Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Procedures

Author: Timothy B. Hackett,Elisa M. Mazzaferro

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118369440

Category: Medical

Page: 288

View: 3810

Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Procedures, SecondEdition is a step-by-step guide to key emergency and criticalcare procedures encountered in both general and specialtypractice. Now in full color, the second edition includes severalnew procedures, two new chapters covering cardiopulmonaryresuscitation and continuous rate infusions, and a companionwebsite offering videos demonstrating most of the proceduresfeatured in the book. Helpful hints have also been added throughoutto make the book even more useful in the practicesetting. Each procedure includes information on the background, suppliesneeded, indications, and contraindications, followed by a series ofimages demonstrating the technique. This practical resource,ideally designed for use in fast-paced emergency situations, is anindispensable reference for any member of the veterinaryteam.

Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Procedures

Author: Timothy B. Hackett,Elisa M. Mazzaferro

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118369467

Category: Medical

Page: 288

View: 3265

Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Procedures, SecondEdition is a step-by-step guide to key emergency and criticalcare procedures encountered in both general and specialtypractice. Now in full color, the second edition includes severalnew procedures, two new chapters covering cardiopulmonaryresuscitation and continuous rate infusions, and a companionwebsite offering videos demonstrating most of the proceduresfeatured in the book. Helpful hints have also been added throughoutto make the book even more useful in the practicesetting. Each procedure includes information on the background, suppliesneeded, indications, and contraindications, followed by a series ofimages demonstrating the technique. This practical resource,ideally designed for use in fast-paced emergency situations, is anindispensable reference for any member of the veterinaryteam.

Practical Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Nursing

Author: Paul Aldridge,Louise O'Dwyer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118483480

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 3881

Your step-by-step guide to key emergency and critical careprocedures and hands-on nursing care. Whether you need to know howto prioritise your response to a patient with multiple injuries, oryou need a quick practical guide to fluid therapy, this is thego-to resource. Colour photographs of real life cases takeyou through the procedures and after-care, detailing essentialskills. This book provides vital information for emergency andcritical care situations, whether you’re looking forconfidence in handling emergency cases in a first-opinion practice,or a relevant, succinct guide for an emergency clinic. Beinspired to become more confident in your clinical skills andabilities, and learn how to apply your existing skills to anemergency situation. A companion website provides additional resources useful in themanagement of emergency and critical patients. Visit thewebsite to find information charts and video clips ofprocedures. Written by a veterinary nurse and a veterinary surgeon who worktogether in the largest UK emergency clinic, this book is apractical, how-to manual with a nursing focus. Suitable as a complete reference for nurses studying towardsqualifications, or as a practical guide for daily use by veterinarynurses working in veterinary emergency and critical care.

Advanced Monitoring and Procedures for Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care

Author: Jamie M. Burkitt Creedon,Harold Davis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118242084

Category: Medical

Page: 888

View: 8948

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.

Kirk & Bistner's Handbook of Veterinary Procedures and Emergency Treatment - E-Book

Author: Richard B. Ford,Elisa Mazzaferro

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437707998

Category: Medical

Page: 784

View: 2570

Provide expert care for cats and dogs! Kirk and Bistner's Handbook of Veterinary Procedures and Emergency Treatment, 9th Edition covers not only the management of emergency conditions, but also strategies for dealing with hundreds of routine diagnostic and treatment challenges in small animals. Its user-friendly format provides instant access to vital information -- making it an ideal resource in emergency situations -- and it is conveniently organized by both body systems and presenting signs to help you easily reach a diagnosis and determine a treatment plan for all clinical situations. Written by veterinary experts Richard Ford and Elisa Mazzaferro, Kirk and Bistner's Handbook of Veterinary Procedures and Emergency Treatment provides current guidelines for small animal emergency care and the diagnostic procedures most commonly performed in a busy, team-oriented practice. Step-by-step instructions and illustrations are provided for all major emergency and non-emergency clinical procedures. A logical, easy-to-use format lists all emergency conditions in alphabetical order, and includes quick reference boxes calling out key information such as clinical tips and cautions. Clear, concise guidelines help you evaluate clinical signs and laboratory test data. Clinical algorithms make it easier to identify and treat abnormalities. Guidelines for assessment and treatment include practical advice and solutions, how to examine the small animal patient using a body systems and problem list approach, and a review of basic diagnostic procedures used in daily practice. Coverage of toxicological emergencies describes how to manage exposures and poisonings. A quick reference guide to the management of the emergency patient is conveniently located on the inside cover. A comprehensive drug formulary makes lookup easy, and includes proprietary names, actions/use of each drug, formulations, recommended dosages, and special precautions, with emergency medications highlighted for fast reference This all-in-one reference includes practical coverage of emergency procedures, physical assessment in sickness and health, routine and advanced testing procedures, diagnostic tests sampling, preparation, procedures, and interpretation. Quick Reference boxes include potential causes of each clinical abnormality and associated signs, step-by-step diagnostic plans, and clinical algorithms. The latest vaccination guidelines include protocols for dogs and cats at low, medium, and high risk of exposure to infectious diseases. Updated coverage keeps you current with the latest on pain assessment, prevention, and treatment.

Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care

Case Studies in Client Communication, Morbidity and Mortality

Author: Lisa Powell,Elizabeth A. Rozanski,John E. Rush

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444347683

Category: Medical

Page: 232

View: 7944

Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care: Case Studies in Client Communication, Morbidity and Mortality provides a unique opportunity to learn from real-life case examples. Presented as a collection of short case studies, the book examines a wide range of situations likely to arise in emergency practice. The approach is modeled on the Morbidity and Mortality Conferences which were first established as a training and educational tool for medical doctors. They have now been successfully adopted in veterinary medicine as a forum for case review and learning opportunities, encouraging thorough review from different perspectives. Each chapter presents a real case, and highlights the pitfalls that both novice and experienced veterinarians can encounter. A key theme of the book is on communication issues. Owner perspectives are discussed, as well as how communications between clinicians and owners can be optimized to allow veterinarians to better meet owner expectations. The cases were provided by a variety of experienced veterinarians, primarily specialists in veterinary emergency and critical care, as well as other specialties, general practice, universities, and private institutions. This highly readable book is suitable either to absorb from cover to cover, or for reference to a specific case or situation. It highlights a number of common clinical problems and communication issues that either did or may lead to difficulties in case management, helping you to avoid these situations.

Second International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Symposium

scientific proceedings, September 16-19, 1990, San Antonio, Texas

Author: Gary L. Stamp,Ira M. Zaslow,Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society,Pro-Visions Pet Specialty Enterprises,American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 676

View: 4111

Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care for Veterinary Technicians

Author: Andrea M. Battaglia,Andrea M. Steele

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323375200

Category: Medical

Page: 551

View: 3699

Master the veterinary technician’s role in caring for pets requiring emergency and critical care! Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care for Veterinary Technicians, 3rd 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 practice setting, a team approach is emphasized. This edition adds even more value with two new chapters and easy-to-apply medical math and scenario-based exercises. Written by experienced veterinary technicians Andrea Battaglia and Andrea Steele, this practical resource prepares you for success in animal hospital emergency departments and veterinary practices! - Comprehensive coverage of pain management, respiratory emergencies, and urologic emergencies provides cutting-edge treatment options for a wide variety of commonly seen presenting problems. - Step-by-step instructions on how to perform specific procedures and techniques help you successfully perform key assessment and treatment techniques. - UPDATED coverage of equipment and techniques includes the latest information on basic lab equipment, fluid therapy, and oxygen therapy. - Equipment lists for procedures ensure that you will have the appropriate tools on hand for each type of emergency situation. - Key terms, chapter outlines, and learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter focus on important content and allow easier lookup of topics. - Technician Notes highlight specific procedures, with at-a-glance guidelines including diagrams, photos, and detailed instructions. - The Art of Scheduling chapter offers solutions for managing difficult overnight shift and rotation schedules. - NEW Emergency Receiving and Client Communication in an Emergency chapters provide you with tools to improve your communication and gain client trust during stressful emergency situations. - NEW! Scenario-based training exercises challenge you to apply what you’ve learned to real-life emergency situations. - NEW! An Evolve companion website includes medical math exercises and scenarios, offering additional practice to help you prepare for the VTNE and find success in emergency and critical care settings. - NEW! High-quality, full-color photographs and illustrations accurately depict the clinical signs encountered in emergency and critical care. - NEW! Technician Notes emphasize important, need-to-know information in a concise format. - NEW! Medical Math exercises provide extra practice to help you improve your math skills.

