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Small animal surgical nursing - Skills and concepts
Small animal surgical nursing - Skills and concepts
4° ed., 292 pagg., 500 ill., Elsevier, gennaio 2023
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Master the veterinary technician's role and skills in surgical assisting! Small Animal Surgical Nursing, 4th Edition helps you learn the protocols and techniques you need to work together with the veterinarian as a smoothly functioning surgical team. Clear guidelines are provided in areas such as surgical instruments and procedures, anesthesia, patient monitoring, preoperative and postoperative care of the animals, pain management, and client education. This edition is updated throughout and includes timed instrument identification exercises on the Evolve website. Written by well-known educator Marianne Tear, this comprehensive resource ensures that you are highly competent in performing all of the vet tech’s surgical responsibilities.
Key Features
  • Coverage of small animal surgical nursing provides a full review of the role and responsibilities of the veterinary technician in the surgical setting, including sterilization, protocols, gowning, gloving, anesthesia, wound management, and care of the animals before and after surgery.
  • 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.
  • Nearly 500 full-color illustrations and photographs show surgical equipment, instruments, sterile techniques, suturing techniques, and wound management.
  • Attention to detail ensures understanding of the skills covered in required veterinary technician surgical nursing courses.
  • Learning Objectives and Key Terms at the beginning of each chapter identify the material that should be mastered in the upcoming chapter.
  • Key Points and Review Questions at the end of each chapter facilitate study and reinforce understanding.
  • Quick Reference for Common IV Infusions and Analgesic Protocols appendix helps students learn to work quickly and efficiently.

Cover image
Title page
Table of Contents
    List of Tables
    List of Illustrations
1.  Preoperative room considerations
    Layout of the surgery suite
    Equipment cleaning
    Perioperative equipment
    Setting up the surgery suite
    Key points
    Review questions
2.  Instruments
    Surgical instruments
    Surgical “power tools”
    Surgical needles
    Suture material
    Key points
    Review questions
3.  Anesthetic machine
    Anesthetic machine
    Oxygen flow rates
    Key points
    Review questions
4.  Preoperative patient considerations
    History taking
    Physical examination
    Consent form
    Preanesthetic diagnostic tests
    Preoperative medications
    Key points
    Review questions
5.  Patient preparation
    Intravenous catheters
    Endotracheal intubation
    Patient preparation
    Surgical site preparation
    Site preparation and positioning
    Techniques for maintaining body temperature
    Key points
    Review questions
6.  Patient monitoring
    Role of the veterinary technician anesthetist
    Pulse and blood pressure
    Special surgical case considerations
    Anesthesia monitoring devices
    Key points
    Review questions
7.  Asepsis
    Duties of the circulating assistant
    Key points
    Review questions
8.  Operating room personnel
    Nutrition and hygiene
    Proper attire in surgical area
    Surgical hand scrub and hand rub
    Key points
    Review questions
9.  Surgical assisting—duties during surgery
    Instrument handling and passing
    Tissue handling
    Equipment count
    Draping—basic principles
    Drug administration
    Suture-related responsibilities
    Key points
    Review questions
10.  Surgical procedures
    Responsibilities of the surgical technician
    Abdominal procedures
    Specific abdominal procedures
    Reproductive procedures
    Ear procedures
    Ophthalmic procedures
    Orthopedic procedures
    Minimally invasive surgery
    Key points
    Review questions
11.  The postoperative patient
    Recovery from anesthesia and extubation
    Postoperative monitoring
    Complications related to anesthesia
    Complications related to surgery
    Postoperative nursing care
    Wound closure
    Intravenous catheter maintenance
    Urinary catheter maintenance
    Nutritional support
    Postoperative analgesia
    Key points
    Review questions
12.  The technician’s role in pain management
    Understanding pain
    The technician’s role in pain management
    Key points
    Review questions
13.  Client education for postoperative care
    Discharge instructions
    General postanesthesia instructions
    General postoperative instructions
    Postoperative instructions for common procedures
    Key points
    Review questions
14.  Postoperative cleaning
    Cleaning of the surgery room
    Instrument cleaning
    Pack wrapping
    Specialty instrument cleaning
    Rotating and restocking supplies
    Key points
    Review questions
Answer key
Appendix A: Quick reference for common intravenous infusions and analgesic protocols

Marianne Tear
Educational Coordinator 
Tear Consulting, LLC
Chesterfield, MI
Affiliations and Expertise
Program Director Veterinary Technology Baker College of Clinton Township Clinton Township, Michigan

Codice Articolo: INFER140
ISBN: 9780323751629
Peso: 900 g
Area: Cane/Gatto
Disciplina: Infermieristica
IVA: Esente IVA