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Monitoring and Intervention for the Critically Ill Small Animal


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Contributors, ix Preface, xi Acknowledgments, xiii 1 An introduction to SIRS and the Rule of 20, 1 Rebecca Kirby 2 Fluid balance, 9 Rebecca Kirby and Elke Rudloff 3 Blood pressure, 29 Lauren Sullivan 4 Albumin and colloid osmotic pressure, 43 Adesola Odunayo 5 Glucose, 55 Natara Loose 6 Electrolytes, 73 Linda Barton and Rebecca Kirby 7 Acid-base status, 95 Ryan Wheeler and Jan Kovacic 8 Oxygenation and ventilation, 109 Christin Reminga and Lesley G. King 9 Coagulation, 137 Andrew Linklater 10 Red blood cells and hemoglobin, 157 Andrew Linklater and Veronica Higgs 11 Heart rate, rhythm, and contractility, 177 Dennis E. Burkett 12 Neurological status, 207 Christine Iacovetta 13 The renal system, 225 Lee Herold 14 White blood cells, immune status, and antimicrobial stewardship, 247 Carol E. Haak 15 Gastrointestinal system motility and integrity, 267 Jennifer Klaus 16 Nutritional status, 285 Caroline Tonozzi 17 Temperature, 303 Conni Wehausen 18 Drug selection and dosing regimens, 319 Dawn Merton Boothe 19 Pain management, 333 Armi Pigott 20 Veterinary nursing care, 349 Heather Darbo and Cheryl Page 21 Wounds and bandages, 373 Jennifer J. Devey, Andrew Linklater and Rebecca Kirby 22 Anesthesia of the critical patient, 389 Susan E. Leonard Index, 401

About the Author

Rebecca Kirby, DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC, was formerly an Associate Professor and Director of Emergency Services at the University of Pennsylvania, and served as owner of the Animal Emergency Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA for 21 years. Andrew Linklater, DVM, DACVECC, was trained at the Animal Emergency Center and is currently a Clinical Instructor at Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.


"Although this is one of many books available for practitioners in emergency and critical care, it has a unique method of presenting essential concepts for the complete care of the critical care patient. It is not meant to be a reference to all the most recent journal literature, but it does include recent research which is helpful for clinicians who want to stay current. This will be helpful to clinicians who want a quick reference on the shelf, but don't necessarily want to invest a lot of time and effort to understand the pathophysiology of diseases." (Doody Enterprises 15/03/2017) "Monitoring and Intervention for the Critically Ill Small Animal: The Rule of 20 is a book in which the rule of 20 for human patients has been adapted for monitoring dogs and cats receiving intensive care"....."Each chapter contains an excellent in-depth review of the physiology and pathophysiology of the topic being discussed. For this reason, it will be an especially useful reference for critical care residents, board-certified specialists, and emergency clinicians. The additional chapters on veterinary nursing care of critical patients, wound management, and bandaging make this book beneficial for veterinary technicians and nurses in intensive care units"......"This book is excellent, and I highly recommend it as required reading for all emergency and critical care residents. It will also be a useful reference for emergency clinicians and nurses and small animal general practitioners." (Reviewed by Laura Najman, DVM, DACVECC, Veterinary Medical and Surgical, Group, San Juan Capistrano AVMA 15th June 2017)

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