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Manual of Small Animal Postoperative Care

Handbook / Manual

By: Taylor and McGehee

220 pages, 145 illus

Williams & Wilkins

Paperback | Dec 1995 | #113181 | ISBN: 068308125X
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This practical text discusses clinical and nursing techniques required for the perioperative management of veterinary surgical patients. Information is included on monitoring, laboratory follow-up, restraint, bandaging, wound care and post-operative complications. Part One of this two-part work deals with general principles of nursing care. Part Two deals with specific surgical procedures by body region. The text is intended for veterinarians and students.


Guidelines for postoperative care: general principles; postoperative management; nursing measures; postoperative care of the wound; postoperative care of drains, tubes, bandages, catheters; management of postoperative pain; cardiopulmonary arrest in the postoperative patient; post-anaesthetic recovery care; communication; blood transfusion. Procedures and specific protocols: neurosurgical procedures; surgery of the alimentary tract; surgery of the liver and biliary system; orthopaedic procedures; respiratory procedures; laparoscopic abdominal surgery; ophthalmalic surgery; surgery of the skin; surgery of the endocrine system. Appendix: nutrition in the hospitalized patient.

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