Oncology for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses

ISBN-10: 0813812763

ISBN-13: 9780813812762

Edition: 2010

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Oncology for the Veterinary Technician and Nurse is a handbook of veterinary care from the technician perspective. Providing information on cancer from cause to treatment, this comprehensive resource focuses on the nursing role, with emphasis on technical procedures, staging, and patient support. By equipping nurses with the information they need to properly and safely perform cancer treatments, Oncology for the Veterinary Technician and Nurse promotes working as a team to provide optimal care for cancer patients.With chapters on treatment strategies, owner support, emergencies, and clinical cases for specific diseases, the book is a comprehensive guide to cancer care for the veterinary technician. An appendix also provides quick reference to conversion charts, as well as information on supplementation and dosing. Oncology for the Veterinary Technician and Nurse is an important resource for the growing number of technicians seeing cancer patients, as well as oncology technicians and technician students.
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Book details

List price: $123.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/4/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 330
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Contributors
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Section Summary
Basics of Oncology
Introduction to Clinical Veterinary Oncology
Causes of Cancer in Pets
Approaching the Cancer Patient
Diagnosis of Cancer
Staging of Cancer
Treatment of Cancer
General Principles of Veterinary Cancer Treatment
Surgery in Veterinary Oncology
Radiation Therapy
Chemotherapy
Biotherapy and Photodynamic Therapy
Complementary and Alternative Medical (CAM) Therapies
Supportive Care of Patients
Comfort, Pain Management, and Physical Rehabilitation
Gastrointestinal and Nutritional Support
Hematologic Support
Euthanasia and End-of-Life Patient Care
Support for Pet Owners and Caregivers
Supporting the Patient's Human Family
What About the Nurse's Emotional Experience?
Oncologic Emergencies
Hematologic Emergencies
Febrile Neutropenia
Metabolic Emergencies
Anaphylaxis
Extravasation Injury
Urological Emergencies
Bone Emergencies
Pericardial Effusion and Cardiac Tamponade
Common Cancers in Veterinary Patients
Lymphoma in Dogs
Lymphoma in Cats
Mast Cell Tumor in Dogs
Soft Tissue Sarcomas in Dogs and Cats
Splenic Hemangiosarcoma in Dogs
Osteosarcoma in Dogs
Oral Melanoma in Dogs
Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Cats
Mammary Carcinoma in Dogs
Mammary Carcinoma in Cats
Transitional Cell Carcinoma in Dogs
Pulmonary Carcinoma in Dogs
Chronic Lymphoid Leukemia in Dogs
Appendices
BSA Conversion Charts
Analgesics
Antiemetics, Gastroprotectants, and Appetite Stimulants
Antibiotics
Glossary of Cancer Terms
Chemotherapy Drug Information: Quick Reference
Index
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