Master the veterinary technician's role and skills in surgical assisting! Small Animal Surgical Nursing, 4th Edition helps you learn the protocols and techniques you need to work together with the veterinarian as a smoothly functioning surgical team. Clear guidelines are provided in areas such as surgical instruments and procedures, anesthesia, patient monitoring, preoperative and postoperative care of the animals, pain management, and client education. This edition is updated throughout and includes timed instrument identification exercises on the Evolve website. Written by well-known educator Marianne Tear, this comprehensive resource ensures that you are highly competent in performing all of the vet tech’s surgical responsibilities.
- Coverage of small animal surgical nursing provides a full review of the role and responsibilities of the veterinary technician in the surgical setting, including sterilization, protocols, gowning, gloving, anesthesia, wound management, and care of the animals before and after surgery.
- Focus on exceptional clinical skills and practice tips draws from the author’s real-world experiences of what is most commonly encountered in the clinical setting.
- Nearly 500 full-color illustrations and photographs show surgical equipment, instruments, sterile techniques, suturing techniques, and wound management.
- Attention to detail ensures understanding of the skills covered in required veterinary technician surgical nursing courses.
- Learning Objectives and Key Terms at the beginning of each chapter identify the material that should be mastered in the upcoming chapter.
- Key Points and Review Questions at the end of each chapter facilitate study and reinforce understanding.
- Quick Reference for Common IV Infusions and Analgesic Protocols appendix helps students learn to work quickly and efficiently.
- NEW! Updated content and new protocols and skills ensure that students have the latest information available.
- NEW! Updated and additional Review Questions include multiple-choice, listing, and open-ended questions that challenge students to apply the knowledge they have learned in each chapter.
3. Anesthesia Machine
4. Preoperative Patient Considerations
5. Patient Preparation
6. Patient Monitoring
8. Operating Room Personnel
9. Surgical Assisting – Duties During Surgery
10. Surgical Procedures
11. The Postoperative Patient
12. The Technician's Role in Pain Management
13. Postoperative Cleaning
14. Client Education
Appendix: Quick Reference for Common IV Infusions and Analgesic Protocols