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Small Animal Surgical Nursing

Covering the veterinary technician's role and responsibilities in small animal surgery, Small Animal Surgical Nursing: Skills and Concepts, 2nd Edition helps you gain exceptional clinical competency. Topics include asepsis, operating room protocol, instrumentation, sterile technique, suture materials, suturing techniques, wound management, surgical assistance, and pre- and postoperative care of animals. Full-color photographs show instruments and equipment, and help you develop skills in sterile technique, suturing techniques, and wound management. Written by noted educator Marianne Tear, this edition expands coverage of emerging issues and hot topics such as nutritional therapy and physical therapy.


Published: July 2011

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-09573-0


  • 1.  Preoperative Room Considerations

    2.  Preoperative Patient Considerations

    3.  Operating Room Personnel

    4.  Asepsis

    5.  Patient Monitoring

    6.  Surgical Assisting -- Duties During Surgery

    7.  Surgical Procedures

    8.  The Postoperative Patient

    9.  Postoperative Surgical Room / Equipment

    10.  Client Education for Postoperative Care

    11.  Pain Management


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