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Handbook of Veterinary Nursing [Kindle Edition]

Hilary Orpet , Perdi Welsh
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Handbook of Veterinary Nursing presents essential guidance and helpful tips on developing and delivering high quality nursing care and skills. 

Fully updated, this easy-to-follow guide reflects recent changes to veterinary nursing qualifications, current terminology and drugs in use. The emphasis is on the importance of working methodically, using high quality procedures, to help the whole veterinary team ensure the most successful outcomes in animal care.

Written in note form for quick reference by veterinary nurses and technicians at all stages of their training and career, this will be invaluable for both exam revision and quick reference in clinic.

Contents include:

The nursing process in veterinary care, physical assessment of the patient, managing the hospital environment, managing the operating room, surgical nursing activities, anaesthesia, diagnostic imaging, diagnostic tests, triage and emergency procedures, and essential calculations for drugs, fluids, nutrition and radiographic exposures.

Key features: 

•Gives clinical advice quickly and simply
•Written by authors with many years experience of veterinary nurse training and education
•Contains essential calculations
•Illustrated in colour throughout

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"Veterinary nurses of all levels of experience will find thishandbook invaluable in practice. This edition reflects the advancesour profession has made in recent years and will equip the readerwith the information they need to deliver nursing care of thehighest standard."
Liz Branscombe, DipAVN(Surg) RVN

"This second edition is very timely in providing updated andadditional material in the developing field of veterinary nursing.The Contemporary Veterinary Nursing section includes a detaileddescription of the Nursing Process and a Model of Nursing Carespecific to veterinary nurses which can be used to inform thepractice of nursing described in the subsequent sections."
Andrea Jeffery, MSc DipAVN(Surg) Cert Ed RVN


"I would recommend it to anyone who wants a compact version of a VN S/NVQ textbook that is easy to read and refer to."
Veterinary Nursing

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5379 KB
  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 2 edition (28 Nov. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006H0LG3W
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #302,211 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mini up to date jones' 31 Dec. 2011
By Bethw
Fantastic book, upto date with all the lasted on RVNs and nursing care plans and has all the basics for students and qualified VNs wanting a refresher.
It's been really useful for doing the HE dip CVN, referred to it numerous times, money well spent!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars really helpful 16 Dec. 2011
I am finding this book so helpful at the moment, it is great for referencing for my assignments and positioning for radiographs, easey to understand, easey to transport not like the huge bsava textbooks, Has most of the things a trainee Veterinary Nurse will need.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Handbook of veterinary nursing 29 Nov. 2011
By kate.m.
Excellent book, the section on radiography positioning especially good: simple, accurate diagrams for each position needed for the OSCIs. Feel like i could have just read this book instead of spending a year at college!
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As a core text on my university course of veterinary nursing I brought this book.
It's brilliant as it's far more compact compared to the BVSA books and is handier to just pop in your bag to take around with you.
It has really helpful sections and is good for reminding you bits and bobs that may stray from mind occasionally and saves your bacon!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great value book! 13 Sept. 2012
By Clare
I can't praise this book enough. It is set out in a clear and concice way. Unlike may other textbooks it is a very easy read and the information presented is easily retained.
I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the veterinary nursing field.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 5 Dec. 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Great book, well written.
Good section on the ability model - in all was very useful when doing the dip AVN diploma.
Great for quick reference and reminders, good size, is never far away while I'm at work!!
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