Pain Management for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses

  • ID: 2827269
  • Book
  • 440 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Pain Management for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses guides readers through the important concepts of animal pain management, providing specific approaches to managing pain in a wide variety of veterinary conditions. Emphasizing the technician s role in advocating for the patient, the book equips technicians with the knowledge needed to manage pain in dogs, cats, horses, livestock, exotics, and zoo animals. Logically and comprehensively covering this difficult subject, Pain Management for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses provides both introductory material on the tenets of pain management and specific techniques to apply in the clinical setting.

With information on recognizing and understanding pain, the physiology of pain, pharmacology, and analgesia in different settings, the book outlines how to practice good pain management as an integral part of nursing care. Pain Management for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses provides both basic and advanced information, allowing students, practicing veterinary technicians and nurses, and veterinary staff alike to take a more active role in pain management and develop a more thorough understanding of this complex subject.

Key features

  • Offers a complete guide to recognizing and managing pain in a wide variety of veterinary settings
  • Emphasizes the technician s role in caring and advocating for the patient
  • Covers a variety of species, from dogs and cats to zoo animals and wildlife
  • Features full–color photographs to demonstrate concepts
  • Provides the first book on veterinary pain management edited by veterinary technicians for veterinary technicians
  • Includes access to a companion website offering the figures from the book in PowerPoint
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Contributors ix

Preface xi

Acknowledgements xiii

About the Companion Website xv

Chapter 1 Advancing Veterinary Pain Management into a New Era 1Patricia R. Zehna

Chapter 2 Pain Management Careers for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses 8Mary Ellen Goldberg, Kristen Hagler, and Janel Holden

Chapter 3 Pain Recognition in Companion Species, Horses, and Livestock 15Cheryl Irzyk Kata, Samantha Rowland, and Mary Ellen Goldberg

Chapter 4 Physiology of Pain 30Kristen Cooley

Chapter 5 Analgesic Pharmacology 42Michelle Albino

Chapter 6 Locoregional Analgesic Blocking Techniques 67Mary Ellen Goldberg, Nancy Shaffran, Kim Spelts, David Liss, Tasha McNerney, Trish Farry, Samantha Rowland, and Jennifer L. Dupre

Chapter 7 Surgical Pain Management 93Tasha McNerney and Trish Farry

Chapter 8 Analgesia for Emergency and Critical Care Patients 115Kim Spelts and David Liss

Chapter 9 Chronic Pain Management for the Companion Animal 125Christopher L. Norkus

Chapter 10 Analgesia for Shelter Medicine and Trap–Neuter–Return Programs 147Mary Ellen Goldberg

Chapter 11 Analgesia in Equine Practice 157Samantha Rowland and Jennifer L. Dupre

Chapter 12 Analgesia for Livestock and Camelids 185Mary Ellen Goldberg

Chapter 13 Analgesia in Exotic Animals 216Kate Lafferty, Stephen J. Cital, and Mary Ellen Goldberg

Chapter 14 Analgesia for Zoo Animal and Wildlife Practice 263Lindsay Wesselmann, Stephen J. Cital, and Mary Ellen Goldberg

Chapter 15 Nutritional Considerations for Pain Management in Dogs and Cats 286Kara M. Burns

Chapter 16 Physical Rehabilitation and the Veterinary Technician 295Stephanie Ortel

Chapter 17 The Veterinary Technician in Alternative Therapies 309Stephanie Ortel, Mary Ellen Goldberg, Lis Conarton, Kari Koudelka, and Robin Downing

Chapter 18 Pain Management for End–of–Life Care 331Amir Shanan

Appendices

Appendix A: Formulary 340

Appendix B: Constant Rate Infusions Example Calculations 384

Appendix C: Critical Care Case Studies 393

Appendix D: Routine Case Protocols 396

Appendix E: Key Signs of Pain According to Chapters of Text 399

Appendix F: Further Reading 401

Index 403

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This book serves as a good reference for many disciplines of veterinary medicine.   (Laboratory Animal Practitioner, 1 August 2015)

This is an excellent textbook, that I would highly recommend that everyone reads and that each practice has a copy.   (Veterinary Practice, 1 May 2015)

This book will be a welcome addition to the library of any veterinary clinic or hospital.   (Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 15 March 2015)

"This book is a worthwhile read and useful source of information both for the intended audience and further afield." (Veterinary Record 2016)

This book is a worthwhile read and

useful source of information both for the

intended audience and further afield.
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