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Tasks for the Veterinary Assistant 4th Edition [Pehme köide]

(North Dakota State University USA)
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  • ISBN-13: 9781119466826
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  • ISBN-10: 1119466822
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Veterinary assistants operate in challenging and fast-paced work environments that require skills in areas such as kennel work, clerical duties, and restraining, handling, feeding, and exercising animals. Tasks for the Veterinary Assistant is the definitive, practical guide to the vital skills and techniques used in daily practice-bringing together all the information necessary to succeed as a veterinary assistant in one reader-friendly volume.

Now in its fourth edition, this classic text has been completely revised to adopt a concise approach to learning that is ideally suited for modern readers. More and improved images, streamlined chapters, and easily-referenced key topics help readers understand the important aspects of real-world practice. Updated chapters cover infectious disease protocols, clinical procedures, and patient care and management. New chapters cover exam and treatment room skills, and present information on small animals, laboratory animals, and large animals. This re-envisioned new edition:

Covers every task and technique that veterinary assistants encounter daily

Offers step-by-step guidance for fundamental veterinary skills, procedures, and practices

Provides quick and easy reference to a comprehensive range of central topics

Uses a new, larger page size to better fit content and enhance searching for information when on the job

Includes access to a companion website presenting quizzes and exercises, flashcards, teaching resources, psychomotor tests, a downloadable competency record, and more

Tasks for the Veterinary Assistant is the definitive, practical guide to the vital skills and techniques used in daily practice—bringing together all the information necessary to succeed as a veterinary assistant in one reader-friendly volume. 

Now in its fourth edition, this classic text has been completely revised to adopt a concise approach to learning that is ideally suited for modern readers. More and improved images, streamlined chapters, and easily-referenced key topics help readers understand the important aspects of real-world practice. Updated chapters cover infectious disease protocols, clinical procedures, and patient care and management. New chapters cover exam and treatment room skills, and present information on small animals, laboratory animals, and large animals. This re-envisioned new edition: 

  • Covers every task and technique that veterinary assistants encounter daily
  • Offers step-by-step guidance for fundamental veterinary skills, procedures, and practices
  • Provides quick and easy reference to a comprehensive range of central topics
  • Uses a new, larger page size to better fit content and enhance searching for information when on the job
  • Includes access to a companion website presenting instructor resources, skills evaluations, and PowerPoint slides

Tasks for the Veterinary Assistant, Fourth Edition continues to be the definitive text for trainee and practicing veterinary assistants in clinical, laboratory, or research settings.

