Minor Veterinary Surgery

A Handbook for Veterinary Nurses
Author: Julian Hoad
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann Medical
ISBN: 9780750688079
Category: Medical
Page: 234
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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It brings together all the information needed for a veterinary nurse to confidently approach minor surgical procedures in small animals. Based on a thorough grounding of surgical principles, the book takes a hands-on approach and focuses on applying theory to practice. The author has included clear instructions for performing a number of minor surgical techniques and offers practical advice in the form of handy hints and tips making this a highly accessible and user-friendly text.

Equine Veterinary Nursing Manual


Author: Karen Coumbe
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047068027X
Category: Medical
Page: 464
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Endorsed by the British Equine Veterinary Association, this book aims to cover the syllabus for the new RCVS equine veterinary nursing certificate. It covers subjects such as medical and surgical equine nursing, basic equine management and the theory underpinning these topics. It also includes chapters on nutrition, imaging and anatomy and physiology not previously well covered for the equine at a level appropriate for nurses. The approach is practical and the book is laid out in a user-friendly manner with copious illustrations.

Handbook of Veterinary Nursing


Author: Hilary Orpet,Perdi Welsh
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111827945X
Category: Medical
Page: 312
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Handbook of Veterinary Nursing presents essentialguidance and helpful tips on developing and delivering high qualitynursing care and skills. Fully updated, this easy-to-follow guide reflects recent changesto veterinary nursing qualifications, current terminology and drugsin use. The emphasis is on the importance of working methodically,using high quality procedures, to help the whole veterinary teamensure the most successful outcomes in animal care. Written in note form for quick reference by veterinary nursesand technicians at all stages of their training and career, thiswill be invaluable for both exam revision and quick reference inclinic. Contents include: The nursing process in veterinary care, physical assessment ofthe patient, managing the hospital environment, managing theoperating room, surgical nursing activities, anaesthesia,diagnostic imaging, diagnostic tests, triage and emergencyprocedures, and essential calculations for drugs, fluids, nutritionand radiographic exposures. Key features: •Gives clinical advice quickly and simply •Written by authors with many years experience of veterinarynurse training and education •Contains essential calculations •Illustrated in colour throughout

Clinical Procedures in Veterinary Nursing


Author: Victoria Aspinall
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702058823
Category: Medical
Page: 384
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"..this book is also worth having close at hand for unfamiliar situation.." Reviewed by Fabienne Dethioux on behalf of Vet Nurses Today, March 2015 All the principal basic procedures are covered Uses a step-by-step ‘action/rationale’ approach for maximum clarity Covers companion animals and exotic species Never struggle to find definitive information on basic procedures again A reference guide to best practice for both qualified and trainee veterinary nurses and veterinary technicians Presents full colour artworks and photographs throughout Includes brand new chapter on Minor Surgical Procedures Includes brand new chapter on Basic Clinical Procedures in the Horse Anaesthesia sections have been extensively updated Gives access to the Aspinall online library of clinical procedures videos

E-Book - Veterinary Practice Management

A Practical Guide
Author: Maggie Shilcock,Georgina Stutchfield
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702032964
Category: Medical
Page: 256
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Veterinary Practice Management provides all the practical tips for managing and improving the financial performance of a veterinary practice. Mandatory reading for all owners and veterinary practice managers, it also proves indispensable for commercial veterinary companies and independent outlets alike as well as for all members of the veterinary practice team and representatives who visit veterinary practice managers. Helps the new manager whether from a veterinary background or elsewhere Includes issues around staff recruitment and training, recommending specific pet insurance to clients, new RCVS standards, RCVS Code of Professional Conduct and Medicines Regulations Contains new information on energy and environmental waste management both essential to modern practices Relates theory to practice through practical advice and top tips Provides essential reading for all those taking practice management examinations or continuing professional development courses

The Basics Of Reiki

A step-by-step guide to reiki practice
Author: Penelope Quest
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1405515295
Category: Medical
Page: 320
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The Basics of Reiki by Penelope Quest offers a clear and accessible introduction to an increasingly popular and powerful healing art. Best known as a gentle hands-on-healing technique for physical ailments, Reiki is also a holistic system which can be used for healing body, mind, emotions and spirit. In this helpful and easy-to-follow book, you will discover everything you need to know, including: the origins and development of Reiki as a healing system; what to expect when receiving a Reiki treatment; how Reiki treats both the symptoms and the causes of illness, easing physical pain and helping to clear emotional blockages; how easily you can be attuned to Reiki, and what to expect at each level of training; how to use Reiki for self-healing and for healing other people, animals, plants and the environment; practical exercises and visualisations to encourage relaxation and develop insight and energy awareness. This is the perfect choice for those who want to find out more about Reiki and the benefits it can offer, from a highly qualified and experienced Reiki Master.

