Handbook of Veterinary Nursing, 2nd Edition

Handbook of Veterinary Nursing, 2nd Edition
Handbook of Veterinary Nursing, 2nd Edition
De: Hilary Orpet (The Royal Veterinary College, Hawkshead Lane, Hatfield, UK), Perdi Welsh (The Royal Veterinary College, Hawkshead Lane, Hatfield, UK)
ISBN: 9781405145534
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Publicação: 2011, Wiley-Blackwell

Descrição

Handbook of Veterinary Nursing presents essential guidance and helpful tips on developing and delivering high quality nursing care and skills.
Fully updated, this easy-to-follow guide reflects recent changes to veterinary nursing qualifications, current terminology and drugs in use. The emphasis is on the importance of working methodically, using high quality procedures, to help the whole veterinary team ensure the most successful outcomes in animal care.

Written in note form for quick reference by veterinary nurses and technicians at all stages of their training and career, this will be invaluable for both exam revision and quick reference in clinic.

Contents include:
The nursing process in veterinary care, physical assessment of the patient, managing the hospital environment, managing the operating room, surgical nursing activities, anaesthesia, diagnostic imaging, diagnostic tests, triage and emergency procedures, and essential calculations for drugs, fluids, nutrition and radiographic exposures.

Key features:
â?¢Gives clinical advice quickly and simply
â?¢Written by authors with many years experience of veterinary nurse training and education
â?¢Contains essential calculations
â?¢Illustrated in colour throughout

Conteúdos

Preface

Acknowledgements

SECTION 1 CONTEMPORARY VETERINARY NURSING 1

1 Present-day Veterinary Nursing in the UK 3

2 The Nursing Process 14

3 Physical Assessment of the Patient 35

4 Nursing Activities of the Ability Model 41

5 Nursing Notes for Surgical and Medical Conditions 87

SECTION 2 MANAGING THE HOSPITAL ENVIRONMENT 105

6 Communication Skills in the Workplace 107

7 Record Keeping 111

8 Minimising Risk in the Practice 113

9 Infection Control 126

10 Managing the Pharmacy 139

SECTION 3 MANAGING THE OPERATING THEATRE 151

11 An Introduction to Theatre Management 153

12 Preparation of the Theatre for Surgery 155

13 Sterilising Equipment for Theatre 157

14 Care of Surgical Equipment 163

SECTION 4 THE OPERATING ROOM â?? SURGICAL NURSING ACTIVITIES 171

15 Preparation of the Patient for Surgery 173

16 Preparation of the Surgical Team 181

17 Assisting During Surgery 190

18 Skin Suturing Techniques 192

19 Practical Care of Wounds 202

20 Dentistry 219

SECTION 5 ANAESTHESIA 225

21 Introduction â?? Evaluation of the Patient 227

22 Inducing General Anaesthesia 232

23 Monitoring Anaesthesia 236

24 The Anaesthetic Machine 245

25 Anaesthetic Breathing Systems 253

SECTION 6 DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING 261

26 Practical Radiography 263

27 Selection of Exposure Factors 266

28 Radiographic Positioning 269

29 The Processing of Radiographs 289

30 Appraisal of the Film 293

31 Contrast Studies and other Imaging Techniques 296

SECTION 7 DIAGNOSTIC TESTS 305

32 Introduction â?? The Laboratory 307

33 Collection of Samples 313

34 Blood Tests 318

35 Urine Tests 325

36 Faecal Tests 329

37 Bacteriology Tests 332

38 Dermatology Tests 337

SECTION 8 TRIAGE AND EMERGENCY PROCEDURES 343

39 Initial Assessment 345

40 Emergency Procedures 349

41 Blood Transfusions 362

42 First Aid â?? The Aâ??Z of Specifi c Conditions 368

Appendix â?? Calculations 382

Index 386

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