The Veterinary Drug Handbook: Client Information Edition helps veterinarians and pharmacists bridge the drug information gap between themselves and the people (clients; owners) who are treating their animals. Several studies have demonstrated that people receiving verbal information from health professionals retain very little of that information once they leave the premises of their health provider. The information provided in this book will supplement the actual care provided and help in the task at hand, namely to improve the health of animals. The authors have included drugs that are commonly prescribed by small animal and equine practitioners, both those that are veterinary and “human” labeled medications. The authors also provide this information in a format that can be understood by any reader. The information presented in these monographs will enable the animal caregiver to be better informed about the medication in question and to work with their veterinarian and pharmacist on the journey to positive therapeutic outcomes.
Nephrology and Urology of Small Animals provides veterinarians with the knowledge needed to effectively diagnose and treat urologic diseases in canine, feline, and exotic patients. Serving as an easy-to-use, comprehensive clinical reference, the text takes an evidence-based approach to detailed coverage of specific diseases and disorders, including etiology and prevalence, clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, prognosis, controversies, and references. Coverage also includes practical review of anatomy and physiology of the urinary system, fundamentals of diagnostic testing and therapeutic techniques.
Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care: Case Studies in Client Communication, Morbidity and Mortality provides a unique opportunity to learn from real-life case examples. Presented as a collection of short case studies, the book examines a wide range of situations likely to arise in emergency practice. The approach is modeled on the Morbidity and Mortality Conferences which were first established as a training and educational tool for medical doctors. They have now been successfully adopted in veterinary medicine as a forum for case review and learning opportunities, encouraging thorough review from different perspectives. Each chapter presents a real case, and highlights the pitfalls that both novice and experienced veterinarians can encounter. A key theme of the book is on communication issues. Owner perspectives are discussed, as well as how communications between clinicians and owners can be optimized to allow veterinarians to better meet owner expectations. The cases were provided by a variety of experienced veterinarians, primarily specialists in veterinary emergency and critical care, as well as other specialties, general practice, universities, and private institutions. This highly readable book is suitable either to absorb from cover to cover, or for reference to a specific case or situation. It highlights a number of common clinical problems and communication issues that either did or may lead to difficulties in case management, helping you to avoid these situations.
In this edition, Plumb’s Veterinary Drug Handbook continues to evolve with the addition of more drugs, more types of drugs (topical dermatology drugs), and a new look; however, the basic premise remains to serve as a single volume reference to assist veterinarians, other health professionals, and animal caretakers in providing optimal drug therapy for veterinary patients. The changes to this edition include a new design and layout; the addition of 75 new drug monographs; updates to the older monographs, with a listing for rapid-scanning for potential drug interactions and overdose information for 50 drugs from the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center; and new sections on topical dermatologic agents and products, Principles of Compounding Ophthalmic Products, and Overdose and Toxin Exposure Decontamination Guidelines in the appendix. Donald C. Plumb
The fourth edition of Donald Plumb's "Veterinary Drug Handbook" remains the resource every veterinarian needs within reach. This one-volume comprehensive coverage of the systemic drugs used in veterinary medicine and an extensive appendix makes it an essential tool.
Saunders Handbook of Veterinary Drugs, 4th Edition includes entries for 550 drugs, with convenient appendices summarizing clinically relevant information at a glance. New to this edition are 25 new drug monographs and easy access to drug content on any mobile device. Written by clinical pharmacology expert Mark Papich, this handy reference includes a companion website containing more than 150 customizable handouts with special instructions for your clients. It helps you find the specific drug facts and dosage recommendations you need to treat small and large animals, right when you need them! Concise drug monographs are organized alphabetically and cross-referenced by classification, trade, and generic name, providing quick and easy access to key information for each drug including: Generic and trade names, pronunciation, and functional classification Pharmacology and mechanism of action Indications and clinical uses Precautionary information — adverse reactions and side effects, contraindications and precautions, and drug interactions — all featured in colored boxes for at-a-glance retrieval Instructions for use Patient monitoring and laboratory tests Formulations available Stability and storage Dosage information for both small and large animals Regulatory information Clinically relevant appendices help you determine appropriate therapeutic regimens and look up safety and legal considerations. PapichDrugFormulary.com companion website includes more than 150 customizable client information handouts for commonly prescribed drugs, including information on the prescribed drug and dosage, do’s and don’ts, and possible side effects. 15 NEW drug monographs familiarize you with the latest drugs available for veterinary practice. NEW! Access to drug content is available on any mobile device. UPDATED drug monographs include information such as new doses, interactions, indications, adverse reactions, and contraindications. NEW! Discontinued Drugs appendix makes it easy to reference drugs that are no longer in use, and provides suggested substitutions or alternative drugs.
Everything pharmacists need to know about drug information management Drug Information: A Guide for Pharmacists, Fourth Edition teaches students and professionals how to research, interpret, evaluate, collate, and disseminate drug information in the most effective and efficient manner possible. Updated throughout, the book also addresses other important issues such as the legal and ethical considerations of providing information, how to respond to requests for information, and how to determine what information should be made available. Drug Information: A Guide for Pharmacists, Fourth Edition covers essential topics such as: Formulating effective responses and recommendations for information Evaluation of drug literature The application of statistical analysis in the biomedical sciences Drug evaluation monographs Adverse drug reactions Medication and patient safety Investigational drugs New to this edition: Five new chapters: “Policy Development, Project Design, and Implementation,” “Drug Information in Ambulatory Care,” “Drug Information and Contemporary Community Pharmacy Practice,” “Drug Information Education and Training,” and “Pharmaceutical Industry and Regulatory Affairs: Opportunities for Drug Information Specialists” Key Concepts have been added to the beginning of each chapter and are identified with icons in the chapter text Case Studies and multiple-choice questions have been added to most chapters Twenty-two appendices include: Drug Consultation Request Form, Performing a PubMed® Search, Questions for Assessing Clinical Trials, and Questions to Consider for Critique of Primary Literature.
Concise drug monographs are organized alphabetically and cross-referenced by classification, trade, and generic name, providing quick and easy access to key information for each drug including: generic and trade names, pronunciation, and functional classification; pharmacology and mechanism of action; indications and clinical uses; precautionary information - adverse reactions and side effects, contraindications and precautions, and drug interactions - all featured in colored boxes for at-a-glance retrieval; instructions for use; patient monitoring and laboratory tests; formulations available; stability and storage; dosage information for both small and large animals; regulatory information; clinically relevant appendices help you determine appropriate therapeutic regimens and look up safety and legal considerations.
This text discusses a wide range of print and electronic media to locate hard-to-find documents, navigate poorly indexed subjects and investigate specific research topics and subcategories. It includes a chapter on grey and extension literature covering technical reports and international issues.
This is the first definitive textbook on veterinary communication,written specifically for students and veterinary professionals by agroup of international experts. Communication is a core clinicalskill, and is now taught as a compulsory part of most veterinarydegree courses. Good communication is crucial to theveterinarian-client-patient relationship, to patient health andultimately to the success of any veterinary business. The book covers all the key areas of communication including:the basic framework for the veterinary consultation; professional,ethical and legal aspects; communication with clients andcolleagues; and coping with end-of-life and other difficultsituations. It combines the most up-to-date research with a wealthof practical information, such as: Real-life case studies to help you apply your learning to realscenarios Simple step-by-step guidelines showing you how to deal withspecific situations Examples of written resources you can use in practice This valuable textbook has been written and edited by acarefully chosen group of specialists, comprising veterinarycommunication lecturers, veterinary practitioners, trainingmanagers and counsellors.