Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Procedures, Second Edition is a step-by-step guide to key emergency and critical care procedures encountered in both general and specialty practice. Now in full color, the second edition includes several new procedures, two new chapters covering cardiopulmonary resuscitation and continuous rate infusions, and a companion website offering videos demonstrating most of the procedures featured in the book. Helpful hints have also been added throughout to make the book even more useful in the practice setting. Each procedure includes information on the background, supplies needed, indications, and contraindications, followed by a series of images demonstrating the technique. This practical resource, ideally designed for use in fast-paced emergency situations, is an indispensable reference for any member of the veterinary team.
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.
Small animal veterinarians of all specialties and at all stages in their careers will find the new edition of Emergency Procedures for the Small Animal Veterinarian their invaluable one-stop shop for the information they need to provide optimal patient care in an emergency situation. Readers familiar with the previous edition will be pleased to see the text comprehensively updated, with much new content and many new features including an all-color design to make finding information easier than ever. Those coming to the book for the first time will appreciate its clarity of structure, its concise and practical approach and its step-by-step presentation of key information, all of which will prove their worth time and again in each new emergency, whatever the species. For those working as a solo doctor in an emergency practice, Emergency Procedures for the Small Animal Veterinarian third edition will fulfil the role of a substitute colleague when further information is needed quickly. No small animal clinician will want to be without a copy. New to this edition Contains two new chapters on supportive care (fluid therapy, oxygen supplementation, analgesia, nutritional support) and shock Presents the latest recommendations for cardiopulmonary resuscitation Includes the latest diagnostic testing regimens Offers current therapeutic recommendations including analgesia and nutritional support Dr Plunkett is joined by new co-authors for respiratory emergencies and emergencies of the urinary tract, and for a completely revised and augmented exotics chapter Contains major updates, revisions and expansions of the toxicologic emergencies chapter All you need to know to manage every small animal emergency case you will encounter Many excellent and practical appendices of drugs, poisons, lab data, haematology Takes the diagnosis-prognosis-treatment approach to every emergency situation Easy-to-access format, with concise text and lots of lists Divided into organ systems, making it easy to locate information in a hurry Handy information on what to tell the owner in emergency injury situations
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
Your step-by-step guide to key emergency and critical care procedures and hands-on nursing care. Whether you need to know how to prioritise your response to a patient with multiple injuries, or you need a quick practical guide to fluid therapy, this is the go-to resource. Colour photographs of real life cases take you through the procedures and after-care, detailing essential skills. This book provides vital information for emergency and critical care situations, whether you’re looking for confidence in handling emergency cases in a first-opinion practice, or a relevant, succinct guide for an emergency clinic. Be inspired to become more confident in your clinical skills and abilities, and learn how to apply your existing skills to an emergency situation. A companion website provides additional resources useful in the management of emergency and critical patients. Visit the website to find information charts and video clips of procedures. Written by a veterinary nurse and a veterinary surgeon who work together in the largest UK emergency clinic, this book is a practical, how-to manual with a nursing focus. Suitable as a complete reference for nurses studying towards qualifications, or as a practical guide for daily use by veterinary nurses working in veterinary emergency and critical care.
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.
Provide expert care for cats and dogs! Kirk and Bistner's Handbook of Veterinary Procedures and Emergency Treatment, 9th Edition covers not only the management of emergency conditions, but also strategies for dealing with hundreds of routine diagnostic and treatment challenges in small animals. Its user-friendly format provides instant access to vital information -- making it an ideal resource in emergency situations -- and it is conveniently organized by both body systems and presenting signs to help you easily reach a diagnosis and determine a treatment plan for all clinical situations. Written by veterinary experts Richard Ford and Elisa Mazzaferro, Kirk and Bistner's Handbook of Veterinary Procedures and Emergency Treatment provides current guidelines for small animal emergency care and the diagnostic procedures most commonly performed in a busy, team-oriented practice. Step-by-step instructions and illustrations are provided for all major emergency and non-emergency clinical procedures. A logical, easy-to-use format lists all emergency conditions in alphabetical order, and includes quick reference boxes calling out key information such as clinical tips and cautions. Clear, concise guidelines help you evaluate clinical signs and laboratory test data. Clinical algorithms make it easier to identify and treat abnormalities. Guidelines for assessment and treatment include practical advice and solutions, how to examine the small animal patient using a body systems and problem list approach, and a review of basic diagnostic procedures used in daily practice. Coverage of toxicological emergencies describes how to manage exposures and poisonings. A quick reference guide to the management of the emergency patient is conveniently located on the inside cover. A comprehensive drug formulary makes lookup easy, and includes proprietary names, actions/use of each drug, formulations, recommended dosages, and special precautions, with emergency medications highlighted for fast reference This all-in-one reference includes practical coverage of emergency procedures, physical assessment in sickness and health, routine and advanced testing procedures, diagnostic tests sampling, preparation, procedures, and interpretation. Quick Reference boxes include potential causes of each clinical abnormality and associated signs, step-by-step diagnostic plans, and clinical algorithms. The latest vaccination guidelines include protocols for dogs and cats at low, medium, and high risk of exposure to infectious diseases. Updated coverage keeps you current with the latest on pain assessment, prevention, and treatment.
