The new edition of this classic core textbook has been fully updated to reflect the current syllabus, including equine content for the first time, while retaining additional useful chapters that are no longer covered in the syllabus. Each chapter includes learning objectives and self assessment questions. There are new chapters on professional responsibilities, professional development and learning.
Contents: Professional responsibilities, regulation and the ethics of veterinary nursing; Principles of health and safety; Anatomy and physiology; Genetics; Infection control; Elementary microbiology; Elementary parasitology; Medicines: pharmacology, therapeutics and dispensing; Client communication and practice organization; Animal handling and restraint; Animal training and behaviour; 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; Surgical nursing; Reproduction, obstetric and paediatric nursing; Dentistry; APPENDIX. Professional development and study skills