The first book in the field written expressly for veterinary technicians, Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care, 2nd Edition is efficiently organized for fast consultations and provides quick access to dozens of common, life-saving protocols and procedures. This book focuses on how to maintain patients' conditions and provide specific nursing care that is beneficial to the individual patient's recovery, including how to maintain and handle the various access ports used in the critically ill animal.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.
SECTION 1: Critically Ill Small Animals1. Critical Thinking Skills2. Monitoring of the Critically Ill or Injured Patient3. Patient's Lifeline: Intravenous Catheter4. Fluid Therapy5. Transfusion Medicine6. Nutritional Support for the Critically Ill Patient7. Oxygen Therapy Techniques8. Mechanical Ventilation9. Pain Assessment and Treatment10. Anesthesia in the Critically Ill or InjuredSECTION II: Emergency Care for Small Animals11. Isolation Techniques in Clinical Practice12. Emergency Receiving NEW!13. Management of Patients in Shock14. Cardiopulmonary Cerebrovascular Resuscitation15. Trauma16. Hematologic Emergencies17. Cardiovascular Emergencies18. Respiratory Emergencies19. Gastrointestinal Emergencies20. Metabolic and Endocrine Emergencies21. Urologic Emergencies22. Reproductive Emergencies23. Ocular Emergencies24. Neurologic Emergencies25. Toxicologic Emergencies26. Avian and Exotic Emergencies27. Disaster MedicineSECTION III: Practice Management28. The Art of Scheduling29. Client Communication in an Emergency NEW!