Small Animal Surgical Nursing: Skills and Concepts
Sara J. Busch

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Surgical nursing is an important function of the small animal veterinary technician. This book covers preoperative, intra-operative, and postoperative considerations, as well as detailing the activities of high volume spay/neuter clinics. It provides a complete picture of the duties of a small animal surgical technician. This book assumes that the reader needs all of the information necessary to perform the duties of a surgical technician, and attempts to provide the information in a concise manner that is easy to read.

Written by a veterinary technician educator, this text is an excellent resource for technician students. There are clear learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter. Color photos are included to illustrate points of interest. There are step-by-step instructions for many important tasks, including intravenous catheter placement, intubation, surgical scrubbing and prepping, gowning and gloving, and wrapping packs. Key points are bulleted at the end of each chapter, and there are review questions with answers provided. There is also an online student resource through Evolve Student Resources, which provides hundreds of websites to supplement the chapters.

While this text may have been intended as a teaching textbook, it is also an excellent text to have as a reference. There is a chapter that details specific procedures, including definitions, indications, special instrumentation needed, patient positioning and draping, and client education. This would be an excellent resource for technicians who wish to review procedures that are done infrequently. There are also appendices with quick references for IV infusions, drug doses for surgical pain, sample surgical analgesia protocols, and sample calculations for CRI's. There is also a listing of various product manufacturers and their contact information.

Elsevier Mosby (2006)

ISBN-10: 0323030637

ISBN-13: 9780323030632


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Introduction
Alternative Medicine
Anatomy
Anesthesia/Analgesia
Animal Welfare
Aquatic/Fish
Avian
Behavior
Camelids
Canine
Cardiology
Client Education
Cytology / Hematology / Histology
Dental
Dermatology
Dictionary/Reference
Drugs/Pharmacology
Emergency Med
Endocrine
Epidemiology
Equine
Ethics
Exotics
Feline
Food Animals/Livestock
General
Genetics
Geriatrics
Handling & Restraint
Human-Animal Bond
Imaging & Radiology
Immunology
Infectious Diseases
Internal Medicine
Laboratory Medicine
Microbiology
Multimedia
Neurology
Nutrition
Oncology
Ophthalmology
Orthopedics
Parasitology
Pathology
Pediatrics
Physiology
Physiotherapy
Practice Management
Primates
Rabbits, Rodents & Ferrets
Reproduction
Reptile/Amphibian
Research
Respiratory
Ruminants
Sheep/Goats
Shelter Medicine
Surgery
Swine
Technicians
Toxicology
Urology/Renal
Veterinary Education
 
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*Veterinary Med. Team
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Date Published: September 17, 2007

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