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    Fluid Therapy For Veterinary Nurses And Technicians

    2003
    by Paula Jane Hotston Moore




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    Publisher: --
    Edition: 2003
    Language: English

    Description

    Pratical tips are a feature of the book and topics covered include: different types of fluid therapy equipment, assessment of fluid balance and administration of fluid therapy.

    Contents

    1. Water and electrolyte balance in the body: Definition of key terms; Fluid distribution within the body compartments; Electrolyte balance in body fluid; Water balance and its importance; Ways in which fluid is lost from the body; Ways in which fluid is taken into the body; Normal fluid requirements;

    2. Assessment of fluid balance: Definition of key terms; Causes of dehydration; Causes of hypovolaemia; Clinical signs of dehydration; Ways of assessing dehydration and hypovolaemia; 3. Acid base balance: Significance of acid base balance to the animal; How the body maintains its pH; How changes to the body?s pH arise; Causes of metabolic acidosis/alkalosis and respiratory acidosis/alkalosis;
    4. Types of fluid available: List of fluids available in the UK; List of constituents in each fluid; How fluids differ from each other and why this is significant;
    5. Blood administration: When administration of blood is indicated; Blood collection; Blood typing; Storage of blood; Blood volume; Blood transfusions; Plasma/blood products;
    6. When to use each fluid: Shock – definition and types of shock; Common conditions and when to use each fluid – and why;
    7. Administration of fluid therapy: Routes available for fluid therapy administration; Common routes of intravenous fluid therapy – veins and anatomical locations; Intravenous catheter placement;
    8. Equipment available for administration of intravenous fluid therapy: Describe equipment, how and when it is used;
    9. Calculations and Flow rates: Explanation of calculations; Worked example; How to calculate the amount of fluid to give and the rate of flow;
    10. Monitoring the Patient: Central venous pressure; Clinical signs of over transfusion; Blood transfusion reactions; General care of patient whilst receiving intravenous fluid therapy; Care of intravenous catheters; Prevention of patient interference; Common problems;
    11. Other species (e.g. rabbits, reptiles, calves, etc): Clinical situations when fluid therapy is indicated; How to administer fluid therapy in species other than cat or dog; Different equipment required.

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