Fluid Therapy for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses provides veterinary support staff with essential information on administering fluid therapy. Encompassing catheter placement, monitoring of intravenous fluid therapy, long-term fluid therapy, intravenous nutrition, equipment, and potential complications, the book supports the reader in obtaining and maintaining intravenous access, monitoring patient responses, and reacting to changes in the patient’s condition. With complete coverage of the principles and procedures, Fluid Therapy for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses offers both a solid grounding in the fundamentals and more advanced information for experienced technician.
Designed for ease of use, each chapter begins with the basics, giving a thorough foundation of information, and then moves into more advanced information, with potential nursing concerns and complications highlighted within the text. A companion website offers images from the book in PowerPoint and review questions and answers for download. Fluid Therapy for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses is a useful resource for experienced veterinary technicians and vet tech students alike.
Table of contents
- Body Water
- Patient Assessment
- Routes of Administration
- Fluid Pumps and Tools of Administration
- Calculating Rates of Administration
- Patient Monitoring
- Complications of Fluid Therapy
- Fluid Types
- Fluid Selection
- Parenteral Nutrition
- Blood Transfusions and Blood Component Therapy
- Appendix: Answers to Review Questions