By: Amanda Cavanagh, DVM, DACVECC Description: In this 1-hour presentation, learners will first dive into the challenges of accurate volume assessment in dogs and cats presenting with emergent conditions or hospitalized
By: Amanda Cavanagh, DVM, DACVECC
In this 1-hour presentation, learners will first dive into the challenges of accurate volume assessment in dogs and cats presenting with emergent conditions or hospitalized with critically illness. The challenges and limitations of various invasive techniques for volume assessment will be briefly reviewed. Point of care ultrasound is a non-invasive, inexpensive, easily learned tool that can be used to assess volume status and urine output in dogs and cats. Learners will be introduced to ultrasound techniques that indirectly assess volume by imaging the heart and caudal vena cava. Techniques will be applied to clinical scenarios. Learners will also be introduced to bladder measurements as a noninvasive method of assessing urine output to aid in volume assessment.
- Understand the challenges of volume assessment in critically ill patients
- Describe the technique for imaging the caudal vena cava, left ventricle, and bladder to approximate blood and urine volume
- Interpret caudal vena cava images and left ventricular end diastolic diameter measurements to determine volume status in a patient
- Describe changes in imaging and measurements in response to fluid boluses
Amanda Cavanagh, DVM, DACVECC
Service Leader, Small Animal Urgent Care
Assistant Professor, Emergency and Critical Care
CSU College of Veterinary Medicine
Amanda Cavanagh, DVM, DACVECC is an Assistant Professor of Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care at Colorado State University and is the section head of the Urgent Care Service. She received her DVM from Auburn University in 2011 and acquired ACVECC board certification after completing a residency at North Carolina State University in 2015. Dr. Cavanagh has specific interests in point of care ultrasound, traumatology, and toxicology.
(Monday) 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST