The BSAVA Pocketbook for Veterinary Nurses offers quick access to key information on a wealth of procedures. In this second edition, editor Emma Gerrard has built on the excellent work of Louise O’Dwyer to reflect the expanding responsibilities of the profession whilst retaining handy features, such as emergency doses and a ruler on the inside covers. Notable additions include: Surgical and anaesthetic checklists, pain scales for dogs, cats and rabbits, dental recording charts, and PROTECT ME information on antimicrobial resistance.
Expanded and updated to cover more aspects of modern veterinary nursing.
Arranged in alphabetical order and cross-referenced for ease of use.
Provides convenient access to condensed knowledge from a range of BSAVA titles.
Over 70 full-colour illustrations bring life to radiographic positioning, bandaging and more.
Retains the practical design of the first edition, with emergency doses and a ruler on the inside covers.
Table of contents
A few notes on using this book
ASA physical status and classifications scale
Biochemistry reference ranges
Blood cell types
Blood collection tubes
Blood pressure measurement
Blood pressure values for dogs and cats
Blood smear preparation
Blood staining procedures
Body condition scoring scheme -- cats
Body condition scoring scheme -- dogs
Body condition scoring scheme -- rabbits
Calculating blood loss
Cleaning the operating theatre
Dental recording chart -- cat
Dental recording chart -- dog
Feeding tube selection
Feeding tubes -- nursing considerations
Fine needle aspiration of a mass
Folding gowns and drapes
Gowning and gloving
Haematology reference ranges
Hair and skin sampling procedures
Intravenous catheter management
Laboratory samples -- packaging for external analysis
Mucous membrane colour
Muscle condition scoring scheme -- cats
Muscle condition scoring scheme -- dogs
Packed Cell Volume -- how to perform a PCV
Pain scoring -- cat
Pain scoring -- dog
Pain scoring -- rabbit
Patient assessment -- daily tasks
Patient assessment -- routine parameters
Radiographic film faults
Radiographic positioning -- advanced
Recumbent patient care
Resting energy requirement (RER) calculation
Sterilization -- packing instruments
Theatre -- maintenance of asepsis
Total solids -- using a refractometer
Urine specific gravity (USG) normal values
Vital signs -- normal ranges in common species
Wound drain management
Wound recognition and treatment
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