Practical Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Nursing

  • ID: 2223468
  • Book
  • 224 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Practical Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Nursing is your step–by–step guide to key emergency and critical care procedures and hands–on nursing care. Whether you need to know how to prioritise your response to a patient with multiple injuries, or you need a quick practical guide to fluid therapy, this is the go–to resource. Colour photographs of real life cases take you through the procedures and after–care, detailing essential skills. This book provides vital information for emergency and critical care situations, whether you re looking for confidence in handling emergency cases in a first–opinion practice, or a relevant, succinct guide for an emergency clinic. Be inspired to become more confident in your clinical skills and abilities, and learn how to apply your existing skills to an emergency situation.

Written by a veterinary nurse and a veterinary surgeon who work together in the largest UK emergency clinic, this book is a practical, how–to manual with a nursing focus.

Suitable as a complete reference for nurses studying towards qualifications, or as a practical guide for daily use by veterinary nurses working in veterinary emergency and critical care.

A supporting companion website featuring information charts and video/slideshow demonstrations relating to the book s content is available at <a href="[external URL]
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Preface vi

1 Triage and Assessment of the Emergency Patient 1

2 Monitoring the Critical Patient 9

3 Vascular Access 17

4 Shock and Intravenous Fluid Therapy 29

5 Blood Gas, Acid Base Analysis and Electrolyte Abnormalities 41

6 Analgesia and Anaesthesia of the Emergency and Critical Patient 52

7 Practical Laboratory Techniques 63

8 Techniques for Oxygen Supplementation 76

9 Nursing the Dyspnoeic Patient 86

10 Nursing the Cardiac Patient 97

11 Nursing the Acute Abdomen Patient 109

12 Nursing Urinary Tract Emergencies 123

13 Nursing the Poisoned Patient 133

14 Nursing the Trauma Patient 144

15 Nursing the Reproductive Patient 155

16 Small Animal Critical Care and Hospitalised Patient Nutrition 163

17 Nursing the Emergency Ophthalmology Patient 181

18 Cardiopulmonary Arrest and Resuscitation 189

19 Nursing Considerations in the Critical Patient 198

Index 209

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Paul Aldridge
Louise O′Dwyer
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