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TFAST - Thoracic Focused Assessment with Sonography for TraumaAustralasian Veterinary Student Conference Tutorial 2019
Step by step process on how to perform a TFAST.
AFAST - Abdominal Focused Assessment with Sonography for Truma in petsAustralasian Veterinary Student Conference Tutorial 2019
Step by step process on how to perform a AFAST.
4 Quick Tips To Improve Ultrasound Guided Aspirates.In this online tutorial, I show you some useful ways to perfect the basics of ultrasound guided fine needle aspirates.
Gerardo Vlog 2 - Life outside of the hospitalFind out about my time outside of the hospital - delivering talks to referring vets, design and build of our Jindalee hospital, fitness training and my home life!
Australian Veterinary Student Conference - Wagga WaggaDr Alex Hynes and I were excited to present at the Australian Veterinary Student Conference in Wagga Wagga list year. We had a great time discussin Shock Management and CPR!
I Love Veterinary Interview - Dr GerardoCheck out this video I made for the I Love Veterinary Community. I covered many aspects like why I became a vet, why emergency, my book the MiniVet Guide and finishing off with some advice for veterinary students!
Dr Gerardo Poli - Having An Impact - VLOG 001This is the first VLOG of several to come that gives you an insight into my life in and outside of the Animal Emergency Service. I share my passion for ultrasound, how we mentor vets new to the field of emergency and critical care and how I got into veterinary medicine.
Puppy Emergency - IntussusceptionLily presented to the Animal Emergency Service for vomiting and vocalising. She was diagnosed with an Intussusception. Watch to see her journey through surgery and her reunification with her family.
Draining a Pericardial EffusionPERICARDIAL EFFUSIONS are a common cause of weakness and collapse.
PERICARDIOCENTESIS can be daunting but WATCH how removing the effusion can lead to dramatic improvements in cardiac haemodynamics.
Interpretation of the Caudal Vena CavaUsing the Caudal Vena Cava to Guide Fluids:
Assessment of caudal vena cava via the diaphragmatic hepatic view is useful tool for assessing the volume status of a patient.
This is particularly helpful for those hypotensive patients that you are uncertain if they need more volume or need vasopressor agents or other management options. With regards to “more volume” this could be crystalloids, colloids or blood products, this depends on the patient.
How to find it:
- Place the probe under the xiphoid process
- Increase the depth, adjust the focal point then reduce the frequency to be able to visualise the diaphragm completely
- Find the gall bladder, fan laterally to the right slightly
- The caudal vena cava is seen deep to the gall bladder as two parallel lines “equal sign” going through the diaphragm wall.
- Assessment of volume status or more so fluid responsiveness is based on interpretation of the degree of collapse during inspiration.
- If it does not collapse during inspiration “fat” then this can mean that they are adequately if not volume overloaded, this patient would most likely benefit with vasopressor agents or other managements eg. Pericardiocentesis rather than further volume.
- If it collapses more than 60% “flat” then the patient requires more volume
- If it collapses between 20% to 60% “bounce” then further volume loading can be trialled
Small intestinal perforation migrating foreign bodyHELPFUL TIP!! Did you know that comparing the glucose and the lactic acid levels in the free abdominal fluid, with the peripheral blood, can be helpful in determining if bacteria is present and that exploratory surgery is required.
Bacteria consumes glucose and produces lactic acid. If abdominal fluid GLUCOSE is 2.5mmol/L (or 45mg/dL) LESS than the peripheral blood and the LACTIC ACID level is 2mmol/L GREATER than the peripheral blood it is highly suggestive of bacteria being present.
We do this for every abdominal fluid sample we collect as these changes can occur with low levels of bacterial contamination that can be hard to find under the microscope.
Check out this video! This small migrating foreign body perforated the small intestine. Lucky we spotted it early!
Grass SeedThis patient presented with a swelling of the neck - an ultrasound was performed and a small foreign body discovered. Although clearly visible on the ultrasound, at just 2cm by 0.2 cm it was pretty difficult to find.