Anesthesiology Surg Tech
Standard letter grades
Contact hours total
VT 111, VT 112, VT 113, and VT 116.
VT 200, VT 203, VT 209, VT 212.
Covers the principles and practices of veterinary anesthesia and surgical assistance.
1. Calculate dosages of anesthetic and emergency drugs.
2. Explain methods for monitoring patient status during anesthetic procedures and the appropriate response to patients in compromised states.
3. Explain pain management protocols and the decision-making process for implementation.
4. Describe and demonstrate proper operation of anesthetic delivery and monitoring equipment.
5. Identify surgical instruments and describe their use.
6. Explain methods for and perform preparation of surgical instruments, gowns and drapes.
7. Describe and demonstrate aseptic techniques for patient preparation and surgical assisting.
8. Explain and identify common suture materials, types and sizes.
I. Intro, anesthetic definitions, panentheistic evaluation, ASA status
II. IV catheterization, fluid therapy, endotracheal intubation, anesthetic record, controlled drugs log
III. Instrument packs, instrument care, sterilization, autoclaves
IV. Premedication and sedation, anesthetic induction
V. Inhalant anesthetics/Anesthesia Machines
VI. Aseptic operating room techniques, sterile hand scrubbing, gowning, gloving
VII. Stages of anesthesia, monitoring
VIII. Maintenance of anesthesia, recovery
IX. Surgical site preparation, patient positioning
X. Technician’s Role in Pain management
XI. Suture materials, suture patterns, needles, tissue handling
XII. Ventilation techniques, anesthesia for high risk patients
XIII. Anesthetic problems and emergencies
XV. Client Education for post-op care
I. Lab Orientation
Operating room sanitation
II. Instrument Care
Autoclave use and maintenance
Wrapping packs, folding gowns
Pack and Individual instrument sterilization
III. Anesthetic machines, their components and waste anesthetic gases
IV. Opening packs
Aseptically passing instruments
Gloving – open and closed
V. Monitors (pulse oximeter, ECG,
IV fluid calculation, fluid pump
Endotracheal intubation (model)
VI. Positioning and surgical prep
Scrubbing for surgery
Gowning and gloving for
VII. Dental instruments and technique
Suture material and needles
Suction machine and tips
VII. Technician Roles: Anesthesia Tech, Surgical Nurse, Circulating Tech, Dental Tech
Practice: Exam, bloodwork, ASA status, drug calculations, anesthetic plan
Positive Pressure Ventilation
IX. Practice: Exam, bloodwork, ASA status, drug calculations, anesthetic plan
Textbook, scrubs, stethoscope, watch with second hand, bandage scissors, small animal thermometer, COCC nametag
Assessment may include weekly homework pre and post lab assignments, essential skills check offs, quizzes, and lecture and lab exams.