WVC 92nd Annual Conference
This certification course is for Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians who are interested in becoming a Basic & Advance Life Support Instructor. Participants MUST have completed the online BLS and ALS course through the RECOVER Initiative's website and the BLS and ALS Rescuer Certification (WS14 at WVC 2019) before attending this certification course. Upon registration we will contact participants to provide their certificates for both prerequisites.
Participants will learn how to conduct the BLS and ALS certification courses and administer standardized assessments to certify others in BLS and ALS. Participants will learn how to run hands-on BLS certification workshops with CPR mannequins and how to deliver the standardized assessments to certify others in BLS. Attendees will then learn to run a hands-on ALS certification workshop with a canine patient simulator running a series of CPR simulations, and ultimately a final "mega-code" certification simulation. The workshop will orient attendees to OpenVetSim, the open-source, high fidelity simulation platform developed by Dr. Daniel J Fletcher at Cornell University. Attendees will learn how the simulator hardware works, how the components are assembled into a fully functional mannequin, and how to operate and program scenarios in the simulation software.
After completing a final exam on assessment skills, participants will be certified as BLS and ALS Instructors through the RECOVER Initiative and the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. Up to 8 CE Hours. Purchase required. Capacity: 24. Price: $325.
Dress Code: Please dress comfortably. Scrubs are recommended.