CPB 241 Public and Occupational Health for Veterinary Technicians II
Course Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall
Prerequisite Courses: CPB 240
Instructor: Dan Walsh, LVT
This course is the second of two courses that provides basic instruction in the concepts of workplace safety issues related to the veterinary technician student. CPB 24100 will place an emphasis on the basic information needed to recognize various hazards commonly encountered in their future workplace and the steps that should be taken to reduce the risk of being exposed to these hazards. The students will also become familiar with various resources that employ personnel who can respond to questions that either they or their clientele may have about zoonotic diseases and environmental toxins.
- Describe the guidelines that should be followed when working with controlled substances that are used in veterinary medicine.
- Identify the different levels that controlled substances are placed in, and explain the importance of proper record keeping, ordering, and inventory of controlled substances.
- Describe the five fundamental OSHA compliance requirements that all veterinary practices must have in place
- Explain the term hazardous material as defined in OSHA guidelines and recognize those items that are exempt from the OSHA standard.
- Discuss the effectiveness and limitations of personal protective equipment in the veterinary practice.
- Discuss correct handling, use, and storage of hazardous materials in the veterinary practice.
- Define the regulatory agencies governing various types of hazardous materials in the veterinary practice.
- Describe the guidelines for safely working with electrical tools or appliances that are used in veterinary medicine.
- Discuss emergency protocols in the event that a catastrophic event occurs.
- Discuss good laboratory practices and procedures.
- Define the hazards and safety recommendations when dealing with anesthetic gases, radiology, and chemotherapy drugs.
- Discuss ergonomic hazards for veterinary technicians in the practice. (Discuss the Ergonomics Standard as it affects the veterinary practice)
- Discuss the guidelines that should be followed in order to avoid being injured in a veterinary practice.
Method of Delivery: Primarily web-based exercises, textbook, and examinations (on-line or paper). The exercises will be completed on line and submitted to the instructor. Supplemental material will be offered on line as content (in addition to the textbook). Quizzes and exams will be sent to a proctor when requested by a student. The proctor must be a veterinarian, an accredited veterinary technician (RVT, LVT, or CVT), or an educator/teacher at a school, college, or university. The proctor will return the completed exam to the instructor for grading.
- Module 1: OSHA compliance I
- Module 2: OSHA compliance II
- Module 3: Personal protective equipment
- Module 4: Handling & transport of hazardous chemicals and materials
- Module 5: Electrical safety
- Module 6: Fire, emergencies, & natural disasters
- Module 7: Laboratory safety
- Module 8: Anesthesia, radiology, & chemotherapy
- Module 9: Ergonomics
- Module 10: Injuries in the workplace
- Module 11: Controlled Substances/DEA compliance
- Module 12: Controlled Substances/DEA compliance