Making the best of a bad heart – applying the evidence in primary care practice
This will be an interactive cardiology course, focusing on the diagnosis and management of common cardiac diseases in first opinion small animal practice.
The day will begin with an overview of the diagnostic tests available and their relative merits. Following this introduction, an interactive approach will be used to highlight and discuss many of the key dilemmas you will face managing common cardiovascular diseases in dogs and cats. The intention is to demonstrate what can be achieved by a well-informed first opinion practitioner rather than illustrate what can be done in a referral setting.
The course content will be informed by recent research findings, but will concentrate on the value of simple procedures such as home monitoring, physical examination, blood tests, radiography and basic echocardiography. Specific case examples will be used to illustrate the decision making processes involved in case management.
The five key things you will learn from this course are:
- How to target the use of diagnostic tests by asking specific questions
- How to stage heart disease patients and recognise those at higher risk of complications
- How to recognise indications for therapeutic interventions and apply evidence based medicine
- How to effectively manage canine and feline patients with the most common acquired cardiac diseases encountered in first opinion practice
- How to set realistic therapeutic aims and to monitor whether or not those have been achieved
BVA Members early bird rate* – £180
BVA Members standard rate – £210
Non BVA Member early bird rate*- £300
Non BVA Member standard rate- £360
*Early bird rate applies to bookings made more than six weeks in advance of the course date.
Book online or call Helen Dingle on 020 7908 6336
BVA members can book three BVA CPD courses for the price of two. Find out more and view our terms and conditions at www.bva.co.uk/CPD
You can find out more about this course on the BVA website.