DescriptionVeterinary Technician's Manual for Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care provides a comprehensive reference on emergency and critical care medicine for veterinary technicians of all skill levels. Beginning with information on initial patient assessment and triage, the first section covers shock and initial stabilization, venous access, monitoring, and cardiopulmonary cerebral resuscitation. A section on specific conditions such as cardiovascular and respiratory emergencies is organized by system, with a final section highlighting select topics like anesthesia and analgesia, transfusion medicine, and critical care pharmacology. Case studies, review questions, and images are provided on a companion website at www.wiley.com/go/norkus.
Coverage focuses on dogs and cats, with special considerations for handling exotic and avian emergencies covered in a dedicated chapter. This in-depth material in an easy-to-navigate format is an essential resource for veterinary technicians and assistants, emergency and critical care veterinary technician specialists, and veterinary technician students.
Section 1: Initial Patient Management
1: Triage and Initial Assessment of the Emergency Patient 5
Amy N. Breton
2: Shock and Initial Stabilization 25
3: Venous Access 45
Kara B. Trent
4: Monitoring the Critical Patient 63
5: Cardiopulmonary Cerebral Resuscitation 83
Christopher L. Norkus
Section 2: Specifi c Organ System Disorders
6: Cardiovascular Emergencies 101
Christopher L. Norkus
7: Respiratory Emergencies 127
Dana Heath and Lori Baden Atkins
8: Gastrointestinal Emergencies 151
9: Urogenital Emergencies 177
Andrea M. Steele
10: Endocrine and Metabolic Emergencies 197
11: Hemolymphatic, Immunologic, and Oncology Emergencies 221
Mary Tefend Campbell
12: Neurological Emergencies 263
Sally R. Powell
13: Musculoskeletal, Integumentary, and Environmental Emergencies 283
14: Toxicological Emergencies 313
Christopher L. Norkus
15: Reproductive Emergencies 337
16: Ocular Emergencies 355
Jonathan A. Esmond
17: Special Species and Avian Emergencies 369
Section 3: Select Emergency/Critical Care Topics and Therapies
18: Critical Care Pharmacology 389
19: Fluid Therapy, Electrolyte, and Acid–Base Disorders 433
20: Anesthesia and Analgesia 465
Jennifer K. Sager
21: Transfusion Medicine 495
22: Nutrition for the Critically Ill 523
Ann Elise Wortinger
"A comprehensive reference on emergency and critical are for vet technicians. From patient triage to stabilization and monitoring, this offers recommended best practices, techniques, case studies, and plenty of supportive illustration to provide a fine review of the most common emergencies experienced in hospitals and clinics." (The Bookwatch, 1 November 2012)“The text is clearly written and well supported by high-quality photographs and images.” (Book News, 1 April 2012)
“Based on the knowledge required to pass the Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technicians exam, this book provides in a very thorough and logical format with everything you need to deal with these stressful situations.” (Vet Nurses Today, 1 April 2012)
Incorrectly spells hydromorphone as bydromorphone .
The sentence should read ?The right lung is made up of a cranial, middle, caudal, and accessory lung lobe? instead of the left lung.
States a normal fructosamine is 225 - 360 and this line should read: A normal fructosamine in a non-diabetic dog is 225-365 mmol/L .
States low fructosamine is < 350, but this line should read low fructosamine in a diabetic dose on insulin is <250 mmol/L with excellent control ranging from 350-400 mmol/L.
Describes fluid requirements for burn patients as 1-4 mL/kg x TBSA %, but should clarify that is ?for the first 24 hours? (Silverstein and Hopper, 2009)
Reportedly, lactated ringers solution is less toxic... and should be changed to ?reportedly, lactated ringers solution is less irritating to tissue than normal saline and tap water? (Silverstein and Hopper, 2009)
In the ethylene glycol section Because of its sweat color it is frequently.... This should read ?Because of its sweet color it is frequently??
Says dobutamine has only beta 2 effects, but should read ? It has predominantly beta 1 agonist effects.?
This chart should list dopamine as having beta 1 effects at middle dose and alpha 1 effects at high dose. Right now it does not include the 1s which is important.
In the first paragraph, CFH should be corrected to CHF . The math problem is wrong and should be corrected to:
Question #4. Glycopyrolate's dose should be changed from 1.2ml to 1.4ml.
This section may be made clearer with the following wording:
The corrected chloride equation is wrong in that the numerator and denominator are inverted. The correct formula is:
Here are some modifications and clarifications to some of the kcal/ml numbers of various diets to ensure the most correct and up to date information:
Since the publication of the book, the ground breaking guidelines on the CPCR in dogs and cats have been published. As a result, Chapter 5- CPCR is no longer current, and in some parts is already out of date. There should be an addendum put into the beginning or end of the chapter notifying the reader that they are encouraged to review these guidelines.
- Offers information on initial patient assessment, specific body system conditions and other select emergency and critical care topics and therapies
- Fully authored by leading Veterinary Technician Specialists in Emergency and Critical Care
- Includes access to a companion website featuring case studies, images and review questions at www.wiley.com/go/norkus
- Covers the most common emergencies experienced in hospitals and clinics
- Focuses on handling dogs and cats with a special chapter on exotic and avian emergencies
- Provides a comprehensive reference on emergency and critical care skills for veterinary technicians of all skill levels