Advanced Monitoring and Procedures for Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care

Author: Jamie M. Burkitt Creedon,Harold Davis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118242084

Category: Medical

Page: 756

View: 995

Advanced Monitoring and Procedures for Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care is a comprehensive yet practical reference, providing hands-on information essential to veterinarians and veterinary technicians involved in emergency and critical care. Written by an expert team of veterinarians and veterinary technicians, this well-referenced book offers step-by-step protocols for performing advanced emergency and critical care procedures and monitoring techniques. Packed with practical guidance in an easy-to-use format, this book is ideally suited for quick access in emergency rooms or intensive care units. Organized primarily by body system, each chapter covers general principles, indications, equipment, techniques, basic interpretation, troubleshooting, and contraindications. Standardized protocols supply equipment lists and step-by-step instructions throughout, and a companion website offers images from the book in PowerPoint and protocols as downloadable Word files. Advanced Monitoring and Procedures for Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care is a valuable resource for any veterinary staff member with an interest in improving the standard of care in emergency and critical care medicine.

Small Animal Critical Care Medicine - E-Book

Author: Deborah Silverstein,Kate Hopper

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323243525

Category: Medical

Page: 1152

View: 3650

Emphasizing evidence-based therapy for critically ill or injured dogs and cats, Small Animal Critical Care Medicine, 2nd Edition puts diagnostic and management strategies for common disorders at your fingertips. It covers critical care medical therapy, monitoring, and prognosis — from triage and stabilization through the entire course of acute medical crisis and intensive care treatment. To make therapeutic decisions easier, clear guidelines address underlying clinical findings, pathophysiology, outpatient follow-up, and long-term care. From lead editors Deborah Silverstein and Kate Hopper, along with a Who’s Who of experts from the veterinary emergency and critical care world, this comprehensive reference helps you provide the highest standard of care for ICU patients. Over 200 concise chapters are thoroughly updated to cover all of the clinical areas needed for evaluating, diagnosing, managing, and monitoring a critical veterinary patient. More than 150 recognized experts offer in-depth, authoritative guidance on emergency and critical care clinical situations from a variety of perspectives. A problem-based approach focuses on clinically relevant details. Practical, user-friendly format makes reference quick and easy with summary tables, boxes highlighting key points, illustrations, and algorithmic approaches to diagnosis and management. Hundreds of full-color illustrations depict various emergency procedures such as chest tube placement. Appendices offer quick access to the most often needed calculations, conversion tables, continuous rate infusion determinations, reference ranges, and more. All-NEW chapters include Minimally Invasive Diagnostics and Therapy, T-FAST and A-FAST, Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS), Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome (MODS), Sepsis, Physical Therapy Techniques, ICU Design and Management, and Communication Skills and Grief Counseling. NEW! Coverage of basic and advanced mechanical ventilation helps you in deliver high-quality care to patients with respiratory failure. NEW! Coverage of increasingly prevalent problems seen in the Intensive Care Unit includes multidrug-resistant bacterial infections and coagulation disorders. NEW chapters on fluid therapy and transfusion therapy provide information on how to prevent complications and maximize resources. UPDATED coagulation section includes chapters on hypercoagulability, platelet function and testing, anticoagulant therapy, and hemostatic drugs.

Monitoring and Intervention for the Critically Ill Small Animal

The Rule of 20

Author: Rebecca Kirby

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118900839

Category: Medical

Page: 424

View: 1676

Monitoring and Intervention for the Critically Ill Small Animal: The Rule of 20 offers guidance for assessing the patient, interpreting diagnostic test results, and selecting appropriate monitoring procedures. Based on Rebecca Kirby’s time-tested Rule of 20, with a chapter devoted to each item on the checklist Provides comprehensive guidance for monitoring a critically ill small animal patient Emphasizes the interplay of each parameter with one another Designed for fast access on the clinic floor, with potentially life-saving ideas, tips, lists and procedures Presents tables, schematics, algorithms, and drawings for quick reference

