Small Animal Critical Care Medicine - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource®

Small Animal Critical Care Medicine - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource


Small Animal Critical Care Medicine is a comprehensive, concise guide to critical care, encompassing not only triage and stabilization, but also the entire course of care during the acute medical crisis and high-risk period. This clinically oriented manual assists practitioners in providing the highest standard of care for ICU patients.
  • More than 150 recognized experts offer in-depth, authoritative guidance on clinical situations from a variety of perspectives.
  • Consistent, user-friendly format ensures immediate access to essential information.
  • Organ-system, problem-based approach incorporates only clinically relevant details.
  • Features state-of-the-art invasive and non-invasive diagnostic and monitoring procedures, as well as an extensive section on pharmacology.
  • Appendices provide conversion tables, continuous rate infusion determinations, reference ranges, and more.
Part I: Assessment and Triage

1. Physical examination

2. Patient triage

3. Survival prediction index

Part II: Frequently Encountered Problems in the Intensive Care Unit

4. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

5. Fever

6. Hypotension

7. Oliguria

8. Deteriorating mental status

9. Tachypnea and hypoxemia

10. Shock

11. Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS)

12. Nosocomial infections and zoonoses

13. Enteral nutrition

14. Parenteral nutrition

Part III: Respiratory Disorders

15. Respiratory failure

16. Upper airway disease

17. Endotracheal intubation

18. Tracheostomy

19. Oxygen therapy

20. Allergic airway disease and asthma

21. Pulmonary edema

22. Pneumonia

23. Aspiration pneumonitis and pneumonia

24. Acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome

25. Pulmonary contusions and hemorrhage

26. Ventilator associated lung injury

27. Pulmonary thromboembolism

28. Smoke inhalation

29. Atelectasis

30. Pleural space disease

31. Thoracocentesis

32. Thoracostomy tube placement and drainage

33. Chest wall disease

34. Non-respiratory “look-alikes”

Part IV: Cardiovascular Disorders

35. Cardiogenic shock

36. Left ventricular failure

37. Feline cardiomyopathy

38. Canine cardiomyopathy

39. Valvular heart disease

40. Myocardial contusion

41. Myocardial infarction

42. Hypertensive crisis

43. Pericardial diseases

44. Pericardial tamponade

45. Bradyarrhythmias and conduction disturbances

46. Supraventricular tachyarrhythmias

47. Ventricular tachyarrhythmias

48. Myocarditis

49. Arterial catheterization

50. Pulmonary arterial catheterization

51. Temporary transvenous pacing

52. Trancutaneous pacing

53. Cardioversion and defibrillation

Part V: Electrolyte and Acid-Base Disturbances

54. Sodium disorders

55. Potassium disorders

56. Calcium disorders

57. Magnesium disorders

58. Phosphate disorders

59. Acid-base disturbances

60. Lactic acidosis

Part VI: Fluid Therapy

61. Peripheral venous catheterization

62. Intraosseous catheterization

63. Central venous catheterization

64. Daily intravenous fluid therapy

65. Shock fluids and fluid challenge

66. Transfusion medicine

Part VII: Endocrine Disorders

67. Diabetic ketoacidosis

68. Hyperglycemic hyperosmolar syndrome

69. Hypoglycemia

70. Diabetes insipidus

71. Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone

72. Thyroid storm

73. Myxedema coma

74. Pheochromocytoma

75. Relative Adrenal insufficiency

76. Hypoadrenocorticism

Part VIII: Intoxications

77. Approach to poisoning and drug overdose

78. Ethylene glycol

79. Acetominophen and salicylates

80. Illicit drugs

81. Rodenticides

82. Sedative, muscle relaxant, and narcotic overdose

83. Calcium channel and beta-block drug overdose

84. Digoxin overdose

85. Cyanide

86. Carbon monoxide

87. Methemoglobinemia

88. Cyclic antidepressant drug overdose

89. Anticholineric poisonings

90. Serotonin syndrome

91. Anticholinesterase toxicity

92. Ivermectin toxicity

93. Pyrethrins

94. Snake envenomation

95. Spider bite

Part IX: Neurologic Disorders

96. Coma scales

97. Seizures and status epilepticus

98. Spinal cord injury

99. Intracranial hypertension

100. Lower motor neuron disease
Deborah Silverstein, DVM, DACVECC, Assistant Professor (Critical Care), Department of Clinical Studies, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA and Kate Hopper, BVSc, MVSc, DACVECC, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgical & Radiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA


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