Successfully managing emergency patients and those with critical illness requires knowledge and skills often not adequately covered in veterinary school and veterinary technician/nurse training programs. Through this book, the Editors and Authors have created a comprehensive resource to use to grasp the issues and scope of problems inevitably encountered in clinical practice. The book's format is designed to allow readers to digest the broad range of topics inherent to feline emergency and critical care medicine. Each chapter begins with a Summary Section that details practical points about pathophysiology, clinical signs, diagnosis, and treatment, including algorithms that attempt to simplify a problem and point the reader in the right direction. Each chapter also has a Comprehensive Section that dives deeper into the topic at hand to satisfy those who appreciate detailed discussions about pathophysiology, diagnostic investigations, and evidence-based therapies. The book has 10 sections and 100 chapters with accompanying images and videos (https://feline-eccbook.edizioniedra.com).
Feline Emergency and Critical Care Medicine is the first book to focus specifically on feline-specific emergency and critical care. Designed as a quick-access manual of emergency and critical care procedures, information is presented in an easy-to-follow outline format. With an emphasis on the unique considerations for treating cats, this book provides all the information needed to confidently manage the feline critical patient.
A concise and practical quick reference for veterinary practitioners dealing with feline emergencies The updated Second Edition of Feline Emergency and Critical Care Medicine delivers a practical guide for veterinary practitioners dealing with injured or ill cats. The book focuses on clinically oriented information tailored to a fast-paced emergency setting. Perfect as a quick reference—with a concise outline format designed to facilitate immediate access to critical information—this edition of the popular book emphasizes the skillful and informed management of feline veterinary emergencies. The new edition of Feline Emergency and Critical Care Medicine also includes: A thorough introduction to veterinary approaches to the care of critically ill cat, cardiopulmonary-cerebral resuscitation, shock, and trauma Comprehensive explorations of anesthetic protocols for systemically healthy cats and pain management in critically ill feline patients Practical discussions of general approaches to neurologic emergencies, including those involving the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral organs In-depth examinations of a wide variety of emergency surgical procedures, including gastrointestinal, urinary, and other surgeries Feline Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Second Edition is an invaluable resource for feline and small animal veterinary practitioners and emergency and critical care specialists.
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
Handbook of Canine and Feline Emergency Protocols, Second Edition offers practical step-by-step guidance to managing emergency cases in small animal practice. Presenting more than 165 complete protocols for triaging, stabilizing, and managing emergent patients, the book is designed for fast access in an emergency situation, with tabs to make it easy to flip to the relevant section. An ideal resource for veterinary practitioners seeking a quick reference for dog and cat emergencies, this Second Edition provides enhanced imaging information to increase the book’s diagnostic usefulness and full updates throughout. Logically organized alphabetically by category of emergency, the book includes useful chapters on procedures, shock, toxicology, and trauma in addition to a procedures chapter. Video clips, additional images, review questions, formula calculations, and quick reference guides are available on a companion website. Handbook of Canine and Feline Emergency Protocols, Second Edition provides a user-friendly daily reference for any small animal practitioner.
Emphasizing evidence-based therapy for critically ill or injured dogs and cats, Small Animal Critical Care Medicine, 2nd Edition puts diagnostic and management strategies for common disorders at your fingertips. It covers critical care medical therapy, monitoring, and prognosis — from triage and stabilization through the entire course of acute medical crisis and intensive care treatment. To make therapeutic decisions easier, clear guidelines address underlying clinical findings, pathophysiology, outpatient follow-up, and long-term care. From lead editors Deborah Silverstein and Kate Hopper, along with a Who’s Who of experts from the veterinary emergency and critical care world, this comprehensive reference helps you provide the highest standard of care for ICU patients. Over 200 concise chapters are thoroughly updated to cover all of the clinical areas needed for evaluating, diagnosing, managing, and monitoring a critical veterinary patient. More than 150 recognized experts offer in-depth, authoritative guidance on emergency and critical care clinical situations from a variety of perspectives. A problem-based approach focuses on clinically relevant details. Practical, user-friendly format makes reference quick and easy with summary tables, boxes highlighting key points, illustrations, and algorithmic approaches to diagnosis and management. Hundreds of full-color illustrations depict various emergency procedures such as chest tube placement. Appendices offer quick access to the most often needed calculations, conversion tables, continuous rate infusion determinations, reference ranges, and more. All-NEW chapters include Minimally Invasive Diagnostics and Therapy, T-FAST and A-FAST, Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS), Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome (MODS), Sepsis, Physical Therapy Techniques, ICU Design and Management, and Communication Skills and Grief Counseling. NEW! Coverage of basic and advanced mechanical ventilation helps you in deliver high-quality care to patients with respiratory failure. NEW! Coverage of increasingly prevalent problems seen in the Intensive Care Unit includes multidrug-resistant bacterial infections and coagulation disorders. NEW chapters on fluid therapy and transfusion therapy provide information on how to prevent complications and maximize resources. UPDATED coagulation section includes chapters on hypercoagulability, platelet function and testing, anticoagulant therapy, and hemostatic drugs.
