Anesthesia for Veterinary Technicians

Anesthesia for Veterinary Technicians

by Susan Bryant
     
 

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Anesthesia for Veterinary Technicians is a highly practical guide to anesthesia skills for veterinary technicians published in association with the Academy of Veterinary Technician Anesthetists (AVTA). Packed with hints and tips to aid technicians in the practice of veterinary anesthesia, the book offers an essential resource to building anesthesia skills and…  See more details below

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Anesthesia for Veterinary Technicians is a highly practical guide to anesthesia skills for veterinary technicians published in association with the Academy of Veterinary Technician Anesthetists (AVTA). Packed with hints and tips to aid technicians in the practice of veterinary anesthesia, the book offers an essential resource to building anesthesia skills and improving knowledge. Encompassing both background knowledge and practical application of anesthesia-related skills, Anesthesia for Veterinary Technicians is a valuable resource for veterinary technicians of all skill levels.

Supplementary website materials, including charts and forms for use in the practice, are available at www.wiley.com/go/bryant.

Editorial Reviews

Doody Reviews
Reviewer: Kate F McGovern, BVetMed (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This basic veterinary anesthesia book is clear and easy to read with relevant, clinically useful, concise information.
Purpose: It is intended as a guide for aspiring or accomplished veterinary anesthetists. The short chapters make it a useful book to have on hand while anesthetizing a patient. However, the equine and ruminant chapters are almost too short and do not contain enough information. Perhaps these chapters would be better off in a separate book for large animals, leaving this book to focus on small species.
Audience: The book is suitable for its intended audience of veterinary technicians in training or performing anesthesia. It is also appropriate for veterinary students and general practitioner veterinarians.
Features: All aspects of general anesthesia in small animals are covered from start to finish. An appealing feature is the dedication of specific chapters to certain conditions where the patient is at high risk. Many books limit their discussion of these scenarios to just a few paragraphs in a chapter. The book also discusses problems with equipment, providing solutions as well. The color photos are well done, but there could be more of them. Nothing is better for knowledge retention than visualization. The tables contain good information but do not particularly stand out — perhaps highlighting them with bold titles or more use of color would help. The main shortcomings of the book are in the equine and ruminant chapters, which are too brief. The information in these chapters is good, but less extensive than that in the small animal chapters, which have very complete synopses of anesthesia.
Assessment: Because it is aimed at technicians, this book is quite basic compared to other anesthesia books, but the level is suitable for its intended audience. It is very well written and provides excellent explanations, particularly regarding physiology. I would highly recommend it.
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Reviewer: Kate F McGovern, BVetMed (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This basic veterinary anesthesia book is clear and easy to read with relevant, clinically useful, concise information.
Purpose: It is intended as a guide for aspiring or accomplished veterinary anesthetists. The short chapters make it a useful book to have on hand while anesthetizing a patient. However, the equine and ruminant chapters are almost too short and do not contain enough information. Perhaps these chapters would be better off in a separate book for large animals, leaving this book to focus on small species.
Audience: The book is suitable for its intended audience of veterinary technicians in training or performing anesthesia. It is also appropriate for veterinary students and general practitioner veterinarians.
Features: All aspects of general anesthesia in small animals are covered from start to finish. An appealing feature is the dedication of specific chapters to certain conditions where the patient is at high risk. Many books limit their discussion of these scenarios to just a few paragraphs in a chapter. The book also discusses problems with equipment, providing solutions as well. The color photos are well done, but there could be more of them. Nothing is better for knowledge retention than visualization. The tables contain good information but do not particularly stand out — perhaps highlighting them with bold titles or more use of color would help. The main shortcomings of the book are in the equine and ruminant chapters, which are too brief. The information in these chapters is good, but less extensive than that in the small animal chapters, which have very complete synopses of anesthesia.
Assessment: Because it is aimed at technicians, this book is quite basic compared to other anesthesia books, but the level is suitable for its intended audience. It is very well written and provides excellent explanations, particularly regarding physiology. I would highly recommend it.
From the Publisher
"It is very well written and provides excellent explanations, particularly regarding physiology. I would highly recommend it." (Doody's, December 2010)

"The book provides an up-to-date resource for technicians who want to learn a more sophisticated degree of anesthetic management or are studying for the specialty examination. It contains a great deal of practical, valuable information in a clear and concise format. It is well illustrated with many good-quality photographs, diagrams, and tables. It will be an excellent addition to the library of any veterinary technician and will be useful for students in veterinary technician programs." (JAVMA, September 2010)

"It will be an excellent addition to the library of any veterinary technician and will be useful for students in veterinary technician programs." (Vet Med Today, September 2010)

"This book is an excellent tool for technicians wishing to improve their knowledge about veterinary anesthesia and build new skills. Published in conjunction with the Academy of Veterinary Technician Anesthetists, it is a must for those planning to sit for the Veterinary Technician Specialist in Anesthesia examination. With its practical, hands-on focus and a generous sprinkling of hints and tips, it is a book designed for everyday use in situations both common and rare." (Veterinary Technician, August 2010)

"Provides foundational information that can be used to build knowledge about anesthesia, while also providing the reader practical applications and tips. A unique benefit to the text is the supplementary website information provided by the publisher. Charts, forms, and materials for use in the practice setting will be very useful for veterinary technicians performing anesthesia. Fully illustrated in color, this book will serve as a valuable addition to one's library." (VTARC Companion, April 2010) 

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118692219
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/30/2013
Series:
Wiley Desktop Editions
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
756
File size:
13 MB
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Meet the Author

Susan Bryant, CVT, VTS (Anesthesia), is the anesthesia technician supervisor at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.

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