Recorded Webinar Plus: Interpreting The Numbers Understanding Clinical Pathology In Medical Cases
Royal Veterinary College
Duration: 4 hour(s)
Interpreting tests in the clinical context – why the numbers don’t always tell the full story and the importance of clinical reasoning
Making sense of the biochemical profile – what can it tell you and what can it not?
– Liver and pancreatic enzymes, bilirubin, bile acids, cholesterol
– Electrolytes, calcium, phosphate
– Urea and creatinine
About this course
What does a positive PLI really mean? Does every patient with azotaemia have renal failure? How helpful is SDMA in answering this question?
Clinical pathology tests are a very important part of the diagnostic tools veterinary practitioners need to diagnose and manage diseases in small animal patients. They are also frequently run to screen patients in preparation for anaesthesia or in geriatric patients as part of a “health profile”. Abnormal or even normal results in a well or unwell patient can create confusion rather than clarity if they are not critically reviewed as an integral part of the clinical assessment of all data relevant to the patient and presenting problem(s).
Why do this course?
The course will enhance your ability to make sense of clinical pathology tests that are run every day in practice but can sometimes be more confusing than illuminating.
This course last ran in September 2021 and contains all of the learning material (webinars, reading material, slides, self assessment exercises) from then, but is not tutor moderated. A set of FAQs is available which represent the questions and concerns previous participants have had and the tutor responses.
You have four weeks in which to view your recorded Webinar Plus course. Courses can be purchased in advance and activated as and when you are ready to start. Your four weeks will start from the point of activation. When you have finished the course you may request a CPD certificate. If you require any assistance please contact the CPD Unit at [email protected] or 01707 666865
Who is it for?
David Church, BVSc PhD MACVSc FHEA MRCVSProfessor of Small Animal StudiesThe Royal Veterinary CollegeEmma Holmes, BVetMed MVetMed DipACVP FHEA MRCVSSenior Lecturer in Veterinary Clinical PathologyThe Royal Veterinary CollegeJill Maddison, BVSc DipVetClinStud PhD FACVSc SFHEA MRCVSProfessor of General PracticeThe Royal Veterinary College
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