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AVTAA Examination Details  

The examination consists of 200 multiple choice questions and a short answer 'practical examination."  The multiple choice exam is administered in the morning and the short answer exam is administered in the afternoon.  Both exams may include latent images, computer simulations or audiovisual aids as part of the testing process. 

Topics to be covered on the examination are those that are crucial to anesthesia and peri-operative analgesia. Topics included but not limited to the following are: 

Anesthesia for Neurology patients
Anesthesia for Orthopedic patients
Anesthesia for Gastrointestinal patients
Renal/Hepatic patients
Anesthesia/Post- anesthesia care
Triage/Emergency Care
Anesthesia Monitoring 
Equipment use, troubleshooting and maintenance 
Anesthesia Procedures  

Ancillary diagnostic techniques will be included in each topic where appropriate. Anatomy and physiology along with 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 written examination and 3 hours to complete the short answer exam.  The candidate must obtain a combined score of at least 75% to pass the examination.

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