Anesthesia and Pain Management for Veterinary Nurses and Technicians

Anesthesia and Pain Management for Veterinary Nurses and Technicians

by Tamara L. Grubb, Mary Albi, Shelley Ensign, Janel Holden, Shona Meyer, Nicole Valdez

Anesthesia And Pain Management For Veterinary Nurses And Technicians
March 2020

This textbook and clinical guide is ideal for veterinary nurses and technicians in training. It offers a concise yet comprehensive resource for veterinary students and practitioners desiring a review of anesthesia and analgesia with step-by-step guidelines. A wealth of illustrations illustrate the theory in practice.

Our book Anesthesia and Pain Management for Veterinary Nurses and Technicians was created to fill the need for a practical, ‘hands-on’ overview of anesthesia and analgesia for veterinary technicians and nurses. In the end, this book has become not only an excellent resource for the intended audience, but also for anyone who will use anesthesia equipment, administer anesthetics and analgesics, and manage patients. This audience includes veterinary and technician students studying the art and science of anesthesia and analgesia and practicing veterinarians wanting a review of the topic in an easy to use, easy to read resource.

We have made every effort to focus attention on important principles and clinical points within the text and have emphasized key information in call-out tips, boxes, figures, tables and photographs. Topics include anesthesia equipment, drugs, anesthetic techniques and protocols, monitoring, support and pain management.

To make the information complete, we have included chapters not only on dogs and cats but also on horses and ‘pocket pets’. Chapters 8, 9, and 10 are particularly strong reference and teaching features. Chapter 10 covers prevention and treatment of complications and emergencies. It should be one of the first chapters that you read if you are currently practicing anesthesia.

Chapter 9 is a case-based review of anesthetic and analgesic protocols that we use every day in our hospital. We think Chapter 8 will be your favorite. It is a ‘how to’ chapter full of step-by-step instructions and ‘tricks of the trade’ wholly authored by practicing veterinary technicians. Password:

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