Small Animal Surgical Nursing

Skills and Concepts

By

  • Sara Busch, DVM

This unique resource provides detailed coverage of the veterinary technician's role in small animal surgery. Topics include asepsis, operating room protocol, instrumentation, sterile technique, suture materials, suturing techniques, wound management, surgical assistance, and pre and postoperative care of animals. All information reflects the latest developments in drugs, instruments, equipment, and techniques.
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Book information

  • Published: September 2005
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-09246-3


Table of Contents

PART I: PREOPERATIVE CONSIDERATIONS
1. The Patient
2. Scrubbed Personnel
3. The Operating Room and Asepsis
4. Supplies

PART II: INTRAOPERATIVE CONSIDERATIONS
5. The Patient
6. Surgical Assisting
7. Specific Procedures

PART III: POSTOPERATIVE CONSIDERATIONS
8. The Patient
9. The Operating Room
10. Supplies
11. Client Education for Postoperative Care

PART IV: HIGH-VOLUME SPAY/NEUTER CLINICS
12. The Patient, the Facility, the Need, and the Process

APPENDICES:
Appendix A: Cheat Sheet Quick Reference for Commonly Used Perioperative IV Infusions
Appendix B: Selected Product and Manufacturer Contact Information