SRJC Course Outlines

4/23/2024 10:42:59 AMANHLT 141 Course Outline as of Fall 2019

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ANHLT 141Title:  SMALL ANIMAL VET ANESTH  
Full Title:  Small Animal Veterinary Anesthesia
Last Reviewed:9/24/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled1.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled26.25
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.50 Contact Total26.25
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  52.50Total Student Learning Hours: 78.75 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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This course will provide an overview of the use of anesthesia for the small animal veterinary workplace. Students will become familiar with anesthetic medications, anesthetic equipment, patient assessment, anesthetic protocols and anesthetic monitoring for small animal patients.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of ANHLT 50


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of ANHLT 120

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course will provide an overview of the use of anesthesia for the small animal veterinary workplace. Students will become familiar with anesthetic medications, anesthetic equipment, patient assessment, anesthetic protocols and anesthetic monitoring for small animal patients.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of ANHLT 50
Recommended:Course Completion of ANHLT 120
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Explain the effects, risks and use of anesthesia in veterinary medicine.
2.  Discuss veterinary anesthesia including patient assessment and use of common anesthetic
    equipment.

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Discuss the indications and risk factors for anesthetic procedures.
2. Evaluate anesthesia logs and anesthetic medical records.
3. Describe the stages of anesthetic depth and equipment to monitor anesthetized patients.
4. Identify anesthetic equipment including parts of inhalant anesthetic machines.
5. Describe common anesthetic emergencies and appropriate response to correct anesthesia
    related complications.
6. Evaluate protocols for anesthetic procedures.
7. Identify common veterinary medications and mechanism of action of anesthetic medications.
8. Discuss appropriate use and selection of anesthetic medications.
9. Perform drug dosage calculations for oral and parenteral medications.

Topics and Scope
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I. Anesthetic Risk
    A. Risk assessment
    B. Protocols to minimize specific patient risks
II. Intubation and Respiratory System Support
    A. Intubation and extubation
    B. Respiratory system monitoring
    C. Intermittent positive pressure ventilation
III. Cardiovascular System Monitoring
    A. Blood pressure
    B. Electrocardiography
    C. Pulse oximetry
    D. Physical patient monitoring
IV. Cardiovascular System Support
    A. IV Catheterization
    B. Fluid therapy
    C. Cardiac and blood pressure medications
V. Anesthesia Machine
     A. Oxygen and compressed gas
    B. Anesthetic machine components
    C. Breathing circuit components
VI. Anesthetic and Sedative Medications
    A. Analgesics
    B. Pre-medications
    C. Induction medications
    D. Inhaled anesthetics
    E. Sedatives
    F. Topical and local anesthetics
VII.  Anesthetic Depth Assessment
VIII. Anesthesia Record Keeping
    A. Anesthesia reports
    B. Patient, procedure and drug logs
IX. Anesthetic Emergency Recognition and Response

Assignments:
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1. Reading in texts and handouts (20-40 pages/week)
2. Completing self evaluation exercises in text
3. Completion of mock medical records and case study exercises
4. Participation in mock anesthesia exercises
5. Creation and evaluation of hospital protocol sheets and client education materials
6. Quizzes (up to 10), Midterms (up to 2) and Final Exam

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 20%
Written homework, protocol creating, client handouts
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 30%
Homework problems, case studies, anesthesia and monitoring protocol evaluation
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 50%
In-class performances of mock anesthesia, presentations
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 50%
Quizzes, midterm and final exam to include multiple choice, true/false, matching items, completion, calculation, identification, case study comprehension
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Anesthesia and Analgesia for Veterinary Technicians. 5th ed. Thomas, John and Lerche, Phillip. Mosby. 2016
Instructor prepared materials

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