2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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VT 230 Anesthesiology (4 credits)

Prerequisite Enrollment in the Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology.

Course Description
Small animal anesthesia techniques focusing on agents, administration, and management of the anesthetized patient.

Student Outcomes
1. Assess the health status of animal prior to anesthesia.
2. Prepare the animal patient for an anesthetic procedure.
3. Anesthetize the animal using an injectable anesthetic and maintain anesthesia with an inhalant anesthetic.
4. Respond to medical emergencies during anesthetic procedures.
5. Describe the process by which general anesthetics induce anesthesia.
6. Describe the adverse effects of injectable and inhalant anesthetics on the animal.
7. Explain the human health risks associated with occupational exposure to inhalant anesthetics.
9. Describe routine care and maintenance of anesthetic equipment.
10. Explain multimodal pain management techniques.

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