9780323030632

Small Animal Surgical Nursing : Skills and Concepts

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  • ISBN 13:

    9780323030632

  • ISBN 10:

    0323030637

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 09/13/2005
  • Publisher: HARCOURT HEALTH SCIENCES-MOSBY
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Summary

This unique resource provides detailed coverage of the veterinary technician's role in small animal surgery. Topics include asepsis, operating room protocol, instrumentation, sterile technique, suture materials, suturing techniques, wound management, surgical assistance, and pre and postoperative care of animals. All information reflects the latest developments in drugs, instruments, equipment, and techniques. Provides complete coverage of small animal surgical nursing as it relates to the roles and responsibilities of the veterinary technician Focuses on key clinical skills, practice tips, patient care, and client education Written by veterinary technology educators and authorities on veterinary surgical nursing Lavishly illustrated with new color photographs of instruments, equipment, sterile technique, suturing techniques, and wound management Addresses the surgical and community service perspectives of feral cat spay/neuter clinics, including the challenges to veterinary technicians because of the high numbers of surgeries performed in a short time period, dealing with feral cats, and the absence of postoperative follow-up care Provides performance objectives at the beginning of each chapter, as well as key points and review questions at the end of each chapter to focus and reinforce learning Features practical appendices of dosage calculations, how to quickly set IV fluid drip rates, and how to make up various solutions of medications for constant rate infusions

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