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BSAVA Pocketbook for Veterinary Nurses


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Foreword Preface A few notes on using this book A Anaesthetic agents Anaesthetic checklists Anaesthetic emergencies Anaesthetic equipment ASA physical status and classifications scale B Bandaging Biochemistry reference ranges Blood cell types Blood collection tubes Blood pressure measurement Blood pressure values for dogs and cats Blood sampling Blood smear preparation Blood staining procedures Blood transfusion Body condition scoring scheme -- cats Body condition scoring scheme -- dogs Body condition scoring scheme -- rabbits C Calculating blood loss Cleaning the operating theatre Clinical audits D Dental recording chart -- cat Dental recording chart -- dog E Ear cytology Electrocardiography F Faecal examination Feeding tube selection Feeding tubes -- nursing considerations Fine needle aspiration of a mass Fluid therapy Folding gowns and drapes G Gowning and gloving H Haematology reference ranges Hair and skin sampling procedures Hand hygiene I Infection control Intravenous catheter management L Laboratory samples -- packaging for external analysis M Mucous membrane colour Muscle condition scoring scheme -- cats Muscle condition scoring scheme -- dogs O Opioids P Packed Cell Volume -- how to perform a PCV Pain assessment Pain scoring -- cat Pain scoring -- dog Pain scoring -- rabbit Patient assessment -- daily tasks Patient assessment -- routine parameters Physiotherapy PROTECT ME R Radiographic film faults Radiographic positioning Radiographic positioning -- advanced Recumbent patient care Resting energy requirement (RER) calculation S Scrubbing Sterilization -- packing instruments Sterilization indicators Surgical checklist Sutures T Temperature conversion Theatre -- maintenance of asepsis Total solids -- using a refractometer U Urinalysis Urinary catheters Urine specific gravity (USG) normal values V Vernier scale Vital signs -- normal ranges in common species W Wound drain management Wound dressings Wound recognition and treatment References Emergency doses

About the Author

Emma Gerrard, DipHE(CVN), DipAVN(Small Animal), BSc(Hons), CVN, RVN, qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2005 from Myerscough College, Preston. She gained the Diploma of Higher Education Clinical Veterinary Nursing in June 2009, followed by the RCVS Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing in January 2010. In 2011, she graduated from the BSc (Hons) Clinical Veterinary Nursing top-up degree. Emma works at an independent general mixed practice in Powys and locums for Vets Now. Her interests are very varied and include infection control and surgical nursing. Emma began volunteering in 2013 for the BVNA as Regional Representative and for the BSAVA Cymru/Wales Region. Her BSAVA roles have included committee treasurer for the membership development committee. Emma is a companion and farm animal RAMA, a clinical coach, article writer for several veterinary nursing publications, and a tutor for ONCORE ePD.

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