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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.

With chapters on preparation, equipment, anesthesia techniques, and pain assessment and management, the book fully covers the veterinary technician’s role in anesthesia. Techniques for a variety of species, including equine, small mammal, and ruminant patients, and a variety of diseases, such as cardiac disease, diabetes, and gastrointestinal disorders, are included. Anesthesia for Veterinary Technicians is an essential guide for veterinary technicians, technicians preparing for their anesthesia exams, anesthesia veterinary technician specialists, and vet tech students.

Key features:

  • Practical, hands-on guide to anesthesia procedures with broad species coverage
  • Provides essential hints and tips for the veterinary technician
  • Combines need-to-know background information with practical application
  • Illustrated in full color
  • Published in association with the Academy of Veterinary Technician Anesthetists (AVTA )
  • Supplementary website materials, including charts and forms for use in the practice, are at www.wiley.com/go/bryant.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

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

Table of Contents

Contributors vii

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xi

1. Review of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology 3
Susan Bryant

2. The Preanesthetic Workup 13
Jennifer Dupre

3. Mathematics and Calculations for the Veterinary Anesthetist 29
Sharon Johnston

4. Records and Record Keeping 35
Heather Dulong

5. Preanesthetic Preparation 41
Connie Warren

6. Intravenous Access 49
Shawn Takada

7. Airway Maintenance 57
Darci Palmer

8. Anesthesia Equipment 71
Harry Latshaw and Deb Coleman

9. Introduction to Monitoring: Monitoring the ECG and Blood Gases 85
Jennifer Keefe

10. Monitoring: Pulse Oximetry and Temperature, and Hands-On 95
Amy Levensaler

11. Monitoring Blood Pressure and End-Tidal CO2 in the Anesthetized Patient 105
Heidi L. Reuss-Lamky

12. Fluid Therapy and Blood Products 123
Courtney Beiter

13. Premedication and Sedation Drugs 135
Sandra Robbins

14. Induction Drugs 143
Lori Fuehrer

15. Inhalant Anesthetics 153
Sharon Fornes

16. Recovery of the Anesthetic Patient 159
Michelle Cheyne

17. Anesthetic Complications and Emergencies 167
Samantha McMillan

18. Ventilation Techniques in Small Animal Patients 187
Christine Slowiak

19. Anesthesia for Ophthalmology Patients 195
Kim Lockhead

20. Anesthesia for Patients with Cardiac Disease 205
Wendy Curtis-Uhle and Katy W. Waddell

21. Anesthesia for Small Animal Patients with Head Trauma or Increased Intracranial Pressure 219
Ellen LoMastro

22. Anesthesia for Thoracotomies and Respiratory-Challenged Patients 227
Susan Bryant

23. Anesthesia for Patients with Endocrine Disease 239
Susan Holland

24. Anesthesia for Patients with Renal Disease 245
Kristen Cooley

25. Anesthesia for Patients with Liver Disease 257
Heather Carter

26. Anesthesia for Pediatric Patients 267
Trish Farry

27. Anesthesia for Geriatric Patients 275
Trish Farry

28. Cesarean Section Techniques 283
Christopher L. Norkus

29. Anesthesia for Emergency Trauma Patients 293
Katy W. Waddell

30. Anesthesia for Nontrauma Emergency Patients 301
Ami Gilkey

31. Anesthesia for Small Exotics: Ferrets, Rodents, and Rabbits 313
Jennifer Stowell

32. Basic Physiology of Pain 325
Lynette DeGouff

33. Pain Assessment 333
Kim Lockhead

34. Pain Management Strategies 345
Kim Spelts and James Gaynor

35. Equine Anesthesia 357
Lawrence E. Nann

36. Ruminant Anesthesia 373
Sharon Kaiser-Klinger

Index 385

Product Details

ISBN:
9781118692219
Author:
Bryant, Susan
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Subject:
Veterinary Medicine - General
Subject:
Veterinary Nursing & Animal Care
Subject:
Agriculture-Veterinary Medicine
Subject:
Veterinary Anesthesia, Analgesia & Pain Medicine
Copyright:
Series:
CourseSmart
Publication Date:
20130412
Binding:
OTHER
Language:
English

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"Synopsis" by , 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.

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