Kirk and Bistner's Handbook of Veterinary Procedures and Emergency Treatment - Elsevier eBook on Intel Education Study (Retail Access Card), 8th Edition
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Kirk and Bistner's Handbook of Veterinary Procedures and Emergency Treatment - Elsevier eBook on Intel Education Study (Retail Access Card), 8th Edition


This thoroughly updated 8th edition comprehensively covers the management of emergency conditions, as well as hundreds of diagnostic and treatment challenges in small animals. The user-friendly format provides instant access to vital information, making it an ideal resource in emergency situations. Includes a section dedicated to the clinical evaluation of patients using both organized body systems and problems list approaches. It also offers guidance on clinical signs and symptoms, laboratory tests, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Offers a wealth of proven, successful methods for recognizing and treating emergency problems, as well as core information for everyday practice.
  • Provides essential information for the rapid assessment of patients and treatment planning.
  • Coverage includes practical advice and solutions; how to examine the small animal patient, using a body systems and problems list approach; and a review of basic diagnostic procedures used in daily practice.
  • Offers helpful recommendations for accurate and complete medical records management to help ensure quality care and legal compliance.
  • New 2-color, user-friendly format offers instant access to key information.
  • Covers the latest vaccination guidelines and recommended protocols.
  • Provides clear and concise guidelines for evaluating clinical signs and laboratory test data.
  • Offers step-by-step instructions for all major emergency and non-emergency clinical procedures.
  • Features a rapid reference guide to management of the emergency patient on the inside cover.
  • Includes a comprehensive drug formulary with emergency medications flagged for fast reference.
  • Provides expanded coverage of pain assessment, prevention, and treatment.
  • Includes a new section on managing poisonings and toxicological emergencies.

1. Prehospital Management of the Injured Animal
* Survey the Scene
* Initial Examination
* Preparation for Transport
2. Initial Emergency Examination, Management, and Triage
* Primary Survey and Emergency Resuscitation Measures
* Ancillary Diagnostic Evaluation
* Summary of Patient Status
* The Rapidly Decompensating Patient
3. Emergency Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures
* Abdominal Paracentesis and Diagnostic Peritoneal Lavage
* Bandaging and Splinting Techniques
* Blood Component Therapy
* Central Venous Pressure Measurement
* Fluid Therapy
* Orogastric Lavage
* Oxygen Supplementation
* Pulse Oximetry
* Capnometry (End-Tidal Co2 Monitoring)
* Thoracocentesis
* Tracheostomy
* Urohydropulsion
* Vascular Access Techniques
4. Pain: Assessment, Prevention, and Management
* Physiologic Impact of Untreated Pain
* Recognition and Assessment of Pain
* Acute Pain Management for Emergent, Critical/Intensive Care and Trauma Patients
* Pharmacologic Means to Analgesia: Major Analgesics
* Analgesia: Minor Analgesics
* Adjunctive Analgesics Drugs
* Local and Regional Techniques for Emergent Patients
5. Emergency Management of Specific Conditions
* Acute Abdomen
* Anaphylactic (Anaphylactoid) Shock
* Angioneurotic Edema and Urticaria
* Anesthetic Complications and Emergencies
* Bleeding Disorders
* Burns
* Cardiac Emergencies
* Ear Emergencies
* Electrocution/Electric Shock
* Emergencies of the Female Reproductive Tract and Genitalia
* Emergencies of the Male Genitalia and Reproductive Tract
* Environmental and Household Emergencies * Fractures and Musculoskeletal Trauma
* Gastrointestinal Emergencies
* Hypertension: Systemic
* Metabolic Emergencies
* Neurologic Emergencies
* Ocular Emergencies
* Oncologic Emergencies
* Poisons and Toxins
* Respiratory Emergencies
* Pulmonary Diseases
* Superficial Soft Tissue Injuries
* Shock
* Thromboembolism: Systemic
* Urinary Tract Emergencies


6. Patient Evaluation
* Owner Assessment: The "Beettt" Test
* Clinician Assessment: The "Problem List"
7. The Medical Record
* Medical Record Content
8. Organ System Examination
* Alimentary Tract
* Cardiovascular
* Integument (Skin, Haircoat, and Nails)
* Lymph Nodes and Thyroid Glands
* Musculoskeletal/Orthopedic
* Nervous System
* Ophthalmic (Ocular)
* Otic (Ear)
* Reproductive Tract - Female
* Reproductive Tract - Male
* Respiratory Tract - Upper
* Respiratory Tract - Lower
* Normal Breeding Behavior
Urinary Tract


9. Abdominal Enlargement (With Ascites)(!)
10. Abdominal Enlargement (Without Ascites)(!)
11. Aggression
12. Alopecia (See Hair Loss)
13. Ataxia (See Incoordination)
14. Blindness (See Vision Loss)
15. Blood In Urine: Hematuria
16. Coma: Loss of Consciousness(!)
17. Constipation and Obstipation (See Also Straining to Defecate)
18. Cough
19. Coughing Blood: Hemoptysis (See Also Difficulty Breathing)(!)
20. Deafness or Hearing Loss
21. Decreased Urine Production: Oliguria & Anuria(!)
22. Diarrhea, Acute Onset
23. Diarrhea, Chronic
24. Difficulty Breathing or Respiratory Distress: Cyanosis(!)
25. Difficulty Breathing or Respiratory Distress: Dyspnea(!)
26. Difficulty Swallowing: Dysphagia
27. Hair Loss: Alopecia
28. Hemorrhage (See Spontaneous Bleeding)(!)
29. Icterus (See Yellow Skin)(!)
30. Incoordination: Ataxia
31. Increased Urination and Water Consumption: Polyuria
32. Polydipsia
33. Itching or Scratching: Pruritus (See Also Hair Loss)
Richard B. Ford, DVM, MS, DACVIM, DACVPM, Professor of Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC and Elisa Mazzaferro, MS, DVM, PhD, DACVECC, Director of Emergency Services, Wheat Ridge Veterinary Specialists, Wheat Ridge, CO, USA


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