Key Features

  • Provides complete coverage of small animal surgical nursing as it relates to the roles and responsibilities of the veterinary technician
  • Focuses on key clinical skills, practice tips, patient care, and client education
  • Written by veterinary technology educators and authorities on veterinary surgical nursing
  • Lavishly illustrated with new color photographs of instruments, equipment, sterile technique, suturing techniques, and wound management
  • Addresses the surgical and community service perspectives of feral cat spay/neuter clinics, including the challenges to veterinary technicians because of the high numbers of surgeries performed in a short time period, dealing with feral cats, and the absence of postoperative follow-up care
  • Provides performance objectives at the beginning of each chapter, as well as key points and review questions at the end of each chapter to focus and reinforce learning
  • Features practical appendices of dosage calculations, how to quickly set IV fluid drip rates, and how to make up various solutions of medications for constant rate infusions

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

Details

No. of pages:
432
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2006
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
Print ISBN:
9780323092463
Electronic ISBN:
9780323075589