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FASTvet.com provides online ultrasound support for abdominal FAST, AFAST, thoracic FAST, TFAST, our latest, most cutting edge, format for lung, Vet BLUE.
FASTvet.com provides online ultrasound support for abdominal FAST, AFAST, thoracic FAST, TFAST, and Vet BLUE or lung ultrasound. We provide training for veterinarians including laboratory courses and online courses. We also train veterinarians in focused ultrasound techniques. The training is ideal for non-radiologist veterinarians including emergency veterinarians, internists, and general practictioners.
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We still have space available at our October 10th AFAST, TFAST and Vet BLUE Course in San Antonio sponsored by Scilvet. PATIENT PREPARATION and POSITIONING: These formats are not only point of care, rapid (minutes) that answer important potentially life-saving clinical questions missed by physical exam, blood testing and radiography, but also require NO SHAVING or CLIPPING (have never clipped a dog or cat for any of these formats!) with the LIGHTS On in the room and MINIMAL patient restraint! Dogs and cats are positioned in lateral or sternal recumbency or standing! for these formats! Hope you can join us!
We have our FASTvet.com website coming along with a new look. Blogs will be both Internal Medicine and Emergency and Critical Care! Greg will be doing 4 hours of AFAST, TFAST and Vet BLUE along with the Gallbladder Halo Sign and what it means at ACVIM 2015 in Indianapolis! Great news for AFAST, TFAST and Vet BLUE! These exams Save Lives!
Look for FASTvet at IVECCS in Indianapolis as both Stephanie and Greg Lisciandro will be there leading and assisting with the AFAST, TFAST and Vet BLUE Lecture and Lab on Friday. Stephanie will be presenting an Abstract in the General Session on the use of ALT as a trauma marker for intra-abdominal injury in dogs hit by cars (JVECC 2014). Greg will be lecturing on Sunday morning on Vet BLUE use in Respiratory Distress and then participate in the Thoracic Trauma Lab in the afternoon led by Dr Tony Mann, Dipl. ACVS. Looking forward to a great trip! FAST Saves Lives!
Just trained another 24 veterinarians at the Sound Eklin Academy in Arlington, Texas (FULL Course). Was a terrific group and they did fantastic. AFAST, TFAST and Vet BLUE are simple but not simple-minded. You can gain much more information than fluid positive or fluid negative. That's probably close to 300 veterinarians trained by FASTvet. Sound Eklin is having us for 4 courses in 2015. We have Fall 2014 Courses here in San Antonio (Oct 10, Nov 7, and December 12), space is limited. Call/email Stephanie our Events Coordinator 201.260.5243 or FOCUSEDvet@FASTvet.com. ...and in Canada (Calgary October 4, Toronto Nov 9) sponsored by Scivet Canada. Go to: http://www.scilvet.com/index.php?land=ca&thema=29&filter=Search&SectionFirst=Seminars
Thanks Vet Girl for having me do a FAST ultrasound podcast. To get to the Vet Girl FASTvet Podcast you can get a 10% Discount using the promotional code: VETBLUEVG Cheers and FAST Saves Lives!
Here is the link for our Vet Girl FAST Podcast http://vetgirlontherun.com/fast-scan-ultrasound-dr-greg-lisciandro-vetgirl-veterinary-ce-blog/
FASTvet debuted on Vet Girl podcast first of August with the topic FAST Ultrasound Techniques. Check it out. www.vetgirlontherun.com
NEW ANNOUNCEMENT for IVECCS Attendees that could not get into AFAST, TFAST and Vet BLUE Limited Spaces Available, Saturday, September 13, 2014, International Emergency and Critical Care Symposium (IVECCS), Indianapolis, IN – TFAST and Vet BLUE add-on to the Thoracic Trauma Lab (limited), Mann, Lisciandro, Seshardi. CALL Kelli at the VECCS Office at 210.698.5575.
Please have one of our biggest fans and FASTvet Instructor Dr Sherm Mathey and his family and the others injured in your daily prayers. Last Saturday he and friends were struck by a drunk driver while taking a cart ride pulled by his miniature donkeys. He was badly injured and remains critical but stable. Updates can be found on his son's Ian Mathey's Facebook page.