Preface ix
Acknowledgments xi
About the Companion Website xiii
1 Professional Conduct and Foundation Skills 1(20)
Determining Your Role in a Veterinary Practice
1(3)
Meeting Employer Expectations 10 Behaviors to Master
4(4)
Professional Appearance
8(2)
Effective Communication Skills Within the Veterinary Practice
10(1)
Verbal Communication
10(1)
Non-verbal Communication
10(1)
Client Communication
10(1)
Written Communication
11(1)
Computer Competency
11(1)
Use and Misuse of Social Media
12(1)
Determining Credible Web Sources
12(1)
Anticipation of Workflow
12(1)
Application of Veterinary Ethics
13(1)
Human-Animal Bond
13(1)
Grief Process
14(1)
Foundation Skills - Veterinary Practice Math and Medical Terminology
14(7)
Basic Math Used in the Veterinary Practice
14(2)
Estimating
16(1)
Volume Measurements - Dilutions
16(2)
Drug Calculation
18(1)
Medical Terminology
18(3)
2 Laws, Policies, and OSHA Standards Affecting Veterinary Practice 21(12)
Laws and Regulations for Veterinary Practices
21(5)
Federal Laws
21(2)
State Laws
23(1)
Common or Case Law
24(1)
Local Ordinances
25(1)
Guidelines of Practice from Veterinary Organizations
26(1)
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) - Workplace Safety
26(7)
Labeling
27(1)
Personal Protection Equipment
27(6)
3 Veterinary Business Protocols 33(18)
Front Office Skills
34(4)
Telephone Skills
34(1)
Scheduling Appointments
35(2)
Handling Non-Client Calls
37(1)
Client Interactions at the Facility
38(2)
Arrivals
38(1)
Admitting Patients
39(1)
Discharging Clients
39(1)
Veterinary Medical Record Keeping Procedures
40(5)
Computerized Versus Paper Patient Records
40(1)
Paper Patient Record Assembly
41(1)
Paper Filing Systems
41(1)
Chronological Order or SOAP File Format
42(1)
Transferring Medical Records
42(1)
Forms, Certificates, and Logs
43(2)
Day's End Protocols
45(1)
Inventory Control
46(5)
Daily Inventory Control
47(1)
Ordering Supplies
48(1)
Receiving Shipments
48(1)
Handling Shipments and Invoices
48(1)
Restocking Shelves
48(3)
4 Facility and Equipment Maintenance - Cleaning for Disease Control 51(22)
Basic Cleanliness and Orderliness
52(3)
Cleaning
54(1)
Disinfecting
54(1)
Hospital Waste - Non-Hazardous versus Hazardous
55(2)
Cleaning Techniques When Caring for Hospitalized Animals
57(3)
Order of Cleaning
57(3)
Facility Maintenance
60(2)
Hospital Laundry
61(1)
Equipment Maintenance
62(11)
5 Anatomy and Physiology 73(18)
"Speaking" Anatomy
73(2)
Body Systems
75(14)
Skeletal System
75(3)
Muscular System
78(1)
Cardiovascular System
78(3)
Respiratory System
81(1)
Immune System
81(1)
Digestive System
82(2)
Urinary System
84(1)
Reproductive System
85(1)
Nervous System
86(2)
Endocrine System
88(1)
Integumentary System
88(1)
Suggested Reading
89(2)
6 Introduction to Animals 91(20)
Scientific Classification of Animals
91(3)
Phenotypes
92(2)
Introduction to Genetics
94(2)
Breeds of Animals
96(11)
Herding Group
96(1)
Hound Group
96(1)
Non-Sporting Group
97(1)
Sporting Group
97(2)
Terrier Group
99(1)
Working Group
100(1)
Toy Group
101(1)
Cat Breeds
101(3)
Pocket Pets
104(3)
Determining the Sex of Companion Animals
107(4)
7 Feeds and Feeding 111(10)
Essential Nutrients -The Basics
112(1)
Understanding Pet Food Labels
113(1)
Learning to Read Labels
113(2)
List of Ingredients
114(1)
Adequacy Statement
114(1)
Feeding Guidelines
115(1)
Dry Matter Basis
115(1)
Application of Basic Nutrition
115(1)
Calorie Requirements
115(1)
How Much to Feed
116(1)
Prescription Diets
117(1)
Feeding the Hospitalized Patient
117(2)
Water Availability and Consumption
119(1)
Feeding Livestock and Poultry
119(1)
Feeding Other Species
120(1)
References
120(1)
Suggested Reading
120(1)
8 Restraint of Animals 121(32)
Restraint of Companion Animals
122(12)
Patient Defenses
122(1)
Assessing Behavior and Safely Approaching Companion Animals
123(6)
Utilize Fear Free Techniques
129(2)
Safely Moving Patients from One Location to Another
131(2)
General Restraint Techniques for Dogs and Cats
133(1)
Restraint for Examinations, Medications, and Procedures
134(9)
Restraint Equipment
139(4)
Restraint of Pocket Pets
143(1)
Restraint of Pet Birds
143(1)
Restraint of Livestock
144(7)
Assessing Behavior and Safely Approaching Livestock
145(1)
Restraint Techniques for Horses and Livestock
146(5)
Reference
151(1)
Suggested Reading
151(2)
9 Knots and Ropes 153(14)
Knot Tying Terminology
153(1)
Types of Ropes
154(1)
Prevent Fraying
154(2)
Hanking a Rope
156(1)
Types of Knots and Hitches
157(8)
Types of Knots
157(5)
Hitches
162(3)
Suggested Reading
165(2)
10 Management of Hospitalized and Boarding Pets 167(22)
Housing Requirements - Kennel Set-up
168(1)
Water and Food Consumption - Elimination
168(1)
Environmental Considerations
169(1)
Socialization and Exercising Hospitalized Patients
170(1)
Patient Care Based on Reason for Being in the Hospital
170(4)
Boarding
170(1)
Surgical Patients
171(1)
Recumbent Patient Care
171(1)
Constipated Patients - Enemas
172(1)
Contagious Patients
173(1)
Feral and Quarantine Animal Housing
173(1)
Pocket Pets and Birds
174(1)
Treatments and Procedures
174(5)
Medical Records
174(1)
Understanding the Disease Process
174(1)
Treatment Plan Protocols
