ISBN: 9780323496223
Page Count: 1392
Imprint: Saunders
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McCurnin's Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 9th Edition

by Joanna M. Bassert, VMD
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
ISBN: 9780323496223
Page Count: 1392
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $95.95
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Immerse yourself in every aspect of the veterinary technology field with McCurnin’s Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians, 9th Edition, covering small and large animals, birds, reptiles, and small mammals. With a new zoonoses theme threaded throughout each chapter, this comprehensive text describes how each disease affects the host, how it is spread, and how it is treated. Case presentations provide you with relevant, real-life scenarios so you can practice your critical thinking and decision-making skills.

    • Introduction to the concept of the Technician Practice Model ensures that excellent nursing care is provided to each patient.
    • Content on fluid therapy and transfusion medicine keeps you current and prepared for success in practice.
    • Thorough coverage of electrocardiography included in the Emergency Nursing chapter to teach you how to interpret, and how to examine and differentiate, normal from abnormal and dangerous from non-dangerous.
    • Case presentations provide you with real-life scenarios so you can practice your critical thinking and decision-making skills.
    • Large animal care is integrated throughout the book with medical records, dentistry, physical examination, surgical instrumentation, surgical assistance, emergency care, and euthanasia, in addition to the individual Large Animal Medical Nsing chapter, to prepare you to care for large animals.
    • A chapter dedicated to birds, reptiles, and small mammals keeps you up-to-date with care and treatment for these increasingly popular pets.
    • Comprehensive chapters on pharmacology, pain management, restraint, and veterinary oncology offer a broader understanding of the responsibilities of a technician.
    • Vet Tech Threads design emphasizes important study points and ensures you understand the content introduced to you.
    • Step-by-step instructions and photographs show you how to perform dozens of procedures, and make information readily accessible in emergency and clinical situations.
    • Evolve site with TEACH instructor resources, an image collection, and a test bank accompanies the text, and provides instructors with everything they need to successfully teach each chapter and evaluate students' progress.
    • NEW! Chapter on Veterinary Oncology contains fundamental information on veterinary cancers and current therapies.
    • NEW! Toxicology chapter provides an overview of toxic substances and treatments while helping you understand how to recognize, assess, and manage poison concerns.
    • NEW! The theme of zoonotics is threaded throughout each chapter and emphasized appropriately to increase your understanding of how each disease affects the host, how it is spread, how it is treated, and the necessary safety precautions.
    • NEW! A 2017 winner of the William Holmes McGuffey Longevity Award ("McGuffey") from the Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA). The "McGuffey" recognizes textbooks and learning materials whose excellence has been demonstrated over time.
  • Part One: Veterinary Technology: An Overview 1. Introduction to Veterinary Technology: Its Laws and Ethics   Joanna M. Bassert, Teresa Lazo and Monica M. Tighe 2. Veterinary Practice Management   Karen E. Felsted 3. Veterinary Medical Records   Joanna M. Bassert 4. Occupational Health and Safety in Veterinary Hospitals   Philip J. Seibert Jr.

    Part Two: Patient Management and Nutrition 5. Animal Behavior   Valarie V. Tynes 6. Restraint and Handling of Animals   Barbara Dugan, Darren Remsburg, Karen Todd-Jenkins and Chris Montgomery 7. History and Physical Examination   Mark Rondeau and George W. McCommon 8. Preventive Health Programs   George W. McCommon and Anna Ellis 9. Companion Animal Nutrition   Craig A. Datz and Allison Wara 10. Large Animal Nutrition   Tanja M. Hess and Shawn L. Archibeque 11. Animal Reproduction   Lenore Southam

    Part Three: Clinical Sciences 12. Hematology, Cytology   Maxey L. Wellman and M. Judith Radin 13. Clinical Chemistry, Serology and Urinalysis   Maxey L. Wellman and M. Judith Radin 14. Parasitology   Oreta Marie Samples and Charles M. Hendrix 15. Clinical Microbiology   Sara D. Lawhon 16. Diagnostic Imaging   Rachel McGinty 17. Basic Necropsy Procedures   Michele D. Coarsey and Moges Woldemeskel

    Part Four: Medical Nursing 18. Diagnostic Sampling and Treatment Techniques   Oreta Marie Samples 19. Small Animal Medical Nursing   David Liss 20. Large Animal Medical Nursing   Amy Bentz and Laura H. Javsicas 21. Veterinary Oncology   Beth Overley Adamson and Samantha Fritz Waibel 22. Neonatal Care of Puppy, Kitten, and Foal   Amy Bentz and Margret L. Casal 23. Care of Birds, Reptiles and Small Mammals   Lorelei Tibbetts 24. Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation, and Alternative Medical Nursing   Carolina Medina

    Part Five: Emergency and Critical Care 25. Fluid Therapy and Transfusion Medicine   Edward Cooper, Margaret Mudge, Courtney Beiter and Olivia M. Holt Williams 26. Emergency & Critical Care Nursing   Andrew J. Niehaus, Ann M. Peruski, Jarred Williams, Michelle E. Goodnight and Darcy Brittain Adin 27. Toxicology   Tina Wismer and MaryEllen Malysiak 28. Wound Management and Bandaging   Bianca F. Hettlich, Jarred Williams, Andrew J. Niehaus and Harry James Markwell

    Part Six: Anesthesia, Analgesia and Pharmacology 29. Pharmacology and Pharmacy   Angela Beal and Katrina R. Viviano 30. Pain Management   Nancy Shaffran and Tamara Grubb 31. Veterinary Anesthesia   John A. Thomas

    Part Seven: Surgical Nursing 32. Surgical instruments and Aseptic Technique   George W. McCommon and Anna Ellis 33. Surgical Assistance and Suture Material   Nanette Walker Smith 34. Small Animal Surgical Nursing   Loretta J. Bubenik-Angapen 35. Large Animal Surgical Nursing   Colin F. Mitchell 36. Veterinary Dentistry   Bonnie Miller and John R. Lewis

    Part Eight: End of Life 37. Geriatric and Hospice Care: Supporting the Aged and Dying Patient   Amy Bentz and Karen Todd-Jenkins 38. The Human Animal Bond and Euthanasia   Oreta Marie Samples

    Glossary Index

  • Joanna M. Bassert, VMD, Professor and Director, Program of Veterinary Technology, Manor College, Jenkintown, PA
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