Master the veterinary technician's role in caring for critically ill or injured pets! Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care for Veterinary Technicians, 4th Edition provides quick access to dozens of common, life-saving protocols and procedures. Each treatment technique is described in step-by-step detail and illustrated in full color. To prepare you for the veterinary setting, a team approach is emphasized. This edition adds three new chapters and includes practical, easy-to-apply medical math and scenario-based exercises. Written by experienced veterinary technicians Andrea Battaglia and Andrea Steele, this resource prepares you for success on the VTNE, in veterinary practices, and in animal hospital emergency departments. Step-by-step instructions show how to perform specific procedures and techniques, guiding you through key assessment and treatment techniques. Technician Notes highlight specific procedures, with diagrams, photos, and detailed instructions, providing at-a-glance guidance for students and practicing vet techs. Comprehensive coverage of pain management, respiratory emergencies, and urologic emergencies provides cutting-edge treatment options for a wide variety of commonly seen presenting problems. Review and preparation for the VTNE (Veterinary Technician National Examination) is provided by Medical Math exercises and questions based on real-world scenarios. Coverage of equipment and techniques includes the latest advances in basic lab equipment, fluid therapy, and oxygen therapy. Equipment lists are provided at the beginning of most chapters, ensuring that you will have the appropriate tools on hand for each type of emergency situation. Practical exercises prepare you for success on the VTNE. NEW! Three new chapters are included: Supporting the Critically Ill or Injured through Physical Rehabilitation Techniques, Fostering Wellbeing in the ER and ICU, and Managing Pharmaceuticals in the ER. NEW! Chapter pretests assess your knowledge and allow you to identify your strengths and weaknesses. NEW and UPDATED photos and illustrations enhance your understanding by accurately depicting the clinical signs encountered in emergency and critical care.
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SECTION I: Critically Ill Small Animals 1. Critical Thinking - Skill of Observation and Interpretation 2. Monitoring of the Critically Ill or Injured Patient 3. Patient's Lifeline: Intravenous Catheter 4. Fluid Therapy 5. Transfusion Medicine 6. Nutritional Support for the Critically Ill Patient 7. Oxygen Therapy Techniques 8. Mechanical Ventilation 9. Pain Assessment and Treatment 10. Supporting the Critically Ill or Injured through Physical Rehabilitation Techniques  NEW! 11. Anesthesia in the Critically Ill or Injured 12. Isolation Techniques in Clinical Practice SECTION II: Emergency Care for Small Animals 13. Emergency Receiving 14. Management of Patients in Shock 15. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: Current Practice 16. Traumatic Emergencies 17. Hematologic Emergencies 18. Cardiovascular Emergencies 19. Respiratory Emergencies 20. Gastrointestinal Emergencies 21. Metabolic and Endocrine Emergencies 22. Urologic Emergencies 23. Reproductive Emergencies 24. Ocular Emergencies 25. Neurologic Emergencies 26. Toxicologic Emergencies 27. Avian and Exotic Emergencies 28. Disaster Medicine SECTION III: Practice Management 29. Fostering Wellbeing in the ER and ICU  NEW! 30. The Art of Scheduling 31. Client Communication in an Emergency 32. Managing Pharmaceuticals in the ER  NEW!
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Master the vet tech's role in caring for pets requiring emergency and critical care


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