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Pain Management for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses
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Pain Management for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses guides readers through the important concepts of animal pain management, providing specific approaches to managing pain in a wide variety of veterinary conditions. Emphasizing the technician's role in advocating for the patient, the book equips technicians with the knowledge needed to manage pain in dogs, cats, horses, livestock, exotics, and zoo animals. Logically and comprehensively covering this difficult subject, Pain Management for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses provides both introductory material on the tenets of pain management and specific techniques to apply in the clinical setting. With information on recognizing and understanding pain, the physiology of pain, pharmacology, and analgesia in different settings, the book outlines how to practice good pain management as an integral part of nursing care. Pain Management for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses provides both basic and advanced information, allowing students, practicing veterinary technicians and nurses, and veterinary staff alike to take a more active role in pain management and develop a more thorough understanding of this complex subject.
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Table of Contents

Contributors ix Preface xi Acknowledgements xiii About the Companion Website xv Chapter 1 Advancing Veterinary Pain Management into a New Era 1 Patricia R. Zehna Chapter 2 Pain Management Careers for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses 8 Mary Ellen Goldberg, Kristen Hagler, and Janel Holden Chapter 3 Pain Recognition in Companion Species, Horses, and Livestock 15 Cheryl Irzyk Kata, Samantha Rowland, and Mary Ellen Goldberg Chapter 4 Physiology of Pain 30 Kristen Cooley Chapter 5 Analgesic Pharmacology 42 Michelle Albino Chapter 6 Locoregional Analgesic Blocking Techniques 67 Mary Ellen Goldberg, Nancy Shaffran, Kim Spelts, David Liss, Tasha McNerney, Trish Farry, Samantha Rowland, and Jennifer L. Dupre Chapter 7 Surgical Pain Management 93 Tasha McNerney and Trish Farry Chapter 8 Analgesia for Emergency and Critical Care Patients 115 Kim Spelts and David Liss Chapter 9 Chronic Pain Management for the Companion Animal 125 Christopher L. Norkus Chapter 10 Analgesia for Shelter Medicine and Trap-Neuter-Return Programs 147 Mary Ellen Goldberg Chapter 11 Analgesia in Equine Practice 157 Samantha Rowland and Jennifer L. Dupre Chapter 12 Analgesia for Livestock and Camelids 185 Mary Ellen Goldberg Chapter 13 Analgesia in Exotic Animals 216 Kate Lafferty, Stephen J. Cital, and Mary Ellen Goldberg Chapter 14 Analgesia for Zoo Animal and Wildlife Practice 263 Lindsay Wesselmann, Stephen J. Cital, and Mary Ellen Goldberg Chapter 15 Nutritional Considerations for Pain Management in Dogs and Cats 286 Kara M. Burns Chapter 16 Physical Rehabilitation and the Veterinary Technician 295 Stephanie Ortel Chapter 17 The Veterinary Technician in Alternative Therapies 309 Stephanie Ortel, Mary Ellen Goldberg, Lis Conarton, Kari Koudelka, and Robin Downing Chapter 18 Pain Management for End-of-Life Care 331 Amir Shanan Appendices Appendix A: Formulary 340 Appendix B: Constant Rate Infusions Example Calculations 384 Appendix C: Critical Care Case Studies 393 Appendix D: Routine Case Protocols 396 Appendix E: Key Signs of Pain According to Chapters of Text 399 Appendix F: Further Reading 401 Index 403

About the Author

Mary Ellen Goldberg, BS, LVT, CVT, SRA, CCRA, is aninstructor of Anesthesia and Pain Management at VetMedTeam, LLC. She is on the Board of Directors and Executive Secretary ofthe International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management and acharter technician member of the American Association ofRehabilitation Veterinarians. Nancy Shaffran, CVT, VTS (ECC), is an internationalprofessional veterinary educator with an extensive background incritical care and pain management. She is a charter member and pastpresident of the Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical CareTechnicians and is president elect of the International Academy ofVeterinary Pain Management.

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"This book serves as a good reference for many disciplines of veterinary medicine." (Laboratory Animal Practitioner, 1 August 2015) "This is an excellent textbook, that I would highly recommend that everyone reads and that each practice has a copy." (Veterinary Practice, 1 May 2015) "This book will be a welcome addition to the library of any veterinary clinic or hospital." (Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 15 March 2015) "This book is a worthwhile read and useful source of information both for the intended audience and further afield." (Veterinary Record 2016) This book is a worthwhile read and useful source of information both for the intended audience and further afield.

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