• An “expert-by-your-side” essential reference that covers virtually all emergency and critical care situations faced by your veterinary team. This comprehensive text provides fast access to diagnostic and treatment strategies for common emergency and critical care situations of dogs, cats, birds, and exotics. Its manual-style format and step-by-step diagnostic, procedural, and management instructions remain consistent with previous editions.

    The Veterinary Emergency + Critical Care Manual 3rd Edition: Thinking Outside the Book

    Urgent care is stressful and requires quick thinking—and chances are, you’ll run into plenty of uncommon and unfamiliar situations. The trouble is, you don’t always have the time you need to research and prepare for them before a procedure begins.

    What’s the remedy? LifeLearn has been busily working with Dr. Karol Mathews, an emergency and critical care specialist at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, and editor of the first and second editions of the Veterinary Emergency + Critical Care Manual. The result is a brand-new updated edition, set for release at the end of 2017.

    Understandably, there will be a few differences in this edition. It’s been thoroughly reviewed and updated to meet current best practices, and it includes a large amount of new information and content—including guest authors on key topics throughout the book.

    Dr. Mark Stephenson, chief veterinarian and chief corporate development officer at LifeLearn, has consistently worked with Dr. Mathews on the manual since the first edition’s publication in 1996—and knows just how often veterinary teams rely on the textbook.

    “This is a manual for those in the trenches of everyday practice,” Stephenson said.

    In emergency situations, there isn’t time for long explanations. The Veterinary Emergency + Critical Care Manual is designed to be a quick and easy reference for veterinarians, nurses, and technicians who need a backup for emergency and critical care cases.

    “This book was born from detailed procedural notes that [Dr. Mathews] wrote while establishing one of the first full-service veterinary intensive care units in Canada,” said Stephenson. “To ensure the best outcomes for patients, she knew that her notes and checklists would need to be thorough, succinct, and effective.”

    That’s why the manual relies on a proven format and well-organized content that emergency teams can reference and apply quickly in tight situations. It’s a practical and logical approach that relies on procedure and protocol, along with detailed decision trees, to enable quick clinical decisions and action.

    A completely updated version of a validated resource

    LifeLearn has a history well-steeped in the development of educational content.

    “From our inception, we’ve stayed active in the publishing business—books, websites, pet owner education, custom e-learning projects, and more,” explained Stephenson.

    “Since its very first printing, the Veterinary Emergency + Critical Care Manual has been a very popular book worldwide,” Stephenson continued. “It can often be seen open on treatment room counters or sitting cage-side during procedures. It’s considered invaluable for all members of the practice team.”

  • ALL-NEW chapters include:

    • Triage: The Front Line
    • Infection: Preventing and Treating from the Point of Admission
    • Multi-Drug Resistant (Yet-To-Be-Identified) Infections
    • Fasciitis and Myositis
    • Porcupine Quill Injury
    • Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Inhalation
    • Damage Control Techniques for Abdominal Injury
    • Rabbits and Rodents
    • Focused Emergency Cageside Sonography
    • Clinical Pathology: Practical In-House Tips and Tricks
    • Catheter and Tube Placement Techniques
    • Mechanical Ventilation…and MORE
  • Karol A. Mathews, DVM, DVSc, DACVECC, is Professor Emerita, Emergency and Critical Care Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

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