Ultrasonography, more than any other diagnostic imaging technology, is particularly prone to mistakes because the problem with veterinary ultrasound is that it's not used enough.
As a result, there is a distinct lack of confidence and self-belief in most veterinary professionals' skills and knowledge. They are unsure of the machine's settings, don't have a clear and systematic plan for scanning a patient and are not comfortable finding structures and identifying them on a blurry screen.
More often than not, cases are left until there's someone else who can come in to do it, right?
Let that someone else be you!
I feel like the controls are no longer a mystery, and I am better equipped to know where and how to look for things.
What you already know...
You are aware of the value and benefits of using ultrasound, and you understand how it can improve your diagnosis and save a patient's life, but...
- You're not confident with an ultrasound machine and wouldn't know where to start.
- You don't want to feel silly if you can't identify the images on the screen.
- You've been 'thinking about' upskilling for months but have been procrastinating and putting it off.
- You're not sure if an ultrasound course would give you enough of your annual CPD
- You don't think you'd get enough time to practice, so is it really worth it
- You don't know how you would fit a course in with everything else going on in your life.
How it will feel when you...
✔ You can consistently identify small structures and not just the large ones.
✔Are able to confidently use your ultrasound machine without fumbling around with its settings unsure of what does what.
✔Are comfortable knowing what is 'normal' and importantly what is not.
✔Have a structured approach to scanning instead of feeling clueless and just getting by.
✔Gain valuable CPD that increases your confidence and knowledge without having to put hours and hours of additional work in.
I am no longer staring at clouds!
Ultrasonography is an essential skill that can be life-saving, and guess what...FUN TOO!
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 and enrolling on numerous ultrasound courses aimed at general practitioners 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
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.
Veterinary Ultrasound for Complete Beginners:
Develop Your Skills and Knowledge So You Can Confidently Scan Whatever Is Put in Front of You
STARTING 19 SEPTEMBER 2022
A 4-week, online course designed to take the stress out of veterinary ultrasound. Bite-sized modules to be learnt at your own pace that is perfect for growing your confidence, knowledge and diagnosis with ultrasound.ENROL NOW
I feel like the machine controls are no longer a mystery. I now know where and how to look for things and have a better understanding of what 'normal' is.
I now have the courage and desire to use ultrasound.
I would highly recommend this course. The explanations are clear and the learning material is broken down into very practical steps which are so helpful for a beginner.
Here's what's waiting for you inside...
- An introduction to ultrasound
- Know what 5 buttons change the ultrasound image
- Artefacts and ultrasound language
Preparing the patient for ultrasound
- Interactive simulation lesson 1: Frequency (axial resolution) and focal zone (lateral resolution)
- Interactive simulation lesson 2: Frequency and amplitude of sound waves
- Interactive simulation lesson 3: Understanding reflection of ultrasound waves
- Scanning the emergency patient - Introduction
- Scanning the emergency patient - Practical
- Scanning the emergency patient - Cases
- 3D Interactive Anatomy tool from IVALA - Introduction
- Liver, Gallbladder and Spleen - Introduction
- Liver, Gallbladder and Spleen - Practical
- Gastrointestinal Tract - Introduction
- Gastrointestinal Tract - Practical
- Liver, Gallbladder, Spleen and Gastrointestinal Tract - Cases
- A short step-by-step guide to scanning the liver and gallbladder
- A short step-by-step guide to scanning the spleen
- A short step-by-step guide to scanning the gastrointestinal tract
Week 4: Urinary Tract and the Reproductive System
- Urinary Tract - Introduction
- Urinary Tract - Practical
- Urinary Tract - Cases
- Reproductive System - Introduction
- Reproductive System - Practical
- Reproductive System - Cases
- RCVS 1CPD QR code