Small Animal Critical Care Medicine

1st Edition

Authors: Deborah Silverstein Kate Hopper
Hardcover ISBN: 9781416025917
eBook ISBN: 9781455757381
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 13th February 2008
Page Count: 1000

Table of Contents

Part I: Assessment and Triage

1. Physical examination

2. Patient triage

3. Survival prediction index

Part II: Frequently Encountered Problems in the Intensive Care Unit

4. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

5. Fever

6. Hypotension

7. Oliguria

8. Deteriorating mental status

9. Tachypnea and hypoxemia

10. Shock

11. Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS)

12. Nosocomial infections and zoonoses

13. Enteral nutrition

14. Parenteral nutrition

Part III: Respiratory Disorders

15. Respiratory failure

16. Upper airway disease

17. Endotracheal intubation

18. Tracheostomy

19. Oxygen therapy

20. Allergic airway disease and asthma

21. Pulmonary edema

22. Pneumonia

23. Aspiration pneumonitis and pneumonia

24. Acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome

25. Pulmonary contusions and hemorrhage

26. Ventilator associated lung injury

27. Pulmonary thromboembolism

28. Smoke inhalation

29. Atelectasis

30. Pleural space disease

31. Thoracocentesis

32. Thoracostomy tube placement and drainage

33. Chest wall disease

34. Non-respiratory “look-alikes”

Part IV: Cardiovascular Disorders

35. Cardiogenic shock

36. Left ventricular failure

37. Feline cardiomyopathy

38. Canine cardiomyopathy

39. Valvular heart disease

40. Myocardial contusion

41. Myocardial infarction

42. Hypertensive crisis

43. Pericardial diseases

44. Pericardial tamponade

45. Bradyarrhythmias and conduction disturbances

46. Supraventricular tachyarrhythmias

47. Ventricular tachyarrhythmias

48. Myocarditis

49. Arterial catheterization

50. Pulmonary arterial catheterization



Small Animal Critical Care Medicine is a comprehensive, concise guide to critical care, encompassing not only triage and stabilization, but also the entire course of care during the acute medical crisis and high-risk period. This clinically oriented manual assists practitioners in providing the highest standard of care for ICU patients.

Key Features

  • More than 150 recognized experts offer in-depth, authoritative guidance on clinical situations from a variety of perspectives.
  • Consistent, user-friendly format ensures immediate access to essential information.
  • Organ-system, problem-based approach incorporates only clinically relevant details.
  • Features state-of-the-art invasive and non-invasive diagnostic and monitoring procedures, as well as an extensive section on pharmacology.
  • Appendices provide conversion tables, continuous rate infusion determinations, reference ranges, and more.


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About the Authors

Deborah Silverstein Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor (Critical Care), Department of Clinical Studies, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA

Kate Hopper Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgical & Radiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA