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ANIM 202

This is the first of a two part lecture-laboratory course designed to introduce surgical nursing concepts for the veterinary technician and practice anesthesia of the small animal patient in a hospital setting. In Surgical Nursing I students will be learn the different roles they may play in the hospital setting. The focus will then switch to the surgical patient and students will learn and practice all steps associated with the surgical patient from pre-operative care, preparation and admitting, to intra-operative care and monitoring to post-operative and pain management of the patient. The students will learn to use and maintain equipment used for monitoring, as well as the name and use of surgical instruments in addition to the cleaning, packing and sterilization of these instruments. In applying this broad knowledge base, students will be able to apply and expand upon theory and techniques learned in previous courses.