Veterinary Clinical Skills Manual

Down-to-earth and intensely practical, this book and video package provides step-by-step guidance on the essential clinical skills required by veterinary students before they face clinical situations encountered in the real world of the busy veterinary professional.

– Contains step by step illustrations and photographs, complemented by videos of clinical procedures which can be viewed on your desktop, smartphone or tablet.
– Covers the essential key skills that veterinary students need to know.
– Details a whole range of techniques, from surgical, anaesthesia and laboratory through to everyday essential and diagnostic skills, in both farm and companion animals.
– Describes in-depth the use of simulators in learning key skills.
– Provides advice on preparing for OSCEs and practical exams.

This book is the go-to manual for an essential grounding in key veterinary clinical skills for all students and educators of veterinary medicine and animal husbandry.

Table of Contents
  • Section 1: Introduction
    • 1: Developing Veterinary Clinical Skills: The Pedagogy
    • 2: The Modern Outcome-based Curriculum and the Role of the Clinical Skills Laboratory
    • 3: The Clinical Skills Centre Models Relevant to Location
  • Section 2: Surgical Theatre Skills
    • 4: Theatre Practice
    • 5: Surgical Instruments
    • 6: The Fundamentals of Suturing
  • Section 3: Anaesthesia
    • 7: The Anaesthetic Machine
    • 8: Breathing Systems, Intubation and Monitoring
  • Section 4: Principles of Good Practice in the Laboratory
    • 9: Laboratory Skills and Sample Collection
    • 10: Using a Microscope and Preparing Samples
    • 11: Urine and Faecal Analysis
  • Section 5: General Clinical Skills
    • 12: Physical Examination, Fluid Therapy, Tube and Drain Management
    • 13: Principles of Small Animal Bandaging
    • 14: Pharmacy
  • Section 6: Patient Handling and Diagnostics
    • 15: General Principles of Animal Handling
    • 16: Diagnostic Imaging
    • 17: Equine Radiography – Example Tarsus
  • Section 7: Large Animal Skills
    • 18: Udder Health
    • 19: Equine Procedures
    • 20: Equine Foot Related Skills: Example Shoe Removal
  • Section 8: Assessment of Clinical Skills
    • 21: Practical Assessments – Assessments in a Simulated Environment
    • 22: Objectively Structured Clinical Examinations – the Practicalities
  • Section 9: Moving Forward
    • 23: ‘Mind the Gap’ – the Development, Validation and Evaluation of a Veterinary Clinical Skills Model
    • 24: Simulators in Veterinary Clinical Skills Education: Background and Examples
    • 25: The Transition between the Clinical Skills Lab and the Real World – Perspectives from a New Graduate 2 Years After Qualifying

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