Veterinary Clinical Skills Manual

Paper: 978 1 78639 162 9 / $65.00
Published: June 2018  

Publisher: CABI
412 pp., 7 1/2" x 9 5/8"
figures & b/w & color photos
Down-to-earth and intensely practical, this book and video package describes in a step-by-step way the essential clinical skills that veterinary students need to acquire before they face clinical situations in the real world of the busy veterinary clinic.

- Contains step-by-step illustrations and photographs, and videos of clinical procedures which can be viewed on your desktop, smartphone or tablet
- Covers the essential key skills that you need to know, with more available online
- Details a whole range of skills from: surgical, anaesthesia, laboratory, through to everyday essential skills and diagnostic skills in both farm and companion animals
- The use of simulators in learning key skills is covered in depth
- Get advice on preparing for OSCEs and practical exams

This book is the go-to manual for an essential grounding in key veterinary clinical skills for all students and educators of veterinary medicine and animal husbandry.

Table of Contents:
Section 1: Introduction
Foreword—Prof David Church
Editor’s Note—Nichola Coombes & Dr Ayona Silva-Fletcher
How to use this book—Nichola Coombes
Developing veterinary clinical skills, the pedagogy—Prof Stephen May
2.The modern outcome-based curriculum and the role of clinical skills laboratory—Associate Prof. Ayona Silva-Fletcher
3.The Variety of Clinical Skills Centre Models relevant to location—Nichola Coombes, Ayona Silva-Fletcher, Julie Williamson, Stacy Anderson, B. Otgontugs, N. Odontsetseg, Aruna Amarasinghe, M.L.A.N.R Deepani, Catherine. J. Wager and Desiree Karlsson

Section 2: Surgical Theatre Skills
Section editor – Fiona Brown
4.Theatre Practice—Fiona Brown
5.Surgical Instruments—Alison Young
6.The Fundamentals of Suturing—Nicola Kulendra

Section 3: Anaesthesia
Section editor – Fiona Brown
7.The Anaesthetic machine—Dr Christopher Seymour and Fiona Brown
8a. Breathing Systems—Dr Christopher Seymour and Fiona Brown
8b. Intubation and Monitoring Anaesthesia—Caroline Hoy, Dr Christopher Seymour and Fiona

Section 4: Principles and good practice in the Laboratory
Section editor – Alison Langridge
9a. Introduction to Laboratory—Kate English and Alison Langridge
9b. Principles in sample collection—Kate English and Alison Langridge
10. Using a microscope and preparing samples—Kate English and Alison Langridge
11. Urine and Faecal Analysis—Kate English and Alison Langridge

Section 5: General Clinical Skills
Section editor – Alison Langridge
12. Physical examination, fluid therapy, tube and drain management—Karen Humm
13. Principles of small animal bandaging—Alison Langridge
14. Pharmacy—Hilary Orpet

Section 6: Patient Handling & Diagnostics
Section Editor – Isobel Vincent
15. General principles of animal handling—Dr Isobel Vincent
16. Diagnostic Imaging—Dr Pete Mantis and Victoria Watts
17. Radiography of the Equine Tarsus—Prof Renate Weller

Section 7: Large animal skills
Section Editor – Dr Isobel Vincent,
18. Udder Health—John Fishwick and Dr Isobel Vincent
19. Equine procedures—Dr Imogen Johns
20. Equine Shoe Removal—Prof Renate Weller

Section 8: Assessment in Clinical Skills
Section Editor – Dr Matthew Pead
21. Practical Assessments – the basis of scoring performance in assessments in a simulated
Environment—Dr Matthew Pead
22. OSCE’s - the practicalities in the CSC environment—Nichola Coombes

Section 9: Moving Forward
23. Model design, creation, validation & use—Rachel Lumbis
24. Simulators in a simulated environment, variation and use—Dr Tierney Kinnison
25. Transition between the skills lab and the real world—Desiree Janine Herrick

Conclusion—Dr Ayona Silva-Fletcher and Nichola Coombes

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