Veterinary POCUS: Diagnosing Canine Pericardial Effusion in Seconds
Earn 1-Hour CE/CPD Credit
Join Drs. Søren Boysen and Serge Chalhoub as they explore the etiology and management of pericardial effusion and tamponade, with a particular emphasis on the use of handheld point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS).
In this 1-hour dynamic webinar, participants will learn the easiest way to rapidly diagnose and manage cases of pericardial effusion using handheld POCUS. Drs. Boysen and Chalhoub will:
- List causes of pericardial effusion in dogs and cats
- Describe how to differentiate pericardial effusion from tamponade
- Discuss strengths and weaknesses of diagnostic tests for pericardial effusion
- List the windows used during POCUS to diagnose pericardial effusion
- Briefly discuss the emergency management of pericardial effusion and describe pericardiocentesis
We’re thrilled to welcome back the dynamic duo Dr. Soren Boysen, DVM, DACVECC, and Dr. Serge Chalhoub, BSc, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM), for another interactive webinar where they will teach point-of-care ultrasound techniques to rapidly diagnose pericardial effusion at the cage side.
TRIAGE!!! The dog vomited and collapsed at the dog park! Pulses are poor, mucous membranes are pale, heart sounds are muffled, and the pulse quality seems to wax and wane with respirations……oh yeah, and the patient is agonal. What’s next? The patient should be rapidly assessed for causes of shock and with the initial triage and clinical findings, pericardial effusion should be high on the list.
This 45 minute co-delivered session will cover the etiology and management of pericardial effusion and tamponade, with a particular emphasis on the use of handheld point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) to diagnose and manage the condition in small animals.
Although physical examination and radiographs are helpful, ultrasound is considered the reference standard. However, it can be difficult to differentiate pleural from pericardial effusion and to make a timely diagnosis, particularly when patients are agonal and seconds count. This does not have to be the case!
Join Dr. Chalhoub (the internist with a practical and pragmatic approach to cases) and Dr. Boysen (the criticalist with a jump first and swim later approach to cases) as they work through the easiest way to rapidly diagnose and manage cases of pericardial effusion using handheld POCUS!
With a combined total of more than 25 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on the subject of veterinary point-of-care ultrasound, Drs. Boysen and Chalhoub are big proponents of using veterinary POCUS for quickly assessing small animals. They will be joined by your host Dr. Oron Frenkel and sonographer Shelley Guenther who will be presenting live canine scanning, so that you can see the new Clarius HD3 Vet scanner in action and hone your ultrasound skills. Don’t miss this webinar – sign up today!
Professor, Veterinary Clinical & Diagnostic Sciences, University of Calgary
Dr. Soren Boysen, DVM, DACVECC
Dr. Boysen graduated from the Western College of Veterinary medicine (WCVM), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 1996, worked in private practice for a year and then completed an internship at the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island. He spent a year as an emergency clinician in Chicago before completing a residency in small animal emergency/critical care at Tufts University in Massachusetts. He became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical care in 2003 and worked at the University of Montreal veterinary teaching hospital from October 2003 to December 2008. Dr. Soren Boysen joined UCVM in January 2009. He is a Professor in small animal emergency and critical care in the Department of Veterinary Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences. His clinical home is predominantly based out of Western Veterinary Specialist and Emergency Centre, although he also contributes to student teaching and case consultation at the CARE Centre. He is actively involved in both the American and European veterinary emergency and critical care societies, as well as the Veterinary trauma initiative, serving on several committees for these organizations. He is an internationally recognized lecturer, speaking at numerous international conferences around the world. Although he is happy to speak on any small animal emergency and critical care topic his true passion lies within emergency point of care ultrasound, perfusions, hemorrhage and shock.
Senior Instructor, Veterinary Clinical & Diagnostic Sciences, University of Calgary
Dr. Serge Chalhoub, BSc, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Dr. Chalhoub completed a Bsc. In Honours Biology at Bishop’s University in Lennoxville, QC. He was then admitted to the Faculté de médecine vétérinaire at the Université de Montréal and completed his DVM and internship at this university. Dr. Chalhoub then practiced in Montreal as an emergency doctor for two years at the DMV Centre before moving to New York City to pursue a residency in small animal internal medicine at the Animal Medical Center. Once completed, he became their first ever nephrology/urology fellow and was trained in advanced urinary procedures, dialysis, and interventional medicine. After serving as a staff doctor and supervising students, interns, and residents for a year, he moved to Charleston, SC where he continued to be an internal medicine clinician. Since July 2012, Dr. Chalhoub has been an instructor at the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in the Department of Veterinary Clinical and Diagnostic Service. His clinical home is C.A.R.E. Centre Animal hospital where he practices internal medicine. He was the recipient of the 2013 Canadian Veterinary Medical Association’s Teacher of the Year Award and the 2015 University of Calgary Team Teacher of the Year Award along with Dr. Soren Boysen. He is the co-coordinator of the UCVM-CUPS Pet Health Clinics for disadvantaged Calgarians, which promotes 3rd year DVM students practicing their professional skills and wellness exams with the pets of the tenants of the Calgary Urban Project Society. Dr. Chalhoub is also the Chair, of the UCVM-DVTH Internship Program. Dr. Chalhoub teaches Internal Medicine and is extensively involved in communication and professional skills at the UCVM.
Oron Frenkel, M.D., M.S.
Dr. Oron Frenkel completed his MS and MD simultaneously at the University of California Joint Medical Program in Berkeley and San Francisco, completing his residency in Emergency Medicine followed by a fellowship in Point-of-Care Ultrasound at Alameda County Medical Center in Oakland, California. He moved to British Columbia with the goal of increasing use of point-of-care ultrasound across the province, especially among rural practitioners. An avid educator, Dr. Frenkel is constantly evaluating the best teaching methods for disseminating this technology, how to measure competency in its practice, and its effects on outcomes for individual patients. Dr. Frenkel serves as Chairman of the Clarius Medical Advisory Board.
Shelley Guenther, CRGS, CRCS
Shelley Guenther worked as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist for 2 years before entering into the ultrasound program at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton. After graduating with specialties in general ultrasound as well as echocardiography, she worked as a clinical expert in the commercial world of ultrasound for over 25 years. As Clinical Manager at Clarius, Shelley Guenther is dedicated to providing the highest quality educational content for clinicians looking to add wireless ultrasound to their practice, including practical webinars and Clarius Classroom video tutorials.
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