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cover image - Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care for Veterinary Technicians - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,4th Edition
ISBN: 9780323679596
Page Count: 432
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $57.99

Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care for Veterinary Technicians - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 4th Edition

by Andrea Battaglia, LVT and Andrea M. Steele

Elsevier eBook on VitalSource

cover image - Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care for Veterinary Technicians - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,4th Edition
ISBN: 9780323679596
Page Count: 432
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $57.99
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Master the veterinary technician’s role in caring for critically ill or injured pets! Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care for Veterinary Technicians, 4th 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 setting, a team approach is emphasized. This edition adds three new chapters and includes practical, easy-to-apply medical math and scenario-based exercises. Written by experienced veterinary technicians Andrea Battaglia and Andrea Steele, this resource prepares you for success on the VTNE, in veterinary practices, and in animal hospital emergency departments.

    • Step-by-step instructions show how to perform specific procedures and techniques, guiding you through key assessment and treatment techniques.
    • Technician Notes highlight specific procedures, with diagrams, photos, and detailed instructions, providing at-a-glance guidance for students and practicing vet techs.
    • Comprehensive coverage of pain management, respiratory emergencies, and urologic emergencies provides cutting-edge treatment options for a wide variety of commonly seen presenting problems.
    • Review and preparation for the VTNE (Veterinary Technician National Examination) is provided by Medical Math exercises and questions based on real-world scenarios.
    • Coverage of equipment and techniques includes the latest advances in basic lab equipment, fluid therapy, and oxygen therapy.
    • Equipment lists are provided at the beginning of most chapters, ensuring that you will have the appropriate tools on hand for each type of emergency situation. Practical exercises prepare you for success on the VTNE.
    • NEW! Three new chapters are included: Supporting the Critically Ill or Injured through Physical Rehabilitation Techniques, Fostering Wellbeing in the ER and ICU, and Managing Pharmaceuticals in the ER.
    • NEW! Chapter pretests assess your knowledge and allow you to identify your strengths and weaknesses.
    • NEW and UPDATED photos and illustrations enhance your understanding by accurately depicting the clinical signs encountered in emergency and critical care.
  • SECTION I: Critically Ill Small Animals
    1. Critical Thinking – Skill of Observation and Interpretation
    2. Monitoring of the Critically Ill or Injured Patient
    3. Patient's Lifeline: Intravenous Catheter
    4. Fluid Therapy
    5. Transfusion Medicine
    6. Nutritional Support for the Critically Ill Patient
    7. Oxygen Therapy Techniques
    8. Mechanical Ventilation
    9. Pain Assessment and Treatment
    10. Supporting the Critically Ill or Injured through Physical Rehabilitation Techniques  NEW!
    11. Anesthesia in the Critically Ill or Injured
    12. Isolation Techniques in Clinical Practice
    SECTION II: Emergency Care for Small Animals
    13. Emergency Receiving
    14. Management of Patients in Shock
    15. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: Current Practice
    16. Traumatic Emergencies
    17. Hematologic Emergencies
    18. Cardiovascular Emergencies
    19. Respiratory Emergencies
    20. Gastrointestinal Emergencies
    21. Metabolic and Endocrine Emergencies
    22. Urologic Emergencies
    23. Reproductive Emergencies
    24. Ocular Emergencies
    25. Neurologic Emergencies
    26. Toxicologic Emergencies
    27. Avian and Exotic Emergencies
    28. Disaster Medicine
    SECTION III: Practice Management
    29. Fostering Wellbeing in the ER and ICU  NEW!
    30. The Art of Scheduling
    31. Client Communication in an Emergency
    32. Managing Pharmaceuticals in the ER  NEW!
  • Andrea Battaglia, LVT, Hospital Operations Director, Veterinary Specialty Center, Animal Emergency Center of CNY, Spencer, NY and Andrea M. Steele
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