This book discusses basic monitoring techniques that can be easily performed on emergency canine and feline patients in both first line emergency and primary care clinics. Techniques include blood pressure measurement, capnography, electrocardiography, pulse oximetry, and point of care monitoring ranging from the physical exam to bedside ultrasound and diagnostic tests such as PCV/TP, blood glucose and lactate.
The new edition of the hugely successful Emergency Procedures for the Small Animal Veterinarian gives you all the information you need to form a diagnosis quick and accurately, establish a prognosis and recommend treatment for a patient suffering and illness, injury or toxic event. Easy-to-read bullet-point text gives quick access to the most essential information needed to treat emergency cases quickly and efficiently. Loads of practical appendices of commonly used drugs and supplements, drugs in special circumstances (e.g. safe drugs in pregnancy, drugs to avoid in renal failure, etc.), clinical chemistry and laboratory data, conversion tables, and many more, are included for easy reference to essential data. With step-by-step coverage of cardiopulmonary emergencies, trauma gastrointestinal emergencies, toxicological events, a greatly expanded chapter on exotic pets, and much more, Emergency Procedures for the Small Animal Veterinarian gives you the facts you need to help you save more lives faster! All you need to know to manage every small animal emergency case you will encounter Many excellent and practical appendices of drugs, poisons, lab data, haematology Takes the diagnosis-prognosis-treatment approach to every emergency situation Easy-to-access format, with concise text and lots of lists Divided into organ systems, making it easy to locate information in a hurry Handy information on what to tell the owner in emergency injury situations Expanded chapter on Emergencies in Exotic Species Text updated throughout Information on drugs is updated New cover design to make the new edition stand out Flexicover to protect the book against heavy usage - this is not a book that will remain on the shelves
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
Small animal veterinarians of all specialties and at all stages in their careers will find the new edition of Emergency Procedures for the Small Animal Veterinarian their invaluable one-stop shop for the information they need to provide optimal patient care in an emergency situation. Readers familiar with the previous edition will be pleased to see the text comprehensively updated, with much new content and many new features including an all-color design to make finding information easier than ever. Those coming to the book for the first time will appreciate its clarity of structure, its concise and practical approach and its step-by-step presentation of key information, all of which will prove their worth time and again in each new emergency, whatever the species. For those working as a solo doctor in an emergency practice, Emergency Procedures for the Small Animal Veterinarian third edition will fulfil the role of a substitute colleague when further information is needed quickly. No small animal clinician will want to be without a copy. New to this edition Contains two new chapters on supportive care (fluid therapy, oxygen supplementation, analgesia, nutritional support) and shock Presents the latest recommendations for cardiopulmonary resuscitation Includes the latest diagnostic testing regimens Offers current therapeutic recommendations including analgesia and nutritional support Dr Plunkett is joined by new co-authors for respiratory emergencies and emergencies of the urinary tract, and for a completely revised and augmented exotics chapter Contains major updates, revisions and expansions of the toxicologic emergencies chapter
Emergency and critical care medicine is one of the fastest growing fields of veterinary practice. Virtually every life-threatening disease can present for emergency evaluation, requiring knowledge of internal medicine, neurology, cardiology, oncology, anesthesia, and much more. Rapid and effective application of this knowledge can mean the difference between life and death for the animal. Critical care requires the recognition of subtle changes in the clinical course of animals, and the ability to take corrective action before severe systemic disease becomes irreversible. Clinical decisions regarding seemingly small items, such as fluid therapy, antibiotics, or analgesics, can have a profound impact on patient outcome. This book focuses on management of the more common emergency and critical care conditions encountered in clinical practice, collated in a concise manual. There are chapters on emergencies affecting each body system, on toxicology and other environmental causes, and on critical care techniques ranging from patient monitoring, anesthesia and analgesia to fluid therapy, transfusion medicine and nutritional support, plus a chapter describing clinical skills and procedures. The text is illustrated by top-quality color photos, imaging and diagrams, and key information is highlighted in tabular form. The authors combine experience in teaching and in clinical practice, and provide a ready resource for all those actively engaged in the field: practitioners and trainees, technicians, and nurses.