The Complete Textbook of Veterinary Nursing2

The Complete Textbook of Veterinary Nursing
Author: Victoria Aspinall
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702040509
Category: Medical
Page: 732
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The Complete Textbook of Veterinary Nursing has established itself as a recommended standard text for all veterinary nurses. It is designed both to satisfy the requirements of the syllabus studied by all student veterinary nurses and to provide a wide range of information for qualified nurses working in veterinary practice. This new second edition has been updated and revised to align it perfectly with the needs of a new generation of students. . Comprehensive content endorsed by all leading course providers . Full colour illustrations for maximum clarity . Written by veterinary nurses for veterinary nurses . Additional online resources to maximize learning potential Improved website offers a range of film clips of essential procedures, introduced and narrated by Victoria Aspinall - plus comprehensive test-yourself questions in both study and assessment modes. All chapters revised and updated in line with changes in legislation, knowledge and current practical techniques. Brand new chapters on Ethics and Welfare, Communication and Physiotherapy. New section on Nursing Care Models to provide veterinary nurses with the necessary information to use this concept in their own practices. Dog behaviour chapter updated and revised to reflect the latest thinking about the process of domestication of the dog and its relevance to training methods. Additional photographs added throughout for enhanced understanding and clarity. Entire text accessible as an e-book with full note-making, referencing and search functionality.

BSAVA Manual of Advanced Veterinary Nursing


Author: Alasdair Hotston-Moore
Publisher: BSAVA
ISBN: 9780905214511
Category: Medical
Page: 223
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As the role of the veterinary nurse changes, there is an increasing need to understand new techniques and cope with public demands. Levels of responsibility are also rising. The BSAVA Manual of Advanced Veterinary Nursing forms part of the BSAVA Manuals of Veterinary Nursing series (edited by Gill Simpson) is aimed at veterinary nurses who wish to extend their knowledge and skills with information at a level beyond the VN qualification. A problem-based approach to internal medicine is introduced, with techniques for nursing major surgical and critical cases, and the management of a critical care unit. Advanced laboratory and radiography chapters cover techniques and interpretation, including newer imaging techniques. To cater for recent developments, chapters are included on equine nursing and practice management. There is also a section on exotic and wildlife nursing. Although it is not intended to be a comprehensive textbook, this manual will be helpful as an introduction and source of further information for the Diplomas in Advanced Veterinary Nursing. It is an essential manual for professional staff in practice wishing to improve their standard of nursing care as we move into the next millennium. BSAVA, BVNA and FECAVA members can claim their member discount by ordering direct from: British Small Animal Veterinary Association Woodrow House, 1 Telford Way, Waterwells Business Park, Quedgeley, Gloucester, GL2 4AB, Tel: 01452 726709, Fax: 01452 726701, E-mail: [email protected]

BSAVA Manual of Practical Veterinary Nursing


Author: Elizabeth Mullineaux,Marie Jones
Publisher: BSAVA
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medical
Page: 408
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"This new edition has been completely revised and updated inline with NVQ practical requirements and offers an easily accessible guide to common procedures and nursing skills used within general practice. The easy-to-use format of the previous edition has been retained and is now enhanced by full colour illustrations."--BOOK JACKET.

Education and Training in the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

A Guide for Developing Institutional Programs
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Institute for Laboratory Animal Research,Commission on Life Sciences,Committee on Educational Programs in Laboratory Animal Science
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309043824
Category: Science
Page: 152
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Federal law now requires that institutions provide training for anyone caring for or using laboratory animals. This volume provides the guidelines and resources needed to coordinate a quality training program, as well as to meet all legal requirements. A core module for all personnel takes no more than four hours to present. Most staff then proceed to one or more additional skills-development modules including the species-specific module that can be customized to any species in use at the institution, the pain management module, and the surgery module. The volume provides content information for required topics--from ethics to record keeping--and lists sources of additional publications, audiovisual programs, and computerized teaching aids. Included are: Ready-to-use teaching outlines, with detailed instructions for presenting material. Practical guidelines on logistics, covering scheduling, budgeting, and more. Guidelines on how to design training for adults and how to work with investigators who may resist taking training courses. This practical guidebook will be necessary for research institutions, particularly for staff members responsible for training coordination.

