By: Gregory R. Lisciandro, DVM, DABVP, DACVECC Description: We will discuss the use of Global FAST point-of-care ultrasound for raising the suspicion and for the detection of traditionally difficult conditions focusing
By: Gregory R. Lisciandro, DVM, DABVP, DACVECC
We will discuss the use of Global FAST point-of-care ultrasound for raising the suspicion and for the detection of traditionally difficult conditions focusing on pulmonary and cardiac conditions. Global FAST is the combination of AFAST, TFAST and Vet BLUE as a single ultrasound examination that uniquely screens the abdomen and thorax including heart (TFAST fundamental echocardiography) and lung (Vet BLUE). By integrating findings, cardiac and lung conditions otherwise suspected or missed based on physical exam, laboratory testing, and radiography are “seen” (more evidence-based) using the Global FAST approach.
- Understand the views of Global FAST
- Understand AFAST and its abdominal fluid scoring system
- Understand TFAST fundamental echocardiography
- Understand Vet BLUE, its regional, pattern-based approach, B-line scoring system, and visual lung language for signs of consolidation
- Understand how to integrate information by Global FAST for detecting traditionally difficult conditions
Dr. Gregory Lisciandro, DVM, Dipl. ABVP, Dipl. ACVECC, attended Cornell, completed an internship at The Animal Medical Center, New York City, and emergency and critical care residency at the Emergency Pet Center, San Antonio, Texas. He has practiced veterinary medicine as a general practitioner, emergency veterinarian, and then as a specialist in emergency and critical care. He developed AFAST® and TFAST® in 2005, and Vet BLUE® and Global FAST® in 2010. Global FAST® ultrasound is a unique ultrasound examination used to rapidly screen both the abdominal and thoracic cavities including heart and lung. He has authored over 20 peer-reviewed Global FAST®-related clinical studies. He is chapter author and editor of Point-of-care Ultrasound Techniques now in its 2nd edition and has served as an ACVECC At-large Regent, member of the Scientific Committee, the Student Certification Committee, and VetCOT. He has lectured and directed Global FAST® ultrasound scanning workshops around the world and continues to lead in publishing clinically relevant, point-of-care ultrasound research.
(Monday) 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST