Upcoming CPD events
We are very enthusiastic about sharing our cardiology knowledge and skills! Whether you are a recent graduate, refreshing your clinical knowledge after a break, or already have a keen interest in cardiology, there are lectures and courses available to suit your needs.
Below are upcoming events we are involved with. To book your place click the “book now” button and select your chosen event from the drop down box on the online submission form.
HeartVets Nurse CPD Series
Coming soon …….
We are putting together some nurse focused CPD in the form of a series of webinars, topics to be covered include –
Clinical examination and Murmurs
ECG and arrythmias
Anaesthetising the cardiac patient
Radiography of the chest and interpretation.
Cardiac emergencies and management
Cardiac congenital defects and surgical interventions of PDA and PS cases
please keep an eye on the website for further details.
After a very successful inaugural event last year, our summer CPD “Surfari” will return in 2024! We are delighted to announce that we will be once again holding this two-day event at Bedruthan Hotel on the beautiful north Cornish coast, featuring friendly and informal CPD lectures, social dinner, opportunity for case discussion/small group learning and a surf lesson or spa package thrown in.
Full details coming soon, but to register your interest or place your competition entry for a free place if you have a promotional code, please click the link below:
Do you struggle with ECGs? Don’t know your P’s from your Q’s? Atrial fibrillation or ventricular tachycardia?
We have created a brand-new webinar series just for you. This is an introductory course to ECGs for vets and nurses, starting right at the beginning.
This series covers the following topics:
- When to record an ECG
- What is an ECG? History and physics
- How to use an ECG monitor, AliveCor and dedicated ECG machines
- The mean electrical axis and waveform changes
- How to record and interpret an ECG
- Common pitfalls and artefacts
- Ambulatory (Holter) monitoring
- Specific arrythmias – sinus rhythms, supraventricular arrhythmia, ventricular arrhythmias, atrial fibrillation, bradycardias – which is which and what’s what.
The ECG series is full of case examples and practical advice, delivered by the friendly cardiologists at HeartVets. The course should give you confidence to record and interpret ECGs in practice, knowing how to put the ECG information into context with each case and improving how you manage cardiac cases in practice.
There are over 7.5 hours of content, divided up into short (20-45 minute) webinars, so you can watch at your own pace. We have included two quizzes to check your progress and we will issue a CPD certificate at the end of the course to all participants.
Recent lecture slides
1 – Thank you to those who attended Jo’s recent online talk for WCVA “Cardiology emergencies” – the lecture slides are available here to download
2 – Thank you to Dave for an excellent talk on advanced echocardiographic techniques for the Autumn meeting of the Veterinary Cardiovascular Society – the slides are available to download below