Kirk and Bistner

Kirk and Bistner's Handbook of Veterinary Procedures and Emergency Treatment

This thoroughly updated 8th edition comprehensively covers the management of emergency conditions, as well as hundreds of diagnostic and treatment challenges in small animals. The user-friendly format provides instant access to vital information, making it an ideal resource in emergency situations. Includes a section dedicated to the clinical evaluation of patients using both organized body systems and problems list approaches. It also offers guidance on clinical signs and symptoms, laboratory tests, diagnosis, and treatment.

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Published: January 2006

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-7216-0138-0

Reviews

  • 'I was excited to see a new editon. the eith edition is slightly larger than its predecessors, and therefore less pocket 'pocket sized' but retains it's original format...this si a versatile and useful book that ges far beyond its title. Outstanding sections include the approach to the poisened patient and section 5 (diagnostic testing)...a useful starting point for any vetinary surgeon who deals with emergency patients, and acts as a hand book for all.' Sophie Adamantos, The vetinary Record.

Contents

  • SECTION ONE: EMERGENCY CARE

    1. Prehospital Management of the Injured Animal
    * Survey the Scene
    * Initial Examination
    * Preparation for Transport
    2. Initial Emergency Examination, Management, and Triage
    * Primary Survey and Emergency Resuscitation Measures
    * Ancillary Diagnostic Evaluation
    * Summary of Patient Status
    * The Rapidly Decompensating Patient
    3. Emergency Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures
    * Abdominal Paracentesis and Diagnostic Peritoneal Lavage
    * Bandaging and Splinting Techniques
    * Blood Component Therapy
    * Central Venous Pressure Measurement
    * Fluid Therapy
    * Orogastric Lavage
    * Oxygen Supplementation
    * Pulse Oximetry
    * Capnometry (End-Tidal Co2 Monitoring)
    * Thoracocentesis
    * Tracheostomy
    * Urohydropulsion
    * Vascular Access Techniques
    4. Pain: Assessment, Prevention, and Management
    * Physiologic Impact of Untreated Pain
    * Recognition and Assessment of Pain
    * Acute Pain Management for Emergent, Critical/Intensive Care and Trauma Patients
    * Pharmacologic Means to Analgesia: Major Analgesics
    * Analgesia: Minor Analgesics
    * Adjunctive Analgesics Drugs
    * Local and Regional Techniques for Emergent Patients
    5. Emergency Management of Specific Conditions
    * Acute Abdomen
    * Anaphylactic (Anaphylactoid) Shock
    * Angioneurotic Edema and Urticaria
    * Anesthetic Complications and Emergencies
    * Bleeding Disorders
    * Burns
    * Cardiac Emergencies
    * Ear Emergencies
    * Electrocution/Electric Shock
    * Emergencies of the Female Reproductive Tract and Genitalia
    * Emergencies of the Male Genitalia and Reproductive Tract
    * Environmental and Household Emergencies * Fractures and Musculoskeletal Trauma
    * Gastrointestinal Emergencies
    * Hypertension: Systemic
    * Metabolic Emergencies
    * Neurologic Emergencies
    * Ocular Emergencies
    * Oncologic Emergencies
    * Poisons and Toxins
    * Respiratory Emergencies
    * Pulmonary Diseases
    * Superficial Soft Tissue Injuries
    * Shock
    * Thromboembolism: Systemic
    * Urinary Tract Emergencies

    SECTION 2: PATIENT EVALUATION AND ORGAN SYSTEM EXAMINATION

    6. Patient Evaluation
    * Owner Assessment: The "Beettt" Test
    * Clinician Assessment: The "Problem List"
    7. The Medical Record
    * Medical Record Content
    8. Organ System Examination
    * Alimentary Tract
    * Cardiovascular
    * Integument (Skin, Haircoat, and Nails)
    * Lymph Nodes and Thyroid Glands
    * Musculoskeletal/Orthopedic
    * Nervous System
    * Ophthalmic (Ocular)
    * Otic (Ear)
    * Reproductive Tract - Female
    * Reproductive Tract - Male
    * Respiratory Tract - Upper
    * Respiratory Tract - Lower
    * Normal Breeding Behavior
    Urinary Tract

