Jan 28, 2022  
2021-2022 College Catalog 
    
2021-2022 College Catalog
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VET 200LB - Anesthetic and Surgical Nursing Laboratory

1 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
0 lecture periods 3 lab periods

This is the lab portion of VET 200 . Foundation of techniques and procedures involving surgery and anesthesia. Includes preparation, maintenance care, sterilization and identification of instruments and surgical equipment. Also includes active participation in routine surgical procedures as an operating nurse (e.g. anesthesia induction, anesthetic maintenance, anesthetic monitoring, post-surgical patient care, surgical suite maintenance, and surgical and medical record keeping.)

Prerequisite(s): Within the last two years: C or better in VET 114 VET 120 VET 150 VET 205 , and VET 210 
Corequisite(s): VET 121 , VET 200 , VET 211 VET 230 , and VET 291 


Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Execute record keeping in the surgical and anesthetic environment.
  2. Classify and name surgical equipment and procedures.
  3. Practice of all areas of peri-anesthetic and peri-operative process.
  4. Provide post-anesthetic patient care and maintenance of surgical equipment and the operative environment.

Outline:
  1. Maintain Logs
    1. Surgery
    2. Anesthesia
    3. Controlled substances
  2. Surgical Procedures
    1. Ovariohysterectomy
      1. Dog
      2. Cat
    2. Castration
      1. Dog
      2. Cat
      3. Other
  3. Surgical Equipment and Supplies
    1. Instruments
    2. Suture materials
    3. Autoclave
      1. Operation
      2. Maintenance
  4. Surgical Preparations
    1. Sterilize instruments and supplies
    2. Gowns, masks, gloves, and drapes
    3. Surgical sites using aseptic techniques
    4. Operating room sanitation and care
    5. Position patients
    6. Secure catheters
  5. Surgical Assistant
    1. Pass instruments and supplies
    2. Operating room conduct and asepsis
    3. Care of exposed tissues and organs
    4. Maintain operative records
  6. Assist with Anesthesia under Supervision
    1. Calculate and administer preoperative medications
    2. Induce and maintain general anesthesia
      1. IV anesthetics
      2. Inhalant anesthetics
        1. Induction
        2. Endotracheal intubation
        3. Operate anesthetic machines
        4. In-and out-of –the-circle vaporizers
        5. Rebreathing and non-rebreathing systems
        6. Induction chambers and masks
        7. Respirators
    3. Calculate and administer injectable analgesics, sedatives, and anesthetics
    4. Monitor the anesthetized patient
      1. Use esophageal stethoscope
      2. Recognize abnormal EKG and audible sounds
      3. Signs, stages, and planes of anesthesia
    5. Recognize anesthetic emergencies
      1. Resuscitate with anesthetic antagonists
      2. Calculate and administer anesthetic antagonists
      3. Perform CPR on appropriate animal models
    6. Care of anesthetic machines
    7. Scavenge waste anesthetic gas
    8. Monitor anesthetic recovery
      1. Intensive postoperative care
      2. Pain management
  7. Post-Surgical Clean-Up
    1. Equipment
    2. Surgical room
    3. Patient
    4. Personnel
    5. Proper disposal of hazardous medical waste
  8. Remove Sutures and Surgical Staples


Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2021/22



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