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Surgical Patient Care for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses

Surgical Patient Care for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses

Gerianne Holzman, Teri Raffel

ISBN: 978-0-470-95976-3

Jun 2015, Wiley-Blackwell

226 pages

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Surgical Patient Care for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses is a highly practical reference covering all aspects of caring for canine and feline surgical patients.

  • Covers all tasks associated with small animal surgical patient care, from the initial exam and beyond discharge
  • Offers clear descriptions of common surgical assisting procedures and their etiology
  • Presents 285 full-color clinical photographs to demonstrate common surgical instruments and assisting procedures and patient care
  • Includes chapters on the history and physical examination, pre-operative planning, asepsis, surgical assisting, procedures, wound management, postoperative care, and aftercare
  • Includes access to a companion website with review questions and answers and the figures from the book in PowerPoint

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Foreword vii

Preface ix

About the companion website xi

1 History and physical examination 1

2 Preoperative planning 11

3 Asepsis and infection control 28

4 Surgical assistant and circulating nurse 95

5 Surgical procedures 124

6 Wound management 160

7 Postoperative care 171

8 Aftercare and home care 192

Glossary 202

Index 207

“Surgical Patient Care for Veterinary Technicians and Nursesis a reference intended for veterinary technicians primarily involved with surgical patient care, but is also a good resource for veterinary technician students or entry level veterinary technicians. . . Overall, this book is a good reference for anyone seeking to refresh their surgical knowledge.”  (Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 15 December 2015)