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- Covers everything the veterinary nurse or technician needs to know about fluid therapy and how to apply theory to practice.
- Serves as a practical manual that explains this difficult subject in an accessible and easy-to-understand approach at an appropriate level.
- Improves the reader's skills with "In Practice" tips for effective fluid administration.
- Covers the NVQ Level III Part 2 syllabus, making it an essential purchase for second year veterinary nursing students as well as veterinary nurses in practice.
The diagrams, I personally think, are excellent, clear, well drawn and easy to follow, especially the one showing placement of an over-the-needle intravenous catheter.
Chapter 5 is titled 'Calculating fluid requirements and flow rates', which is probably the most important chapter in the whole book. This subject area is generally where students tend to struggle in their exams and lose valuable marks.
I highly recommend this book for all students and qualified veterinary nurses to use as an aid for revision and a handy reference guide in practice." Kerry Brennand, Veterinary Nursing Times, July 2004
book is ideal for student veterinary nurses and an excellent reference book for others, including vets. The practical content is comprehensive and would be very useful for veterinary nursing NVQ practical examinations.
The text is clearly written, informative and concise, with clear diagrams, clinical case questions and worked answers - excellent for anyone who has trouble working out drip rates.
I found the chapters on acid-base balance and fluid requirement and flow rate calculations the most useful. They made two complicated subjects easy to understand, with each chapter starting with highlighted key points." Nicola Ackerman, BSc(Hons), VN, Veterinary Nursing, August 2004
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