Fluid Therapy for Veterinary Nurses and Technicians

by Paula Jane Hotston-Moore, Andrea Jeffery in 2003

Fluid Therapy for Veterinary Nurses and Technicians

Fluid therapy is vital in the treatment an,d support of many conditions .in animals. It involves practical nursing care as well as a good theoretical knowledge of why an animal needs fluid administration, the choice of fluid to be given and how that fluid is to be administered.

In this book Fluid Therapy for Veterinary Nurses and Technicians my aim has been to outline these key areas by offering some insight to the theory involved, and by considering the practicalities of fluid administration and patient monitoring.

Veterinary nurses administer fluid therapy under the supervision of a veterinary surgeon, but they will obtain greater professional satisfaction if they also have the underpinning knowledge as to why a particular fluid is given, as well as prior knowledge of any potential problems that could arise.

This practical manual explains the difficult concepts involved with fluid therapy in an easy-to-understand exploration of the subject, written at an appropriate level for nurses and technicians. Coverage includes different types of fluid therapy equipment, assessment of fluid balance, and administration of fluid therapy. Practical tips offer valuable advice throughout the book, and flowcharts and boxed key points clarify important information.

  • Covers everything the veterinary nurse or technician needs to know about fluid therapy and how to apply theory to practice.
  • Serves as a practical manual that explains this difficult subject in an accessible and easy-to-understand approach at an appropriate level.
  • Improves the reader’s skills with “In Practice” tips for effective fluid administration.
  • Covers the NVQ Level III Part 2 syllabus, making it an essential purchase for second year veterinary nursing students as well as veterinary nurses in practice.

This book Fluid Therapy for Veterinary Nurses and Technicians provides a comprehensive and structured account of many aspects of fluid therapy but is also designed to allow veterinary nurses to ‘dip in’ to specific areas as needed to refresh their knowledge or answer a particular clinical problem. Until n.ow, there has not been a book aimed at veterinary nurses that is dedicated to the subject of fluid therapy alone.

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