Manual of Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine,Second Edition presents essential information on commonemergencies in small animals using a concise, practical outlineformat. Offering a thorough update to this classic reference,the new edition provides new chapters on orthopedic injuries andwound management, significant revisions to the treatment protocols,and expanded toxicology information, as well as new references anddrug information. The book retains its logical division into twoparts, the first covering initial stabilization and the secondoffering a systems approach to specific conditions. As in the previous edition, chapters are extensively indexed andcross-referenced to facilitate ease of use in emergency situations.With many formulas, tables, drug dosages, and illustrations,Manual of Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicineis an indispensable, convenient resource for busy emergencyclinicians, whether they are new graduates or seasonedprofessionals.
Managing emergency and critical care situations is a daily challenge for veterinary practitioners caring for small animals. The appropriate treatment must be undertaken as quickly as possible and the most life-threatening problem tackled first. This second edition of Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine provides more than 200 new rando
Emergency and critical care medicine is one of the fastest growing fields of veterinary practice. Virtually every life-threatening disease can present for emergency evaluation, requiring knowledge of internal medicine, neurology, cardiology, oncology, anesthesia, and much more. Rapid and effective application of this knowledge can mean the difference between life and death for the animal. Critical care requires the recognition of subtle changes in the clinical course of animals, and the ability to take corrective action before severe systemic disease becomes irreversible. Clinical decisions regarding seemingly small items, such as fluid therapy, antibiotics, or analgesics, can have a profound impact on patient outcome. This book focuses on management of the more common emergency and critical care conditions encountered in clinical practice, collated in a concise manual. There are chapters on emergencies affecting each body system, on toxicology and other environmental causes, and on critical care techniques ranging from patient monitoring, anesthesia and analgesia to fluid therapy, transfusion medicine and nutritional support, plus a chapter describing clinical skills and procedures. The text is illustrated by top-quality color photos, imaging and diagrams, and key information is highlighted in tabular form. The authors combine experience in teaching and in clinical practice, and provide a ready resource for all those actively engaged in the field: practitioners and trainees, technicians, and nurses.
The 3rd edition of your #1 go-to resource for veterinary critical care, Small Animal Critical Care Medicine, has been significantly updated to focus specifically on diagnostic and management strategies for the sickest veterinary patients. It covers critical care medical therapy, monitoring, and prognosis - from assessment and stabilization through the entire course of intensive care treatment. To make therapeutic decisions easier, clear and practical guidelines address underlying clinical findings, pathophysiology, outpatient follow-up, and long-term care. Editors Deborah Silverstein and Kate Hopper, along with leading experts from the veterinary emergency and critical care profession, have created this indispensable resource to help you and your team provide the highest standard of care for your critically ill patients. Over 200 concise, thoroughly updated chapters cover all the clinical areas needed for evaluating, diagnosing, managing, and monitoring a critical veterinary patient. More than 150 recognized experts and many new authors offer in-depth, authoritative guidance on emergency and critical care clinical situations from a variety of perspectives. A problem-based approach focuses on clinically relevant details. Hundreds of full-color illustrations with updated photos and videos depict various emergency procedures, such as chest tube placement. Handy appendices offer quick access to the most often needed calculations, conversion tables, continuous rate infusion determinations, reference ranges, and more. Practical, user-friendly format makes reference quick and easy with summary tables, boxes highlighting key points, illustrations, and algorithmic approaches to diagnosis and management. NEW! Coverage of high-flow nasal oxygen therapy and both core and advanced concepts for mechanical ventilation helps you deliver high-quality care to patients with respiratory failure. NEW! Chapters on current critical care topics include Assessment of Intravascular Volume, Urine Osmolality and Electrolytes, and Infectious Disease Control in the ICU. NEW! Chapters on novel procedures offer coverage of tracheal stents, urinary diversion techniques, and an in-depth review of point-of-care ultrasound with extensive figures and images. NEW! Coverage of increasingly prevalent problems seen in the intensive care unit includes coagulation disorders of the critically ill patient, feline aortic thromboembolism, oxygen toxicity, and treatment of severe hypertension. NEW! Chapters on shock fluid therapy and transfusion therapy provide cutting edge information on how to prevent complications and maximize resources. NEW! Prevention of Compassion Fatigue and Burnout chapter addresses this major challenge currently affecting the veterinary profession. NEW! Algorithms and figures throughout the text clarify key concepts and aid in diagnosis and treatment. NEW! Enhanced eBook, included with the purchase of a new print copy of the book, provides online access to a fully searchable version of the text and makes its content available on various devices. UPDATED! Coagulation section includes chapters on hemostasis, management of the bleeding patient, coagulation and platelet monitoring, and viscoelastic monitoring. EXPANDED! Pharmacology section offers coverage of cannabis, trazadone, gabapentin, pimobendane, and appetite stimulants.
