Praise for the first edition: This small book is a helpful, pocket-sized book with big advice. Calculations for Veterinary Nurses will lead qualified veterinary technicians and students from practice to precision. With its convenient size and exhaustive information, veterinary technicians and students will want to keep this book on hand for quick, accurate reference. Veterinary Information Network "every veterinary practice should keep a copy in its library, so that the practice nurses can remind themselves of how to work out calculations in their day-to-day work. This is a very readable book and one that I unreservedly recommend. Veterinary Nursing This handy pocket book helps veterinary nurses and technicians with all types of calculations. Each type of calculation has its own separate section and the authors have used the simplest possible method in explaining each one. Progressing from a simple explanation of the principles involved, to the application of these principles, this book covers all the veterinary calculations that professional carers of animals are likely to need.
Numerous worked examples and self-test exercises are included to develop confidence in carrying out calculations on a day-to-day basis. Qualified veterinary nurses and students alike will find this book an invaluable reference source, whether performing relevant veterinary calculations or studying for professional examinations. Key features * convenient pocket-size * ideal as a self-teaching manual * accessible and user-friendly style * includes worked examples, self-test exercises and answers where appropriate New to this edition *new sections on calculating the surface area of animals, recalculating insulin dosages, and delivering very small doses *more worked examples and self-test exercises
Preface; Disclaimer; Common abbreviations used in text; Units, conversion factors and related medical abbreviations; Basic principles; Changing the concentration of a solution; Calculating energy requirements; Dosages - oral route; Dosages - injections; Rehydration of the patient; Fluid therapy - rates of administration; Anaesthetic gases - flow rates; Radiography; Examination techniques.