Topic: Veterinary Terminology for Abbreviated Ultrasound Exams The use of acronyms for similar abbreviated ultrasound examinations attempting to answer similar clinical questions in human medicine is out of control. For example, focused cardiac examinations have been included in the acronyms of ACES (Abdominal and Cardiac Evaluation with Sonography in Shock), FEEL (Focused Echocardiographic Evaluation in Life Support), FAST-A,B,C,D,E, and now most recently the most absurd FoCUS (Focused Cardiac Ultrasound) for focused cardiac or focused echocardiography. FoCUS was just published as an International Evidence-based Recommendations for Focused Cardiac Ultrasound in J Am Soc Echo 2014 by Via et al. Why not just call it Focused Cardiac or Focused ECHO that lacks confusion? I'm doing a "Focused" exam? How many replies will be a Focused X or Focused Y or do you mean FoCUS or Focused Cardiac? We have proposed Lisciandro JVECC 2011, Boysen and Lisciandro VCNA 2013 and our textbook (of which Dr Boysen is a co-author) the following terms: Abdominal FAST or AFAST Thoracic FAST or TFAST Vet BLUE (Bedside Lung Ultrasound Exam) Combo FAST or CFAST (AFAST and TFAST) Global FAST or GFAST (AFAST, TFAST and Vet BLUE) Use the Triple T or T3 (superscripted) so that these exams are applied for Trauma, Triage and Tracking (Monitoring) You know exactly what acoustic windows were used during each of these exams. For more FASTvet blogging check out FASTvet.com!
We have had interns, residents, internists, general practitioners, criticalists, and anesthesiologists all attend our courses. This is the future for veterinary medicine to use these abbreviated formats routinely as an extension of the physical examination. AFAST, TFAST and Vet BLUE only take minutes for more accurate patient assessment and monitoring! Sign up for our August 1, 2014. It will forever change the way you practice veterinarian medicine. FAST Saves Lives!
Announcement: Next AFAST, TFAST, Vet BLUE Course Friday August 1, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas Dear Texas and USA and Canadian Veterinarians: FASTvet and Hill Country Veterinary Specialists are holding an AFAST, TFAST, Vet BLUE training course in San Antonio, Texas on Friday August 1, 2014. Morning lecture (4 hours) and afternoon hands-on wet lab (3 hours). This course is more case-based than our IVECCS course. The use of abdominal FAST (AFAST), thoracic FAST (TFAST), and the veterinary bedside lung ultrasound examination (Vet BLUE), will change the way you practice and maximize the use of your ultrasound machine. Our practice performed over 1,250 FAST exams a few years ago. These FAST exams are used on a daily basis. And using the US probe in the Vet BLUE lung examination format is far more accurate than your stethoscope and takes 60-90 seconds. Lung ultrasound is cutting edge and easily teachable through our FASTvet course. Check out the May-June 2014 Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound issue for our Vet BLUE validation study establishing baseline frequency of lung ultrasound artifacts. Recently, Dr. Lisciandro spoke to local physicians: June 17, 2014 Dear Greg (Lisciandro), That was a great talk! I think it was the finest lecture pertaining to POC (point-of-care) ultrasound that I've ever heard. Thanks again for your time, effort, and expertise. Will look forward to collaborating with you on future endeavors! Best regards, Steven G. Venticinque, MD Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology & Surgery Program Director Anesthesiology Critical Care Fellowship Director, TRISAT Critical Care Consortium Director, Audie L. Murphy VA Surgical ICU Department of Anesthesiology University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, Texas The FASTvet lecture-wet lab will fill (limited to 12 DVMs). Attendees may be lecture only (limited to 18 for lecture). RACE-approved-- up to 7 hours (4 hours lecture, 3 hours lab). Course filled last month. Register ASAP. Contact our Events Coordinator, Dr. Stephanie Lisciandro, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM. Email her at FOCUSEDvet@FASTvet.com. You may also reach Dr. Greg Lisciandro, DVM, Dipl. ABVP, Dipl. ACVECC at FASTSavesLives@FASTvet.com or call 210.260.5576. Like Us as FASTvet on Facebook. Visit our web site at www.FASTvet.com FAST Saves LivesTM!
June 17, 2014 Dear Greg (Lisciandro), That was a great talk (titled Lung Ultrasound in Animals)! I think it was the finest lecture pertaining to POC ultrasound that I've ever heard. Thanks again for your time, effort, and expertise. Will look forward to collaborating with you on future endeavors! Best regards, Steve Steven G. Venticinque, MD Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology & Surgery Program Director Anesthesiology Critical Care Fellowship Director, TRISAT Critical Care Consortium Director, Audie L. Murphy VA Surgical ICU Department of Anesthesiology University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, Texas
We had a great group at our Friday, June 20th AFAST, TFAST and Vet BLUE Course and have received great feedback from attendees who are putting these three techniques into practice. Our next AFAST, TFAST and Vet BLUE Course is Friday, August 1 with the same format, 4 hours morning lecture and 3 hours of wet lab in the afternoon for 7 hours of TSBVME-approved and RACE-approved Continuing Education. Vet Imaging will again be a sponsor. Contact our Events Coordinator, Dr. Stephanie Lisciandro for more information, FOCUSEDvet@FASTvet.com.