Small Animal Critical Care Medicine - E-Book

Author: Deborah Silverstein,Kate Hopper

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1416069267

Category: Medical

Page: 1000

View: 1666

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.

Small Animal Critical Care Medicine - E-Book

Author: Deborah Silverstein,Kate Hopper

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323243525

Category: Medical

Page: 1152

View: 1787

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.

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: 6631

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.

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: 4327

Manual of Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine,Second Edition presents essential information on commonemergencies in small animals using a concise, practical outlineformat. Offering a thorough update to this classic reference,the new edition provides new chapters on orthopedic injuries andwound management, significant revisions to the treatment protocols,and expanded toxicology information, as well as new references anddrug information. The book retains its logical division into twoparts, the first covering initial stabilization and the secondoffering a systems approach to specific conditions. As in the previous edition, chapters are extensively indexed andcross-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 Medicineis an indispensable, convenient resource for busy emergencyclinicians, whether they are new graduates or seasonedprofessionals.

Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care

Case Studies in Client Communication, Morbidity and Mortality

Author: Lisa Powell,Elizabeth A. Rozanski,John E. Rush

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444347683

Category: Medical

Page: 232

View: 4484

Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care: Case Studies in Client Communication, Morbidity and Mortality provides a unique opportunity to learn from real-life case examples. Presented as a collection of short case studies, the book examines a wide range of situations likely to arise in emergency practice. The approach is modeled on the Morbidity and Mortality Conferences which were first established as a training and educational tool for medical doctors. They have now been successfully adopted in veterinary medicine as a forum for case review and learning opportunities, encouraging thorough review from different perspectives. Each chapter presents a real case, and highlights the pitfalls that both novice and experienced veterinarians can encounter. A key theme of the book is on communication issues. Owner perspectives are discussed, as well as how communications between clinicians and owners can be optimized to allow veterinarians to better meet owner expectations. The cases were provided by a variety of experienced veterinarians, primarily specialists in veterinary emergency and critical care, as well as other specialties, general practice, universities, and private institutions. This highly readable book is suitable either to absorb from cover to cover, or for reference to a specific case or situation. It highlights a number of common clinical problems and communication issues that either did or may lead to difficulties in case management, helping you to avoid these situations.

Emergency Procedures for the Small Animal Veterinarian

Author: Signe J. Plunkett

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702054305

Category: Medical

Page: 688

View: 6053

The new edition of the hugely successful Emergency Procedures for the Small Animal Veterinarian gives you all the information you need to form a diagnosis quick and accurately, establish a prognosis and recommend treatment for a patient suffering and illness, injury or toxic event. Easy-to-read bullet-point text gives quick access to the most essential information needed to treat emergency cases quickly and efficiently. Loads of practical appendices of commonly used drugs and supplements, drugs in special circumstances (e.g. safe drugs in pregnancy, drugs to avoid in renal failure, etc.), clinical chemistry and laboratory data, conversion tables, and many more, are included for easy reference to essential data. With step-by-step coverage of cardiopulmonary emergencies, trauma gastrointestinal emergencies, toxicological events, a greatly expanded chapter on exotic pets, and much more, Emergency Procedures for the Small Animal Veterinarian gives you the facts you need to help you save more lives faster!

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: 7544

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.

Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine

Self-Assessment Color Review, Second Edition

Author: Rebecca Kirby,Elke Rudloff,Drew Linklater

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482225948

Category: Medical

Page: 254

View: 924

Managing emergency and critical care situations is a daily challenge for veterinary practitioners caring for small animals. The appropriate treatment must be undertaken as quickly as possible and the most life-threatening problem tackled first. This second edition of Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine provides more than 200 new randomly organized cases in the form of integrated questions, illustrations, and detailed explanatory answers. The concise, simulation-oriented format helps readers test their skills in emergency situations and gain practice making rapid decisions about diagnosis and treatment plans. The book covers all aspects of emergency and critical care medicine where a coordinated team approach to patient care is needed. It is an essential reference for newly qualified veterinary practitioners, technicians, nurses, students, and examination candidates.

Emergency Medicine, An Issue of Veterinary Clinics: Small Animal Practice,

Author: Justine Lee,Lisa Powell

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323185932

Category: Medical

Page: 316

View: 7189

Review the latest clinical information in emergency medicine for the small animal practitioner. This issue covers: monitoring, poisonings, neurologic trauma, ultrasound use, endocrine emergencies, fluid therapy, respiratory emergencies, transfusion medicine, CPR, cardiac emergencies, urologic emergencies, mechanical ventilation, and more!

