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Contributors ix Preface xi Acknowledgment xiii Section 1: Initial Patient Management 1: Triage and Initial Assessment of the Emergency Patient 5 Amy N. Breton 2: Shock and Initial Stabilization 25 Jennifer Keefe 3: Venous Access 45 Kara B. Trent 4: Monitoring the Critical Patient 63 Trish Farry 5: Cardiopulmonary Cerebral Resuscitation 83 Christopher L. Norkus Section 2: Specifi c Organ System Disorders 6: Cardiovascular Emergencies 101 Christopher L. Norkus 7: Respiratory Emergencies 127 Dana Heath and Lori Baden Atkins 8: Gastrointestinal Emergencies 151 Amy Campbell 9: Urogenital Emergencies 177 Andrea M. Steele 10: Endocrine and Metabolic Emergencies 197 Angela Randels 11: Hemolymphatic, Immunologic, and Oncology Emergencies 221 Mary Tefend Campbell 12: Neurological Emergencies 263 Sally R. Powell 13: Musculoskeletal, Integumentary, and Environmental Emergencies 283 David Liss 14: Toxicological Emergencies 313 Christopher L. Norkus 15: Reproductive Emergencies 337 Jaime Maher 16: Ocular Emergencies 355 Jonathan A. Esmond 17: Special Species and Avian Emergencies 369 Kimm Wuestenberg Section 3: Select Emergency/Critical Care Topics and Therapies 18: Critical Care Pharmacology 389 David Liss 19: Fluid Therapy, Electrolyte, and Acid?Base Disorders 433 David Liss 20: Anesthesia and Analgesia 465 Jennifer K. Sager 21: Transfusion Medicine 495 Lindan Spromberg 22: Nutrition for the Critically Ill 523 Ann Elise Wortinger Appendices 543 Glossary 553 Index 559
Christopher Norkus, BS, CVT, VTS (Emergency & Critical Care), VTS (Anesthesia), received his DVM degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. He is an intern at The Animal Medical Center of New York.
"A comprehensive reference on emergency and critical are for vettechnicians. From patient triage to stabilization and monitoring,this offers recommended best practices, techniques, case studies,and plenty of supportive illustration to provide a fine review ofthe most common emergencies experienced in hospitals andclinics." (The Bookwatch, 1 November 2012) The text is clearly written and well supported byhigh-quality photographs and images. ( BookNews, 1 April 2012) Based on the knowledge required to pass the Academy ofVeterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technicians exam, this bookprovides in a very thorough and logical format with everything youneed to deal with these stressful situations. (Vet Nurses Today, 1 April 2012)