Emergency care is one of the most important areas of veterinary medicine. Building on the success of the previous editions, the international team of editors and authors have reviewed and updated the manual so that it reflects the continued growth in knowledge and understanding in this crucial area while remaining a highly practical resource. The introductory chapters, covering areas such as triage, catheterization and the assessment of shock and dyspnoea, sit alongside chapters that cover system specific emergencies, ranging from cardiac arrhythmias to uterine prolapse, and from corneal ulceration to fractures and luxations. The text is fully illustrated throughout. • Highly practical • Updated to reflect current knowledge in this crucial area • Illustrated throughout
Your step-by-step guide to key emergency and critical care procedures and hands-on nursing care. Whether you need to know how to prioritise your response to a patient with multiple injuries, or you need a quick practical guide to fluid therapy, this is the go-to resource. Colour photographs of real life cases take you through the procedures and after-care, detailing essential skills. This book provides vital information for emergency and critical care situations, whether you’re looking for confidence in handling emergency cases in a first-opinion practice, or a relevant, succinct guide for an emergency clinic. Be inspired to become more confident in your clinical skills and abilities, and learn how to apply your existing skills to an emergency situation. A companion website provides additional resources useful in the management of emergency and critical patients. Visit the website to find information charts and video clips of procedures. Written by a veterinary nurse and a veterinary surgeon who work together in the largest UK emergency clinic, this book is a practical, how-to manual with a nursing focus. Suitable as a complete reference for nurses studying towards qualifications, or as a practical guide for daily use by veterinary nurses working in veterinary emergency and critical care.
Veterinary Technician's Manual for Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care, Second Edition provides an in-depth and cutting-edge, yet easy-to-navigate, reference on emergency and critical care for veterinary paraprofessionals of all skill levels. Provides a comprehensive reference on emergency and critical care medicine for veterinary technicians of all skill levels, and veterinary assistants. Veterinary Technician's Manual for Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care, Second Edition provides an in-depth and cutting-edge, yet easy-to-navigate, reference on emergency and critical care for veterinary paraprofessionals of all skill levels. Written by leading veterinary technician specialists (VTS) in emergency and critical care Completely revised and substantially updated, with new emphases on anatomy, physiology, nursing skills, and evidence based medicine Features five new chapters covering mechanical ventilation, pain management, renal replacement therapy, nursing skills and procedures, and life as an emergency veterinary technician, including topics such as salary, compassion fatigue, and scheduling Includes access to a companion website with chapter review questions and the images from the book for download in PowerPoint
Advanced Monitoring and Procedures for Small Animal Emergencyand Critical Care is a comprehensive yet practical reference,providing hands-on information essential to veterinarians andveterinary technicians involved in emergency and critical care.Written by an expert team of veterinarians and veterinarytechnicians, this well-referenced book offers step-by-stepprotocols for performing advanced emergency and critical careprocedures and monitoring techniques. Packed with practicalguidance in an easy-to-use format, this book is ideally suited forquick access in emergency rooms or intensive care units. Organized primarily by body system, each chapter covers generalprinciples, indications, equipment, techniques, basicinterpretation, troubleshooting, and contraindications.Standardized protocols supply equipment lists and step-by-stepinstructions throughout, and a companion website offers images fromthe book in PowerPoint and protocols as downloadable Wordfiles. Advanced Monitoring and Procedures for Small AnimalEmergency and Critical Care is a valuable resource for anyveterinary staff member with an interest in improving the standardof care in emergency and critical care medicine.
This issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America: Exotic Animal Practice focuses on Emergency and Critical Care. Articles include:. Basic Shock Physiology and Critical Care;Common Emergencies in Pet Birds; Emergency and Critical Care in Pet Birds; Common Emergencies of Small Mammals; Critical Care, Analgesia and Anesthesia of Small Mammals; Toxicologic Emergencies in Exotics; Common Wildlife Emergencies; Arachnid and Insect Emergency Care, Rabbit Physiology and Treatment for Shock? and more!
