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Veterinary technician's manual for small animal emergency and critical care
NORKUS
Veterinary technician's manual for small animal emergency and critical care
2nd ed., 607 pages, 200 ill., John Wiley & Sons, November 2018

Item Code: MEDUR64
ISBN: 9781119179092
Weigth: 1600 g
Species: Dog/Cat
Discipline: Critical care medicine
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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
Contents
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
Author(s) CV
Christopher Norkus, BS, CVT, VTS (Emergency & Critical Care), VTS (Anesthesia), received his DVM degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.  He is an intern at The Animal Medical Center of New York.
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