Advanced Monitoring and Procedures for Small Animal Emergencyand Critical Care is a comprehensive yet practical reference,providing hands-on information essential to veterinarians andveterinary technicians involved in emergency and critical care.Written by an expert team of veterinarians and veterinarytechnicians, this well-referenced book offers step-by-stepprotocols for performing advanced emergency and critical careprocedures and monitoring techniques. Packed with practicalguidance in an easy-to-use format, this book is ideally suited forquick access in emergency rooms or intensive care units. Organized primarily by body system, each chapter covers generalprinciples, indications, equipment, techniques, basicinterpretation, troubleshooting, and contraindications.Standardized protocols supply equipment lists and step-by-stepinstructions throughout, and a companion website offers images fromthe book in PowerPoint and protocols as downloadable Wordfiles. Advanced Monitoring and Procedures for Small AnimalEmergency and Critical Care is a valuable resource for anyveterinary staff member with an interest in improving the standardof care in emergency and critical care medicine.
Emphasizing evidence-based therapy for critically ill or injured dogs and cats, Small Animal Critical Care Medicine, 2nd Edition puts diagnostic and management strategies for common disorders at your fingertips. It covers critical care medical therapy, monitoring, and prognosis - from triage and stabilization through the entire course of acute medical crisis and intensive care treatment. To make therapeutic decisions easier, clear guidelines address underlying clinical findings, pathophysiology, outpatient follow-up, and long-term care. From lead editors Deborah Silverstein and Kate Hopper, along with a Who's Who of experts from the veterinary emergency and critical care world, this comprehensive reference helps you provide the highest standard of care for ICU patients. Over 200 concise chapters are thoroughly updated to cover all of the clinical areas needed for evaluating, diagnosing, managing, and monitoring a critical veterinary patient. More than 150 recognized experts offer in-depth, authoritative guidance on emergency and critical care clinical situations from a variety of perspectives. A problem-based approach focuses on clinically relevant details. Practical, user-friendly format makes reference quick and easy with summary tables, boxes highlighting key points, illustrations, and algorithmic approaches to diagnosis and management. Hundreds of full-color illustrations depict various emergency procedures such as chest tube placement. Appendices offer quick access to the most often needed calculations, conversion tables, continuous rate infusion determinations, reference ranges, and more. All-NEW chapters include Minimally Invasive Diagnostics and Therapy, T-FAST and A-FAST, Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS), Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome (MODS), Sepsis, Physical Therapy Techniques, ICU Design and Management, and Communication Skills and Grief Counseling. NEW! Coverage of basic and advanced mechanical ventilation helps you in deliver high-quality care to patients with respiratory failure. NEW! Coverage of increasingly prevalent problems seen in the Intensive Care Unit includes multidrug-resistant bacterial infections and coagulation disorders. NEW chapters on fluid therapy and transfusion therapy provide information on how to prevent complications and maximize resources. UPDATED coagulation section includes chapters on hypercoagulability, platelet function and testing, anticoagulant therapy, and hemostatic drugs.