    SECTION 3: CLINICAL SIGNS

    9. Abdominal Enlargement (With Ascites)(!)
    10. Abdominal Enlargement (Without Ascites)(!)
    11. Aggression
    12. Alopecia (See Hair Loss)
    13. Ataxia (See Incoordination)
    14. Blindness (See Vision Loss)
    15. Blood In Urine: Hematuria
    16. Coma: Loss of Consciousness(!)
    17. Constipation and Obstipation (See Also Straining to Defecate)
    18. Cough
    19. Coughing Blood: Hemoptysis (See Also Difficulty Breathing)(!)
    20. Deafness or Hearing Loss
    21. Decreased Urine Production: Oliguria & Anuria(!)
    22. Diarrhea, Acute Onset
    23. Diarrhea, Chronic
    24. Difficulty Breathing or Respiratory Distress: Cyanosis(!)
    25. Difficulty Breathing or Respiratory Distress: Dyspnea(!)
    26. Difficulty Swallowing: Dysphagia
    27. Hair Loss: Alopecia
    28. Hemorrhage (See Spontaneous Bleeding)(!)
    29. Icterus (See Yellow Skin)(!)
    30. Incoordination: Ataxia
    31. Increased Urination and Water Consumption: Polyuria
    32. Polydipsia
    33. Itching or Scratching: Pruritus (See Also Hair Loss)
    34. Jaundice (See Yellow Skin)(!)
    35. Joint Swelling: Arthropathy
    36. Loss of Appetite: Anorexia
    37. Lymph Node Enlargement: Lymphadenomegaly(!)
    38. Pain
    39. Painful Urination: Dysuria (See Straining to Urinate)
    40. Painful Defecation: Dyschezia (See Straining to Defecate)
    41. Rectal and Anal Pain (See Straining to Defecate)
    42. Regurgitation (See Also Vomiting)
    43. Seizures or Convulsions or Epilepsy(!)
    44. Sneezing and Nasal Discharge
    45. Spontaneous Bleeding: Hemorrhage(!)
    46. Straining to Defecate: Dyschezia
    47. Straining to Urinate: Dysuria or Anuria(!)
    48. Swelling of the Limbs: Peripheral Edema(!)
    49. Uncontrolled Urination: Urinary Incontinence
    50. Vision Loss: Total Blindness
    51. Vomiting (See Also Regurgitation)
    52. Vomiting Blood: Hematemesis(!)
    53. Weight Loss: Emaciation/Cachexia
    54. Yellow Skin or Mucous Membranes: Icterus (Or Jaundice)(!)

    SECTION 4: DIAGNOSTIC AND THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

    55. Routine Procedures
    * Administration Techniques - Medications & Fluids
    * Bandaging Techniques (See Section 1)
    * Blood Pressure Measurement ¡X Indirect
    * Central Venous Pressure Measurement
    * Diagnostic Sample Collection Techniques
    * Dermatologic Procedures
    * Ear Cleaning
    * Endotracheal Intubation
    * Intravenous Catheterization
    * Physical Therapy
    56. Advanced Procedures
    * Abdominocentesis
    * Biopsy Techniques - Advanced
    * Blood Gas - Arterial
    * Cerebral Spinal Fluid (Csf) Collection
    * Electrocardiography
    * Endoscopy - Indications & Equipment Requirements
    * Fluid Therapy
    * Gastrointestinal Procedures
    * Laparoscopy
    * Ophthalmic Procedures
    * Radiographic Contrast Studies
    * Reproductive Tract - Female
    * Reproductive Tract - Male
    * Respiratory Tract Procedures
    * Urinary Tract Procedures

    SECTION 5: LABORATORY DIAGNOSTIC AND TEST PROTOCOLS

    57. Common Reference Range Values
    58. Sample Handling
    59. Submission Requirements for Rabies Suspects
    * Sample Submission for Rabies Testing
    * Packaging Requirements for Authorized samples
    * Submission Guidelines
    * Packing and Shipping Directions
    * Information Requested on the Rabies Specimen History Form
    60. Histopathology & Cytopathology
    * Histopathology
    * Cytopathology
    61. Biochemistry - Routine
    * Analyte or Test Name (Synonyms)
    * Normal
    * Patient Preparation
    * Collect
    * Submit
    * Interpretation
    * Interference
    * Protocol
    62. Special Diagnostic Tests and Test Protocols
    63. Hemostasis and Coagulation
    * Initial In-Office Screening Tests * Ancillary Tests of Hemostasis * Submission of Samples for Coagulation Testing
    64. Endocrinology
    65. Immunology
    66. Infectious Disease Serology and Microbiology
    67. Urine

    SECTION 6: CHARTS & TABLES

    68. Emergency Hotlines
    69. Dog Breeds
    70. Cat Breeds
    71. Breed Standards: Tail Docking & Dew Claws
    72. Laboratory Animal Data (Tables 5 thru 14)
    73. Epiphyseal Fusion Times
    74. Requirements for Send - Out Lab Tests
    75. Laboratory Changes - Pregnancy & Lactation
    76. Bone Marrow Differential Cell Counts
    77. Physiological Data - Dog & Cat
    78. Conversions: Body Weight to Meters Squared
    79. Conversions: Standard French to Metric
    80. Conversions: Traditional Units to/from International System Units (SI)
    81. Conversions: Metric Units
    82. Vaccine Guidelines
    83. Vaccination Protocols - Canine
    84. Vaccination Protocols - Felines
    85. Rabies Compendium
    86. Susceptibility Chart - Non-Domestic Species
    87. Prescription Writing - DO's & DON'Ts
    88. Drug Reference List



    (!) Denotes a clinical sign that poses potential for a life-threatening condition. IMMEDIATE ASSESSMENT and INTERVENTION is indicated.

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