Das Werk Exotic Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine enthält die wichtigsten und aktuellsten Informationen, die allgemein praktizierende Tierärzte und Fachtierärzte bei der Behandlung von exotischen Patienten in Notfällen und kritischen Situationen benötigen. In den einzelnen Abschnitten wird die Behandlung von häufigen Notfällen bei exotischen Säugetieren, Vögeln, Reptilien und Amphibien erläutert, jeweils unter Berücksichtigung der Themen Triage und Stabilisierung, Diagnostik, Ernährung und Flüssigkeitstherapie, Analgesie, Anästhesie, Überwachung, Reanimation und Euthanasie. Das Buch enthält Tabellen zum schnellen Nachschlagen, artenspezifische Arzneimittellisten und Abbildungen zu Notfallmaßnahmen und -techniken bei exotischen Tieren. Die hier enthaltenen Informationen beruhen auf einer umfassenden Berücksichtigung der aktuellsten Literatur sowie auf dem gebündelten Wissen und der Erfahrung international führender Experten auf dem Gebiet der Medizin und Chirurgie bei exotischen Tieren. Exotic Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine ist ein einzigartiges Nachschlagewerk, das die Suche nach Informationen über die wirksame Behandlung akuter und lebensbedrohlicher Erkrankungen bei exotischen Heimtieren erleichtert. Es wird ein breites Spektrum an Arten abgedeckt, darunter: * Exotische Säugetiere und Heimtiere wie Frettchen, Kaninchen, Meerschweinchen, Chinchillas, Ratten, Mäuse, Hamster, Wüstenrennmäuse, Igel und Kurzkopfgleitbeutler * Vögel, darunter Sittiche, Sperlingsvögel, Tauben sowie Nutzgeflügel und Wasservögel * Reptilien wie Wasser- und Landschildkröten, Schlangen und Eidechsen * Amphibien Das Werk Exotic Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine ist gleichermaßen hilfreich für allgemein praktizierende Tierärzte, Fachtierärzte für Notfall- und Intensivmedizin, Fachtierärzte für exotische Tiere wie für Studierende und angehende Fachkräfte in der Veterinärmedizin und ein unverzichtbares Nachschlagewerk für die Notfall- und Intensivmedizin bei exotischen Tieren.
Manual of Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Second Edition presents essential information on common emergencies in small animals using a concise, practical outline format. Offering a thorough update to this classic reference, the new edition provides new chapters on orthopedic injuries and wound management, significant revisions to the treatment protocols, and expanded toxicology information, as well as new references and drug information. The book retains its logical division into two parts, the first covering initial stabilization and the second offering a systems approach to specific conditions. As in the previous edition, chapters are extensively indexed and cross-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 Medicine is an indispensable, convenient resource for busy emergency clinicians, whether they are new graduates or seasoned professionals.
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.
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.
Handbook of Canine and Feline Emergency Protocols, Second Edition offers practical step-by-step guidance to managing emergency cases in small animal practice. Presenting more than 165 complete protocols for triaging, stabilizing, and managing emergent patients, the book is designed for fast access in an emergency situation, with tabs to make it easy to flip to the relevant section. An ideal resource for veterinary practitioners seeking a quick reference for dog and cat emergencies, this Second Edition provides enhanced imaging information to increase the book’s diagnostic usefulness and full updates throughout. Logically organized alphabetically by category of emergency, the book includes useful chapters on procedures, shock, toxicology, and trauma in addition to a procedures chapter. Video clips, additional images, review questions, formula calculations, and quick reference guides are available on a companion website. Handbook of Canine and Feline Emergency Protocols, Second Edition provides a user-friendly daily reference for any small animal practitioner.