AVTAA

1003 Felton Lane
Auburn, al 36830

(509)338-5205

www.avtaa-vts.org

Examination Details  

The two part examination consists of up to 200 multiple choice questions, and a written clinical competency portion. The examination committee may include oral examination, latent image, computer simulations or use audiovisual aids as, part of the testing process. Ancillary diagnostic techniques will be included in each topic where appropriate. Anatomy and physiology, data collection/identification of problems will also be covered.  The VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia) has to have an understanding of clinical techniques and how procedures are performed.  Therefore, the examination will include indications, equipment needed, complications, and troubleshooting with regard to common clinical procedures.The candidate is given 4 hours to complete the multiple choice examination and 2 hours to complete the written clinical competency portion.  

Topics to be covered on the examination are those that are crucial to anesthesia. Topics included but not limited to the following are: 

Cardiovascular
Respiratory
Pulmonary
Geriatric/Pediatric
Endocrine
Pharmacology
Hematology/Immunology
Anesthesia for Neurology patients
Anesthesia for Orthopedic patients
Anesthesia for Gastrointestinal patients
Renal/Hepatic patients
Anesthesia/Post- anesthesia care
Analgesia 
Triage/Emergency Care
Anesthesia Monitoring 
Equipment use, troubleshooting and maintenance, 
Anesthesia Procedures