WVC 92nd Annual Conference
Ever wonder if the cat that ate lilies is producing urine when it's not possible to pass a urinary catheter? Ever wonder if the dog with an acute abdomen has free abdominal air in the abdomen, or if the post-operative patient that is not eating has ileus? Using a binary approach to ask the right question at the right time makes learning and applying abdominal point of care ultrasound easy! VPOCUS techniques are rapid, easy-to-learn and practical ultrasound skills that ANY practitioner can apply in every day practice. This is the third of 4 banter filled co-lectures by a criticalist (that thinks he knows the answers) and an internist (that might be correct some of the time) will cover the core principles to understand and interpret sonographic findings of abdominal ultrasound including the identification of free fluid, urine production, GI motility, free abdominal air and the gall bladder halo sign. All clinically relevant questions when asked at the right time, in a binary fashion, based on patient assessment! Part 3 of 4.