SRJC Course Outlines

7/6/2022 6:31:38 AMANHLT 121 Course Outline as of Fall 2017

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ANHLT 121Title:  VET SURGICAL/DENTAL ASST  
Full Title:  Veterinary Surgical and Dental Assistance
Last Reviewed:11/28/2016

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  AG 167.7

Catalog Description:
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This course includes instruction on all aspects of veterinary surgery and dentistry with emphasis on the role of the technician.  All aspects of the surgical experience are covered including surgical instrumentation, suturing techniques, application of bandages, splints and casts, patient preparation, surgical nursing and assisting, intravenous catheter placement, common surgical procedures, pain assessment and patient recovery. Dental care of companion, laboratory and large animals will be discussed including disease progression, dental prophylaxis and extractions.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of ANHLT 50


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course includes instruction on all aspects of veterinary surgery and dentistry with emphasis on the role of the technician.  All aspects of the surgical experience are covered including surgical instrumentation, suturing techniques, application of bandages, splints and casts, patient preparation, surgical nursing and assisting, intravenous catheter placement, common surgical procedures, pain assessment and patient recovery. Dental care of companion, laboratory and large animals will be discussed including disease progression, dental prophylaxis and extractions.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of ANHLT 50
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
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:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Recognize and describe the pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative care for
    veterinary patients.
2.  Identify and explain dental disease, prophylaxis and extractions on veterinary patients.
 

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Identify surgical and dental instrumentation.
2. Describe appropriate surgical instrument and surgical suite preparation.
3. Describe and evaluate sterile protocols including pre-surgical patient preparation and
    intra-operative assistance.
4. Describe common surgical protocols and procedures and explain them to clients.
5. Evaluate and complete proper surgical medical records.
6. Describe dental anatomy, pathogenesis of periodontal disease, and common dental procedures
    including prophylaxis and extractions.
7. Evaluate and describe post surgical monitoring and after care procedures.
8. Perform a pain assessment on a surgical patient.
9. Place routine bandages and assist in the placement of a splint or cast.
10. Perform simple interrupted skin sutures and describe other common suture patterns.
11. Evaluate suture material and identify appropriate use of suture instrumentation and suture
    selection.
12. Evaluate and describe proper protocols for IV catheter placement, use and monitoring.

Topics and Scope
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1. Surgical Preparation                  
    a. Patient risk assessment      
    b. Patient preparation and scrubbing      
    c. Surgical team scrubbing, gowning and gloving      
    d. Sterile technique and room preparation      
2. Surgical Nursing and Assistance                  
    a. Common surgical procedures      
    b. Surgical monitoring      
    c. Induction and intubation      
    d. Pain assessment of veterinary patients      
3. Surgical Instrumentation                  
    a. Identification and common uses      
    b. Surgical pack preparation      
4. Post Operative Patient Care                  
    a. Initial recovery      
    b. Common post operative treatment      
    c. Discharge instructions      
5. Suturing Materials and Suturing Techniques                  
6. Application of Bandages, Splints and Casts                  
7. IV Catheter Placement                  
8. Veterinary Dentistry                  
    a. Normal companion animal dental anatomy and dental assessment      
    b. Dental terminology and directional anatomy      
    c. Dental prophylactic procedures      
    d. Periodontal disease pathogenesis and other common dental diseases      
    e. Dental radiography      
    f. Dental extractions      
    g. Preventative dental care and home care      
    h. Dental anatomy and care of laboratory animals      
    i. Dental anatomy and care of large animals

Assignments:
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1. Reading in texts and handouts (20-40 pages/week)
2. Reading, summarizing, and answering questions regarding case studies or
    veterinary/anatomical research papers
3. Developing and critiquing hospital protocols and client handouts
4. Identification of structures on and recreation of anatomical diagrams
5. Presentations on surgical protocols and procedures
6. Demonstrations of clinical skills (suturing, splint placement, etc)
7. 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 - 30%
Hospital protocols and client handouts
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 30%
Hospital protocols, case studies
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 30%
Presentations, Mock in-class procedures of suturing, splint placement, etc
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 60%
Quizzes, midterms, and exams: multiple choice, true/false, matching, completion, identification, case study comprehension
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Surgical Patient Care for the Veterinary Technician. Holzman, Gerianne and Raffel, Teri. Wiley-Blackwell. 2015
Small Animal Surgical Nursing. 2nd ed. Tear, Marianne. Mosby. 2011
Veterinary Dentistry: A Team Approach. 2nd ed. Holstrom, Steven. Saunders. 2012
Small Animal Dental Procedures for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses. Perrone, Jeanne. Wiley. 2012
Instructor prepared materials

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