Point of care ultrasound (POCUS) for veterinarians and nurses

The aim of this course is to introduce Point Of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) to veterinarians and nurses wanting to know more about this diagnostic procedure and learn how to start using it. POCUS is a rapid, non-invasive, bedside, diagnostic image modality which is not only limited to veterinarians! The binary mindset (yes/no) is a key aspect of POCUS and when combined with clinical evaluation, it will support diagnostic work-up with all patients. From the dyspneic cat that won’t survive the trip to radiology, to the dog that has oedematous legs making intravascular access impossible.

"Point Of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) for veterinarians and nurses” is a course designed to help the entire team performing an urgent ultrasound. This two-half-day course is designed to get you started with ultrasound as part of your daily workflow. This course can be taken by someone who has never used an ultrasound probe before or someone who does conventional ultrasound already. The course language is English

Accreditation for specialist programmes and national credit points can be requested by contacting the programme director well in advance. An accreditation can not be promised.

Hugo Swanstein, DVM. Clinic veterinarian at the University hospital for small animals, Copenhagen Denmark and POCUS lecturer

Veterinarians and nurses wanting to know more about POCUS in theory and get a chance to practice

After the course the participants will be able to:
- Diagnose and track thorax conditions such as pneumothorax, aspiration pneumonia, lung contusions, pleural effusion, pericardial effusion and more
- Diagnose and track abdominal conditions such as abdominal effusion, gallbladder wall oedema, and signs of ileus.
-  Assess the caudal vena cava
- Get vascular access by using ultrasound-guided aspirations in various locations (abdominocentesis, cystocentesis, IV access on difficult vessels, arterial blood samples)
For a more detailed programme see subpage "Programme". 
The course fee is EUR 1120 (excl VAT) for Non-AniCurians. The fee includes theoretical lectures and practical trainings as shown in the programme. Also morning and afternoon coffees (as shown in programme) as well as a course dinner is included. Travels, hotel and lunches are not included.

AniCurians - costs will be handled internally at central level. If you have any questions, read our FAQs or contact your practice manager or education@anicuragroup.com. Late cancellation/no-show fees will be invoiced. Places are filled on a 'first come, first served' basis. 

For General Terms and Conditions see attachment.

Hotel and travel recommendations is found at subpage “Hotel and Travel”.

To sign up to the event start by selecting quantity in the booking option below. Secondly you fill in your personal details, email address and answer the questions. Thirdly select payment by card (for non-AniCurians) and fill in requested information.
To finalise your booking press the button "Book" at the end. Confirm your registration by pressing the button "Confirm" in the pop-up window. Within a few minutes you will receive a booking confirmation to your email address. Follow the link in the email to complete your booking. Once you have done that you will receive another email with a registration confirmation. Then you are registered. If you have any questions about this you are welcome to contact us at education@anicuragroup.com

Please contact education@anicuragroup.com if you have any questions or want to get in contact with programme director

About this course

Varnaveien 43d, 1526, Moss


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