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Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia

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ISBN-10: 0323019889

ISBN-13: 9780323019880

Edition: 3rd 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Diane McKelvey, K. Wayne Hollingshead

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Striking a balance between theory and application, this new edition is written for veterinary technicians, both in practice and training. It focuses on pain management and new ways of controlling pain.
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Book details

List price: $52.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 4/28/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

The Preanesthetic Period
Patient Evaluation
Patient History
Physical Examination
Diagnostic Tests
Classification of Patient Status
Selection of the Anesthetic Protocol
Factors that Influence Selection
Preanesthetic Patient Care
Withholding Food Before Anesthesia
Correction of Preexisting Problems
Intravenous Catheterization
Other Preanesthetic Care
Preanesthetic Agents
Reasons for Use
Anticholinergics (Parasympatholytics)
Tranquilizers and Sedatives
Alpha-2 Agents
General Anesthesia
Definition of General Anesthesia
Components of General Anesthesia
Safety of General Anesthesia
Classical Stages and Planes of Anesthesia
Stage I
Stage II
Stage III
Stage IV
Overview of Anesthetic Stages and Planes
Induction Techniques and Agents
Injectable Agents
Inhalation Agents
Monitoring during the Induction Period
Endotracheal Intubation
Maintenance of Anesthesia
Monitoring Vital Signs
Use of Instruments to Monitor Vital Signs
Determination of SaO[subscript 2]
Reflexes and Other Indicators of Anesthetic Depth
Judging Anesthetic Depth
Recording Information During Anesthesia
Patient Positioning and Comfort During Anesthesia
Recovery from General Anesthesia
Stages of Recovery
Anesthetist's Role in the Recovery Period
Anesthetic Agents and Techniques
Comparison of Inhalation and Injectable Anesthesia
Injectable Anesthetics
Inhalation Anesthetics
Characteristics of an Ideal Agent
Classes of Inhalation Agents
Mechanism of Action
Effect of Inhalation Agents on Vital Systems
Distribution and Elimination
Physical Properties
Other Halogenated Agents
Nitrous Oxide
Agents Used in the Postanesthetic Period
Anesthetic Equipment
Endotracheal Tubes
Anesthetic Machines and Breathing Circuits
Components of the Anesthesia Delivery System
Compressed Gas Supply
Anesthetic Machine
Breathing Circuit
Precision Vaporizers
Nonprecision Vaporizers
VOC versus VIC
Factors that Influence Vaporizer Function
Operation of the Anesthetic Machine
Rebreathing Systems
Nonrebreathing Systems
Choice of Rebreathing versus Nonrebreathing Systems
Carrier Gas Flow Rates
Safety Concerns with a Total Rebreathing System
Care and Use of Anesthetic Equipment
Daily Setup
Ongoing Maintenance
Workplace Safety
Hazards of Waste Anesthetic Gas
Short-Term Effects
Long-Term Effects
Assessment of Risk
Reducing Exposure to Waste Anesthetic Gas
Monitoring Waste Gas Levels
Safe Handling of Compressed Gases
Fire Safety Precautions
Use and Storage of Compressed Gas Cylinders
Accidental Exposure to Injectable Agents
Anesthetic Problems and Emergencies
Reasons Why Anesthetic Problems and Emergencies Arise
Human Error
Equipment Failure
Anesthetic Agents
Patient Factors
Response to Anesthetic Problems and Emergencies
Role of the Veterinary Technician in Emergency Care
Emergency Situations that May Arise during Anesthesia
Problems that May Arise in the Recovery Period
Special Techniques
Local Anesthesia
Mechanism of Action
Route of Administration of Local Anesthetics
Toxicity of Local Anesthetics
Controlled Ventilation
Ventilation in the Awake Animal
Ventilation in the Anesthetized Animal
Types of Controlled Ventilation
Risks of Controlled Ventilation
Neuromuscular Blocking Agents
Principles of Analgesia
What is Analgesia?
Why Treat Pain?
General Principles of Analgesia
Physiology of Pain
Monitoring Signs of Pain
Methods of Pain Control
Pharmacologic Analgesia
Preemptive Analgesia
Mechanisms of Pain Relief
Classes of Analgesic Drugs
Opioid Agents
Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs
Other Analgesic Agents
Combination Therapy
Home Analgesia
Anesthesia of Rodents and Rabbits
Patient Evaluation
Handling and Restraint
Physical Examination of Small Mammals
Diagnostic Tests
Preanesthetic Patient Care
Withholding Food Before Anesthesia
Correction of Preexisting Problems
Preanesthetic Agents
Alpha-2 Adrenoreceptor Agonists
General Anesthesia
Induction Techniques and Agents
Summary of Recommended Techniques
Intubation and Maintenance of Anesthesia
Postoperative Care
Anesthetic Emergencies
Respiratory Depression
Circulatory Failure
Pain Assessment in Small Mammals
Analgesic Agents
Administration of Analgesics
Large Animal Anesthesia
General Considerations
Biologic Variations
Handling and Restraint
Sedation and Standing Chemical Restraint
Field Anesthesia
Inhalant Anesthesia
Monitoring and Supportive Care
Sedation and Chemical Restraint
General Anesthesia
Monitoring and Supportive Care
Small Ruminants
Regional/Local Anesthetic Techniques in Large Animals
Standard Values and Equivalents
Catheter Comparison Scale
Equipment for Intravenous (IV) Induction and Inhalation Anesthesia
Equipment and Drugs for Use in an Emergency Crash Kit