• Veterinary Technician's Manual for Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care, Second Edition provides an in-depth and cutting-edge, yet easy-to-navigate, reference on emergency and critical care for veterinary paraprofessionals of all skill levels. Provides a comprehensive reference on emergency and critical care medicine for veterinary technicians of all skill levels, and veterinary assistants.

    Veterinary Technician's Manual for Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care, Second Edition provides an in-depth and cutting-edge, yet easy-to-navigate, reference on emergency and critical care for veterinary paraprofessionals of all skill levels.

    • Written by leading veterinary technician specialists (VTS) in emergency and critical care
    • Completely revised and substantially updated, with new emphases on anatomy, physiology, nursing skills, and evidence based medicine
    • Features five new chapters covering mechanical ventilation, pain management, renal replacement therapy, nursing skills and procedures, and life as an emergency veterinary technician, including topics such as salary, compassion fatigue, and scheduling
    • Includes access to a companion website with chapter review questions and the images from the book for download in PowerPoint
  • Contributors xi

    Foreword xiii
    Harold Davis

    Preface xv

    Acknowledgment xvii

    About the Companion Website xix

    Section 1 Initial Patient Management

    1 Triage and Initial Assessment of the Emergency Patient 3
    Amy L. Newfield

    2 Shock and Initial Stabilization 17
    Jacklyn M. Arenth and Christopher L. Norkus

    3 Venous Access 35
    Kara B. Trent

    4 Monitoring the Critical Patient 45
    Trish A. Farry and Christopher L. Norkus

    5 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 65
    Brandy L. Helewa and Liz F. Hughston

    Section 2 Specific Organ System Disorders

    6 Cardiovascular Emergencies 87
    Christopher L. Norkus

    7 Respiratory Emergencies 111
    Dana J. Heath, Lori B. Atkins, and Christopher L. Norkus

    8 Gastrointestinal, Hepatobiliary, and Pancreatic Emergencies 133
    Amy B. Campbell and Christopher L. Norkus

    9 Urogenital Emergencies 159
    Andrea M. Steele

    10 Endocrine and Metabolic Emergencies 175
    Angela J. Thorp

    11 Hemolymphatic, Immunological, and Oncology Emergencies 191
    April J. Bays and Kelly M. Foltz

    12 Neurological Emergencies 223
    Sally R. Powell and Christopher L. Norkus

    13 Integumentary and Musculoskeletal Emergencies 239
    Nicholas L. Rivituso

    14 Environmental Emergencies 257
    Nicholas L. Rivituso

    15 Reproductive Emergencies 271
    Jaime M. Maher

    16 Ocular Emergencies 283
    Jonathan A. Esmond

    17 Toxicological Emergencies 295
    Christopher L. Norkus

    Section 3 Select Emergency/Critical Care Topics and Therapies

    18 Critical Care Pharmacology 317
    David J. Liss and Christopher L. Norkus

    19 Exotic Pet Emergencies 361
    Heather E. Darbo‐McClellan

    20 Fluid Therapy, Electrolyte Abnormalities, and Acid–Base Disorders 385
    David J. Liss and Christopher L. Norkus

    21 Mechanical Ventilation 417
    Kenichiro Yagi

    22 Emergency and Critical Care Anesthesia 439
    Jennifer K. Sager and Christopher L. Norkus

    23 Pain Management for the Emergency and Critical Care Patient 479
    Alison J. Gottlieb

    24 Transfusion Medicine 505
    Kenichiro Yagi and Lindan A. Spromberg

    25 Nutrition for the Critically Ill 531
    Ann E. Wortinger

    26 Renal Replacement Therapy 545
    Emily‐Ione I.Kinney

    27 Caring for the Caregivers 555
    Louise M. O’Dwyer and Christopher L. Norkus

    28 Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Nursing Skills 563
    Shannon R. Babyak and Jeffrey B. Backus

    Appendices 591

    Index 597

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