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Pain Management in Small Animals A Manual for Veterinary Nurses and Technicians

ISBN-10: 0750688122

ISBN-13: 9780750688123

Edition: 2006

Authors: Debbie Grant, Debbie D'Oyley, Debbie Grant

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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It explores the vital role the veterinary nurse plays in achieving pain-free recovery for sick or injured small animals and exotic pets. It provides in-depth coverage of both the physical and psychological effects of pain and focuses on the ethical obligation to maximize quality of life through pain management. This book also examines current evidence for effective pain management, including how research findings can be translated into everyday practice. Emphasizes the nursing aspects of pain management in small animal practice. Covers the entire range of analgesic drugs available, with details on mechanisms of action, contraindications, and complications. Provides guidelines on how to accurately assess pain in animals and gauge the effectiveness of treatment. Complex topics such as physiology, anatomy, and pharmacology are discussed in clear, accessible language with accompanying figures, tables, and charts that clarify key concepts.
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Book details

List price: $51.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 6/14/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.694

Concepts of Pain Management in Animals
Evidence that Animals Feel Pain, and its Consequences
Assessing Pain in Animals
Methods of Pain Scoring in Animals
The Physiology of Pain
The Opioid Analgesic Drugs
The Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Analgesic Drugs, NSAIDs
Other Analgesic Drugs
Management of Acute Pain
Adjunctive Methods of Pain Management
Chronic Pain Management and Quality of Life