Next Steps in Cardiac Ultrasound

Start date: 16 October 2023

Duration: 9am – 4pm

Location: Duggan Veterinary, Thurles Retail Park, Unit 9, Stradavoher, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, E41 E7K7

Certificate: Pending CVE Points

Cost: XLVets Ireland member price €220, Non XLVet Ireland member price €440

Programme overview

This highly practical course is suitable for vets with some experience of performing cardiac ultrasound in practice and wishing to advance their practical skills further. There is a max number of 12 delegate places available.

Trainer Chris Linney will include the following topics; Right-sided cardiac scanning review, introduction to left-sided cardiac scanning, taking and interpreting measurements and optimising spectral Doppler – continuous and pulsed-wave.

Webinar Details

Learning Objectives:

On completion of this course, you will have the confidence to;  

  • Critique both left and right sided views and measurements 
  • Review and critique quality of images 
  • Evaluate echocardiographic studies 
  • Optimise positioning of probe for improved image acquisition

Topics Include

  • Right-sided cardiac scanning review
  • Introduction to left-sided cardiac scanning
  • Taking and interpreting measurements
  • Optimising spectral Doppler – continuous and pulsed-wave

About our Speaker:

Chris Linney (BVSc MSc CertAVP(VC) DipECVIM-CA (Cardiology) MRCVS, RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology, EBVSÒ European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Cardiology, UK)

Chris is both an RCVS Specialist and a European Specialist in Small Animal Cardiology, working at Paragon Veterinary Referrals in Yorkshire. He helped develop the busiest interventional cardiology service in the UK before joining Paragon Veterinary Referrals in 2021 where he is Head of the Cardiology team.  He is renowned for his interventional cardiology experience and regularly teaches and lectures across the world on all things cardiology, with a passion for making echocardiography accessible for all. Chris also has strong ties with the charity Animals Asia in Chengdu, China and is involved with investigating heart disease in moon bears rescued from the bile-farming trade and helping to improve their health and general well-being.  

About XLVets Skillnet:

XLVets Skillnet, established in 2011, is the training subsidiary of XLVets Ireland.  We are co-funded by Skillnet Ireland and our member companies.  Skillnet Ireland is funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.  XLVets Skillnet deliver quality, practical and relevant training tailored to our members specific needs in both the veterinary and farming sectors, reaching over 3,500 individuals annually.

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