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From The CriticsReviewer: Michelle Jaeger, BS, CVT(University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: From catheter placement to therapy to equipment and complications, this book presents both basic and advanced information on fluid therapy in veterinary practice. A companion website offers review questions and answers as well as the images presented in the book.
Purpose: The goal is to enhance fluency in all aspects of fluid therapy, giving the rationale behind techniques and offering a well-rounded guide to appropriate therapy. Fluid therapy is fundamental in veterinary medicine, and a book directed at technicians is important for their continued education and skill set.
Audience: As the title indicates, the book is intended for technicians and nurses. It is written at a level that provides not only basic understanding, but also advanced information. As a technician specializing in emergency and critical care, the author is a credible authority.
Features: This book covers catheter placement, IV fluid therapy and nutrition, long-term fluid therapy, transfusions, equipment, and complications, along with nursing considerations, which provide pointers for readers. Each chapter ends with a chapter summary and review questions, answers for which appear in the appendix. The only shortcoming is that the pictures are not always of the best quality. The brightness and contrast should be improved if they are to remain in black and white.
Assessment: Providing both basic and advanced information makes this book ideal for all veterinary technicians and nurses. It presents the information in a concise manner and in a straightforward format. The case studies, along with the questions and answers, enable readers to test their comprehension. Overall, this is a useful book for veterinary technicians.