- Introduction to Anesthesia
History of anesthesia
The Veterinary Technician’s Role in the Practice of Anesthesia
- Patient Preparation
- Anesthetic Agents and Adjuncts
Communication—A Key to Success
The Minimum Patient Database
Physical Examination and Physical Assessment
Preanesthetic Diagnostic Workup
Determination of the Physical Status Classification
Selection of the Anesthetic Protocol
Preinduction Patient Care
Withholding Food before Anesthesia
Reasons for Intravenous Catheterization
Choosing and Placing an Intravenous Catheter
Composition of Body Fluids
Classification of IV Fluids
IV Fluid Selection and Administration Rates
Adverse Effects of Fluid Administration
Calculating Fluid Administration Rates
Other Preanesthetic Care
Introduction to Anesthetic Agents and Adjuncts
Agonists, Partial Agonists, Mixed Agonist-Antagonists, and Antagonists
Analgesic Effects of Anesthetics and Adjuncts
Using drugs in combination
Regulatory Considerations for Controlled Substances
Reasons for the use of preanesthetic medications
Tranquilizers and Sedatives
This guide to the principles of anesthesia administration in animals combines user-friendly coverage of essential information with an outstanding illustration program and improved readability. Anesthesia and Analgesia for Veterinary Technicians, 4th Edition prepares you to administer anesthesia with information on pre-anesthetic preparation of the patient, induction procedures, monitoring animals’ vital signs during the anesthetic period, and postoperative care. Expert authors John A. Thomas, DVM, and Phillip Lerche, BVSc PhD, Dipl ACVA, also include discussions of actions and side effects of anesthetic agents, the physiology of respiration, heart rate and blood pressure, emergency response, anesthetic equipment, and specialized techniques.
- Comprehensive scope of coverage includes both large and small animals.
- A reading level and depth of information appropriate for the technical level.
- Easy-to-read, user-friendly format makes this a practical guide in the classroom or in practice.
- Objectives, key points, and review questions help reinforce learning.
- Focus on health and safety issues satisfies OSHA requirements.
- Step-by-step procedures boxes clarify the technician's role in anesthesia delivery.
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- © Mosby 2011
- 9th June 2010
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Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH