Tasks for the Veterinary Assistant
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Tasks for the Veterinary Assistant

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ISBN-13:
9781118440780
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Seiten:
656
Autor:
Paula Pattengale
Gewicht:
2444 g
Format:
259x223x51 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
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Tasks for the Veterinary Assistant, Third Edition provides practical, step-by-step instructions for preparing and performing a wide range of veterinary assisting tasks.
Contributors xvii
Preface xix
Acknowledgments xxi
About the companion website xxiii
CHAPTER 1 FOUNDATION SKILLS 3
TREGEL COCKBURN
Task 1.1 Self-Assessment and Understanding of Foundation Skills 5
Task 1.2 Analysis of Veterinary Medical Terminology 6
Task 1.3 Review of Basic Math Skills 9
Task 1.4 Solving Common Veterinary Medical Math Problems 10
Task 1.5 Computers and Information Literacy 15
Task 1.6 Developing Technocompetency 17
CHAPTER 2 PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT 21
ORETA M. SAMPLES
Task 2.1 Meeting Employer Expectations 23
Task 2.2 Using Common Courtesies 24
Task 2.3 Uses and Misuses of Social Media 26
Task 2.4 Applying the Human-Animal Bond 27
Task 2.5 Professional Appearance 29
Task 2.6 Using Appropriate Language 31
Task 2.7 The Role of the Veterinary Assistant 33
Task 2.8 Anticipating Work Flow 36
Task 2.9 Applying Veterinary Ethics 37
CHAPTER 3 LAWS AFFECTING VETERINARY PRACTICE 41
BARB BURRI
Task 3.1 Common Law 43
Task 3.2 Statutory Laws 44
Task 3.3 Substantive Law 44
Task 3.4 Federal Laws 46
Task 3.4.1 Occupational Safety and Health 48
Task 3.4.2 Product Safety Labels 49
Task 3.4.3 Personal Protective Equipment 51
Task 3.4.4 Universal Precautions 52
Task 3.4.5 Gloving and Ungloving 53
Task 3.5 State Laws 56
Task 3.5.1 Veterinary Practice Acts 56
Task 3.5.2 Public Health and Vaccination Laws 59
Task 3.5.3 State Animal Laws 60
Task 3.6 Local Ordinances 61
CHAPTER 4 FRONT OFFICE PROCEDURES 65
PAULA PATTENGALE
Task 4.1 Medical Record Assembly 68
Task 4.2 Color Coding Medical Records 70
Task 4.3 Filing 72
Task 4.4 Appointment Scheduling 74
Task 4.5 Updating Client Information 77
Task 4.6 Intake Procedures 78
Task 4.7 The Signalment 80
Task 4.8 Release of Patient Information 82
Task 4.9 Rabies Certificates 84
Task 4.10 Health Certificates and Interstate Shipment of Animals 86
Task 4.11 Consent Forms 88
Task 4.12 Client Communications 90
Task 4.13 Patient Discharge 92
Task 4.14 Telephone Techniques 94
Task 4.15 Handling Difficult Clients 97
Task 4.16 Hospital Closing Procedures 99
CHAPTER 5 DISEASE TRANSMISSION, CONTROL, AND PREVENTION 103
JENNIFER SERLING
Task 5.1 Disease Transmission 105
Task 5.2 Levels of Sanitation and Sanitation Agents 108
Task 5.3 Cage and Kennel Cleaning 112
Task 5.4 Isolation Ward Rules and Sanitation 116
Task 5.5 Cleaning the Other Areas in the Veterinary Clinic 118
Task 5.6 Handling Hospital Laundry 121
Task 5.7 Hospital Waste: Hazardous and Nonhazardous 123
CHAPTER 6 INTRODUCTION TO ANIMALS 127
TAMMIE PEARCE
Task 6.1 Scientific Classification 129
CHAPTER 7 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 137
BARB BURRI
Task 7.1 External Landmarks 139
Task 7.2 Directional Terms 141
Task 7.3 Cells and Tissues 142
Task 7.4 Skeletal System 143
Task 7.5 Muscular System 144
Task 7.6 Cardiovascular System 146
Task 7.7 Immune System 147
Task 7.8 Respiratory System 149
Task 7.9 Digestive System 150
Task 7.10 Urinary System 152
Task 7.11 Reproductive System 153
Task 7.12 Nervous System 154
Task 7.13 Endocrine System 155
Task 7.14 Integumentary System 156
CHAPTER 8 NUTRITION 159
PAULA PATTENGALE
Task 8.1 The Basics: Essential Nutrients 161
Task 8.2 How Much to Feed 163
Task 8.3 Determination of Basic Energy Requirements (BER) 164
Task 8.4 Determination of the Maintenance Energy Requirement (MER) or Caloric Needs of a Patient 165
Task 8.5 Feeding the Anorexic Patient 166
Task 8.6 Feeding Prescription Diets 167
Task 8.7 Reading a Pet Food Label 167
Task 8.8 Calculating the True Cost of Feeding a Pet 168
Task 8.9 Feeding Livestock and Poultry 169
Task 8.10 Examination of Forages for Quality 170
Task 8.11 Feeding of Other Species 171
CHAPTER 9 ROPES AND KNOTS 173
TERESA SONSTHAGEN
Task 9.1 Knot Tying Terminology 175
Task 9.2 Types of Ropes 176
Task 9.3 Whipping 176
Task 9.4 Hanking a Rope 179
Task 9.5 Types of Knots and Hitches 180
Task 9.5.1 Halter Tie 180
Task 9.5.2 Square Knot 181
Task 9.5.3 Reefer's Knot 183
Task 9.5.4 Sheet Bend
Tasks for the Veterinary Assistant, Third Edition provides practical, step-by-step instructions for preparing and performing a wide range of veterinary assisting tasks. With expanded coverage of large animal and exotic restraint, anatomy and physiology, nutrition and feeding, digital radiography, and electronic medical records and client communication, this revised edition now includes why and when to perform each task with the preparation and procedure information. The book includes everything from appearance and professional language to equipment maintenance and dental and surgical assisting, making it equally useful for learning new techniques or as a memory refresher.
Offering a detailed, comprehensive guide to all aspects of veterinary assisting, the book is written using an accessible, user-friendly style. A companion website offers figures from the book, downloadable flash cards, lesson plans, exams, a competency checklist, and concept maps. Tasks for the Veterinary Assistant is equally useful for acquiring new skills and gaining confidence in the veterinary practice, making it invaluable for veterinary assistant students and veterinary assistants of all experience levels.