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Burns, Kara

Textbook for the Veterinary Assistant

€ 49.95

Textbook for the Veterinary Assistant offers a comprehensive guide to the NAVTA-approved curriculum for veterinary assisting programs.   Written by leaders in the profession and copublished with NAVTA, the book covers the complete list of NAVTA Veterinary Assistant Essential Skills.


Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
Contributors Acknowledgments About the Companion Website Chapter 1 Introduction to the Veterinary (or Assistant) Profession References Chapter 2 Medical Terminology Medical terms Prefixes Suffixes Root words Common abbreviations used in veterinary medicine References Chapter 3 Anatomy Anatomical directional terms Skeletal system Branches of science Body systems External anatomy Common veins Muscles Internal organs Urogenital system Internal structures of the thorax Conclusion References Chapter 4 Behavior, Handling, and Restraint Animal body language References Chapter 5 Office Procedures and Telephone Techniques Telephone techniques References Chapter 6 Nutrition Overview Proteins Carbohydrates Fats Vitamins Minerals Water Palatibility Weight management Patient history Body condition scoring Risk factors Assessing the food Summary Suggested reading Chapter 7 Breeds Cat breeds Dog breeds Determine gender in the cat and dog Reference Chapter 8 Breeding and Genetics Introduction The heat cycle Breeding Whelping Necessary human interaction with newborn puppies Warning signs (when to call the vet) Cats Heat cycle Feline breeding process Breeding management References Chapter 9 History Taking and Physical Exams Determining and recoding vitals History and physical exam Determine gender in the cat and dog Chapter 10 Exam Room Procedures Recognizing ectoparasites Toenail trimming Ear cleaning Anal glands Bathing animals Chapter 11 Immunology Innate immunity Acquired immunity Cell-mediated immunity Vaccination Vaccine administration routes References Chapter 12 Animal Nursing and Assisting Temperature Pulse Respiration Pain assessment Nutritional assessment General nursing care References Chapter 13 Pharmacology References Chapter 14 Radiology Radiology safety measures and guidelines Cleaning screens Labeling, filing, and storage of radiographs Proper storage of radiographic film Radiographic positioning Conclusion References Chapter 15 Surgical Assisting Introduction The sterilization process Preparing items for the autoclave Wrapping a surgical pack Cold sterilization Instruments Allis tissue forceps Suture Material Gowns and Drapes The sterile field Preparing for surgery Surgical hand scrub Gowning Gloving Opening and passing sterile items Preparing the patient Post-surgical procedures Chapter 16 Avian and Reptile Avian Reptiles References Chapter 17 Equine Skeletal system The digestive tract Nutrition Key nutritional factors for horses Types of feed Behavior and handling Nursing care and husbandry of horses References Chapter 18 Preparing for Internships and Employment Interview Resume writing Cover letter References Chapter 19 Inventory What will be inventoried in your clinic or hospital? A well-run pharmacy The want list The veterinary assistant’s role Drug inventory Man versus computer: both needed! Organizing inventory References Chapter 20 Euthanasia and Pet Loss The five stages of grief References Chapter 21 Client Management Evaluating your clients Client management essential skills for the veterinary assistant Employee roles References Chapter 22 Medical Records References Chapter 23 Occupational Safety and Health Administration What is the occupational safety and health administration? Material safety data sheets OSHA labeling of secondary containers OSHA inspections Common OSHA veterinary violations Fines References Chapter 24 Pet Health Insurance References Glossary Index
Extra informatie: 
Paperback / softback
192 pagina's
Januari 2014
540 gram
279 x 216 x 9 mm
Wiley-Blackwell us

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