Veterinary Technician's Manual for Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care

Author: Christopher L. Norkus

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119179114

Category: Medical

Page: 632

View: 4043

Veterinary Technician's Manual for Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care, Second Edition provides an in-depth and cutting-edge, yet easy-to-navigate, reference on emergency and critical care for veterinary paraprofessionals of all skill levels. Provides a comprehensive reference on emergency and critical care medicine for veterinary technicians of all skill levels, and veterinary assistants. Veterinary Technician's Manual for Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care, Second Edition provides an in-depth and cutting-edge, yet easy-to-navigate, reference on emergency and critical care for veterinary paraprofessionals of all skill levels. Written by leading veterinary technician specialists (VTS) in emergency and critical care Completely revised and substantially updated, with new emphases on anatomy, physiology, nursing skills, and evidence based medicine Features five new chapters covering mechanical ventilation, pain management, renal replacement therapy, nursing skills and procedures, and life as an emergency veterinary technician, including topics such as salary, compassion fatigue, and scheduling Includes access to a companion website with chapter review questions and dozens of new images

Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care for Veterinary Technicians

Author: Andrea M. Battaglia,Andrea M. Steele

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323375200

Category: Medical

Page: 551

View: 7016

Master the veterinary technician’s role in caring for pets requiring emergency and critical care! Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care for Veterinary Technicians, 3rd 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 practice setting, a team approach is emphasized. This edition adds even more value with two new chapters and easy-to-apply medical math and scenario-based exercises. Written by experienced veterinary technicians Andrea Battaglia and Andrea Steele, this practical resource prepares you for success in animal hospital emergency departments and veterinary practices! - Comprehensive coverage of pain management, respiratory emergencies, and urologic emergencies provides cutting-edge treatment options for a wide variety of commonly seen presenting problems. - Step-by-step instructions on how to perform specific procedures and techniques help you successfully perform key assessment and treatment techniques. - UPDATED coverage of equipment and techniques includes the latest information on basic lab equipment, fluid therapy, and oxygen therapy. - Equipment lists for procedures ensure that you will have the appropriate tools on hand for each type of emergency situation. - Key terms, chapter outlines, and learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter focus on important content and allow easier lookup of topics. - Technician Notes highlight specific procedures, with at-a-glance guidelines including diagrams, photos, and detailed instructions. - The Art of Scheduling chapter offers solutions for managing difficult overnight shift and rotation schedules. - NEW Emergency Receiving and Client Communication in an Emergency chapters provide you with tools to improve your communication and gain client trust during stressful emergency situations. - NEW! Scenario-based training exercises challenge you to apply what you’ve learned to real-life emergency situations. - NEW! An Evolve companion website includes medical math exercises and scenarios, offering additional practice to help you prepare for the VTNE and find success in emergency and critical care settings. - NEW! High-quality, full-color photographs and illustrations accurately depict the clinical signs encountered in emergency and critical care. - NEW! Technician Notes emphasize important, need-to-know information in a concise format. - NEW! Medical Math exercises provide extra practice to help you improve your math skills.

Textbook of Small Animal Emergency Medicine

Author: Kenneth J. Drobatz,Kate Hopper,Elizabeth A. Rozanski,Deborah C. Silverstein

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 1119028930

Category: Medical

Page: 1520

View: 6262

Textbook of Small Animal Emergency Medicine offers an in-depth understanding of emergency disease processes and the underlying rationale for the diagnosis, treatment, monitoring, and prognosis for these conditions in small animals. A comprehensive reference on a major topic in veterinary medicine The only book in this discipline to cover the pathophysiology of disease in depth Edited by four respected experts in veterinary emergency medicine A core text for those studying for specialty examinations Includes access to a website with video clips, additional figures, and the figures from the book in PowerPoint Textbook of Small Animal Emergency Medicine offers an in-depth understanding of emergency disease processes and the underlying rationale for the diagnosis, treatment, monitoring, and prognosis for these conditions in small animals.

