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Handbook of Veterinary Nursing, 2nd Edition

October 2010, ©2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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Handbook of Veterinary Nursing presents essential guidance and helpful tips on developing and delivering high quality nursing care and skills. 

Fully updated, this easy-to-follow guide reflects recent changes to veterinary nursing qualifications, current terminology and drugs in use. The emphasis is on the importance of working methodically, using high quality procedures, to help the whole veterinary team ensure the most successful outcomes in animal care.

Written in note form for quick reference by veterinary nurses and technicians at all stages of their training and career, this will be invaluable for both exam revision and quick reference in clinic.

Contents include:

The nursing process in veterinary care, physical assessment of the patient, managing the hospital environment, managing the operating room, surgical nursing activities, anaesthesia, diagnostic imaging, diagnostic tests, triage and emergency procedures, and essential calculations for drugs, fluids, nutrition and radiographic exposures.

Key features: 

•Gives clinical advice quickly and simply
•Written by authors with many years experience of veterinary nurse training and education
•Contains essential calculations
•Illustrated in colour throughout

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Section 1 Contemporary Veterinary Nursing

Section 2 Managing the Hospital Environment

Section 3 Managing the Operating Room

Section 4 The Operating Room - Surgical Nursing Activities

Section 5 Anaesthesia

Section 6 Diagnostic Imaging

Section 7 Diagnostic Tests

Section 8 Triage and Emergency Procedures

Appendix: Calculations

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Hilary Orpet and Perdi Welsh are Lecturers in Veterinary Nursing at the Royal Veterinary College, Hatfield, UK
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"Veterinary nurses of all levels of experience will find this handbook invaluable in practice. This edition reflects the advances our profession has made in recent years and will equip the reader with the information they need to deliver nursing care of the highest standard."
—Liz Branscombe, DipAVN(Surg) RVN


"This second edition is very timely in providing updated and additional material in the developing field of veterinary nursing. The Contemporary Veterinary Nursing section includes a detailed description of the Nursing Process and a Model of Nursing Care specific to veterinary nurses which can be used to inform the practice of nursing described in the subsequent sections."
—Andrea Jeffery, MSc DipAVN(Surg) Cert Ed RVN

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Handbook of Veterinary Nursing, 2nd Edition
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Handbook of Veterinary Nursing, 2nd Edition
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