Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care for Veterinary Technicians - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 2nd Edition
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource®

Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care for Veterinary Technicians - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 2nd Edition


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.
Section One: Critically Ill Small Animals

1. The skill of observation and interpretation

2. Basic laboratory equipment

3. Patient’s lifeline

4. Fluid therapy

5. Small animal transfusion medicine

6. Nutritional support for the critically ill patient

7. Oxygen therapy techniques

8. Mechanical ventilation

9. Pain assessment and treatment

10. Anesthesia in the critically ill or injured patient

11. Isolating the critically ill small animal patient with infectious disease

Section Two: Emergency Care for Small Animals

12. Management of the shock patient

13. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

14. Trauma

15. Hematologic emergencies

16. Cardiovascular emergencies

17. Respiratory system emergencies

18. Gastrointestinal system emergencies

19. Metabolic and endocrine system emergencies

20. Urogenital system emergencies

21. Reproductive system emergencies

22. Ocular emergencies

23. Neurologic system emergencies

24. Toxicologic emergencies

25. Avian and exotic emergencies

26. Disaster medicine

Section Three: Practice Management

27. The art of scheduling

28. Risk management and the emergency veterinary technician
Andrea M. Battaglia, LVT, Hospital Operations Director, Veterinary Specialty Center, Animal Emergency Center of CNY, Spencer, NY


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