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AGV 160 - Anesthesia/Surgical Assistance

Credits: 4
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 4
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
This course is designed to introduce the student to the common surgical procedures performed in the veterinary clinic. Emphasis is placed on sanitation, patient observation, surgical preparation, assisting in anesthesia and postoperative patient management.
Prerequisite: AGV 141, AGV 164 , AGV 172 , AGV 180,  AGV 266  
Competencies
  1. Assess stages of anesthesia.
    1. Calibrate dosages
    2. Establish procedure for administering
    3. Review post surgical procedures for anesthesia and pain control
  2. Examine basic concepts of veterinary surgery.
    1. Explain proper care and monitoring during anesthesia
    2. State the steps of surgical preparation
    3. List the steps of surgical pack preparation
    4. Describe common surgical procedures
  3. Characterize surgical instruments and their use.
    1. Show proper cleaning and maintenance.
    2. Show proper sterilization techniques.
    3. Select proper instruments for specific procedures.
  4. Perform pre-surgical induction procedure.
    1. Demonstrate dosage calculation
    2. Discuss proper recording of controlled substances
    3. Demonstrate endotracheal intubation
    4. Discuss proper monitoring
  5. Perform surgical procedures for monitoring.
    1. Set up equipment for monitoring
    2. Demonstrate proper use of equipment
    3. Discuss importance of various monitoring values
    4. Demonstrate record monitoring information.
  6. Incorporate post-surgical procedures.
    1. Complete post-surgical sanitation and clean-up
    2. Maintain animal record of condition post-surgically
    3. Assist in post-surgical recording and documentation of supplies and drugs used
  7. Characterize oral and dentistry procedures.
    1. Demonstrate proper evaluation of oral disease
    2. Demonstrate proper cleaning of teeth
  8. Develop proper techniques for releasing animals.
    1. Discuss information to be released to the owner
    2. Use of Elizabethan collar.
    3. Instruct Owner of proper return period for aftercare.



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