ISBN: 9781455728848
Page Count: 1496
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $95.95

McCurnin's Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 8th Edition

by Joanna M. Bassert, VMD and John Thomas, DVM
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
ISBN: 9781455728848
Page Count: 1496
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $95.95
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A fundamental text in the field of veterinary technology, McCurnin’s Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians, 8th Edition has the trusted content, simplified layout, and novel study tools every Vet Tech needs. Sections on small and large animals, birds, reptiles, and small mammals embrace every aspect of the veterinary field, while case presentations of actual patient situations link information to relevant, real-life scenarios. This color-coded, fully illustrated guide will give you a leg up in the constantly evolving Vet Tech field.

    • Full color visuals make learning easier with accurate depictions of specific disorders, diseases, and procedures.
    • Detailed information of the technician’s role in every procedure enables you to focus on your role in veterinary practice.
    • Birds, reptiles, and small mammals chapter keeps you up-to-date with care and treatment for these increasingly popular pets.
    • Chapters on pharmacology, pain management, restraint, and veterinary oncology offer a broader understanding of the responsibilities of a technician.
    • The TEACH manual provides instructors with teaching/learning objectives, key terms, critical thinking challenges, and chapter quizzes, while the workbook contains applied quizzes and activities for each chapter.
    • New case presentations help link information to real life by illustrating scenarios of actual patient situations and outcomes.
    • Increased coverage of large animal concerns, such as nutrition, emergency nursing, pain management, and anesthesia, prepare you for potential patients.
    • New chapters on Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, and Laws, Regulations, and Ethics, as well as expanded sections in Anesthesia, Nursing, and Dentistry provide the most comprehensive information.
    • Newly added key terms, glossary, outlines, boxed “Technician Tips,” and learning objectives aid studying.
  • Module One: Veterinary Technology: An Overview

    1. Introduction to Veterinary Technology: Its Laws and Ethics
    2. Veterinary Practice Management
    3. Written and Digital Medical Records
    4. Occupational Health and Safety in Veterinary Hospitals
    5. Module Two: Patient Management and Nutrition

    6. Animal Behavior
    7. Restraint and Handling of Animals
    8. History and Physical Examination
    9. Preventive Health Programs
    10. Companion Animal Nutrition
    11. Large Animal Nutrition
    12. Animal Reproduction
    13. Module Three: Clinical Sciences

    14. Hematology, Cytology
    15. Clinical Chemistry, Serology and Urinalysis
    16. Parasitology
    17. Clinical Microbiology
    18. Diagnostic Imaging
    19. Basic Necropsy Procedures
    20. Module Four: Medical Nursing

    21. Diagnostic Sampling and Treatment Techniques
    22. Small Animal Medical Nursing
    23. Large Animal Medical Nursing
    24. Neonatal Care of Puppy, Kitten, and Foal
    25. Care of Birds, Reptiles and Small Mammals
    26. Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation, and Alternative Medical Nursing
    27. Module Five: Emergency and Critical Care

    28. Fluid Therapy and Transfusion Medicine
    29. Emergency & Critical Care Nursing
    30. Wound Management and Bandaging
    31. Module Six: Anesthesia, Analgesia and Pharmacology

    32. Pharmacology and Pharmacy
    33. Pain Management
    34. Veterinary Anesthesia
    35. Module Seven: Surgical Nursing

    36. Surgical instruments and Aseptic Technique
    37. Surgical Assistance and Suture Material
    38. Small Animal Surgical Nursing
    39. Large Animal Surgical Nursing
    40. Veterinary Dentistry
    41. Module Eight: End of Life

    42. Geriatric and Hospice Care: Supporting the Aged and Dying Patient
    43. The Human Animal Bond and Euthanasia
  • Joanna M. Bassert, VMD, Professor and Director, Program of Veterinary Technology, Manor College, Jenkintown, PA and John Thomas, DVM, Assistant Professor, Veterinary Technology, Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, OH
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