175(4)
In-hospital Grooming
179(3)
Combing and Brushing
179(1)
Clipping Hair or Fur
179(1)
Identifying Ectoparasites
180(1)
Bathing and Dipping
181(1)
Collection of Fecal and Urine Samples
182(1)
Pain Evaluation and Monitoring
183(1)
Discharging Patients
184(1)
Veterinary Hospice Care
184(1)
Euthanasia and Post Mortem Protocols
185(2)
After the Euthanasia
186(1)
Reference
187(1)
Suggested Reading
187(2)
11 Clinical Techniques 189(28)
Toenail Trimming
190(1)
Clipping Birds' Wings
191(1)
Expressing Anal Glands
192(1)
Administration of Medications
193(8)
Ear Cleaning and Medicating
194(2)
Topical Medications
196(1)
Oral Medications
197(3)
Ophthalmic Medications
200(1)
Syringes and Needles
201(4)
Preparing Syringe and Needle for Use
203(1)
Solution Bottle Preparation
204(1)
Preparing Vaccines
204(1)
Injections
205(3)
Subcutaneous Injections
206(1)
Subcutaneous Fluid Administration
206(1)
Intramuscular Injections
207(1)
Intranasal Infusion
208(1)
Monitoring IV Fluid Administration and IV Catheter Maintenance
208(2)
Wound Care and Bandaging
210(4)
Apply a Simple Bandage
211(3)
Bandage Failure
214(1)
Bandage Removal
214(1)
Emergency Support
214(1)
Maintenance of Crash Cart Kit or Emergency Station
215(1)
Suggested Reading
215(2)
12 Laboratory Skills 217(26)
Maintenance of Stain Sets
218(1)
Staining Protocol
219(1)
Laboratory Log Book
219(1)
Maintenance of the Common Laboratory Equipment in the Veterinary Lab
220(2)
Binocular Microscope
220(1)
Centrifuge
221(1)
Refractometer
222(1)
Sample Collection
222(7)
Parasitology
223(6)
Blood Collection and Handling
229(11)
Equipment Set-up
229(1)
Blood Sample Handling
230(4)
Blood Chemistry and Electrolyte Determinations
234(1)
Serologic Test Kits
235(1)
Urine Collection
235(3)
Microbiology - Sample Collection
238(2)
Necropsy: Preparation and Follow-Up
240(2)
Preparing Samples for Shipment to Reference Laboratory
241(1)
Vaginal Cytology Collection
242(1)
13 Pharmacy Skills 243(8)
Controlled Drugs
244(1)
Reading a Prescription
245(1)
Labeling a Prescription Container
246(1)
Safe Handling of Dispensed Drugs
247(1)
Prescription Packaging
248(1)
Explaining Prescriptions to the Owner
248(2)
Classification of Medications
250(1)
Suggested Reading
250(1)
14 Surgical Room Skills 251(32)
Cleaning and Maintaining the Surgery Suite
252(18)
Gas Anesthesia Machine
255(1)
Cleaning the Surgical Instruments
256(1)
Assembling Surgical Packs
257(12)
Cold Sterilization
269(1)
Surgery Skills and Maintaining an Aseptic Environment
270(9)
Pre-Surgical Phase
270(4)
Peri-Surgical Phase
274(4)
Post-Surgical Phase
278(1)
Post-Surgical Emergencies
279(1)
Client Communication
279(1)
Removing Sutures
279(2)
Reference
281(2)
15 Dental Skills for the Veterinary Assistant 283(14)
Assistant's Role in Veterinary Dentistry
283(1)
Dental Anatomy
283(1)
Dental Terminology
284(1)
Directional Terms
284(1)
Dental Formulas
285(1)
Age Approximation Based on Dental Eruption
285(1)
Head Type
285(1)
Dental Instruments, Equipment, and Maintenance
285(2)
Preparation of Dental Instruments
287(1)
Sharpening Hand Instruments
287(1)
Power Scalers
287(1)
Selection of the Correct Handpiece Tip
288(1)
Air-Driven Dental Units
288(1)
Dental Prophylaxis
289(1)
Polishing Follows Dental Cleaning
289(1)
Charting the Oral Examination
289(3)
Triadan Numbering System
289(1)
Anatomical Numbering System
290(1)
Charting Symbols
291(1)
Basics of Pocket Pet Dentistry
292(1)
Dental Formula for Pocket Pets
292(1)
Ferret Dentition
292(1)
Hedgehog Dentition
292(1)
Intraoral Radiography
293(1)
Patient Positioning for Dental Radiography
293(1)
Manual Developing of Dental Radiographs
294(1)
Patient Care and Clean-up
294(1)
Client Education
294(1)
Daily Dental Care
295(1)
Dental Patient Discharge Instructions
295(1)
Suggested Reading
295(2)
16 Diagnostic Imaging and Endoscopy 297(13)
Introduction to Diagnostic Imaging
298(1)
Digital Radiography
298(1)
Advanced Imaging Technologies
298(1)
Quality Assurance
299(1)
Radiation Safety
299(2)
Radiography Abbreviations
301(1)
Radiography Procedure
302(1)
Radiography Log
302(1)
Measuring the Anatomy with Calipers
302(1)
Setting Exposure Factors Using the Technique Charts
303(1)
Cassette Selection
304(1)
Film Labeling
304(1)
Taking a Radiograph
304(2)
Developing Radiographic Film
306(1)
Cassette Routine Maintenance
307(1)
Patient Film Filing
307(1)
Darkroom Maintenance
307(2)
Checking for Light Leaks
308(1)
Processor Maintenance
308(1)
Diagnostic Ultrasonography
309(1)
Set-up for Ultrasonography
309(1)
Endoscopy 310(7)
Introduction to Endoscopy
310(1)
Parts of an Endoscope
310(1)
Endoscopy Preparation
311(1)
Endoscopy: Post Procedure
312(3)
Gas Sterilization
314(1)
Cold (Liquid) Sterilization
314(1)
End of Procedure Cleaning
315(1)
References
315(1)
Suggested Reading
315(2)
Appendix: Suffixes, Prefixes, and Anatomic Terms (Roots) 317(6)
Glossary 323(8)
Index 331
The author Teresa Sonsthagen is retired as the Co-director and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Animal Sciences in the Veterinary Technology Program at North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota, USA.

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