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: 1088

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.

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

Author: Christopher Norkus

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118243579

Category: Medical

Page: 567

View: 6511

Veterinary Technician's Manual for Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care provides a comprehensive reference on emergency and critical care medicine for veterinary technicians of all skill levels. Beginning with information on initial patient assessment and triage, the first section covers shock and initial stabilization, venous access, monitoring, and cardiopulmonary cerebral resuscitation. A section on specific conditions such as cardiovascular and respiratory emergencies is organized by system, with a final section highlighting select topics like anesthesia and analgesia, transfusion medicine, and critical care pharmacology. Case studies, review questions, and images are provided on a companion website at www.wiley.com/go/norkus. Coverage focuses on dogs and cats, with special considerations for handling exotic and avian emergencies covered in a dedicated chapter. This in-depth material in an easy-to-navigate format is an essential resource for veterinary technicians and assistants, emergency and critical care veterinary technician specialists, and veterinary technician students.

Small Animal Internal Medicine - E-Book

Author: Richard W. Nelson,C. Guillermo Couto

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323243002

Category: Medical

Page: 1504

View: 1796

With hundreds of images and a practical clinical emphasis, Small Animal Internal Medicine, 5th Edition helps you recognize, diagnose, and treat common internal disorders and conditions. Clear, step-by-step guidelines thoroughly describe commonly performed procedures. Hundreds of summary tables make it easy to look up clinical signs, potential causes, drug information, and treatment modalities. This edition is updated with the latest research findings for accurate diagnosis and management of small animal pathologies. Written by veterinary clinicians Richard Nelson and C. Guillermo Couto, and joined by a team of expert contributors, this text is a comprehensive, easy-to-read guide to solving internal medical challenges. "The many tables, decision trees, drawings and photos highlight the key points which make for a very pleasant read. I bet that the previous edition of this major textbook is a bit dog-eared and so now is the time to invest. ROI* guaranteed. (*Return On Investment)" Reviewed by: Vet's Today Date: July 2014 "As a reference textbook for use on a day-today basis I would highly recommend this book. It lives up to its promises and really is a ‘practical, easy-to-use, quick, clear and logical’ text book for practitioners and students alike." Reviewed by: Veterinary Record Date: June 2014 A problem-oriented approach begins with a discussion of clinical signs, diagnostic recommendations, and techniques, and then moves on to therapeutic considerations and management. Step-by-step procedures provide an easy-to-follow description of each procedure. Over 850 full-color photographs and illustrations accurately depict specific disorders, diseases, and procedures. Color-coded summary tables and boxes make it quick and easy to look up clinical signs, etiology, differential diagnoses, treatment, and recommended drug dosages and indications. Knowledgeable contributors are recognized experts in their respective internal medicine specialties, and known for their clinical as well as academic and research expertise. Practical algorithms promote decision-making skills based on clinical findings. Extensive cross-referencing makes it easy to locate related information. Suggested readings at the end of each chapter facilitate access to the latest research findings. NEW! Updated content on hundreds of internal medicine topics helps you make the best diagnostic and treatment determinations. New coverage includes management of heart failure, chronic mitral valve disease, and heartworm disease; diagnosis of hepatobiliary disease in cats and treatment of pancreatitis in dogs; treatment and monitoring of diabetic dogs and cats; dietary recommendations for obesity in dogs and cats; diagnosis and management of seizure disorders; and new diagnostic methods in patients with hematologic disorders. NEW authors have completely revised the Urinary Tract Disorders and Reproductive System Disorders sections, providing all-new content that clarifies the latest research and clinical findings in these areas. UPDATED! Drug and treatment tables ensure that you have the most current treatment information.

Ohrerkrankungen der Kleintiere

Author: Louis N. Gotthelf

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 3437597574

Category: Medical

Page: 472

View: 3752

Praxisgerecht in Wort und Bild werden alle Diagnose- und Therapieabläufe Step-by-Step vermittelt. Das Buch beschreibt einfache, effiziente Diagnosetechniken ebenso wie die neuesten bildgebenden Verfahren. Darüber hinaus: eigenes Kapitel über Laserchirurgie am Ohr.

