AFAST and TFAST: using ultrasound to evaluate the emergency small animal patient - for vets 8 years qualified & over
Date: 27th February 2019
Talk by Esther Barrett MA VetMB DVDI DipECVDI MRCVS. RCVS and European Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging. Esther spent 6 years working in mixed first opinion practice in the UK, before taking up a residency in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging. Having obtained the RCVS and European College Diplomas in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging, she spent a further 2 years working in University referral practice, before setting up her own freelance veterinary imaging service. As well as loving the practical challenges of her day-to-day work, Esther also enjoys teaching and regularly provides small group CPD for veterinary surgeons throughout the UK.
Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST), was initially developed for the rapid and effective identification of free abdominal fluid in human trauma patients. The scope of FAST imaging has expanded beyond just trauma cases, with the ‘T’ now representing ‘trauma, triage and tracking’. Veterinary specific FAST protocols have been developed for the targeted evaluation of both abdominal (AFAST) and thoracic (TFAST) emergency small animal patients, and can rapidly add critical information to help decide appropriate patient management. FAST protocols require only a small portable ultrasound machine and basic ultrasonography skills, and are therefore ideal for quick evaluation in an emergency situation.
Held at Colliton Barton Training Centre.
Kindly sponsored by Vetsure Pet insurance.
A hot meal will be served prior to the start of the talk at 7.15pm prompt with the talk commencing at 7.45pm.
**Please enter delegate name(s) and any dietary requirements in the note to seller box when booking, we will be unable to cater for dietary requirements unless we know in advance**