Perform pre-anesthesia evaluation, administer and monitor anesthesia, and provide post-anesthesia care. 4 - Recognize and respond appropriately to anesthetic emergencies. 5 - Assist with routine surgical and obstetrical procedures.