The Practice of Veterinary Anesthesia: Small Animals, Birds, Fish and Reptiles
By Donald Sawyer
The Practice of Veterinary Anesthesia: Small Animals, Birds, Fish and Reptiles PDF provides practitioners with a practical guide to anesthesia that is easy to use in the office setting. It is organized with the busy practitioner in mind, and in the sequence that anesthesia is performed. The presentation includes step –by- step protocols for restraint, anesthesia and patient monitoring along with over 50 well designed tables covering drugs, complications and specific diseases conditions. This helpful tool can assist practitioners in problem solving the factors that place some patients at higher risk for anesthesia. Veterinarians will enjoy the convenient, very accessible drug protocol tables which refer to drugs by their generic /brand name along with information about availability in North America, Europe, and the UK. This practical, concise guide to small animal and small exotic anesthesia for the non-specialist is an indispensible resource for the busy practitioner.
Published by Teton New Media in the USA and distributed by CRC Press outside of North America.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The Preanesthetic Period General Considerations Physical Status Classification of Risk Status Patient Evaluation Risk Assessment of the Injured Patient Hospitalization Pain Management: It starts before anesthesia! Preanesthetic Medication Tranquilizers Alpha2 Adrenergic Receptor Agonists Receptor Antagonists Neuroleptanalgesia and Neuroleptanesthesia Pentobarbital as Premedication Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs Pain Management from a Surgeon’s Perspective Chapter 2 The Induction Period Equipment Placement Technique Methods of Induction Laryngoscopy and Endotracheal Intubation Chapter 3 The Anesthetic Period Anesthetic Machines Breathing Systems Systems Assessment of Anesthetic Systems Protocol for Machine Check Pre-Anesthesia Cleaning and Maintenance Flow Rates for Circle Anesthetic Systems Scavenging Systems for Waste Anesthetic Gases Occupational Exposure to Waste Anesthetic Gases Hazards of Anesthetic Machines General Principles of Inhalation Anesthesia Minimum Alveolar Concentration (MAC) Metabolism of Inhalation Anesthetics Characteristics of Inhalation Anesthetics Mechanical Ventilators for Small Animal Patients Agents Reactivity, Stability and Flammability Chapter 4 The Anesthetic Period: Maintenance The Anesthetic Record Procedures Following Induction and Intubation Perioperative Monitoring of the Anesthetized Patient Fluid Therapy Blood Gases and Acid-Base Relationships Chapter 5 The Anesthetic Period: Predictable Problems Standard Surgical Anesthetic Procedures Shock Patient and High Risk Anesthesia Balanced Anesthesia Muscle Relaxation Modifications for Breeds Modifications for Specific Procedures Modifications for Specific Conditions Chapter 6 The Anesthetic Period: Other Small Animals Birds Guinea Pig, Hamster, Rat, Mouse, Gerbil Rabbits Non-Domestic Carnivores Anesthesia of Freshwater and Saltwater Fishes Anesthesia and Analgesia of Reptiles Chapter 7 The “Nobody Wins” Period: Cardiac Arrest and Resuscitation Cardiac Emergency Recognition Resuscitation Crash Cart or Box Assessment Chapter 8 The Recovery Period Pain Management Anesthesia Recovery Recovery Procedures Complications Summary Index