BSAVA Textbook of Veterinary Nursing

BSAVA Textbook of Veterinary Nursing

Paperback BSAVA British Small Animal Veterinary Association

Edited by Barbara Cooper, Edited by Elizabeth Mullineaux, Edited by Lynn Turner, Editorial board member Tim Greet

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  • Publisher: British Small Animal Veterinary Association
  • Format: Paperback | 968 pages
  • Dimensions: 214mm x 296mm x 36mm | 2,740g
  • Publication date: 20 December 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Quedgeley, Gloucs
  • ISBN 10: 1905319266
  • ISBN 13: 9781905319268
  • Edition: 5, Revised
  • Edition statement: 5th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: ill
  • Sales rank: 8,693

Product description

The new edition of this classic core textbook has been fully updated to reflect the current syllabus, including equine content for the first time, while retaining additional useful chapters that are no longer covered in the syllabus. Each chapter includes learning objectives and self assessment questions. There are new chapters on professional responsibilities, professional development and learning.KEY FEATURESAnatomy and physiology presented in a single integrated chapter to allow easy comparisonStand-alone chapter on nursing models, with clinical application examplesNew chapter on professional responsibilities, regulation and ethicsUp-to-date content on MRSA and PETS regulations Appendix on study skillsSpecially commissioned new drawingsAddresses equine species as required by VN core units, including details on anatomy, handling, stabling, feeding, bandaging, radiography, reproduction and anaesthesia

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Barbara Cooper VN CertEd Hon Assoc RCVSCollege of Animal Welfare, Godmanchester, HuntingdonLynn Turner MA VetMB MRCVSTrixhayes Farm, Woodbury, ExeterElizabeth Mullineaux BVM&S CertSHP MRCVSQuantock Veterinary Hospital, Bridgwater

Review quote

"Not only will student veterinary nurses find it excellent value in content and price, I expect that both qualified veterinary nurses and vets will view it as an invaluable addition to the practice library." ("Veterinary Record," 16 June 2012)"This is the book that every nurse should have, be they a student nurse, a qualified nurse, an older qualified nurse and even some vets to bring them bang up to date with all the latest techniques and good standards of nursing care." (Veterinary Practice, 1 February 2012)

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This is the new edition of the classic core textbook, updated to reflect changes in the RCVS Veterinary Nursing syllabus. It covers the whole range of veterinary nursing in small animal practice, and core unit equine content, with all chapters revised or rewritten.New content: - Anatomy and physiology presented in a single integrated chapter to allow easy comparison- Stand-alone chapter on Nursing Models, with clinical application examples- New chapter on Professional responsibilities, Regulation and Ethics- Up-to-date content on MRSA and PETS regulations - Appendix on Learning skills- Specially commissioned new drawings - Addresses EQUINE SPECIES as required by VN core units - including details on Anatomy, Handling, Stabling, Feeding, Bandaging, Radiography, Reproduction, and Anaesthesia

Table of contents

Contents Professional responsibilities, regulation and the ethics of veterinary nursing; Principles of health and safety; Anatomy and physiology; Genetics; Infection and immunity; Elementary microbiology; Elementary parasitology; Medicines: pharmacology, therapeutics and dispensing; Client communication and practice organization; Animal handling, restraint and transport; Small animal behaviour and training; Maintaining animal accommodation; Nutrition and feeding; The nursing process, nursing models and care plans; Observation and assessment of the patient; Essential patient care; Principles of general nursing; Diagnostic imaging; Laboratory diagnostic aids; Medical disorders of dogs and cats and their nursing; Small animal first aid and emergencies; Small animal fluid therapy; Anaesthesia and analgesia; Theatre practice; Small animal surgical nursing; Reproduction, obstetric and paediatric nursing; Dentistry; Appendices; Index