Tenth International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Symposium

scientific proceedings, September 8-12, 2004, San Diego, California

Author: Elisa M. Mazzaferro,American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care,Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 986

View: 5703

Small Animal Critical Care Medicine - E-Book

Author: Deborah Silverstein,Kate Hopper

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1416069267

Category: Medical

Page: 1000

View: 3217

Small Animal Critical Care Medicine is a comprehensive, concise guide to critical care, encompassing not only triage and stabilization, but also the entire course of care during the acute medical crisis and high-risk period. This clinically oriented manual assists practitioners in providing the highest standard of care for ICU patients. More than 150 recognized experts offer in-depth, authoritative guidance on clinical situations from a variety of perspectives. Consistent, user-friendly format ensures immediate access to essential information. Organ-system, problem-based approach incorporates only clinically relevant details. Features state-of-the-art invasive and non-invasive diagnostic and monitoring procedures, as well as an extensive section on pharmacology. Appendices provide conversion tables, continuous rate infusion determinations, reference ranges, and more.

Veterinary Technician's Manual for Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care

Author: Christopher L. Norkus

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119179114

Category: Medical

Page: 632

View: 3162

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

Eighth International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Symposium

scientific proceedings, September 4-8, 2002, San Antonio, Texas

Author: Dez Hughes,American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care,Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 806

View: 9425

Small Animal Fluid Therapy, Acid-base and Electrolyte Disorders

A Color Handbook

Author: Elisa M. Mazzaferro

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1840766263

Category: Medical

Page: 192

View: 3419

Fluid therapy is one of the most important, yet controversial, aspects of therapy in veterinary medicine. Opinions differ as to how best to provide fluid therapy in different disease states. Recognizing these differences, the author provides guidelines for the safe implementation of fluid and transfusion therapy in clinical practice. The text first describes the physiologic fluid compartments of the body and how fluid travels from place to place within the body. Clinical chapters then deal with how to place and maintain intravenous and intraosseous catheters, with crystalloids and colloids, with transfusion medicine, with the diagnosis and treatment of electrolyte disorders, and with shock and resuscitation. Clinical cases reinforce the principles and concepts described and the book is fully illustrated throughout. The Color Handbook is designed to appeal alike to veterinary practitioners, to technicians/nurses and to veterinary students.

Feline Emergency and Critical Care Medicine

Author: Kenneth J. Drobatz,Merilee F. Costello

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470959541

Category: Medical

Page: 672

View: 3802

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.

Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine

A Color Handbook

Author: Elizabeth A. Rozanski,John E. Rush

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1840766441

Category: Medical

Page: 330

View: 6516

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.

Equine Emergency and Critical Care Medicine

Author: Louise Southwood,Pamela A. Wilkins

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1840766522

Category: Medical

Page: 880

View: 2011

Early recognition of problems by owners, appropriate first aid, and timely referral by field veterinarians improve the chance of survival for horses requiring emergency management and critical care. With a view toward improving patient outcome, Equine Emergency and Critical Care Medicine is written by a team of enthusiastic equine specialists who explore a host of conditions that the equine veterinarian will encounter. Areas covered include: Digestive, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, urogenital, and nervous systems Neonatal diseases Lacerations, wounds, and skin diseases requiring emergency care Emergency ophthalmological problems Toxicology Antimicrobial drugs and nutritional support Fluid, inotrope, and vasopressor therapy Sedation and analgesia Systemic inflammatory response The postoperative colic patient Critical care of the pregnant mare and neonate The recumbent horse For each disease or condition, the book includes an overview, key points, etiology/pathogenesis, clinical features, differential diagnosis, diagnosis, and management/treatment. It also provides step-by-step instructions on frequently performed procedures for the emergency/critical care patient. The text features a concise, bullet-point style to facilitate quick assimilation, along with color photos and useful charts and diagrams. Equine veterinarians will find this book an essential addition to their libraries.

Emergency Procedures for the Small Animal Veterinarian3

Emergency Procedures for the Small Animal Veterinarian

Author: Signe J. Plunkett

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702027685

Category: Medical

Page: 890

View: 6050

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

Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care for Veterinary Technicians

Author: Andrea M. Battaglia

Publisher: Saunders

ISBN: 9781416028048

Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 2397

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 sign 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.