Anesthesia Ventilators 101
(RACE 1.0 CEU)

Learn the basic principles behind surgery ventilators  utilizing mechanical ventilation with the Hallowell® 2000 Anesthesia Ventilator as a demonstration model. Capnogram interpretation and troubleshooting tips will also be discussed.

RACE 1.0 Hours for Vet Techs & Vets

RACE Program #: 20-1006722

RACE Provider #: 50-36598

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Meet the Instructor

Heidi Reuss-Lamky, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia, Surgery)

Ms. Heidi Reuss-Lamky graduated from Michigan State University’s Veterinary Technology Program in 1984. She has extensive experience in general practice, and since 1993 has devoted her technical expertise to the surgical department of specialty hospitals. She has been affiliated with Oakland Veterinary Referral Services in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, since 2006. 

Heidi became certified through the Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Anesthesia and Analgesia in 2003, and sat on the credentials committee from 2005 to 2009. She was also a charter member of the Academy of Veterinary Surgical Technicians, and currently sits on the executive board. Heidi also has a special interest in veterinary behavior medicine and achieved Fear Free Elite status in 2020, as well as a Cat Friendly Veterinary Professional Certification in 2021. 

Heidi served in the president’s role on the Executive Board of the Michigan Association of Veterinary Technicians from 2007 to 2009. She was a member of the editorial review board for Today’s Veterinary Nurse Journal from 2015 to 2020, and served as a member of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America’s Committee on Veterinary Technician Specialties from 2011 to 2022. Heidi is an ardent advocate for the veterinary technology profession, and serves as a consultant for several allied veterinary companies.  Heidi is a prolific author and lecturer, presenting anesthesia, surgical nursing, surgical instrument sterilization, and Fear Free related topics at veterinary meetings worldwide. She was also honored to receive the 2013 NAVC Dr. Jack L. Mara Memorial Lecturer award. 

Heidi currently shares her home with her husband, Bryan, and 3 dogs, 2 cats, an African grey parrot and pond koi. In her spare time she enjoys horseback riding, gardening, travel, lecturing, and quenching her never-ending thirst for knowledge. 
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