Diagnosis and management of cardiorespiratory cases: heart or lung?
Dogs and cats presenting with clinical signs such as dyspnoea may have cardiac or respiratory disease. Sometimes, the veterinary surgeon has to be decisive and intervene before any diagnostic testing, especially if the patient is critically dyspnoeic. This requires confidence in one’s physical examination skills. This day course will use cases to illustrate a logical approach to initial stabilization of such patients, and in subsequent decision making regarding which diagnostic tests are required, and interpreting the results of these. Other presenting signs such as cough, exercise intolerance or collapse may be associated with cardiac and/or respiratory conditions. Interactive case based material will be used for (anonymous!) self-assessment of the delegate’s ability to interpret results from diagnostic tests (radiology, ECG’s, echocardiography, clinical pathology etc.) and to successfully treat or manage these patients, and to discuss cases with fellow delegates and the course tutor. This day course is suitable for small animal veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses in general practice wishing to gain confidence in managing the cardiorespiratory patient, and for those preparing for post-graduate qualifications in small animal medicine.
BSAVA Members & BSAVA Nurse Members £240 inc VAT Non Members & Non Member Nurses £480 inc VAT BSAVA Student Members & BSAVA 1st Year Qualified Members £120 inc VAT