Information is summarised in a simple, reader-friendly format, while still providing the detail you need for an advanced level of study. The easy-reference structure is designed to help you identify and access topics of interest quickly. Over photographs and line drawings illustrate the scientific principles, equipment and the techniques you need to know. A self-test section at the end of every chapter helps you to learn and revise each topic. As well as the technical and species-based chapters, you will find useful chapters that you can refer to as part of your daily practice: Quick Reference Guide to Analgesic Infusions Trouble-shooting for common problems encountered in anaesthetised patients Anaesthetic Machine Checks Canine, Feline and Equine Emergency Drug Dose Charts Designed specifically for veterinary students and those preparing to take advanced qualifications in veterinary anaesthesia. It is also a useful reference for veterinarians in practice and advanced veterinary nurses and technicians.
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Although the author lists her name simply as Alex Dugdale, Dr. As the principal author of this well written text, Dr. The chapters within this book are concise, yet thorough in the explanations of the principles of anesthesia, drug choices, mechanisms of action, etc. Chapters are organized into short, to the point specific concepts making this a valuable text to have on the shelf in the clinic setting.
It is a book that allows for ease in finding specific information such as is seen in the chapter on Troubleshooting Some of the Problems Encountered in Anaesthetized Patients. Answers to the self-test questions can be found at the end of the book. I personally found the chapters discussing Anesthesia Machines and Systems to be quite helpful as well as the chapter on Blood Gas Analysis.
This is a text that I will definitely keep on my bookshelf at the clinic as a general study guide to use as well as a text that I would use as a reference for specific cases. I feel that it is a book that technicians and practitioners alike would benefit from having close at hand in clinical situations.
For students, it is a great resource as well as textbook. Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Veterinary Anaesthesia: Principles to Practice
Veterinary Anaesthesia: Principles to Practice by Alexandra Dugdale November This comprehensive textbook covers the key principles of veterinary anaesthesia and encompasses a wide range of species. Information is summarised in a simple, reader-friendly format, while still providing the detail you need for an advanced level of study. The easy-reference structure is designed to help you identify and access topics of interest quickly. Over photographs and line drawings illustrate the scientific principles, equipment and the techniques you need to know. A self-test section at the end of every chapter helps you to learn and revise each topic.
Dr Alex Dugdale
Lecturer in Veterinary Anaesthesia, University of Liverpool Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Anaesthesia, University of Liverpool Alex graduated from the University of Cambridge in and worked in mixed practice, in Lancashire, for six years. She then completed a residency in anaesthesia and critical care at the Animal Health Trust, Newmarket, following which she was appointed lecturer and subsequently senior lecturer in veterinary anaesthesia at the University of Liverpool. Between to , she completed a PhD in equine obesity and applied nutrition, which complemented her interests in all aspects of anaesthesia and perioperative care. She has published over 60 scientific papers and maintains active in clinical research. Alex is fascinated by all aspects of pharmacology, physiology and pathophysiology and their impact on anaesthesia, pain recognition and control, and perioperative care, including prehabilitation and rehabilitation techniques. At ChesterGates she highly values the multi-disciplinary team approach to deliver the best possible individualised care to each and every patient. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her bouncy Labrador!