On Demand Webinar: TECH174-2021: Blood Chemistry in the Canine and Feline

TECH174-2021: Blood Chemistry in the Canine and Feline

This course is a self-paced, non-interactive course.
Presenter: Ann Wortinger, BIS, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM, Nutrition)

Course Open: January 2, 2021 - December 31, 2021
Total CE Credit: 1.5
RACE Category: 1.5 hours Medical

Course Information:
Many of us run blood tests and chemistry profiles daily. Do you really understand what each of these tests indicate and what they mean? This class will go through the most common chemistry tests and explain what each one indicates, how they correlate with other tests, and what they really mean. We will also cover some of the more common tests done in-house for viruses and parasites. Common tests sent out to reference labs will be reviewed as well to complete the course.

This course will consist of three (3) non-interactive segments that are composed of videos and crossword puzzles, and a mandatory end of course test.
To earn a certificate of participation, you must attain a score of 80% or higher on the end of course test. Participants must complete participation requirements by December 31, 2021 to be eligible to earn a certificate of participation.

Learning Objectives: 
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

Identify common problems associated with in-house testing such as hemolysis, icterus and lipemia.
Identify the common non-enzymatic tests.
Describe what the tests indicate and how they interrelate with other tests.
Identify limitations of some of the tests.
Describe enzymatic tests and how they differ from the non-enzymatic tests.
Identify the causes for enzyme changes in the dog and cat including the organ(s) that produce them and their interrelation to each other.
Identify the function and charge of electrolytes and how they differ from enzymes and by-products.
Describe tests commonly sent out to reference labs including sample preparations and parameters for running the test; including bile acids, cortisol, toxicology, and specific drug testing.
Identify in-house tests as well as those commonly sent out to a reference laboratory such as for bacteria, viruses and parasites.
Describe sample collection and preparation, and the goal of the test.

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