Veterinary Technician's Manual for Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care

Veterinary Technician's Manual for Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care

by Christopher L. Norkus (Editor)

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ISBN-13: 9781119179092
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/20/2018
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 632
Sales rank: 751,684
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author


CHRISTOPHER L. NORKUS, BS, CVT, VTS (ECC), VTS (AA), DVM, DACVAA, CVPP, is a staff anesthesiologist and emergency and critical care fellow at Allegheny Veterinary Emergency Trauma and Specialty (AVETS) in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, USA.

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Table of Contents

Contributors xi

Foreword xiii
Harold Davis

Preface xv

Acknowledgment xvii

About the Companion Website xix

Section 1 Initial Patient Management

1 Triage and Initial Assessment of the Emergency Patient 3
Amy L. Newfield

2 Shock and Initial Stabilization 17
Jacklyn M. Arenth and Christopher L. Norkus

3 Venous Access 35
Kara B. Trent

4 Monitoring the Critical Patient 45
Trish A. Farry and Christopher L. Norkus

5 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 65
Brandy L. Helewa and Liz F. Hughston

Section 2 Specific Organ System Disorders

6 Cardiovascular Emergencies 87
Christopher L. Norkus

7 Respiratory Emergencies 111
Dana J. Heath, Lori B. Atkins, and Christopher L. Norkus

8 Gastrointestinal, Hepatobiliary, and Pancreatic Emergencies 133
Amy B. Campbell and Christopher L. Norkus

9 Urogenital Emergencies 159
Andrea M. Steele

10 Endocrine and Metabolic Emergencies 175
Angela J. Thorp

11 Hemolymphatic, Immunological, and Oncology Emergencies 191
April J. Bays and Kelly M. Foltz

12 Neurological Emergencies 223
Sally R. Powell and Christopher L. Norkus

13 Integumentary and Musculoskeletal Emergencies 239
Nicholas L. Rivituso

14 Environmental Emergencies 257
Nicholas L. Rivituso

15 Reproductive Emergencies 271
Jaime M. Maher

16 Ocular Emergencies 283
Jonathan A. Esmond

17 Toxicological Emergencies 295
Christopher L. Norkus

Section 3 Select Emergency/Critical Care Topics and Therapies

18 Critical Care Pharmacology 317
David J. Liss and Christopher L. Norkus

19 Exotic Pet Emergencies 361
Heather E. Darbo‐McClellan

20 Fluid Therapy, Electrolyte Abnormalities, and Acid–Base Disorders 385
David J. Liss and Christopher L. Norkus

21 Mechanical Ventilation 417
Kenichiro Yagi

22 Emergency and Critical Care Anesthesia 439
Jennifer K. Sager and Christopher L. Norkus

23 Pain Management for the Emergency and Critical Care Patient 479
Alison J. Gottlieb

24 Transfusion Medicine 505
Kenichiro Yagi and Lindan A. Spromberg

25 Nutrition for the Critically Ill 531
Ann E. Wortinger

26 Renal Replacement Therapy 545
Emily‐Ione I.Kinney

27 Caring for the Caregivers 555
Louise M. O’Dwyer and Christopher L. Norkus

28 Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Nursing Skills 563
Shannon R. Babyak and Jeffrey B. Backus

Appendices 591

Index 597

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