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Assessing Essential Skills of Veterinary Technology Students, 3rd Edition

Assessing Essential Skills of Veterinary Technology Students, 3rd Edition

Laurie J. Buell (Editor), Lisa E. Schenkel (Editor), Sabrina Timperman (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-119-04213-6 February 2017 Wiley-Blackwell 96 Pages

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Assessing Essential Skills of Veterinary Technology Students, Third Edition provides students and instructors with clear guidance on how to evaluate student performance of skills required to enter the veterinary technology profession. 

  • Provides students with clear guidance on the capabilities they are expected to demonstrate and how they will be evaluated
  • Gives instructors a standardized framework for assessing students’ performance
  • Offers tools for comparing standards of competency
  • Covers management, pharmacology, medical nursing, anesthesia and analgesia, surgical nursing, laboratory procedures, radiography, laboratory animal care, and exotic animal nursing
  • Includes access to a companion website with a downloadable log for recording progress

 

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Contributors vii

Preface ix

About the Companion Website xi

1 Veterinary Management 1
Sandra Bertholf

1.1 Procedures and Policies 1

Veterinary Management Skills Number 1–14

1.2 Communication Skills 3

Veterinary Management Skills Number 15–21

1.3 Ethics and Jurisprudence 3

Veterinary Management Skills Number 22–25

References 4

2 Pharmacology 5
Laurie J. Buell and Lisa E. Schenkel

2.1 Pharmacologic

Fundamentals of Drug Administration 5

Pharmacology Skills Number 1–11

2.2 Pharmacy Essentials of Drug Dispensing 7

Pharmacology Skills Number 12–15

References 8

3 Medical Nursing 9
Deirdre Douglas, Laurie J. Buell and Lisa E. Schenkel

3.1 Assessment of the Veterinary Patient 9

Medical Nursing Skills Number 1–27

3.2 Nursing Care of the Veterinary Patient 12

Medical Nursing Skills Number 28–69

3.2.1 Husbandry of Common Domestic Species 12
Deirdre Douglas, Lisa E. Schenkel, Laurie J. Buell and Sabrina Timperman

Medical Nursing Skills Number 28–36

3.2.2 Nutrition of Common Domestic Species 14
Deirdre Douglas, Lisa E. Schenkel, Sabrina Timperman and Laurie J. Buell

Medical Nursing Skills Number 37–42

3.2.3 Therapeutics for Common Domestic Species 1
Lisa E. Schenkel, Laurie J. Buell, Sabrina Timperman, Nicole VanSant and Deirdre Douglas

Medical Nursing Skills Number 43–69

3.3 Dental Procedures in Small Animals 21
Howard Gittelman

Medical Nursing Skills Number 70–72

References 23

4 Anesthesia 25
Laurie J. Buell and Lisa E. Schenkel

4.1 Perioperative Management of the Veterinary Patient 25

Anesthesia and Analgesia Skills Number 1–9

4.2 Management and Use of Anesthetic Equipment 30

Anesthesia and Analgesia Skills Number 10–22

References 34

5 Surgical Nursing and Assisting 37
Laurie J. Buell and Lisa E. Schenkel

5.1 Fundamentals of Common Surgical Procedures 37

Surgical Nursing Skills Number 1–10

5.2 Experience with Common Surgical Procedures 39

Surgical Nursing Skills Number 11–12

5.3 Management of the Veterinary Surgical Patient 39

Surgical Nursing Skills Number 13–34

5.4 Management of Surgical Equipment and Facilities 44

Surgical Nursing Skills Number 35–44

References 47

6 Clinical Laboratory Procedures 49
Lisa E. Schenkel, Sabrina Timperman, Laurie J. Buell, Judy DuffelmeyerKramer, Robin E. Sturtz and Deirdre Douglas

6.1 Management of Laboratory Specimens and Equipment 49

Clinical Laboratory Procedures Skills Number 1–4

6.2 Diagnostic Laboratory Procedures 49

Clinical Laboratory Procedures Skills Number 5–48

References 57

7 Radiography 59
Sandra Bertholf and Sabrina Timperman

Radiography Skills Number 1–12

Reference 62

8 Laboratory Animal Care and Procedures 63
Natalie H. Ragland

Laboratory Animal Care and Procedures Skills Number 1–17

References 67

9 Avian and Exotic Animal Nursing 69
Sabrina Timperman, Lisa E. Schenkel, Laurie J. Buell and Carol J. Gamez

Exotic Animal Nursing Skills Number 1–10

References 73

Index 75

“For faculty, this textbook will be very helpful when establishing or revising skills within the curriculum. The standard criteria or learning outcomes are presented in a logical, thorough, thoughtful, and learner-centered fashion….Our long-standing veterinary technology program has just gone through a curriculum revision. We found this textbook very helpful as a guide to remind us of the steps, knowledge, and decision-making abilities needed for each essential skill.” JAVMA, January 2018