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Fluid Therapy for Veterinary Nurses and Technicians

Butterworth-Heinemann Title
ISBN: 9780750652834

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Fluid Therapy for Veterinary Nurses and Technicians

By Paula Jane Hotston Moore, MEd, RVN

120 pages
Copyright 2004
$58.95, Paperback, Reference

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This book covers the NVQ Level III Part 2 syllabus making it an essential purchase for second year veterinary nursing students, however, will also be useful for veterinary nurses in practice. Practical tips are a feature of the book and topics covered include: different types of fluid therapy equipment, assessment of fluid balance and administration of fluid therapy.


"This is the first book aimed at veterinary nurses and technicians solely on the subject of fluid therapy. With only 110 pages the book is concise but to the point, it offers the reader the opportunity to refer to certain sections quickly, as well as being a very useful study guide for those involved with the S/NVQ veterinary nursing qualification.

The diagrams, I personally think, are excellent, clear, well drawn and easy to follow, especially the one showing placement of an over-the-needle intravenous catheter.

Chapter 5 is titled 'Calculating fluid requirements and flow rates', which is probably the most important chapter in the whole book. This subject area is generally where students tend to struggle in their exams and lose valuable marks.

I highly recommend this book for all students and qualified veterinary nurses to use as an aid for revision and a handy reference guide in practice." Kerry Brennand, Veterinary Nursing Times, July 2004
book is ideal for student veterinary nurses and an excellent reference book for others, including vets. The practical content is comprehensive and would be very useful for veterinary nursing NVQ practical examinations.

The text is clearly written, informative and concise, with clear diagrams, clinical case questions and worked answers - excellent for anyone who has trouble working out drip rates.

I found the chapters on acid-base balance and fluid requirement and flow rate calculations the most useful. They made two complicated subjects easy to understand, with each chapter starting with highlighted key points." Nicola Ackerman, BSc(Hons), VN, Veterinary Nursing, August 2004

Key Features

  • Covers everything the veterinary nurse or technician needs to know about fluid therapy and how to apply theory to practice.
  • Serves as a practical manual that explains this difficult subject in an accessible and easy-to-understand approach at an appropriate level.
  • Improves the reader's skills with ''In Practice'' tips for effective fluid administration.
  • Covers the NVQ Level III Part 2 syllabus, making it an essential purchase for second year veterinary nursing students as well as veterinary nurses in practice.


Veterinary nurse students - NVQ level III/Part 2; NVQ level II/Part 1; Pre-veterinary nursing course students; Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Surgical); Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Medical), qualified veterinary nurses, veterinary practices, veterinary technicians.

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By Paula Jane Hotston Moore, MEd, RVN, Internal Verifier and Tutor, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

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