Veterinary Medical Team Handbook
October 2007, ©2007, Wiley-Blackwell
The Veterinary Medical Team Handbook is designed as a training resource for veterinarians, technicians and staff. Coverage ranges from administrative tasks and client communication to common diseases, disorders and procedures. The aim is to increase the staff's ability to detect and manage health problems and to enable the team to be more effective communicators with each other and with clients. Two accompanying CD-ROMs contain training modules and interactive case studies for further learning and practice.
- A valuable training guide for veterinary practices and hospitals.
- Designed for easy reference with abundant bullet points, algorithms, lists and key point boxes.
- Covers common diseases, disorders and procedures, as well as administrative tasks and client communication.
- Includes two CD-ROMs with training modules and interactive case studies.
Chapter 1: Basic Medical Terminology.
Chapter 2: Vaccines.
Chapter 3: Elective Surgical Procedures.
Chapter 4: Safety and Restraint.
Chapter 5: Obtaining a Thorough Medical History.
Chapter 6: The Medical Record and the 30-second triage exam.
Section II: Anatomy & Physiology - The Science behind the diseases.
Chapter 7: The Physical Examination.
Chapter 8: Skeleton system.
Chapter 9: The Teeth and the Oral Cavity.
Chapter 10: Gastrointestinal System.
Chapter 11: Respiratory System.
Chapter 12: Cardiac System.
Chapter 13: Urogenital System.
Chapter 14: Hepatic System.
Chapter 15: Endocrine / Exocrine Pancreas.
Chapter 16: Thyroid Gland.
Chapter 17: Adrenal Gland.
Chapter 18: Reproductive System.
Chapter 19: Integumentary System.
Chapter 20: Ocular & Otic Systems.
Section III: Clinical Diagnostics - The Science behind the diagnostics.
Chapter 21: Complete Blood Count.
Chapter 22: Chemistry.
Chapter 23: Urinalysis, Fecal Diagnostic & General Cytology.
Chapter 24: Electrocardiogram.
Chapter 25: Radiology, Ultrasound & Endoscopy.
Section IV: Understanding the Concepts of Disease & Treatment.
Chapter 26: Pharmacology.
Chapter 27: Toxins & Poisons.
Chapter 28: Fluid Therapy & Care.
Chapter 29: Anesthesia.
Chapter 30: Shock.
Chapter 31: Cardiopulmonary Cerebral Resuscitation.
• Designed for easy reference with abundant bullet points, algorithms, lists and key point boxes.
• Covers common diseases, disorders and procedures, as well as administrative tasks and client communication.
• Includes two CD-ROMs with training modules and interactive case studies.
"The strength of this book lies in the comprehensive format of each section's chapters and their topics. Etiology, signalment, common patient assessment findings, diagnostic methods and current up-to-date treatment options for common canine and feline conditions are each briefly reviewed for each topic. Photographs are clear and helpful. The box of "Key points for discussion with the client" that is provided for each topic is presented in easy to understand terms to facilitate communication with the owner. Key terminology is presented in bold print for easy reference in the glossary, and the medical techniques and methods... are up to date with today's veterinary world." - TechNews
"This is a useful, user friendly, well illustrated quick reference source for paraprofessionals on general practice subjects. The CD-ROMs, algorithm flowcharts, and glossary are additional valuable learning tools." - Doody's Book Reviews