Anesthesia for Veterinary Technicians

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/2/2010
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Anesthesia for Veterinary Technicians is a highly practical guide to anesthesia skills for veterinary technicians published in association with the Academy of Veterinary Technician Anesthetists (AVTA). Packed with hints and tips to aid technicians in the practice of veterinary anesthesia, the book offers an essential resource to building anesthesia skills and improving knowledge. Encompassing both background knowledge and practical application of anesthesia-related skills, Anesthesia for Veterinary Technicians is a valuable resource for veterinary technicians of all skill levels.

Author Biography

Susan Bryant, CVT, VTS (Anesthesia), is the anesthesia technician supervisor at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.

Table of Contents

Review of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology
The Pre-Anesthetic Work-Up
Mathematics and Calculations for the Veterinary Anesthetist
Records and Record Keeping
Pre-Anesthetic Preparation
Intravenous Access
Airway Maintenance
Anesthesia Equipment
Introduction to Monitoring, Monitoring the ECG and Blood Gases
Monitoring Pulse Oximetry, Temperature, and "Hands On" Monitoring
Monitoring Blood Pressure and End-Tidal CO2 in the Anesthetized Patient
Fluid Therapy and Blood Products
Pre-Medication and Sedation Drugs
Induction Drugs
Inhalant Anesthetics
Recovery of the Anesthetic Patient
Anesthetic Complications and Emergencies
Ventilation Techniques in the Small Animal Patient
Anesthesia for Ophthalmic Procedures
Anesthesia for Patients with Cardiac Disease
Anesthesia for The Small Animal Patient with Head Trauma or Increased Intracranial Pressure
Anesthesia for Thoracotomies and the Respiratory Challenged Patient
Anesthesia for Patients with Endocrine Disease
Anesthesia for the Patient with Renal Disease
Anesthesia for Patients with Liver Disease
Anesthesia for Pediatric Patients
Anesthesia for the Geriatric Patient
Cesarean Section Techniques
Anesthesia for the Emergency Trauma Patient
Anesthesia for the Non-Trauma Emergency Patient
Anesthesia for Small Exotics: Ferrets, Rodents, and Rabbits
Basic Physiology of Pain
Pain Assessment
Pain Management Strategies
Equine Anesthesia
Ruminant Anesthesia
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