Veterinary Technician's Manual for Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care, Second Edition provides an in-depth and cutting-edge, yet easy-to-navigate, reference on emergency and critical care for veterinary paraprofessionals of all skill levels. Provides a comprehensive reference on emergency and critical care medicine for veterinary technicians of all skill levels, and veterinary assistants. Veterinary Technician's Manual for Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care, Second Edition provides an in-depth and cutting-edge, yet easy-to-navigate, reference on emergency and critical care for veterinary paraprofessionals of all skill levels. Written by leading veterinary technician specialists (VTS) in emergency and critical care Completely revised and substantially updated, with new emphases on anatomy, physiology, nursing skills, and evidence based medicine Features five new chapters covering mechanical ventilation, pain management, renal replacement therapy, nursing skills and procedures, and life as an emergency veterinary technician, including topics such as salary, compassion fatigue, and scheduling Includes access to a companion website with chapter review questions and the images from the book for download in PowerPoint
Master the veterinary technician’s role in caring for critically ill or injured pets! Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care for Veterinary Technicians, 4th Edition provides quick access to dozens of common, life-saving protocols and procedures. Each treatment technique is described in step-by-step detail and illustrated in full color. To prepare you for the veterinary setting, a team approach is emphasized. This edition adds three new chapters and includes practical, easy-to-apply medical math and scenario-based exercises. Written by experienced veterinary technicians Andrea Battaglia and Andrea Steele, this resource prepares you for success on the VTNE, in veterinary practices, and in animal hospital emergency departments. Step-by-step instructions show how to perform specific procedures and techniques, guiding you through key assessment and treatment techniques. Technician Notes highlight specific procedures, with diagrams, photos, and detailed instructions, providing at-a-glance guidance for students and practicing vet techs. Comprehensive coverage of pain management, respiratory emergencies, and urologic emergencies provides cutting-edge treatment options for a wide variety of commonly seen presenting problems. Review and preparation for the VTNE (Veterinary Technician National Examination) is provided by Medical Math exercises and questions based on real-world scenarios. Coverage of equipment and techniques includes the latest advances in basic lab equipment, fluid therapy, and oxygen therapy. Equipment lists are provided at the beginning of most chapters, ensuring that you will have the appropriate tools on hand for each type of emergency situation. Practical exercises prepare you for success on the VTNE. NEW! Three new chapters are included: Supporting the Critically Ill or Injured through Physical Rehabilitation Techniques, Fostering Wellbeing in the ER and ICU, and Managing Pharmaceuticals in the ER. NEW! Chapter pretests assess your knowledge and allow you to identify your strengths and weaknesses. NEW and UPDATED photos and illustrations enhance your understanding by accurately depicting the clinical signs encountered in emergency and critical care.
- The easy way to a correct diagnosis: comprehensive and concise - Expert knowledge for everyday clinical work - Helpful tool for studies and exams! How to achieve a reliable diagnosis even in complex clinical cases! Internal medicine cases can be complex and challenging. To manage such challenges, it is helpful to know the possible pathophysiological causes of a particular clinical problem, to be able to evaluate this problem in an individual case and to exclude anything not relevant for this patient using diagnostic pathways. This book describes this process of exclusion (ruling out) for all aspects of internal medicine in dogs and cats, and ultimately leads to confirmation of a specific diagnosis. Rule outs therefore are an important basis for everyday clinical work and provide a practical guideline for a systematic problem-oriented approach to patients. For students, these rule outs are a prerequisite for understanding the pathophysiology of clinical presentations and laboratory changes. For experienced clinicians, rule outs are a helpful diagnostic guide especially when dealing with complex cases.
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Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care: Case Studies in Client Communication, Morbidity and Mortality provides a unique opportunity to learn from real-life case examples. Presented as a collection of short case studies, the book examines a wide range of situations likely to arise in emergency practice. The approach is modeled on the Morbidity and Mortality Conferences which were first established as a training and educational tool for medical doctors. They have now been successfully adopted in veterinary medicine as a forum for case review and learning opportunities, encouraging thorough review from different perspectives. Each chapter presents a real case, and highlights the pitfalls that both novice and experienced veterinarians can encounter. A key theme of the book is on communication issues. Owner perspectives are discussed, as well as how communications between clinicians and owners can be optimized to allow veterinarians to better meet owner expectations. The cases were provided by a variety of experienced veterinarians, primarily specialists in veterinary emergency and critical care, as well as other specialties, general practice, universities, and private institutions. This highly readable book is suitable either to absorb from cover to cover, or for reference to a specific case or situation. It highlights a number of common clinical problems and communication issues that either did or may lead to difficulties in case management, helping you to avoid these situations.