Manual of Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine

Author: Douglass K. Macintire,Kenneth J. Drobatz,Steven C. Haskins,William D. Saxon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118351134

Category: Medical

Page: 704

View: 5400

Manual of Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Second Edition presents essential information on common emergencies in small animals using a concise, practical outline format. Offering a thorough update to this classic reference, the new edition provides new chapters on orthopedic injuries and wound management, significant revisions to the treatment protocols, and expanded toxicology information, as well as new references and drug information. The book retains its logical division into two parts, the first covering initial stabilization and the second offering a systems approach to specific conditions. As in the previous edition, chapters are extensively indexed and cross-referenced to facilitate ease of use in emergency situations. With many formulas, tables, drug dosages, and illustrations, Manual of Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine is an indispensable, convenient resource for busy emergency clinicians, whether they are new graduates or seasoned professionals.

ECG Interpretation in the Critically Ill Dog and Cat

Author: Thomas K. Day

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 0813809010

Category: Medical

Page: 149

View: 2957

ECG Interpretation in Critically Ill Dog and Cat is a clinical reference on the diagnosis and management of arrhythmias occurring in critically ill canine and feline patients. Using a case-oriented approach, it provides therapeutic and management options for patients with arrhythmias. This book shows, in detail, the types of case scenarios in which arrhythmias can occur, how these arrhythmias can be diagnosed, and what therapeutic interventions are available. The emphasis on the case scenario approach is perfectly suited to veterinarians and veterinary technicians dealing with emergency events in critically ill small animal patients. The first book to cover arrhythmias caused by conditions outside the realm of cardiac disease Innovative case-orientated approach, providing therapeutic and management options for the arrhythmia patient An essential reference text for all those involved with critically ill small animal patients

Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine

A Color Handbook

Author: Elizabeth A. Rozanski,John E. Rush

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1840766441

Category: Medical

Page: 330

View: 396

Emergency and critical care medicine is one of the fastest growing fields of veterinary practice. Virtually every life-threatening disease can present for emergency evaluation, requiring knowledge of internal medicine, neurology, cardiology, oncology, anesthesia, and much more. Rapid and effective application of this knowledge can mean the difference between life and death for the animal. Critical care requires the recognition of subtle changes in the clinical course of animals, and the ability to take corrective action before severe systemic disease becomes irreversible. Clinical decisions regarding seemingly small items, such as fluid therapy, antibiotics, or analgesics, can have a profound impact on patient outcome. This book focuses on management of the more common emergency and critical care conditions encountered in clinical practice, collated in a concise manual. There are chapters on emergencies affecting each body system, on toxicology and other environmental causes, and on critical care techniques ranging from patient monitoring, anesthesia and analgesia to fluid therapy, transfusion medicine and nutritional support, plus a chapter describing clinical skills and procedures. The text is illustrated by top-quality color photos, imaging and diagrams, and key information is highlighted in tabular form. The authors combine experience in teaching and in clinical practice, and provide a ready resource for all those actively engaged in the field: practitioners and trainees, technicians, and nurses.

Practical Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Nursing

Author: Paul Aldridge,Louise O'Dwyer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118483480

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 8700

Your step-by-step guide to key emergency and critical care procedures and hands-on nursing care. Whether you need to know how to prioritise your response to a patient with multiple injuries, or you need a quick practical guide to fluid therapy, this is the go-to resource. Colour photographs of real life cases take you through the procedures and after-care, detailing essential skills. This book provides vital information for emergency and critical care situations, whether you’re looking for confidence in handling emergency cases in a first-opinion practice, or a relevant, succinct guide for an emergency clinic. Be inspired to become more confident in your clinical skills and abilities, and learn how to apply your existing skills to an emergency situation. A companion website provides additional resources useful in the management of emergency and critical patients. Visit the website to find information charts and video clips of procedures. Written by a veterinary nurse and a veterinary surgeon who work together in the largest UK emergency clinic, this book is a practical, how-to manual with a nursing focus. Suitable as a complete reference for nurses studying towards qualifications, or as a practical guide for daily use by veterinary nurses working in veterinary emergency and critical care.

