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Cancer Chemotherapy for the Veterinary Health Team

Kenneth Crump (Editor), Douglas H. Thamm (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-470-96005-9
144 pages
April 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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Description

Cancer Chemotherapy for the Veterinary Health Team is a clinically relevant and practical manual designed as a guide for the safe and effective administration of cancer chemotherapy. Coverage includes patient assessment, chemotherapy equipment, drug preparation, safety considerations, handling, administration, waste disposal, and management of chemotherapy side effects. An alphabetical listing of common chemotherapy agents offers information on their uses, indications, and toxicities, as well as administration guidelines for methods, routes, and speeds.

With background information for effectively communicating with clients, including coverage of veterinary cancer surgery and radiation therapy, the book provides specific strategies that address the challenging emotional issues surrounding the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in pets. With particular insight into the technician's role, Cancer Chemotherapy for the Veterinary Health Team is a must-have reference for any practice offering chemotherapy.

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Table of Contents

Contributors vii

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xi

1 Dispelling the Myths of Animal Cancer and Its Treatment 3
Douglas H. Thamm

2 Cancer Basics 15
Kenneth Crump

3 Preparation for Chemotherapy Administration 23
Kenneth Crump

4 Assessment of the Chemotherapy Patient 37
Kenneth Crump and Douglas H. Thamm

5 Chemotherapy Handling, Safety, and Disposal 57
Richard Allen and Kenneth Crump

6 Workflow for Chemotherapy Administration 71
Kenneth Crump

7 Chemotherapy Agents 93
Douglas H. Thamm

8 Management of Chemotherapy Side Effects 101
Douglas H. Thamm

9 Compassionate Client Communication 113
Erin Allen and Gail Bishop

Glossary 135

Index 141

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Author Information

Kenneth Crump, AAS, AHT, has over 25 years of experience as an animal health technician at Colorado State University. He also served as an adjunct faculty member at the Front Range Community College in the veterinary technician program.

Douglas Thamm, VMD, DACVIM (Oncology), is an associate professor of oncology at Colorado State University. He has over 12 years of oncology practice experience and lectures internationally on animal cancer and its treatment.

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Reviews

 “This would be a useful resource for any veterinary clinic that elects to offer chemotherapy as an option for its clients. It details a comprehensive approach in an easy to follow format.”  (Doody’s, 6 April 2012)

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