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 Course Title:   Veterinary Nursing/Patient Management II

 Title Abbreviation:   VETA NURS/PATIENT MGT II

 Department:    VETA

 Course #:    108

 Credits:    2

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    2.5

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

Continuation of VETA 107. Continue to practice accurate evaluation of the patient with minimum stress and maximum safety. Introduction to pharmacology, anesthesiology, surgical patient management, including pre-operative techniques, aseptic technique, resuscitation, and physical examination. Students will complete a 7-hour HIV-AIDS certification and work individually and in small groups to develop skills associated with using medical instruments and conducting surgical procedures.

 Prerequisite  

VETA 107.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 11

Lab: 22

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Learn and use the techniques for giving a basic physical exam.
  2. Prepare a medical record.
  3. Understand and use behavior and restraint techniques for various types of animals.
  4. Demonstrate safe lifting techniques for both dogs and equipment.
  5. Perform patient care, dental care, and examination techniques.
  6. Document and take medical history and breed identification (dogs and cats).
  7. Understand and communicate the definitions of preventative health, nutrition, and routine care.
  8. Understand the necessity of euthanasia in the care and treatment of animals.
  9. Use and understand the need for clothing and eye protection safety.
  10. Comply with personal & environmental safety practices associated with tools and equipment, proper ventilation, animal related injury, disease transmission (including HIV-AIDS training), and laboratory hazards.
  11. Understand AIDS prevention theory and receive certification for same.
  12. Properly handle, store & dispose of chemicals/materials.
  13. Locate and understand local, state & federal safety and environmental regulations.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.2 Demonstrate standards of professionalism in manner, appearance, and setting appropriate to the context, including the classroom, workplace, and community.

Course Contents

  1. Basic physical exam.
  2. Medical records.
  3. Behavior and restraint techniques for various types of animals.
  4. Safe lifting techniques for both dogs and equipment.
  5. Patient care, dental care and examination techniques.
  6. Medical history and breed identification.
  7. Preventative health, nutrition, and routine care.
  8. Euthanasia.
  9. Clothing and eye protection safety.
  10. Personal & environmental safety practices associated with tools and equipment, proper ventilation, animal related injury, disease transmission (including HIV-AIDS training), and laboratory hazards.
  11. AIDS prevention theory and certification.
  12. Chemicals/materials.
  13. Local, state & federal safety and environmental regulations.