Anaesthesia for Veterinary Nurses has been writtenspecifically for veterinary nurses by veterinary nurses andveterinary surgeons. Easy to read and understand, it providesdetailed coverage of the physiological, pharmacological andphysical aspects of anaesthesia. Fully updated and reflectingrecent changes to veterinary nursing qualifications, this secondedition is now also illustrated in colour. Sedation and anaesthesia are a crucial part of veterinarypractice, and the protocols and methods involved are often complexand vary considerably from animal to animal. In addition tocats and dogs, Anaesthesia for Veterinary Nurses containsdetailed sections on rabbits, rodents, birds, reptiles, and largeranimals. Suitable for those with or without previous subject knowledge,this book is ideal for quick reference by veterinary nurses andtechnicians in practice, or for more substantial study bystudents. • Reflects recent changes to veterinary nursingqualifications, current terminology and drugs in use. • Includes chapters on small mammals, birds, reptiles,and large animals. • Now illustrated with colour photographs.
Master the veterinary technician’s role in caring for critically ill or injured pets! Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care for Veterinary Technicians, 4th Edition provides quick access to dozens of common, life-saving protocols and procedures. Each treatment technique is described in step-by-step detail and illustrated in full color. To prepare you for the veterinary setting, a team approach is emphasized. This edition adds three new chapters and includes practical, easy-to-apply medical math and scenario-based exercises. Written by experienced veterinary technicians Andrea Battaglia and Andrea Steele, this resource prepares you for success on the VTNE, in veterinary practices, and in animal hospital emergency departments. Step-by-step instructions show how to perform specific procedures and techniques, guiding you through key assessment and treatment techniques. Technician Notes highlight specific procedures, with diagrams, photos, and detailed instructions, providing at-a-glance guidance for students and practicing vet techs. Comprehensive coverage of pain management, respiratory emergencies, and urologic emergencies provides cutting-edge treatment options for a wide variety of commonly seen presenting problems. Review and preparation for the VTNE (Veterinary Technician National Examination) is provided by Medical Math exercises and questions based on real-world scenarios. Coverage of equipment and techniques includes the latest advances in basic lab equipment, fluid therapy, and oxygen therapy. Equipment lists are provided at the beginning of most chapters, ensuring that you will have the appropriate tools on hand for each type of emergency situation. Practical exercises prepare you for success on the VTNE. NEW! Three new chapters are included: Supporting the Critically Ill or Injured through Physical Rehabilitation Techniques, Fostering Wellbeing in the ER and ICU, and Managing Pharmaceuticals in the ER. NEW! Chapter pretests assess your knowledge and allow you to identify your strengths and weaknesses. NEW and UPDATED photos and illustrations enhance your understanding by accurately depicting the clinical signs encountered in emergency and critical care.
Down-to-earth and intensely practical, this book and video package provides step-by-step guidance on the essential clinical skills required by veterinary students before they face clinical situations encountered in the real world of the busy veterinary professional. This book is the go-to manual for an essential grounding in key veterinary clinical skills for all students and educators of veterinary medicine and animal husbandry.
Practical Transfusion Medicine for the Small Animal Practitioner, Second Edition provides clinically oriented guidance on all aspects of blood banking, compatibility testing, and patient blood management for dogs and cats. Presents procedures for blood collection, processing, and storage in the veterinary setting Describes blood components and their key uses Provides an overview of blood collection techniques and systems, emphasizing popular configurations for veterinary blood products Offers concise and comprehensive guidelines for veterinary professionals to ensure the overall quality of the service Includes access to a companion website with full-color images from the book available in PowerPoint
Small Animal Surgical Emergencies is a practical reference to soft tissue and orthopedic emergencies commonly encountered in small animal practice. • Covers common soft tissue and orthopedic emergencies • Provides step-by-step procedures for stabilizing and operating on the emergent patient • Promotes problem-solving through algorithms and case studies • Depicts the concepts described using radiographs, ultrasounds, contrast studies, and photographs • Includes access to a companion website with video clips, case studies, and images