Ultrasonography educator Dr. Camilla Edwards, DVM, CertAVP, MRCVS is back to teach us AFAST® ultrasound scanning techniques that save lives in canine and feline emergencies.
In this 1-hour webinar, you'll discover how easy and affordable it is to add wireless ultrasound to your animal hospital or veterinary clinic. We’ll explore:
- Abdominal FAST exam best practices with live canine scanning
- Four exam positions to systematically approach the trauma patient
- How to recognize free fluid and avoid common pitfalls
- Understanding the fluid scoring system and how it can help your patient
Ultrasound gives you a window into your emergency patient at the point-of-care for a confident diagnosis. Without having to move your distressed patient, you can use the AFAST findings to direct the right course of treatment and immediately start stabilizing your patient.
Back by popular demand, ultrasonography educator Dr. Camilla Edwards will teach best practices for abdominal focused assessment for trauma, triage and tracking in small and medium animals. You'll learn proven techniques to rapidly identify the presence of fluid within the peritoneal and pericardial spaces using the latest advancements in wireless handheld ultrasound.
Physical examinations can only answer so many clinical questions, hence to the growing popularity of focused ultrasound exams in emergency settings. In this very practical session, Dr. Edward will provide step-by-step instructions for a successful AFAST exam with the aid of Pippi, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever.
Dr. Edwards will share high-definition ultrasound imaging – comparing healthy to abnormal anatomy – to help you hone your interpretation skills and more quickly and accurately diagnose pathologies. You'll learn to identify free fluid, to assess its significance in your patient and to find out whether the fluid is pleural, pericardial, retroperitoneal or abdominal. You'll also learn about recent advances in AFAST scanning such as techniques used to screen for canine anaphylaxis.
What’s more, Dr. Edwards will discuss how to, as quickly as possible, evaluate the severity of the pathology to aid in triaging your patients. You'll learn how to use high-definition ultrasound to immediately answer questions like: how is the condition progressing? Is the intra-abdominal bleeding worsening? Is the treatment that you're giving helping? She will show you how to get the answers in the images to improve diagnostic confidence and to bring reassurance the owners of your emergency patients.
Register today! Can’t make it? Register to receive the webinar recording following the live event. Don’t miss it - Dr. Edwards will offers practical tips and techniques to expand your ultrasound proficiency.
AFAST® is service marked and proprietary to FASTVet.com for educational purposes to uphold excellence in teaching standards. Clarius has been granted one time use of this term for the webinar. FASTVet.com is owned by Drs. Greg Lisciandro, DVM, DABVP, DACVECC and Stephanie Lisciandro, DACVIM (SAIM) and an education website with annual membership and RACE-approved Courses in AFAST®, TFAST®, Vet BLUE® and Global FAST®. Dr. Greg Lisciandro is the creator of these standardized AFAST®, TFAST®, Vet BLUE® and Global FAST® ultrasound examinations.
Peripatetic Veterinary Ultrasonographer | Educator | First Opinion Veterinary Ultrasound
Dr. Camilla Edwards, DVM, CertAVP, MRCVS
Dr. Camilla Edwards, DVM, CertAVP, MRCVS, is passionate about first opinion level small animal veterinary ultrasound. She travels with her dog Pippi (a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever) within 50 miles of Cambridge as a peripatetic veterinary ultrasonographer, Camilla teaches ultrasound with IMV-imaging, Celtic SMR and her own courses and has built a thriving Facebook community for First Opinion Small Animal Vets. Through her website, www.fovu.co.uk, she reviews all things to do with ultrasound for general practice small animal vets by a small animal vet! Camilla qualified as a vet in 2006 and has worked all over East Anglia. Camilla is experienced in emergency and critical care, having gained her CertAVP in 2018.