Midmark Animal Health today announced the addition of two new Midmark Academy training courses for veterinarians and veterinary technicians. The courses — Anesthesia Monitoring 101 and Anesthesia Monitoring 201 — focus on operating and maintaining monitoring and anesthesia equipment, and how to complete a successful anesthetic case. Veterinarians and credentialed technicians who complete these sessions will earn 4 hours of continuing education (CE) credit for each course.
The Midmark Academy training program was created to help owners of veterinary hospitals run successful practices and promotes dentistry excellence for their patients.
“Veterinary dentistry represents the single largest opportunity for patient care and practice growth for today’s companion animal hospitals. Utilizing best practices in anesthesia and educating your clients about your anesthetic and monitoring protocols will alleviate client concerns about anesthetizing their pet for dentistry procedures," said Dr. Cindy Charlier, DAVDC, the chief medical architect of the Midmark landmark dentistry study and training curriculum. “These Midmark Academy courses will give veterinary professionals the knowledge and training they need to help enhance patient care and create sustained success in their veterinary practice.”
Members of the Midmark nationwide Anesthesia Monitoring Training and Education Network (AMTEN) lead the training courses. All AMTEN members are National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) accredited specialists with the VTS (Anesthesia and Analgesia) designation. The network includes faculty members of several top veterinary university programs and national conferences as well as the immediate past president, current president and president-elect of the Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Anesthesia and Analgesia organization.
The details of the two courses are below:
- Anesthesia Monitoring 101 is a comprehensive, hands-on, half-day dry lab provided onsite for veterinary clinics. The course covers a variety of topics designed to help participants become familiar with best practices for operating and maintaining their anesthesia and monitoring equipment. Topics include anesthesia machine theory of operation, proper equipment maintenance, American Veterinary College of Anesthesia & Analgesia (ACVAA) anesthetic monitoring guidelines for small animals, and five parameter, hands-on monitoring.
- Anesthesia Monitoring 201 builds on the skills provided by the 101 course and helps participants learn the keys to completing a successful anesthetic case. Topics covered during the course include a review of ACVAA and American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) monitoring and anesthesia guidelines, setting up the patient for an anesthetic case, balanced anesthesia/pain management best practices, troubleshooting vital signs readings and anesthetic complications, and developing an anesthetic record-keeping plan.
For more information about Midmark Academy and its training courses, please visit midmarkacademy.com.