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 changes 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 at www.wiley.com/go/donohoenursing. Fluid Therapy for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses is a useful resource for experienced veterinary technicians and vet tech students alike.
Charlotte Donohoe, RVT, VTS (ECC), is an Emergency and Critical Care Service technician at the University of Guelph's Ontario Veterinary College Teaching Hospital.
Preface ix 1 Body Water 3 2 Patient Assessment 15 3 Routes of Administration 35 4 Fluid Pumps and Tools of Administration 67 5 Calculating Rates of Administration 87 6 Patient Monitoring 107 7 Complications of Fluid Therapy 135 8 Fluid Types 149 9 Fluid Selection 167 10 Parenteral Nutrition 179 11 Blood Transfusions and Blood Component Therapy 195 Appendix: Answers to Review Questions 221 Index 227 PowerPoint documents of figures and PDFs of questions and answers available for download at www.wiley.com/go/donohoenursing.