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Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care for Veterinary Technicians

The first book in the field written expressly for veterinary technicians by leaders in the field, Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care, 2nd Edition is efficiently organized for quick access to dozens of common, life-saving protocols and procedures. Section I includes chapters on assessment, equipment, and therapies and techniques. Every procedure is thoroughly illustrated and described in step-by-step detail with important drug information. Section II addresses specific systemic problems such as hematologic, cardiovascular, and gastrointestinal emergencies; shock; and trauma. Total team management of the critical patient is emphasized throughout.

Book, 448 Pages

Published: March 2007

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-3508-2


  • Section One: Critically Ill Small Animals

    1. The skill of observation and interpretation

    2. Basic laboratory equipment

    3. Patient’s lifeline

    4. Fluid therapy

    5. Small animal 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 patient

    11. Isolating the critically ill small animal patient with infectious disease

    Section Two: Emergency Care for Small Animals

    12. Management of the shock patient

    13. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

    14. Trauma

    15. Hematologic emergencies

    16. Cardiovascular emergencies

    17. Respiratory system emergencies

    18. Gastrointestinal system emergencies

    19. Metabolic and endocrine system emergencies

    20. Urogenital system emergencies

    21. Reproductive system emergencies

    22. Ocular emergencies

    23. Neurologic system emergencies

    24. Toxicologic emergencies

    25. Avian and exotic emergencies

    26. Disaster medicine

    Section Three: Practice Management

    27. The art of scheduling

    28. Risk management and the emergency veterinary technician


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