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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Case Studies in Client Communication, Morbidity and Mortality
Author: Lisa Powell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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.
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