Continuing his series of advice he would give his younger self, Gerardo Poli raises the vital role and support given by the nurse and reception teams.4 mins
For the second part of this five-part series, Gerardo Poli instils his younger self with the importance of finding practical work, both to learn on the job and impress future employers.
In the first of a five-part series, Gerardo takes his younger self to task for virtually ignoring what he now believes to be a “crucial clue” in achieving a clinical diagnosis.6 mins
Gerardo Poli provides a brief rundown of this condition and some of the symptoms to consider during diagnosis.
Gerardo Poli encourages practitioners take a proactive approach to early nutrition, citing tried and tested methods that will help patients home to their families.
Gerardo Poli recalls a case of septic peritonitis as an example of why vets should consider every possibility during diagnosis and not get complacent.
Gerardo Poli suggests how, among other factors, suitable personal presentation and a show of empathy can help settle pet owners and allow emergency consultations to run more smoothly.
Gerardo Poli uses a case study and a companion video to demonstrate how to diagnose this condition in dogs, and discusses available treatment and management options.3 mins
Gerardo Poli concludes his guidance for new grads by emphasising the importance of step-by-step processes and encouraging those straight out of vet school to be more humble in their approach to practice life.
Recognising the potential pitfalls of finishing vet school and trying to find your place in the world, Gerardo Poli offers guidance to help graduates transition into practice and learn it's normal to make mistakes.
With antibiotic resistance having become a worldwide public health concern, Gerardo Poli advises on whether their use is an appropriate treatment for canine idiopathic acute haemorrhagic diarrhoea syndrome.18 mins
Gerardo Poli assesses common causes of low blood sugar, before suggesting a fairly straightforward treatment option and blood parameters that may appear on emergency databases.
Gerardo Poli concludes the series with a rundown of this emergency surgical procedure, explaining why speed is of essence and considerations for anaesthesia usage. Includes video content of an emergency caesarean.
In the third part of his series on obstructed labour, Gerardo Poli offers tips on the medical management of dystocia and details circumstances in which immediate caesarean section is indicated.
After outlining the indications of dystocia in part one, Gerardo Poli describes the physical checks to carry out – and explains the importance of ultrasound – in determining patient status.
Not knowing how to determine a true dystocia emergency can cause confusion in practice. With this in mind, Gerardo Poli’s latest series of articles will address this and other common concerns in a step-by-step manner, starting with the stages of labour.10 mins
In the final part of this series, Gerardo Poli looks at how to perform ultrasounds in a systematic manner.
Gerardo Poli offers step-by-step instructions – in the form of a video tutorial – to help optimise your ultrasound image quality. He looks specifically at which functions to adjust first, and discusses which settings will be better under certain situations.
The control panel of an ultrasound machine may seem ominous to some. So, in a new series, Gerardo Poli explains the function of each dial and button to help clinicians get started.8 mins
In the fourth and final part of his focus on ionised hypocalcaemia, Gerardo looks at the controversy regarding treatment of non-clinical cases and the prognostic indications of iCa concentrations.