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Scanning the emergency patient

Discover the confidence to scan emergency patients, so you can make quick decisions comfortably, recognise images and know how to use YOUR machine.

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Scanning The Emergency Patient is an online course designed to help First Opinion Veterinarians increase their knowledge and confidence in emergency ultrasound.  


Dive into 4 user-friendly modules complemented by 2 engaging live sessions.

What you'll get:

  • Comprehensive resources:¬†13 video lessons, PDF downloads, tasks, interactive learning tools, case studies, and how-to guides.
  • Direct support:¬†Ask real-time questions and receive guidance from Dr Camilla Edwards, through an online community.
  • Duration: Access to the course materials is available for 16 weeks.
  • CPD:¬†20 hours¬†
  • RACE APPROVED:¬†5 CE Credits
Online course to increase confidence in emergency ultrasound for vets

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for veterinarians at all levels, providing you with immediate and transferable skills in emergency ultrasound techniques. Whether you're an experienced First Opinion Vet or just starting your career, it's a learnable skill that will transform your practice.  Enrol now to stay at the forefront of veterinary medicine and enhance patient care.


I'll show you how to:


  • Use systematic scanning techniques so you can get the best images possible from your machine.
  • Confidently complete an emergency¬†scan of the abdomen¬†so you can spot free fluid.
  • Recognise images so you can differentiate between normal lungs, pneumothorax, pneumonia, pulmonary odema and pleural effusion.
  • Grow your diagnostic knowledge so you rule in/out cardiac causes in dyspnoeic patient.
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So you can stop feeling:


  • Unconfident¬†with your¬†ultrasound machine and¬†not knowing¬†where to start.
  • Feeling¬†uncomfortable if you¬†struggle to identify the images¬†on the screen.
  • Overwhelmed by the emergency scanning¬†jargon.
  • Frustrated you can't quickly set up your machine¬†without fumbling about with the buttons.
  • Struggling to find time and finances for an in-person¬†course.

There is no ultrasound resource for the General Practitioner that is as unique and valuable to fill the need for veterinarians who are serious about becoming competent sonographers in my opinion. Camilla Edwards is an outstanding instructor who is passionate, knowledgeable and just plain fun to work with to learn this skill that any dedicated professional can accomplish.

- Eugene Rivers, DVM

Online course to increase confidence in emergency ultrasound for vets

I’m Camilla, and I used to feel like you...

A lack of awareness of ultrasound machines, unsure what probe to use, confused by poor images and worried about a limited knowledge of the numerous differential diagnoses.

Then after falling in love with ultrasound after qualifying as a veterinarian in 2006 and enrolling in numerous ultrasound courses, I sat down and thought about what I needed when I was learning to scan.

  • Intensive support over a period of time
  • Good demonstrations of how to scan specific organs.
  • Demonstrations of important pathology to look out for: a clear idea of what normal looks like!
  • Affordable.

With this in mind, I decided to create online courses for vets and veterinary nurses to deepen and elevate their ultrasound knowledge and scanning confidence.

What will the course cover?

Scanning The Emergency Patient will give you the confidence and knowledge you need to provide more patient care and meaningful career progression.

week 1 of the emergency ultrasound course


Get To Know Your Machine

In this module, you will learn:

  • The basics of ultrasound so you are¬†comfortable with¬†YOUR machine.
  • The 5 buttons that will change¬†your ultrasound image¬†and¬†get the best picture possible.
  • How to recognise artefacts and¬†understand¬†ultrasound language¬†freeing yourself from unnecessary jargon.
  • How to¬†prepare your patient¬†for ultrasound in an emergency.
  • Plus so much more!
week 2 of the emergency ultrasound course


Scanning The Abdomen In An Emergency

In this module, you will learn:

  • How to scan the abdomen in an emergency so you¬†know where you are scanning and what you are scanning.
  • How to¬†answer important questions quickly¬†by learning what abdominal FAST scans can and cannot do.
  • The¬†common mistakes made¬†with emergency scanning so you can confidently avoid them.
  • Plus so much more!
week 3 of the emergency ultrasound course


Scanning The  Emergency Thorax

In this module, you will learn:

  • The pros, cons and limitations of scanning the thoracic¬†in an emergency.
  • The different sites and views for thoracic emergency scanning so you¬†know what to look for.
  • How to answer specific diagnostic questions to help patients in respiratory distress¬†quickly and efficiently.
  • Plus so much more!
week 4 of the emergency ultrasound course


Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Of The Heart

In this module, you will learn:

  • The history behind cardiac POCUS so you¬†understand what focused cardiac scanning can do.
  • How¬†focused cardiac scanning can help you¬†detect effusion and cardiac tamponade, and more.
  • The¬†key clinical questions¬†you need to know to help you detect several conditions.
  • Plus so much more!

"My confidence has increased! Camilla has a great teaching style and breaks down anatomical and sonographic information simply enough so you can understand it."

- Emma Miley

"Thank you so much for your courses. They are fabulous - lots of clinical cases, well-labelled images, and lots of useful advice for the general practitioner."

- Inga Keil

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Scanning the Emergency Patient


Investment: £500 + VAT (UK only)


View course Terms and Conditions here.


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