Small Animal Surgical Nursing


Author: Marianne Tear
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323312284
Category: Medical
Page: 312
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With focused coverage of the veterinary technician's specific role and responsibilities in small animal surgery, Small Animal Surgical Nursing, 3rd Edition helps you gain exceptional clinical competency. Topics include protocol, sterilization, gowning, gloving, anesthesia, wound management, and care of the animals before and after surgery. This new edition will also expand on common complications that might be encountered during surgical procedures and outlines how to best avoid or prepare for this situation. Plus, with enhanced online resources including interactive exercises, you will have all the tools needed to master the full gamut of surgical nursing responsibilities involving small animals. Complete coverage of small animal surgical nursing as it relates to the roles and responsibilities of the veterinary technician provides a full review of the role of the technician in the surgical setting. Focus on exceptional clinical skills and practice tips draws from the author’s real-world experiences of what is most commonly encountered in the clinical setting. Attention to detail fosters appropriate comprehension levels in required veterinary technician surgical nursing courses. Extensive full-color illustrations and photographs vividly guide learning in the areas of necessary equipment, instruments, sterile techniques, suturing techniques, and wound management. Well-written performance objectives are included at the beginning of each chapter to help readers identify what should be mastered in the upcoming chapter. Key points and review questions are included at the end of each chapter to focus and reinforce learning. Practical appendices cover dosage calculations, how to quickly set IV fluid drip rates, how to make up various solutions of medications for constant rate infusions, and more to further facilitate the reader’s ability to work quickly and efficiently. NEW! Online user resources on the Evolve companion website include interactive activities.

Kirk & Bistner's Handbook of Veterinary Procedures and Emergency Treatment - E-Book


Author: Richard B. Ford,Elisa Mazzaferro
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1437707998
Category: Medical
Page: 784
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Provide expert care for cats and dogs! Kirk and Bistner's Handbook of Veterinary Procedures and Emergency Treatment, 9th Edition covers not only the management of emergency conditions, but also strategies for dealing with hundreds of routine diagnostic and treatment challenges in small animals. Its user-friendly format provides instant access to vital information -- making it an ideal resource in emergency situations -- and it is conveniently organized by both body systems and presenting signs to help you easily reach a diagnosis and determine a treatment plan for all clinical situations. Written by veterinary experts Richard Ford and Elisa Mazzaferro, Kirk and Bistner's Handbook of Veterinary Procedures and Emergency Treatment provides current guidelines for small animal emergency care and the diagnostic procedures most commonly performed in a busy, team-oriented practice. Step-by-step instructions and illustrations are provided for all major emergency and non-emergency clinical procedures. A logical, easy-to-use format lists all emergency conditions in alphabetical order, and includes quick reference boxes calling out key information such as clinical tips and cautions. Clear, concise guidelines help you evaluate clinical signs and laboratory test data. Clinical algorithms make it easier to identify and treat abnormalities. Guidelines for assessment and treatment include practical advice and solutions, how to examine the small animal patient using a body systems and problem list approach, and a review of basic diagnostic procedures used in daily practice. Coverage of toxicological emergencies describes how to manage exposures and poisonings. A quick reference guide to the management of the emergency patient is conveniently located on the inside cover. A comprehensive drug formulary makes lookup easy, and includes proprietary names, actions/use of each drug, formulations, recommended dosages, and special precautions, with emergency medications highlighted for fast reference This all-in-one reference includes practical coverage of emergency procedures, physical assessment in sickness and health, routine and advanced testing procedures, diagnostic tests sampling, preparation, procedures, and interpretation. Quick Reference boxes include potential causes of each clinical abnormality and associated signs, step-by-step diagnostic plans, and clinical algorithms. The latest vaccination guidelines include protocols for dogs and cats at low, medium, and high risk of exposure to infectious diseases. Updated coverage keeps you current with the latest on pain assessment, prevention, and treatment.

