Pain Management for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses
November 2014, ©2015, Wiley-Blackwell
With information on recognizing and understanding pain, the physiology of pain, pharmacology, and analgesia in different settings, the book outlines how to practice good pain management as an integral part of nursing care. Pain Management for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses provides both basic and advanced information, allowing students, practicing veterinary technicians and nurses, and veterinary staff alike to take a more active role in pain management and develop a more thorough understanding of this complex subject.
About the Companion Website xv
Chapter 1 Advancing Veterinary Pain Management into a New Era 1
Patricia R. Zehna
Chapter 2 Pain Management Careers for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses 8
Mary Ellen Goldberg, Kristen Hagler, and Janel Holden
Chapter 3 Pain Recognition in Companion Species, Horses, and Livestock 15
Cheryl Irzyk Kata, Samantha Rowland, and Mary Ellen Goldberg
Chapter 4 Physiology of Pain 30
Chapter 5 Analgesic Pharmacology 42
Chapter 6 Locoregional Analgesic Blocking Techniques 67
Mary Ellen Goldberg, Nancy Shaffran, Kim Spelts, David Liss, Tasha McNerney, Trish Farry, Samantha Rowland, and Jennifer L. Dupre
Chapter 7 Surgical Pain Management 93
Tasha McNerney and Trish Farry
Chapter 8 Analgesia for Emergency and Critical Care Patients 115
Kim Spelts and David Liss
Chapter 9 Chronic Pain Management for the Companion Animal 125
Christopher L. Norkus
Chapter 10 Analgesia for Shelter Medicine and Trap-Neuter-Return Programs 147
Mary Ellen Goldberg
Chapter 11 Analgesia in Equine Practice 157
Samantha Rowland and Jennifer L. Dupre
Chapter 12 Analgesia for Livestock and Camelids 185
Mary Ellen Goldberg
Chapter 13 Analgesia in Exotic Animals 216
Kate Lafferty, Stephen J. Cital, and Mary Ellen Goldberg
Chapter 14 Analgesia for Zoo Animal and Wildlife Practice 263
Lindsay Wesselmann, Stephen J. Cital, and Mary Ellen Goldberg
Chapter 15 Nutritional Considerations for Pain Management in Dogs and Cats 286
Kara M. Burns
Chapter 16 Physical Rehabilitation and the Veterinary Technician 295
Chapter 17 The Veterinary Technician in Alternative Therapies 309
Stephanie Ortel, Mary Ellen Goldberg, Lis Conarton, Kari Koudelka, and Robin Downing
Chapter 18 Pain Management for End-of-Life Care 331
Appendix A: Formulary 340
Appendix B: Constant Rate Infusions Example Calculations 384
Appendix C: Critical Care Case Studies 393
Appendix D: Routine Case Protocols 396
Appendix E: Key Signs of Pain According to Chapters of Text 399
Appendix F: Further Reading 401
Mary Ellen Goldberg, BS, LVT, CVT, SRA, CCRA, is an instructor of Anesthesia and Pain Management at VetMedTeam, LLC. She is on the Board of Directors and Executive Secretary of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management and a charter technician member of the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians.
Nancy Shaffran, CVT, VTS (ECC), is an international professional veterinary educator with an extensive background in critical care and pain management. She is a charter member and past president of the Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technicians and is president elect of the International Academy of Veterinary Pain Management.
- Offers a complete guide to recognizing and managing pain in a wide variety of veterinary settings
- Emphasizes the technician’s role in caring and advocating for the patient
- Covers a variety of species, from dogs and cats to zoo animals and wildlife
- Features full-color photographs to demonstrate concepts
- Provides the first book on veterinary pain management edited by veterinary technicians for veterinary technicians
- Includes access to a companion website offering review questions, charts and protocols, videos, and the figures from the book in PowerPoint
“This book serves as a good reference for many disciplines of veterinary medicine.” (Laboratory Animal Practitioner, 1 August 2015)
“This is an excellent textbook, that I would highly recommend that everyone reads and that each practice has a copy.” (Veterinary Practice, 1 May 2015)
“This book will be a welcome addition to the library of any veterinary clinic or hospital.” (Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 15 March 2015)
"This book is a worthwhile read and useful source of information both for the intended audience and further afield." (Veterinary Record 2016)
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