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Veterinary Technician's Manual for Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care, 2nd Edition

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Veterinary Technician's Manual for Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care, 2nd Edition

Christopher L. Norkus (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-119-17909-2 November 2018 Wiley-Blackwell 632 Pages

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Veterinary Technician's Manual for Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care, Second Edition provides an in-depth and cutting-edge, yet easy-to-navigate, reference on emergency and critical care for veterinary paraprofessionals of all skill levels. Provides a comprehensive reference on emergency and critical care medicine for veterinary technicians of all skill levels, and veterinary assistants.

Veterinary Technician's Manual for Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care, Second Edition provides an in-depth and cutting-edge, yet easy-to-navigate, reference on emergency and critical care for veterinary paraprofessionals of all skill levels.

  • Written by leading veterinary technician specialists (VTS) in emergency and critical care
  • Completely revised and substantially updated, with new emphases on anatomy, physiology, nursing skills, and evidence based medicine
  • Features five new chapters covering mechanical ventilation, pain management, renal replacement therapy, nursing skills and procedures, and life as an emergency veterinary technician, including topics such as salary, compassion fatigue, and scheduling
  • Includes access to a companion website with chapter review questions and the images from the book for download in PowerPoint

Contributors xi

Foreword xiii
Harold Davis

Preface xv

Acknowledgment xvii

About the Companion Website xix

Section 1 Initial Patient Management

1 Triage and Initial Assessment of the Emergency Patient 3
Amy L. Newfield

2 Shock and Initial Stabilization 17
Jacklyn M. Arenth and Christopher L. Norkus

3 Venous Access 35
Kara B. Trent

4 Monitoring the Critical Patient 45
Trish A. Farry and Christopher L. Norkus

5 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 65
Brandy L. Helewa and Liz F. Hughston

Section 2 Specific Organ System Disorders

6 Cardiovascular Emergencies 87
Christopher L. Norkus

7 Respiratory Emergencies 111
Dana J. Heath, Lori B. Atkins, and Christopher L. Norkus

8 Gastrointestinal, Hepatobiliary, and Pancreatic Emergencies 133
Amy B. Campbell and Christopher L. Norkus

9 Urogenital Emergencies 159
Andrea M. Steele

10 Endocrine and Metabolic Emergencies 175
Angela J. Thorp

11 Hemolymphatic, Immunological, and Oncology Emergencies 191
April J. Bays and Kelly M. Foltz

12 Neurological Emergencies 223
Sally R. Powell and Christopher L. Norkus

13 Integumentary and Musculoskeletal Emergencies 239
Nicholas L. Rivituso

14 Environmental Emergencies 257
Nicholas L. Rivituso

15 Reproductive Emergencies 271
Jaime M. Maher

16 Ocular Emergencies 283
Jonathan A. Esmond

17 Toxicological Emergencies 295
Christopher L. Norkus

Section 3 Select Emergency/Critical Care Topics and Therapies

18 Critical Care Pharmacology 317
David J. Liss and Christopher L. Norkus

19 Exotic Pet Emergencies 361
Heather E. Darbo‐McClellan

20 Fluid Therapy, Electrolyte Abnormalities, and Acid–Base Disorders 385
David J. Liss and Christopher L. Norkus

21 Mechanical Ventilation 417
Kenichiro Yagi

22 Emergency and Critical Care Anesthesia 439
Jennifer K. Sager and Christopher L. Norkus

23 Pain Management for the Emergency and Critical Care Patient 479
Alison J. Gottlieb

24 Transfusion Medicine 505
Kenichiro Yagi and Lindan A. Spromberg

25 Nutrition for the Critically Ill 531
Ann E. Wortinger

26 Renal Replacement Therapy 545
Emily‐Ione I.Kinney

27 Caring for the Caregivers 555
Louise M. O’Dwyer and Christopher L. Norkus

28 Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Nursing Skills 563
Shannon R. Babyak and Jeffrey B. Backus

Appendices 591

Index 597

"The second edition of the Veterinary Technician’s Manual for Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care is a comprehensive and practical guide for veterinary technicians of all levels of experience....Written by technicians for technicians, each chapter is authored by veterinary technician specialists from around the world who have a unique and accurate perspective of what technicians in the field of ECC need and want to know....Overall, this book is an excellent, fairly priced, evidence-based resource for veterinary technicians in ECC settings and a must have for VTS(ECC) candidates." JAVMA, MAR 15, 2019, VOL 254, NO. 6

"This is a great addition to the library of books focusing on small animal emergency and critical care. It is comprehensive and thorough, covering a wide variety of topics, including compassion fatigue and burnout. The book is more practical than others I have read on this topic, and this update has several new chapters and expanded sections on individual diseases. I would highly recommend it to fellow veterinary technicians, especially those studying for boards." Doody's Book Review, April 2019