Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care for Veterinary Technicians

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-03-05
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science Health Science
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The first book in the field written expressly for veterinary technicians by leaders in the field, Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care, 2nd Edition is efficiently organized for quick access to dozens of common, life-saving protocols and procedures. Section I includes chapters on assessment, equipment, and therapies and techniques. Every procedure is thoroughly illustrated and described in step-by-step detail with important drug information. Section II addresses specific systemic problems such as hematologic, cardiovascular, and gastrointestinal emergencies; shock; and trauma. Total team management of the critical patient is emphasized throughout. Logically organized by physiologic sigh to help busy practitioners prioritize interventions Helpful equipment lists are provided at the beginning of most chapters. Technician Tips highlight specific procedures using diagrams, photos, and detailed instructions. New chapters cover isolation of the critically ill, infectious patient; client communication including triage, both in the waiting room and on the phone; and restraint techniques, sampling techniques, and common emergencies related to birds and exotics. Expanded Pain Management, Respiratory Emergencies, and Urologic Emergencies chapters include practical information on a wide variety of presenting problems. Expanded coverage of basic lab equipment, fluid therapy, and oxygen therapy provides the most current information.

Table of Contents

Critically Ill Small Animals
The skill of observation and interpretation
Basic laboratory equipment
Patients lifeline
Fluid therapy
Small animal transfusion medicine
Nutritional support for the critically ill patient
Oxygen therapy techniques
Mechanical ventilation
Pain assessment and treatment
Anesthesia in the critically ill or injured patient
Isolating the critically ill small animal patient with infectious disease
Emergency Care for Small Animals
Management of the shock patient
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Hematologic emergencies
Cardiovascular emergencies
Respiratory system emergencies
Gastrointestinal system emergencies
Metabolic and endocrine system emergencies
Urogenital system emergencies
Reproductive system emergencies
Ocular emergencies
Neurologic system emergencies
Toxicologic emergencies
Avian and exotic emergencies
Disaster medicine
Practice Management
The art of scheduling
Risk management and the emergency veterinary technician
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