Saunders Solutions in Veterinary Practice: Small Animal Emergency Medicine E-Book

Author: Shailen Jasani

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702049042

Category: Medical

Page: 328

View: 4248

Saunders Solutions in Veterinary Practice consists of a series of practical handbooks on selected medical topics on specific veterinary problems. Case-based, this series is aimed at the small animal veterinary practitioner who has qualified less than 10 years and needs quick access to information and wants to increase his/her confidence on handling that range of cases that cover the spectrum that lies between the simple routine first opinion case and the referral. Saunders Solutions in Veterinary Practice provides additional knowledge that leads to improved skills and practice for veterinary practitioners. Not only practitioners, but also veterinary students nearing the end of their course will find this series very useful to brush up their knowledge in a particular area. The volumes are also written with the veterinary nurse in mind with a particular interest in a specific topic, using ‘Nurse Boxes’ in the text to guide them to the specific information they need. • new approach: clinical cases offering examination, treatment options, clinical tips relevant for the general small animal veterinary practitioner – all case descriptions based on common template • offers synoptic, easy accessible and essential information • provides essential information on selected topics • authorship ensures accuracy of information • relevant to all general practitioners • written to increase the skill and practice the general veterinary practitioner • intend to meet CPD-need, but focus on: differential diagnosis and practical case handling • offers self-assessment features at the end of every chapter making it relevant for veterinary students as well • broad readership: practitioners and students indicated in the text by ‘ Notes for Vets’; nurses indicated in the text by ‘Notes for Nurses’ and pet owners indicated in the text by ‘ Notes for Pet Owners’ • handy format with flexi cover • species covered to be limited to cats, dogs and rabbits • full colour throughout

Small Animal Pediatrics - E-Book

The First 12 Months of Life

Author: Michael E. Peterson,Michelle Kutzler

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437701957

Category: Medical

Page: 544

View: 9471

A practical reference for the general veterinary clinician, Small Animal Pediatrics: The First 12 Months of Life compiles into a single location the latest information in the rapidly developing field of canine and feline pediatrics. Editors Michael Peterson, DVM, MS, and Michelle Kutzler, DVM, PhD, DACT are joined by more than 40 expert contributors in providing coverage from prenatal care to one year of age. For ease of use, the text is divided into four sections. A General Considerations section opens the book by covering prenatal care of the bitch and queen, birth, normal physical examinations, growth, husbandry, nutrition, care of orphans, neonatal mortality, behavior, emergency and critical care, and immunology. The second section, Common Infectious Diseases, covers bacterial, viral, fungal, rickettsial, and parasitic infections. The third section describes diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to the young patient including radiology, ultrasound, aesthetic and surgical considerations, pain management, pharmacology, and clinical pathology. Finally, the fourth section covers a variety of organ systems with discussions on normal development, congenital conditions, and acquired diseases. The text also includes information that is usually difficult to find, including a pediatric formulary, care of orphan puppies, clinical pathology values, prenatal care, and normal growth and development guidelines. This book will be a significant asset to any veterinary library! Offers a practical, clinically oriented resource for the unique diagnostic and treatment challenges posed by pediatric and juvenile animal patients. Includes comprehensive coverage of all special problems encountered in pet management from birth through the first 12 months of life. Provides clear, step-by-step guidelines for important clinical procedures and techniques for the most vulnerable of small animal patients. Covers procedures such as intraosseous catheterization and fluid therapy, venipuncture, and tube feeding. Includes guidelines for designing and implementing a successful pediatric wellness program tailored to your own practice. Discusses infectious diseases in young animals, zoonotic potential, and human public health concerns. Provides key new information on puppy and kitten behavioral development including guidance for prevention and intervention for problem behaviors, the leading cause of pet euthanasia. Includes guidelines for kennel and cattery health management as well as shelter medicine health considerations. Discusses controversial health and ethical issues in veterinary pediatrics, such as ear cropping, tail docking, declawing, and early spay/neuter surgery (including both pro and con positions). Includes the latest recommendations for nutritional care of healthy and "special needs" puppies and kittens as well as the post-parturient and nursing dam. Offers an easy-to-use, well-organized format for quick and easy access to the most relevant information.

Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine - eBook

Author: Stephen J. Ettinger,Edward C. Feldman

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437702821

Category: Medical

Page: 2208

View: 6835

Now in its 7th edition, this popular, must-have text remains the only encyclopedic resource for veterinary internal medical problems. The internationally acclaimed "gold standard" offers unparalleled coverage of pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases affecting dogs and cats, as well as the latest information on the genome, clinical genomics, euthanasia, innocent heart murmurs, hyperbaric medicine, home prepared and raw diets, obesity, botulism, artificial pacing of the heart, cancer vaccines, and more. The 7th edition combines the convenience of a two-volume printed textbook with the enhanced functionality of an Expert Consult website that enables you to electronically search your entire book and study more efficiently. With instant access to the most reliable information available, you’ll always be at the forefront of veterinary care! Fully searchable online text provides fast, easy access to the most reliable information in the field. More than 150 clinical algorithms throughout the text aid in disease-identification and decision-making. Expanded online chapter content enhances your understanding through additional text, illustrations, tables, and boxes. Hyperlinked client information sheets streamline reference of specific conditions and enhance communication with clients. Extensive online reference list directs you to full-text PubMed abstracts for additional research. Thoroughly updated and expanded content, including 90 new chapters, addresses the latest developments across the full spectrum of small animal care. Companion Expert Consult website enhances your learning experience with the ability to search the entire electronic text instantly for easy reference. Expert Consult also gives you instant access to: More than 150 procedural videos that guide you step-by-step through essential procedures. Audio files that help you identify heart abnormalities by their sound.

Verbrennungen

Diagnose, Therapie und Rehabilitation des thermischen Traumas

Author: Lars-Peter Kamolz,David N. Herndon,Marc G. Jeschke

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 321179896X

Category: Medical

Page: 251

View: 9929

Verbrennungen kommen häufig vor, meist als Folge eines Unfalls. Manche Wunden heilen spontan, andere müssen in einem Brandverletzten-Zentrum versorgt werden. Dieses Kompendium bietet einen schnellen Überblick über den aktuellen Wissensstand zur Diagnose und Therapie von Verbrennungen. Erstversorgung, Flächen- und Tiefenbestimmung, chirurgische Versorgung, Haut und Hautersatz sind nur eine kleine Auswahl der behandelten Themen. Das Buch richtet sich an alle Berufsgruppen, die Verbrennungen behandeln, ob als Notarzt, Chirurg oder Pflegekraft.

Small Animal Emergency & Critical Care Medicine

Self-Assessment Color Review

Author: Rebecca Kirby

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1840765720

Category: Medical

Page: 192

View: 7338

Veterinary practitioners caring for small animals are faced daily with the challenge of managing emergency and critical care situations. The appropriate treatment must be undertaken as quickly as possible and the most life threatening problem tackled first. By providing over 200 randomly organised cases in the form of integrated questions, illustrations and explanations, this book allows readers to test skills in emergency situations, making rapid decisions, diagnostic and treatment plans. Detailed explanatory answers are then provided which will guide them through each clinical situation. Written by a team of highly skilled authors from around the world, this book covers all aspects of emergency and critical care medicine where a co-ordinated team approach to patient care is needed. It has been welcomed by newly qualified veterinary practitioners, technicians, students and examination candidates.

Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Disorders in Small Animal Practice - E-Book

Author: Stephen P. DiBartola

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 143770655X

Category: Medical

Page: 1520

View: 5948

The leading reference for the diagnosis and management of fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base imbalances in small animals, Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Disorders in Small Animal Practice, 4th Edition provides cutting-edge, evidence-based guidelines to enhance your care of dogs and cats. Information is easy to find and easy to use, with comprehensive coverage including fluid and electrolyte physiology and pathophysiology and their clinical applications, as well as the newest advances in fluid therapy and a discussion of a new class of drugs called vaptans. Lead author Stephen DiBartola is a well-known speaker and the "go-to" expert in this field, and his team of contributors represents the most authoritative and respected clinicians and academicians in veterinary medicine. Over 30 expert contributors represent the "cream of the crop" in small animal medicine, ensuring that this edition provides the most authoritative and evidence-based guidelines. Scientific, evidence-based insights and advances integrate basic physiological principles into practice, covering patient evaluation, differential diagnosis, normal and abnormal clinical features and laboratory test results, approaches to therapy, technical aspects of therapy, patient monitoring, assessing risk, and prediction of outcomes for each disorder. Hundreds of tables, algorithms, and schematic drawings demonstrate the best approaches to diagnosis and treatment, highlighting the most important points in an easy-access format. Drug and dosage recommendations are included with treatment approaches in the Electrolyte Disorders section. Clear formulas in the Fluid Therapy section make it easier to determine the state of dehydration, fluid choice, and administration rate and volume in both healthy and diseased patients. Updated chapters cover the latest advances in fluid therapy in patient management, helping you understand and manage a wide range of potentially life-threatening metabolic disturbances. Expanded Disorders of Sodium and Water chapter includes information on a new class of drugs called vaptans, vasopressin receptor antagonists that may soon improve the ability to manage patients with chronic hyponatremia. Hundreds of new references cover the most up-to-date advances in fluid therapy, including renal failure and shock syndromes.