Fluid Therapy for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses provides veterinary support staff with essential information on administering fluid therapy. Encompassing catheter placement, monitoring of intravenous fluid therapy, long-term fluid therapy, intravenous nutrition, equipment, and potential complications, the book supports the reader in obtaining and maintaining intravenous access, monitoring patient responses, and reacting to changes in the patient’s condition. With complete coverage of the principles and procedures, Fluid Therapy for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses offers both a solid grounding in the fundamentals and more advanced information for experienced technician.
Designed for ease of use, each chapter begins with the basics, giving a thorough foundation of information, and then moves into more advanced information, with potential nursing concerns and complications highlighted within the text. A companion website offers images from the book in PowerPoint and review questions and answers for download at www.wiley.com/go/donohoenursing. Fluid Therapy for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses is a useful resource for experienced veterinary technicians and vet tech students alike.
“This book offers a very practical solution to the problems and questions related to the administration of fluids: which type, which rate, which route, what are the possible complications and how to deal with them..” (Vet Nurses Today, 1 April 2012)
“Fluid Therapy for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses provides veterinary support staff with key details on fluid therapy and covers everything from placement to monitoring of intravenous fluid therapies and possible complications. It's designed for easy use and covers the basics, supporting nursing information with a companion website reviewing questions and answers and providing even more illustrations. Technicians and any administering fluid therapy to animals will find this a powerful presentation and a 'must' vet's reference.” (Midwest Book Review, 4 May 2012)
“The case studies, along with the questions and answers, enable readers to test their comprehension. Overall, this is a useful book for veterinary technicians.” (Doody’s, 10 August 2012)
1 Body Water 3
2 Patient Assessment 15
3 Routes of Administration 35
4 Fluid Pumps and Tools of Administration 67
5 Calculating Rates of Administration 87
6 Patient Monitoring 107
7 Complications of Fluid Therapy 135
8 Fluid Types 149
9 Fluid Selection 167
10 Parenteral Nutrition 179
11 Blood Transfusions and Blood Component Therapy 195
Appendix: Answers to Review Questions 221
PowerPoint documents of figures and PDFs of questions and answers available for download at www.wiley.com/go/donohoenursing.
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 16th March 2012
Dimensions (cm): 24.64 x 19.05 x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.547