Nutritional Management of Hospitalized Small Animals

Author: Daniel Chan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444336479

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 2838

Nutritional Management of Hospitalized Small Animals offers veterinarians, veterinary students and technicians a comprehensive reference to the latest information relating to the principles and practice of nutritional support in small animals that require hospitalization. Represents the definitive resource for small animal veterinarians in providing optimal nutritional support for their patients during hospitalization Discusses and demonstrates the most up-to-date techniques available for successfully implementing nutritional support for hospitalized small animal patients Provides step-by-step pictorial instructions on how to implement the most appropriate techniques for particular patients Reveals expected outcomes and possible complications along with strategies to minimize risk of complications

Fluid Therapy for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses

Author: Charlotte Donohoe

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0813814847

Category: Medical

Page: 248

View: 7050

"Fluid Therapy for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses" provides veterinary support staff with essential information on administering fluid therapy. Encompassing catheter placement, monitoring of intravenous fluid therapy, long-term fluid therapy, intravenous nutrition, equipment, and potential complications, the book supports the reader in obtaining and maintaining intravenous access, monitoring patient responses, and reacting to changing in the patient's condition. With complete coverage of the principles and procedures, "Fluid Therapy for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses" offers both a solid grounding in the fundamentals and more advanced information for experienced technician. Designed for ease of use, each chapter begins with the basics, giving a thorough foundation of information, and then moves into more advanced information, with potential nursing concerns and complications highlighted within the text. A companion website offers images from the book in PowerPoint and review questions and answers for download. "Fluid Therapy for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses" is a useful resource for experienced veterinary technicians and vet tech students alike. Key features Comprehensive resource on the technician or nurse's role in administering fluid therapy Covers catheter placement, intravenous fluid therapy monitoring, long-term fluid therapy, intravenous nutrition, equipment, and potential complications Presents both basic principles and procedures and more advanced information to appeal to new and experienced technicians alike Highlights potential nursing concerns and complications Includes access to a companion website offering images in PowerPoint and review questions and answers at www.wiley.com/go/donohoenursing

Kirk & Bistner's Handbook of Veterinary Procedures and Emergency Treatment - E-Book

Author: Richard B. Ford,Elisa Mazzaferro

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437707998

Category: Medical

Page: 784

View: 1802

Provide expert care for cats and dogs! Kirk and Bistner's Handbook of Veterinary Procedures and Emergency Treatment, 9th Edition covers not only the management of emergency conditions, but also strategies for dealing with hundreds of routine diagnostic and treatment challenges in small animals. Its user-friendly format provides instant access to vital information -- making it an ideal resource in emergency situations -- and it is conveniently organized by both body systems and presenting signs to help you easily reach a diagnosis and determine a treatment plan for all clinical situations. Written by veterinary experts Richard Ford and Elisa Mazzaferro, Kirk and Bistner's Handbook of Veterinary Procedures and Emergency Treatment provides current guidelines for small animal emergency care and the diagnostic procedures most commonly performed in a busy, team-oriented practice. Step-by-step instructions and illustrations are provided for all major emergency and non-emergency clinical procedures. A logical, easy-to-use format lists all emergency conditions in alphabetical order, and includes quick reference boxes calling out key information such as clinical tips and cautions. Clear, concise guidelines help you evaluate clinical signs and laboratory test data. Clinical algorithms make it easier to identify and treat abnormalities. Guidelines for assessment and treatment include practical advice and solutions, how to examine the small animal patient using a body systems and problem list approach, and a review of basic diagnostic procedures used in daily practice. Coverage of toxicological emergencies describes how to manage exposures and poisonings. A quick reference guide to the management of the emergency patient is conveniently located on the inside cover. A comprehensive drug formulary makes lookup easy, and includes proprietary names, actions/use of each drug, formulations, recommended dosages, and special precautions, with emergency medications highlighted for fast reference This all-in-one reference includes practical coverage of emergency procedures, physical assessment in sickness and health, routine and advanced testing procedures, diagnostic tests sampling, preparation, procedures, and interpretation. Quick Reference boxes include potential causes of each clinical abnormality and associated signs, step-by-step diagnostic plans, and clinical algorithms. The latest vaccination guidelines include protocols for dogs and cats at low, medium, and high risk of exposure to infectious diseases. Updated coverage keeps you current with the latest on pain assessment, prevention, and treatment.

Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care

A Manual for the Veterinary Technician

Author: Andrea M. Battaglia

Publisher: W B Saunders Company

ISBN: 9780721677736

Category: Medical

Page: 360

View: 6735

SMALL ANIMAL EMERGENCY AND CRITICAL CARE is the first book in the field written expressly for veterinary technicians. Efficiently organized for fast consultations, it provides quick access to dozens of common, life-saving protocols and procedures. Section I includes chapters on assessment, equipment, and a multitude of therapies and techniques such as fluid therapy, oxygen therapy, transfusions, and more. Every procedure is thoroughly illustrated and described, step-by-step. Details include important coverage of common drugs used to stabilize and maintain patients, with the mode of action and dosages. Section II addresses specific systemic problems, such as hematologic, cardiovascular, and GI emergencies, shock and trauma. The emphasis throughout is on total team management of the critical animal patient. The book concludes with a sensitive chapter on the importance of scheduling to those who care for acutely compromised patients.

Feline Emergency and Critical Care Medicine

Author: Kenneth J. Drobatz,Merilee F. Costello

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470959541

Category: Medical

Page: 672

View: 7891

Feline Emergency and Critical Care Medicine is the first book to focus specifically on feline-specific emergency and critical care. Designed as a quick-access manual of emergency and critical care procedures, information is presented in an easy-to-follow outline format. With an emphasis on the unique considerations for treating cats, this book provides all the information needed to confidently manage the feline critical patient.

Veterinary Technician's Manual for Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care

Author: Christopher L. Norkus

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119179114

Category: Medical

Page: 632

View: 3663

Veterinary Technician's Manual for Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care, Second Edition provides an in-depth and cutting-edge, yet easy-to-navigate, reference on emergency and critical care for veterinary paraprofessionals of all skill levels. Provides a comprehensive reference on emergency and critical care medicine for veterinary technicians of all skill levels, and veterinary assistants. Veterinary Technician's Manual for Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care, Second Edition provides an in-depth and cutting-edge, yet easy-to-navigate, reference on emergency and critical care for veterinary paraprofessionals of all skill levels. Written by leading veterinary technician specialists (VTS) in emergency and critical care Completely revised and substantially updated, with new emphases on anatomy, physiology, nursing skills, and evidence based medicine Features five new chapters covering mechanical ventilation, pain management, renal replacement therapy, nursing skills and procedures, and life as an emergency veterinary technician, including topics such as salary, compassion fatigue, and scheduling Includes access to a companion website with chapter review questions and dozens of new images

The Veterinary ICU Book

Author: Wayne Wingfield,Marc Raffe

Publisher: Teton NewMedia

ISBN: 9781893441132

Category: Medical

Page: 1337

View: 5390

Interdisciplinary in approach, clearly defining the physiological and clinical principles, which are fundamental to management of the critically ill small animla patient. Clear guidelines for organizing, equipping and staffing an Emergency/Critical Care unit and practical coverage of ethical and lefal concerns in Emergency/Critical Care medicine. A generic resource designed for the veterinary health care giver in any Emergency/Critical Care setting. This book is dedicated to the fundamental clinical signs of astute observation, careful differential diagnosis and analytical thereutic decision making. The presentation is consistent in layout and liberally uses algorithms, diagnostic imaging and original line art. It is the product of eighty expert authors who have created a concise, clinically specific resource for the specialist, residents in training, veterinary practitioners, technicians and students.