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BSAVA Textbook of Veterinary Nursing (5th Ed)


The new edition of the classic core textbook, updated to reflect changes in the RCVS Veterinary Nursing syllabus. Covers the whole range of veterinary nursing in small animal practice, and core unit equine content, with all chapters revised or rewritten.

The new edition of the classic core textbook, updated to reflect changes in the RCVS Veterinary Nursing syllabus. Covers the whole range of veterinary nursing in small animal practice, and core unit equine content, with all chapters revised or rewritten.

Features of the new edition:
 

  • Anatomy and physiology presented in a single integrated chapter to allow easy comparison
  • Stand-alone chapter on Nursing Models, with clinical application examples
  • New chapter on Professional Responsibilities, Regulation and Ethics
  • Up-to-date content on MRSA and PETS regulations
  • Appendix on study skills
  • Specially commissioned new drawings
  • Addresses Equine Species as required by VN core units, including details on anatomy, handling, stabling, feeding, bandaging, radiography, reproduction and anaesthesia.

Contents
Professional responsibilities, regulation and the ethics of veterinary nursing; Principles of health and safety; Anatomy and physiology; Genetics; Infection and immunity; Elementary microbiology; Elementary parasitology; Medicines: pharmacology, therapeutics and dispensing; Client communication and practice organization; Animal handling, restraint and transport; Small animal behaviour and training; Maintaining animal accommodation; Nutrition and feeding; The nursing process, nursing models and care plans; Observation and assessment of the patient; Essential patient care; Principles of general nursing; Diagnostic imaging; Laboratory diagnostic aids; Medical disorders of dogs and cats and their nursing; First aid and emergencies; Fluid Therapy; Anaesthesia and analgesia; Theatre practice; Small animal surgical nursing; Reproduction, obstetric and paediatric nursing; Dentistry; Appendices: Common breeds: dog; cat; horse; rabbit; Normal parameters: dog; cat; small mammal; Conversion tables; Study skills; Personal and professional development: reflective insight.