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 Animals 1. Critical Thinking Skills 2. Monitoring of the Critically Ill or Injured Patient 3. Patient's Lifeline: Intravenous Catheter 4. Fluid Therapy 5. Transfusion Medicine 6. Nutritional Support for the Critically Ill Patient 7. Oxygen Therapy Techniques 8. Mechanical Ventilation 9. Pain Assessment and Treatment 10. Anesthesia in the Critically Ill or Injured SECTION II: Emergency Care for Small Animals 11. Isolation Techniques in Clinical Practice 12. Emergency Receiving NEW! 13. Management of Patients in Shock 14. Cardiopulmonary Cerebrovascular Resuscitation 15. Trauma 16. Hematologic Emergencies 17. Cardiovascular Emergencies 18. Respiratory Emergencies 19. Gastrointestinal Emergencies 20. Metabolic and Endocrine Emergencies 21. Urologic Emergencies 22. Reproductive Emergencies 23. Ocular Emergencies 24. Neurologic Emergencies 25. Toxicologic Emergencies 26. Avian and Exotic Emergencies 27. Disaster Medicine SECTION III: Practice Management 28. The Art of Scheduling 29. Client Communication in an Emergency NEW!