The first book in the field written expressly for veterinary technicians, "Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care, 2nd Edition" is efficiently organized for fast consultations and provides quick access to dozens of common, life-saving protocols and procedures. This book focuses on how to maintain patients' conditions and provide specific nursing care that is beneficial to the individual patient's recovery, including how to maintain and handle the various access ports used in the critically ill animal.
Table of Contents
Section One: Critically Ill Small Animals 1. The skill of observation and interpretation 2. Basic laboratory equipment 3. Patient's lifeline 4. Fluid therapy 5. Small animal transfusion medicine 6. Nutritional support for the critically ill patient 7. Oxygen therapy techniques 8. Mechanical ventilation 9. Pain assessment and treatment 10. Anesthesia in the critically ill or injured patient 11. Isolating the critically ill small animal patient with infectious disease Section Two: Emergency Care for Small Animals 12. Management of the shock patient 13. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation 14. Trauma 15. Hematologic emergencies 16. Cardiovascular emergencies 17. Respiratory system emergencies 18. Gastrointestinal system emergencies 19. Metabolic and endocrine system emergencies 20. Urogenital system emergencies 21. Reproductive system emergencies 22. Ocular emergencies 23. Neurologic system emergencies 24. Toxicologic emergencies 25. Avian and exotic emergencies 26. Disaster medicine Section Three: Practice Management 27. The art of scheduling 28. Risk management and the emergency veterinary technician