The 3rd edition of your #1 go-to resource for veterinary critical care, Small Animal Critical Care Medicine, has been significantly updated to focus specifically on diagnostic and management strategies for the sickest veterinary patients. It covers critical care medical therapy, monitoring, and prognosis - from assessment and stabilization through the entire course of intensive care treatment. To make therapeutic decisions easier, clear and practical guidelines address underlying clinical findings, pathophysiology, outpatient follow-up, and long-term care. Editors Deborah Silverstein and Kate Hopper, along with leading experts from the veterinary emergency and critical care profession, have created this indispensable resource to help you and your team provide the highest standard of care for your critically ill patients.
Over 200 concise, thoroughly updated chapters cover all the clinical areas needed for evaluating, diagnosing, managing, and monitoring a critical veterinary patient.
More than 150 recognized experts and many new authors offer in-depth, authoritative guidance on emergency and critical care clinical situations from a variety of perspectives.
A problem-based approach focuses on clinically relevant details.
Hundreds of full-color illustrations with updated photos and videos depict various emergency procedures, such as chest tube placement.
Handy appendices offer quick access to the most often needed calculations, conversion tables, continuous rate infusion determinations, reference ranges, and more.
Practical, user-friendly format makes reference quick and easy with summary tables, boxes highlighting key points, illustrations, and algorithmic approaches to diagnosis and management.
NEW! Coverage of high-flow nasal oxygen therapy and both core and advanced concepts for mechanical ventilation helps you deliver high-quality care to patients with respiratory failure.
NEW! Chapters on current critical care topics include Assessment of Intravascular Volume, Urine Osmolality and Electrolytes, and Infectious Disease Control in the ICU.
NEW! Chapters on novel procedures offer coverage of tracheal stents, urinary diversion techniques, and an in-depth review of point-of-care ultrasound with extensive figures and images.
NEW! Coverage of increasingly prevalent problems seen in the intensive care unit includes coagulation disorders of the critically ill patient, feline aortic thromboembolism, oxygen toxicity, and treatment of severe hypertension.
NEW! Chapters on shock fluid therapy and transfusion therapy provide cutting edge information on how to prevent complications and maximize resources.
NEW! Prevention of Compassion Fatigue and Burnout chapter addresses this major challenge currently affecting the veterinary profession.
NEW! Algorithms and figures throughout the text clarify key concepts and aid in diagnosis and treatment.
NEW! Enhanced eBook, included with the purchase of a new print copy of the book, provides online access to a fully searchable version of the text and makes its content available on various devices.
UPDATED! Coagulation section includes chapters on hemostasis, management of the bleeding patient, coagulation and platelet monitoring, and viscoelastic monitoring.
EXPANDED! Pharmacology section offers coverage of cannabis, trazadone, gabapentin, pimobendane, and appetite stimulants.
Part I - Assessment and Triage
Survival prediction index
Part II - Frequently Encountered Problems in the Intensive Care Unit
Hyperthermia and Fever
Deteriorating mental status
Tachypnea and hypoxemia
Systemic inflammatory response syndrome
Nosocomial infections and zoonoses
Part III - Respiratory Disorders
Upper airway disease
Allergic airway disease in dogs and cats and feline bronchopulmonary disease
Aspiration pneumonitis and pneumonia
Acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome
Pulmonary contusions and hemorrhage
Ventilator-associated lung injury
Pleural space disease
Thoracostomy tube placement and drainage
Chest wall disease
Part IV - Cardiovascular Disorders
Left ventricular failure
Valvular heart disease
Cardiac tamponade and pericardiocentesis
Bradyarrhythmias and conduction abnormalities
Pulmonary arterial catheterization
Temporary transvenous pacing
Cardioversion and defibrillation
Part V - Electrolyte and Acid-Base Disturbances
Part VI - Fluid Therapy
Peripheral venous catheterization
Central venous catheterization
Daily intravenous fluid therapy
Shock fluids and fluid challenge
Part VII - Endocrine Disorders
Hyperglycemic hyperosmolar syndrome
Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone
Relative Adrenal insufficiency
Part VIII - Intoxications
Approach to poisoning and drug overdose
Sedative, muscle relaxant, and narcotic overdose
Calcium channel and beta-block drug overdose
Cyclic antidepressant drug overdose
Part IX - Neurologic Disorders
Seizures and status epilepticus
Spinal cord injury
Lower motor neuron disease
Cerebrospinal fluid sampling
Part X - Infectious Disorders
Canine parvovirus infection
Necrotizing soft-tissue infections
Catheter-related bloodstream infection
Part XI – Hematologic disorders
Acute hemolytic disorders
Blood film evaluation
Part XII - Intraabdominal Disorders
Acute abdominal pain
Acute biliary diseases of the dog and cat
Hepatitis and cholangiohepatitis
Vomiting and Regurgitation
Gastric dilatation-volvulus and bloat
Part XIII - Urogenital Disorders
Acute renal failure
Chronic renal failure
Hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis
Dystocia and Obstetric crises
Paraphimosis and priapism
Part XIV - Surgical and Postoperative Conditions
Preoperative evaluation of the critically ill patient
Postoperative evaluation of the critically ill patient
Portosytemic shunt management
Peritoneal drainage techniques
Post-cardiac surgery management
Management after cardiopulmonary bypass
Part XV - Trauma
Traumatic brain injury
Diagnostic peritoneal lavage
Thermal burn injury
Electrical and lightning injuries
Part XVI - Anesthesia and Pain Management
Pain and sedation assessment
Sedation of the critically ill patient
Anesthesia of the critically ill patient
Analgesia and constant rate infusions
Part XVII - Miscellaneous Disorders
Drowning and submersion injury
Tumor lysis syndrome
Ocular disease in the intensive care unit
Critically ill pediatric patients
Critically ill geriatric patients
Part XVIII - Pharmacology
Narcotic agonists and antagonists
Complications of chemotherapeutic agents
Antimicrobial use in the critical care patient
Penicillins and cephalosporins
Part XIX - Monitoring
Daily assessment of the critically ill patient
Colloid osmotic pressure and osmolality
Blood gas and oximetry monitoring
Intracranial pressure monitoring
Cardiac output monitoring
Part XX - Mechanical Ventilation
Basic mechanical ventilation
Advanced mechanical ventilation
Care of the ventilator patient
Discontinuing mechanical ventilation
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