Veterinary Ophthalmic Surgery - E-Book


Author: Kirk N. Gelatt,Janice P. Gelatt
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702048933
Category: Medical
Page: 476
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Purchasers of Veterinary Ophthalmic Surgery have at their disposal a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to all types of ophthalmic surgical techniques across all species. Techniques are covered topographically, and species-by-species, with difficulty gradings for each one. Many of these procedures will be undertaken by the veterinary generalist, not only the specialized ophthalmologist. Nearly 1,000 large-sized illustrations, 750 of them in full colour, allow the practitioner to follow the techniques step-by-step. Internationally recognized as an authority on small animal ophthalmic surgery, Dr Gelatt is joined by expert contributors who together provide authoritative and definitive solutions to practitioners' eye surgery requirements. Whatever your field of specialism, this is the only eye surgery book you are ever likely to need. For: residents in veterinary ophthalmology; general, small animal, and equine veterinary practitioners; veterinary ophthalmologists; veterinary medicine students. -Comprehensive coverage of all species -Lavishly illustrated sequenced figures of all procedures -Step-by-step approach for maximum clarity -A superb collection of online video clips gives clarification of the most common procedures -The only ophthalmic surgery text for veterinarians

Handbook of Veterinary Pain Management - E-Book


Author: James S. Gaynor,William W. Muir
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323062903
Category: Medical
Page: 672
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You can trust this user-friendly guide to help you meet the increasing need for effective pain management in the animals you treat. It provides instant access to clinically relevant information on pain assessment, pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical treatment options, guidelines for managing acute and chronic pain, and unique aspects of pain management in dogs, cats, horses, cattle, birds, reptiles, ferrets, and rabbits. User-friendly format helps you quickly and easily find essential pain management information. Helpful boxes and tables provide at-a-glance access to pharmacologic protocols and clinical applications, including dosages, indications, contraindications, and side effects. Complementary and alternative treatment strategies are included throughout to assist you in using the latest non-pharmacological pain interventions. Case studies clearly illustrate the practical applications of key concepts in the clinical setting and help you sharpen your pain assessment and management skills. New contributors — many of the most respected experts in the field — share their insights and experiences to bring you the most current thinking in this ever-changing discipline. Completely revised and updated content throughout ensures you are using the best and most current information available on analgesic drugs and pain management techniques. An expanded chapter on Pain Management in Horses and Cattle explores the latest advances in treating this group of animals. Eight new chapters offer cutting-edge coverage of hot topics in the field, including: Pain Management in the Cat Pain Management for the Pet Bird Clinical Approaches to Analgesia in Reptiles Clinical Approaches to Analgesia in Ferrets and Rabbits Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation in Dogs Rehabilitation Methods and Modalities for the Cat Quality of Life Issues Hospice and Palliative Care

Nutrition, An Issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America: Exotic Animal Practice,


Author: Jörg Mayer
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323323502
Category: Medical
Page: 636
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Dr. Jörg Mayer has assembled an expert panel of authors on the topic of nutrition in exotic animals. Articles include: Prescription diets for exotic pets, Supplements for exotic pets, Nutrition for reptiles, Nutrition for avians, Nutrition for amphibians, Nutrition for fish, Nutrition for marsupials, Nutrition for rodents, and Nutrition for Rabbits.

Saunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary E-Book


Author: Virginia P. Studdert,Clive C. Gay,Douglas C. Blood
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702047449
Category: Medical
Page: 1344
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The new edition of Blood’s classic Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary has been completely redesigned, revised and updated for today’s veterinary team. Now with a wide range of superb full-colour illustrations, well over 60,000 main and subentries including large animals, small animals and exotics, and an all-new, user-friendly format, the fourth edition offers the most comprehensive dictionary reference in the field. Comprehensive text covering the whole range of veterinary medicine Classic authoritative reference work Valuable and accessible appendices for instant access to key information at a glance Well over 60,000 main entries and subentries Extensive contributions from internationally acknowledged expert consultants New for this edition Over 1,000 colour illustrations to aid further understanding of disease processes and important terminology Pronunciation of key terms Brand new design and format to help find key information at a glance Extensive revision, clarification and focussing of entries to reflect current practice